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US Dealers carrying AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers



Select dealers in the USA have received shipments of StudioLive AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers. Find the dealer closest to you via the table below and reach out to them for an in-person demo!


State City Dealer Address Zip Phone
Alabama Birmingham EatMyBeats 4755 Jug Factory Road 35404 205.758.9119
Alabama Montgomery Bailey Brothers Music Company 231 East Jefferson 36104 334.262.7827
Alabama Birmingham Bailey Brothers Music Company 1006 20th Street South 35205 205.714.7827
Arizona Sedona MIDI Store 40 W. Cortez Dr #3 86351 928.284.1619
California Sacramento Skip’s Music 2740 Auburn Blvd. 95821 916.484.7575
California Elk Grove Skip’s Music 9660 Elk Grove.Florin Rd 95624 916.686.5666
California San Diego Pitbull Audio 300 W. 28th Street Suite: 101 91950 619.434.3121
California Santa Rosa Bananas At Large 531 College Ave 95404 888.900.1959
California San Rafael Bananas At Large 1504 4th Street 94901 888.900.1959
Colorado Colorado Springs Pro Sound Music Center 2235 Academy Place 80909 866.539.2680
Florida Panama City Leitz Music 508 Harrison Ave 32401 850.769.0111
Florida Fort Walton Beach Leitz Music 650 North Beal Parkway 32547 850.863.1099
Florida Jacksonville George’s Music 8151 Blanding Blvd. 32244 904.270.2220
Florida Jacksonville Beach George’s Music 912 S. 3rd Street 32250 904.270.2220
Georgia Augusta Portman’s Music 4020 Washington Rd 30907 706.738.1651
Georgia Savannah Portman’s Music 7650 Abercorn St. 31406 912.354.1500
Hawaii Honolulu Easy Music Center 1314 S King St 96814 808.591.0999
Hawaii Kapolei Easy Music Center 563 Farrington Hwy 96814 808.356.3840
Illinois Moline West Music 4305 44th Ave 61265 309.764.9300
Indiana Fort Wayne Sweetwater 5501 US Highway 30 W 46818 800.222.4700
Iowa Coralville West Music 1212 5th St. 52241 319.351.2000
Iowa Marion West Music 1398 Twixt Town Rd. 52302 319.377.9100
Iowa Cedar Falls West Music 6322 University Ave 50613 319.277.1000
Iowa Des Moines Rieman Music Unlimited 4420 E Broadway 50317 515.262.0365
Iowa Des Moines UpTempo Music 2114 Beaver Ave 50310 515.277.0145
Iowa Clinton Tegeler Music 101 S. 2nd St 52732 563.242.1234
Maryland Wheaton Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center 11151 Viers Mill Road 20902 301.946.2300
Missouri Lebanon Morgan Music 689 N Washington Ave 65536 417.588.1970
Montana Bozeman Music Villa 539 E. Main 59715 406.587.4761
Nebraska Omaha Dietze Music House 13015 W Center Rd Ste A.1B 68144 402.333.1535
Nebraska Lincoln Dietze Music House 5555 S. 48th St. 68516 402.333.1535
New Hampshire Manchester Manchester Music Mill 329 Elm Street 03101 603.623.8022
New Jersey Pleasantville Pleasantville Music Shoppe 15 E Black Horse Pike 08232 609.641.4600
New York Middletown Alto Music 180 Carpenter Ave. 10940 845.692.6922
New York Wappingers Falls Alto Music 1176 US RT 9 12590 845.297.0011
New York Airmont Alto Music 329 Route 59 10952 845.352.6717
North Carolina Washington PC Sound 1826 West 5th Street 27889 252.946.6100
North Carolina Greenville PC Sound 420 E. Arlington Blvd., Ste E 27858 252.353.6101
Pennsylvania North Wales George’s Music 1218 Welsh Rd. Suite H 19454 215.412.4400
Pennsylvania Williamsport Robert M. Sides Family Music Center 201 Mullberry Street 17701 570.326.2094
Texas Dallas 607.542.9156
Tennesse Memphis Yarbrough’s Music 6122 Macon Rd 38134 901.761.0414
Texas Longview Mundt Music 2312 Judson Road 75605 903.758.8872
Texas Tyler Mundt Music 3532 South Broadway Ave 75701 903.561.8828
Utah Salt Lake City Performance Audio 2456 S. West Temple 84115 800.771.8330
Virginia Gloucester Winter Sound 1714 George Washington Memorial Hwy. 23062 804.642.6434
Washington Richland Ted Brown Music 2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd Ste 102 99352 509.783.3481
Washington Silverdale Ted Brown Music 3276 NW Plaza Rd #103 98383 360.692.4199
Washington Yakima Ted Brown Music 2612.B W Nob Hill Blvd 98902 509.248.6015
Washington Tacoma Ted Brown Music 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd 98409 253.272.3211
Wisconsin Madison Full Compass Systems 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy 53593 800.356.5844
Wisconsin Franklin Kraft Music 4659A W. Basswood Drive Docks 3-4 53132 414.858.4002
Wisconsin Appleton Pixel Pro Audio 601 W COLLEGE AVE 54911 855.269.0474


VocALign Project 3 now Available for Studio One 3 at

Now available at VocALign Project 3!

512x512VocALign Project 3 provides the latest version of the basic and legendary VocALign program that has been available since 1995, providing instant tight alignment of one audio signal to another. Simply capture a Guide signal with the right timing, capture a Dub signal to be aligned, press one button, and a new aligned Dub is generated and returned to your DAW.

Quietly legendary, VocALign’s early life included use in music production ranging from Shania Twain and Steely Dan to Black Eyed Peas; as well as in popular TV shows such as Friends and Seinfeld and in blockbuster films including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

Click here to buy VocALign at

  • ARA (Audio Random Access) is a pioneering extension for audio plug-in interfaces. Co-developed by Celemony and PreSonus, ARA technology enhances the communication between plug-in and DAW, and gives the plug-in and host instant access to the audio data.
  • Synchro Arts and PreSonus have worked together to integrate VocALign tightly into Studio One with a simple, streamlined workflow to provide automatic, instantaneous time alignment of the selected audio signals.

Editors can save hours in the studio and let VocALign do the fine re-timing work automatically. Users simply select Guide and Dub audio events and drag and drop them into VocALign which instantly edits the Dub audio to match the timing of the Guide.

  • Compatible with Studio One 3 Professional v3.3.1 or higher
  • VocALign Project takes just seconds to automatically align two audio signals so that the timing of one matches the other
  • Simple, intuitive operation
  • Sophisticated pattern matching techniques
    • Rejects guide track noise
    • Work with different speakers, singers, words, instruments, and sounds
  • The aligned audio can be auditioned within VocALign Project
  • Scrolling, scalable display allows instant visual confirmation of sync
  • User interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing
  • User-adjustable processing presets ensure optimal performance
  • Pitch of aligned audio is unchanged
  • Pace iLok account required when used in Studio One.

PreSonus® Notion™ 6.0.409 update

The PreSonus® Notion™ 6.0.409 update includes:

New Features

  • Ukulele chord diagrams: Open the chord library and click a ukulele staff to see chord diagrams for a standard-tuning uke
  • New Korean Quick Reference Guide

Fixes and Enhancements


  • Chord Looseness value added to MIDI Import (Windows®)
  • Text size fixed for editor text (e.g., pan/volume/FX when entering a text value for a parameter) (Windows)
  • Tools>Transpose now opens the correct dialog (Windows)
  • Handwriting area on Windows tablets (non-Surface) improved
  • Multi-measure rest options now show in the Part Options dialog if the Full Score Options dialog was opened first (Mac®)
  • Undo tooltip now shows correctly
  • Chords of Fb, Cb, and G# now show as expected when transposing


  • Left margin of a multi-measure rest now spaced properly
  • No longer shows empty parentheses in tab if there is a tied note in both tab and standard notation
  • Layout handles now do not print
  • Multi-measure rests now print when using the Print Parts dialog


