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Even a meager home studio is littered with more gains, trims, volumes, gazintas and gazoutas than one can know what to do with. All of this sequential amplification can lead to clipped gazintas, noisy tones, and, if you’re not careful, tinnitus. So how do you figure out all of your input and output levels?

Properly gain staging your recording devices is critically important, and only a little tricky.  Leave it to Gear Addicts to demystify it all—just for you!

Well, just for you and anybody with Internet access. But still. Worthwhile viewing.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Kind press folks the world over swung by our booth at NAMM 2014, cameras in tow on tiring shoulders. Here’s some clips from AudioSavings exploring the StudioLive AI mixers, SL Room Control, and the Sceptre and Eris monitors. More videos from other sources to come!

StudioLive AI Mixers:

SL Room Control app:

Sceptre and Eris monitor speakers:

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Join steadyb as he recaps what’s new in Studio One as of NAMM 2014! We’ll be looking at new features, including:

  • Integration with Capture
  • The Fat Channel plug-in
  • Active Integration
  •  New Studio One add-ons

Click here to watch the show: http://bit.ly/17xoiG0

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



We’ve been busy here at Nimbit. We’ve been working crazy hard on some new features that are going to change the way you connect with your fans. Let’s dive right in.

1. Fan List

With Nimbit’s new fan list, you can communicate with your fans like never before. The fan list is available on all Nimbit plans. Imagine knowing:

  • Which fans signed up for your mailing list in the last 30 days in the Boston area.
  • Which fans checked into one of your events and has purchased your new album.
  • Which fans have not purchased your new album, but did purchase your last album.
  • and much more…

Save those and countless other filters into your fan list and use the rest of our tools to keep them engaged.

2. Email

How do you keep them engaged? Use our new email marketing tool, available to Nimbit Premium users, which is integrated throughout the dashboard. You can:

  • Set up a promotion for your new single, and only email fans that have not purchased it yet.
  • Set up a recurring email that automatically sends an event reminder to fans in the location of your upcoming events, as you add them.
  • and much more…

 

3. Events

We’ve completely reinvented our new event management tool, which is available on all plan levels. We’ve integrated Google searches into event creation: you enter the name and city of the venue and Google takes care of the rest. It’s faster for you and provides more accurate information for your fans, right from your calendar. Also, we made selling eTickets for events much easier. Use event management with fan list and email to send an event reminder to all your fans in the area that haven’t bought tickets yet! Then email all the fans that checked in to your event directly from the events page.

4. Promotions

With a shiny new coat of paint and some powerful new features, your promotions will be more effective than ever. Promote any product in your store with a discount, and include another discount only for fans who redeemed the promotion. For example, give a track away for free, and offer the whole album for 20% off to those who download the track. Then, send a thank you email to the fans that bought the album and remind them about your merch options!

 

5. Fan Check.In

Last but certainly not least, fan checkin is the best way to offer incentives to fans who come to events. When a fan arrives at one of your events, they just need to go to fancheck.in/yourartistname on their phone and check in with their email address. You can set it up so they get a free track or a discount in your store immediately, just for checking in. After the show, send the whole recorded performance to the fans that checked in! Fan Check.In is available to Nimbit Plus and Nimbit Premium users,

The real power in these features comes from you. We’ve focused on making it easy for you to do what you need to do in your own way. Go beyond the examples, your options are endless. So log in to your account now, and start trying them out!

New to Nimbit? It’s Free. Click here to sign up and get the ball rolling, or click here to upgrade your account to enjoy Nimbit to its fullest.  :)

Category Nimbit | 63 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Thanks to the kind folks at Crossfadr for this review of the Eris E8s, which are currently enjoying some great momentum due in no small part to support from teams like theirs. A quick highlight:

“Ultimately, someone looking to setup a home studio or who needs portable monitors ought to go with the PreSonus Eris E8. The quality’s professional level, the functions are versatile, and the design is fairly portable – so how much more could you want?”

Read their full review by clicking here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



The Music Education Expo is the UK’s largest conference for anyone involved in music education. Over 150 exhibitors will be present! This is an excellent opportunity to network and scour for the latest and greatest educational resources from the world’s best manufacturers! Registration is FREE, and the event takes place at the Barbican Centre in London.

