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On October 5 2013, The Ruth Paz Foundation hosted Paz Fest III: A New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell. The lengthy bill featured none other than PreSonus Artist Roland Guerin! Paz Fest is all about great music helping a great cause; the all-star show donated proceeds to help the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery in Honduras.

“While the negative and overwhelming media attention of Tropical Storm Karen prevented us from having a great turn out for the event, we still managed an amazing show with over four hours of Joni Mitchell songs performed by some great artists,” says Micheal Paz, President of the The Ruth Paz Foundation.  “We also were blessed to have many of the people in attendance and many people across the USA write personal checks to the foundation that helped the night be a great success!

“I am in the process of going through a total of 16 hours of music that I have recorded over the past three PazFest events, and will be producing a “best-of” compilation collection. I will also be producing a one-hour radio special to be broadcast on Meg Griffin’s show on The Loft on Sirius/XM Radio that will be broadcast sometime this winter.”

Paz Fest I occurred back in May of 2000, when the Ruth Paz Foundation hosted an event to build a burn hospital in Honduras. It was the first of many fundraisers toward this effort, and in 2004 construction began on a 20 bed burn and pediatric surgery hospital at a cost of $1.5 million.

In August of 2010, the organization opened The Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, offering crucial services to poor children of Honduras. The grand opening was celebrated with Paz Fest II!

With this history, The Ruth Paz Foundation is certain to continue their honorable work in the spirit of helping those in need. Thanks very much to Michael and his team for their incredibly selfless work, so far Paz Fest III has raised over $6,000! Photos from the fest are below.

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Big thanks to Worship Leader, who recently had their annual Editor’s Picks and Reader’s Choice Awards. PreSonus products recognized in the winner’s list included the Eris E8 monitors and the StudioLive 16.0.2!
2013 Editor’s Picks:Eris E8 
“For the Engineer: Balanced and loud, the Eris E8 has tons of inputs and EQ options to simulate speakers in any situation, perfect for monitor engineers and musicians alike.”
StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixing System
“Church Use: Compact digital mixers are the craze in FOH audio mixing, and the StudioLive 16.0.2 brings the compact power to the studio.  With a footprint of less than two feet, the 16.0.2 takes up a tiny space on the desk , but is loaded with features of much bigger consoles. “
In their 2013 Readers’ Choice category, PreSonus StudioLive mixers were selected for Mixing Board Brands, and QMix was chosen for Mixing Software Apps.
Worship Leader also called the Eris E8 “…the best pair of monitors under $500 that we’ve heard.” Click here to read the review in full!
Pick up the October issue of Worship Leader to read the article in full!
 

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It’s only a couple weeks until Islington’s Emirates Stadium roars to life with MPS2013 on November 29 and 30!  The Music Production Show is the UK’s leading recording and technology show. In addition to a vast exhibition all filled with the latest gear from myriad manufactures, attendees are also privy to an outstanding seminar series where they can learn tips and tricks from world-class experts. Mark your calendar!

Among these seminars will be a session on Marketing and Selling Your Music that will focus on using Studio One‘s Nimbit integration to get your music not just produced—but also published and monetized. Don’t miss it!

Tickets for MPS2013 are priced at £12 in advance (£15 on the door) and are available from www.musicproductionshow.co.uk Discounts are available for educational group bookings.

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PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 20:00 UK / 21:00 EU

Live tech support from the warehouse; enter your questions into the chat room and have them answered LIVE! http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

 

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As anyone who uses it knows, with Studio One the hits don’t stop. We just discovered this incredibly flattering, video-peppered review from Ruprect at Recording Review. In it, they state: (among other things)

“I literally stopped using Logic after spending maybe 2 hours with Studio One. Granted, I was excited about learning something new but the switch was surprisingly painless. Fast forward a few months and I’m faster with Studio One than I ever was with Logic. The main reason is that simple tasks I perform numerous times in every mix are streamlined a little.”

Big thanks are due to the Recording Review crew. Their website is chock-full of many other reviews that you should read as well, and they also offer a number of great articles on all elements of the audio recording process. Check ‘em out.

Click here to read the review in full and watch a batch of highly informative Studio One videos!

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The Audio Production Network just published an interview with top-shelf producer Sak Pase, AKA Sham Joseph, where he discusses his work on Jake Troth’s new EP, Double Black Diamond. Sak has production credits among several A-list artists, including but not limited to Kanye West, Jay-Z and Rhianna. 
For the Jake Troth project, Sak made the switch to Studio One 2.6 Professional. This EP is not Sak’s first rodeo—he’s used Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase in the past, and seems to have settled on his weapon of choice. Sak says:
“Genuinely, the user interface is absolutely amazing; if you are a Logic user, the transition is so easy – there is no learning curve at all. I love how it sounds, and you can do some amazing thing with the editing of audio. It’s a very exciting program; whenever you have ideas, you can just shoot it open and there is a forum where you have all these ideas and you can see your ideas help shape the program, which is very interesting.”
Click here to read the interview in its entirety, where you can also learn a lot more about his tricks of the trade!

 

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Residents of Christmas Island and Australia: enter your best song in the Crabbest Song 2014 Competition before Jan. 31, 2013, and you could win an incredible $2000 prize package that includes Studio One Professional! This competition is sponsored by Muso City and the CI 100 Club, a non-profit organization looking to create a thriving music industry on Christmas Island via scholarships, concerts, and general good-natured-ness. They will be accepting songs in many categories:

  • Alternative
  • Blues
  • Comedy
  • Dance/Electronica
  • Folk/ singer songwriter
  • R&B/Hip Hop
  • Pop

More details can be found by clicking the image the the right, and you can check out the CI 100 Club on Facebook when you’re done with that. E-mail your submissions to CI100Club@Patmac.net.au by Dec. 6 to enter!

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Check out our PreSonuSphere 2013 playlist for talks from John Storyk, Justin Lassen & Naomi Campbell, Craig Anderton, and more!

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This kind review of our latest golden boy,the ADL 700 tube mic preamp, comes to us from the informed masterminds at Amazona.de. Naturally, this one is written with the German-speaking crowd in mind. If you don’t speak German but DO have Chrome installed, you’ve got a translator built right into your browser to help you out!

Amazona has gone a step above and beyond in this review by not only detailing all the nitty-gritty technical specs, but they’ve also included several audio demos of the ADL 700. Click here to read the review in full and hear it for yourself.

Roughly translated, you’ll find such laudatory praise as “The PreSonus ADL 700 is a professional device that costs less than it sounds. A suitable candidate to compliment a serious outboard collection. Sonically, a big thumbs up.”

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