  • Improvements in searching and setting audio format when opening Notion (Mac)
  • Network discovery check enabled by default in Preferences

User Interface

  • Fix Windows dialogs for high-DPI scaling (About screen, Installer screen, built-in effects, MIDI Commands dialog)
  • Mixer and Effects knob drawing issues fixed (Windows)
  • Numpad Return now mirrors Return when default Notion numpad is selected in Preferences
  • MIDI Device Commands dialog now fits screen


  • Preferences now open when language is set to German (Mac)
  • Fix issue closing Notion when language is set to Italian (Mac)
  • Built-in output now shows in Preferences if language is set to French
  • Solo and Mute labels in Mixer now showing correctly in German
  • Japanese default font for Windows 10 updated

Complete list of new features in Notion 6.

Your copy of Notion 6 should auto-update next time you open it. Alternatively, you can find the download links in your My PreSonus account; simply log in and go to My Products>Software.

Chocolate Audio Pianos for Studio One


Looking for some of the best-sounding pianos you can get for Studio One? Look no further than this Piano Collection from Chocolate Audio. Three different pianos are available, each recorded with high-quality mics and expensive preamps. They also take advantage of Presence XT’s advanced scripting functionality to simulate the behavior of these beloved instruments as accurately as digitally possible.

If you’re not sure which piano is right for you and your music, check out the descriptions below. And if you’re still not sure after reading, get the combo pack of all three. The Chocolate Audio Piano Collection for Studio One is available only at


concert-grand-pianoThe Concert Grand:

A recreation of a world-class concert grand piano sound as found in a Steinway D274 grand coda. This piano is gorgeous and rich in sound with a very well-balanced tone, very well fit for classical but equally at home with jazz and any scenario where a full piano sound is called for.

Great attention was paid to recreate this huge concert’s signature full and balanced sound through sampling. The sample set features 11 dynamic layers and a sustain pedal resonances layer, 12 release sample layers and pedal and key release noise effects tuned to perfection using Presence custom scripting. Studio One Professional users can load the multi-instrument preset which combines the two microphone sets for an even fuller control on its sound.

The Concert Grand offers two different phase-coherent recording setups: a player’s perspective recorded with Schoeps CMC6 microphones and a listener’s perspective recorded right at the edge of the lid with Neumann KM microphones, all matched-pairs going through Millennia preamps.



Electric Grand:electric-grand-piano 

A top-notch rendition of a famous Japanese electric grand piano. At that time it was dubbed as “compact,” which it actually was when compared to the weight and size of an acoustic piano. Its mid-rangey character is due to the presence of a piezo pickup under the saddle of each string. Full restoration was carried out and proper tuning applied on the piano before sampling. A classic sound heard on countless hit records in the 70s-80s is now reborn inside Studio One.

Achieving a quality level on par with our goals from this piano was tough. The onboard electronics are noisy and the piano picks up a lot of ambient noise even if it’s electric (imagine a guitar with 88 strings!). Through attention and care, we managed to capture what we believe is the best rendition of this classic electric grand piano. The sample set features 12 dynamic layers, a sustain pedal resonance layer, nine release sample layers, and pedal and key release noise effects tuned to perfection using Presence custom scripting.

The Electric Grand was sampled direct from the output to the preamp and converter. All of the behavioral details of the piano have been re-created through the use of Presence XT’s custom advanced scripting.


Steinbach Upright:steinbach-upright-piano

A high quality Italian-made upright piano sampled in full detail. The recording techniques used make this piano fit for many different uses, from classical to pop, country, rock and beyond.

This is a world-class piano recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with choice microphones and audiophile preamps and converters. Great attention was paid to recreate Steinbach’s signature full, organic, sound through sampling. The sample set features eight dynamic layers and a sustain pedal resonances layer, four release sample layers and pedal and key release noise effects, tuned to perfection using Presence custom scripting.

The Steinback Upright was recorded with two different phase-coherent setups: Blumlein stereo and Spaced stereo, recorded with Royer R121 matched-pair ribbon mics through Millennia preamps. Studio One Professional users can load the multi-instrument preset which combines the two microphone-sets for an even fuller control on its sound.


Last but not least:

The Chocolate Audio Pianos are compatible with Studio One 3.2 or later: Prime, Artist, and Professional editions.

All of the pianos in this family have the following onboard script controls:

  • Tuning: 440/442 Hz
  • Level control for Sustain Resonances, Pedal Noise and Release samples
  • Velocity Curve control
  • Hold, Decay, Release envelope controls
  • Touch Response* control: sets the amount of pre-attack key noise heard, sets the attack time at higher settings.


PreSonus LIVE Airs Thursday 9/15—Today in PA Vol. 2!

Join us! We’ll be taking a look at the new StudioLive AR hybrid mixers, and the incredible new features they’re adding to the StudioLive family, Including Bluetooth, SD recording and multitrack outputs over USB. We’ll also take a quick look at the AIR Loudspeakers and why they’re one of the most versatile, customizable, and portable loudspeaker options available. Tune in and win! We’re giving away a StudioLive AR8 and Studio One 3 Professional!
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Watch the show on Thursday 09/15, streaming live at or on our YouTube channel!


Get free TR-909 loops and samples for Studio One for #909Day

pure-909-sq-353_largeToday is “909 DAY” – celebrating the 33rd birthday of the legendary Roland TR-909 drum machine. We’re joining the chorus with a FREE Sound Set for Studio One made exclusively by our friends at #F9Audio ( This Sound Set includes 12 essential 909 audio loops, two Impact kits, two presets for Presence XT and 30 one-shots.

For this bundle, a Classic original 909 was sampled via API 512 and Neve1081 Pre amps and carefully post processed for Modern club production. For the SP1200 kit, the 909 was resampled via an original EMU SP1200 for added 12-bit soul…

909 Day Studio One Kits is now available for FREE, only through PreSonus Exchange. Studio One users can find the Sound Set in their Studio One Browser (Cloud > Exchange > Sound Sets > F9 Audio).

Celebrate 909 DAY together with us and have fun!

New Studio One Loops from LoopMasters available at

addonboxes1024x1024_loopmasters7in1_cnt-118-2We just launched no fewer than seven new loop packs for Studio One, all from LoopMasters! These cover a lot of sonic territory including Ambient, Drum and Bass, Techno, Trap, and more.

LoopMasters’.audioloops and .WAV files sound great, professionally produced at 24bit/44.1KHz, and are very reasonably priced. Get some inspiration for your next track for less than the cost of a lunch for two! Each of these packs contains 200 loops, (they are Loopmasters, after all) but you also get several drum kits and presets for Studio One’s Impact in every pack.

Click here to learn more about the LoopMasters sample packs—be sure to check out the audio demos to hear them for yourself!

#IAmStudioLive: MusicBed

Musicbed is a team of passionate creatives who represent over 650 indie musicians and composers for sync licensing and custom scores. They also operate Musicbed Sessions, and have an incredible performance space outfitted with StudioLive loudspeakers and a StudioLive mixer.



Check out some fine live performance video from Musicbed Sessions at

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Introducing the new AIR Loudspeakers from PreSonus

Versatile, customizable, and easy to transport. Oh, and the sound? It will blow you away.

Learn more about AIR by clicking here.

Michael Josephs Scores Big with Notion

Michael JosephsNotion user Michael Josephs is an award-winning American film and television score composer. He has written and conducted musical scores for many notable films and television programs including Wild Kingdom, National Geographic, and many PBS specials. Recent projects include scores for HBO, BBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, The History Channel, and many others. Michael received a National Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for his score for the series Thoroughbred. He has received numerous other awards. He received a National Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2001. He has received numerous other awards.

Hello Michael – please tell us a little bit about the kind of work you do?

I compose and conduct music, mainly for long-form documentaries and TV series, and the occasional independent feature film. My first scoring job was doing a brand-new series called America’s Most Wanted for Fox Television. I did that full-time for a few years right at the start of my composing career, which was a great education because it was on the air around 50 episodes per year, so I was always writing and recording. Most shows only run maybe 8-10 episodes a year, so for Fox I was constantly writing and recording every week, which was a great learning experience, especially because I tried to treat every week like a completely unique score instead of just generic “crime music.”

From there I branched out and started to work for other directors and networks and do other shows like “Wild Kingdom”, “National Geographic”, HBO, a lot of PBS stuff, etc.


Briefly, what’s your workflow/process, from the first time seeing the cue, to conducting and recording it?

I rarely have the luxury of seeing something before it’s handed to me to start writing. I do try to take a day or two at the beginning and just work on thematic material at the piano, some of which, and sometimes none of which, will end up in the film, but it gives me a moment at least to close my eyes and think about what kind of score it will be. The deadlines are always very tight so it’s nice to have a little space to imagine before diving into the mechanics of writing.

From there, I put the film up and start writing from the first frame. I tend to write sequentially, so I go cue by cue straight through the film, rather than jumping back and forth to different scenes. Sometimes themes develop as you work, so I’ll jump back some times and incorporate things or hints of where things may lead.

I started my career before computers, recording live directly to 2” tape for many years, so the computer and digital-video still seem like an incredible luxury to me! Some of the sequenced parts stay in, and I write and copy charts for everything that will be played live.

If it’s a smaller score, I do most everything at my own place, including a lot of overdubs, and then I’ll mix here. I’m set up for 5.1 mixing, and it’s very comfortable working in my own space. If it’s a larger ensemble I’ll do some tracking and mixing at a commercial studio because room is just too tight here. I also conduct the sessions too.

When I track somewhere else I’ve started a new thing lately, which is to just use their physical space and microphones and cue-system, but record right into my own portable rig and rack, which saves time and confusion transferring files back and forth.

What’s the relationship with the director/producer/music supervisor – how can it affect what you write?

Most of the time, at least with documentaries, there are no temp scores or preconceived notions. Directors want me to come up with the concept, direction, vibe, really everything. It’s the opposite of people loving a temp-track…there is no guidance at all, so I really try to give each film something completely different and unique.

As far as directors and producers, it really doesn’t matter how much or how little they know about music, but rather what kind of creative spirit and vision they have. I work with people who know absolutely nothing about music and are wonderful and creative to work with, and others who know a lot about music but have bad instincts with it. It’s really all over the place! I don’t feel it’s their job to know a ton about music. If they could compose music, they probably would!


What was it about Notion that attracted you?

Notion is AMAZING! I love it. I own both Finale and Sibelius, but they have to be the most difficult, not-intuitive programs I’ve ever encountered. Just doing some little tweak requires me to pull out the manual, and even then I still can’t figure it out!


Michael's Studio

How have you found Notion now you are using it day in, day out?

From the day I tried Notion, I was hooked. It is completely intuitive, and I have never looked at the manual. When you want to do something, it is always very obvious how to do it quickly. It can go pretty deep if you need it to, but the basics are right there and not hidden fifteen deep in some hidden sub-menu. For day to day trying to get work done, it is unparalleled. With the budgets I have, I need to do my own orchestration and copying, and the last thing I would want to do is take three days off of precious writing time to do charts. Film music usually has a ton of key, meter and tempo changes, so this further complicates that process.


Any user tips or tricks based on your experience with Notion?

Sure. I do a quick clean-up of the music before I export a midi file from my DAW. I then import that file into Notion. I also open my empty “template” file in Notion that is set up the way I like, add the relevant instruments to the staff, then do a mass copy / paste of the imported midi file into the template. This is great because Notion reads all of the key and meter changes beautifully. From there I quickly add articulations, dynamics, clean stuff up, and extract the parts. It all goes very fluidly with Notion.


Can you tell us what might be coming up for you, or out soon?

I did a really good film recently called Dateline Saigon, which both has a score and also arrangements of period music. I dove right in with Notion on that, and it was fabulous. I compose 99% of the time, so doing arrangements was a little different for me, and Notion made it possible to do the charts and also change them up and re-print them really quickly when there were re-edits of the film.

I also did another terrific IMax film right after that, but it won’t be released until next year… so watch this space!


Where can we find more about you and your music?