While you’re there, be sure to visit Source Distribution at booth C13 to see the latest from PreSonus, including Notion 4, Studio One, StudioLive AI mixers, Eris 4.5 and models from the AudioBox series. Not only that, but all visitors can get a FREE copy of Studio One Artist recording software, a £79 value! 

Click here to register! More info can be found at www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk.

 

 

Category Event | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



The Kashmere Stage Band is experiencing some SERIOUS momentum thanks to the recent documentary that is receiving constant critical praise. Residents of Houston can catch the band LIVE tromorrow, 2/5/14, and be a part of music history as the performance will be filmed for posterity! Furthermore, the band will be using a StudioLive 32.4.2AI to record the show to Capture!

If you’re on the area, come on down to The Crescent Moon and GET FUNK’D! Get tickets by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category StudioLive 32.4.2AI | 1 Comment »
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Thunder Soul, the incredible Jamie Foxx-produced music documentary of PreSonus Artists The Kashmere Stage Band, is airing soon on the Showtime network. This is an absolute must-see, feel-funky story about the power and influence of music education; the story of the Kashmere Stage band’s rise and reunion as led by the late Conrad “Prof” Johnson.

While I could write about this movie all day, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Check out the trailer, and be sure to click here and read the Kashmere Stage Band’s biography in our artist section.


Find Thunder Soul on Showtime in February: 

Jan 30 – 9:35am – SHONXT
Feb 3 – 2:55 am – SHOFAM
Feb 5 – 3:55pm – SHOFAM
Feb 6 – 3:40am – SHOFAM
Feb 8 – 12:40pm, 9:05pm – SHOFAM
Feb 10 – 4:00am – SHOCHD
Feb 10 – 4:00am – SHOCSE
Feb 10 – 7:00am – SHOCSW
Feb 10 – 7:00am – SHOHDW

Category Artist | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



PreSonus LIVE airs today: REALLY ADVANCED MIXING with Joe Gilder!

2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 19:00 UK / 20:00 EU

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive


Category PreSonus LIVE | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



The FREE update to Studio One 2.6.2 introduces, among other things, support for Add-ons, which will include program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and who knows what else. But to kick things off, we’re proud to introduce the following trifecta:

Goldbaby Essentials:
If you’re looking to get your 808 on without shelling out $3,500 on ebay—and don’t forget that a MIDI-sync mod will run you for another couple hundred—this is the right pack for you at less than 1/100th of the price. But drum machines don’t begin and end X0X kick drums, so the exclusive Goldbaby Essentials Soundset for Impact features a whopping 500 samples from beatboxes of yore, arranged into 32 Impact drum kit presets and 124 new musicloops.

This collection is very different than that no-name drum machine sample collection you regrettably BitTorrented a while back. You know the one I’m talking about: rife with clipping, inconsistent filenames, and varied sample rates. You got what you didn’t pay for. Goldbaby Essentials has been meticulously, professionally sampled by a real pro, and processed with warm, saturated, real-analog-tape-saturated goodness. Add to that the money, space, and time you’re saving when compared to buying all those drum machines and sampling them yourself—and you can’t deny that Goldbaby Essentials is even better than the real thing(s).

You can purchase and download Goldbaby Essentials for $29.99 by clicking here.

You can hear a demo of the Goldbaby Essentials sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Ampire XT Metal Pack:
If your sonic endeavors concern matters more grim and forstbitten, then the Ampire XT Metal Pack is your expressway to the heavy-guitar underworld. The pack features six new bröötal amp models for Ampire, as well as six new cabinet emulations.

Furthermore, we’ve recognized that metal drums (and metal drummers) have rightfully begun to infringe on the guitar’s monopolization of the metal spotlight. As such, we’ve included a brand-new metal drum kit for Impact, rife with clicky kick drums, anvil snares, and, well, metallic cymbals. We decided against including drum samples inspired by St. Anger. Up the Irons!

You can purchase and download the Ampire XT Metal Pack for $29.99 by clicking here.

 

You can hear a demo of the Metal Pack sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Studio One Artist MP3 Encoder:
This long-requested feature for Studio One Artist is now available as a convenient and inexpensive Add-on! Add .MP3 import and export functionality to Studio One Artist for a low price. Once you’ve installed this, clear up a little disk space by uninstalling Audacity—you won’t be needing it to get your .MP3s converted to .WAVs for use in Studio One Artist anymore.

You can purchase and download the MP3 Encoder $9.99 by clicking here.

Category Studio One | 3 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard