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SweetwaterB&HAMSFull-CompassThe StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI created the most significant online buzz in our history of product releases. We were up to a whopping 16,000 views of our release videos for these products in mere days, and responding to the Facebook and YouTube comment threads on the matter have seen Ray Tantzen, our Sr. Product Manager, seriously distracted from bringing his next stroke of genius to store shelves, venues, and studios. Don’t worry, he’ll catch up—and thanks for all your great questions. With the cat out of the proverbial bag, we’ve done our best to keep up with customer interest. Fact is, if you really want to get to know one of these things, the best thing you can do is get one of these things.  But where? When? Who?

  • Where: Several online and brick-and-mortar retailers are currently taking pre-orders for the RM32AI and RM16AI mixers. Most will allow you to pre-order online, but this will vary by dealer.
  • When: Whenever! That’s what makes it a pre-order. In terms of arrival dates, RM-Series mixers are currently on planes, trains, and slow boats, and will be in dealer hands, and subsequently customer hands, in early October.
  • Who: You!

 

Click any of the icons above to get the ball rolling on a preorder!

If you’ve heard the RM-series mixer buzz but don’t yet understand what all the fuss is about, take a look at the videos in the playlist below to learn a bit more.

Here’s a couple videos regarding the RMAI line from Sweetwater and Full Compass.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



[This just in from Steve Cook, A bass player’s bass player, and co-founder of Player's Din, a cool collaboration project that's tracked in Studio One!]

A few months ago a dear friend of mine sent me a text that read ‘I have a crazy idea I want to discuss with you’.  I’ve known Jeff Brown for over 15 years, and we’ve shared many stages together, traveled halfway around the world to play music, and he was the best man at my wedding. So when a text like that comes in from Jeff, I’m anxious to hear what he has to say. With me, the crazier the better.

Jeff explained his idea to me. He wanted to have musicians come over and jam. Just jam, with no prewritten tunes, no egos, and no boundaries. He wanted the players to inspire each other and stretch out past their usual gigs and comfort zones. Nashville is a hotbed of activity right now with musicians migrating to town from LA and New York, and from all genres of music. Jeff thought it would be cool to have all these different cats come in and play, record the whole thing, and edit the video into webisodes.

The logistics of everything together was a slight challenge. The biggest obstacle was scheduling of the players, since all have busy touring and recording schedules. The easy part was the selection of the recording platform: Studio One Professional. I use Studio One in my setup exclusively, as does Jeff. For Players Din, we connected using two FireStudio Project units. The pres sound fantastic, and Studio One makes life simple with easy setup and editing. And for those wondering, no, there is no musical editing. When you watch and listen to the show, you get wrong notes and all. In the future there may be discussions of getting jams on Nimbit that didn’t make the web shows, to give you more material from some eclectic players.

In the pilot episode, there is some huge talent joining Jeff. Tyson Rogers, Travis Vance (Thomas Rhett), and Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure) jump in for some pretty interesting stuff. Future episodes are already being conceived, and if you want to learn more, have suggestions of musicians you’d like to see, or even jump in the mix, reach out to Jeff via his website.

We’re pretty excited about this new project, and happy that the PreSonus team is with us from the beginning. Thanks to all of you for checking out Players Din, and we hope that it not only inspires you to jam and record with friends, but to remember that crazy ideas can become reality.

Musically,

Steve Cook
Nashville, TN

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Get ready to get heavy! Here’s Conquering Dystopia throwing down some serious synchronized/harmonized guitar chops while recording into Studio One. Note the handy Monitor Station in the background, as well as what appears to be a guitar library on the left side of the room.

Thanks for posting, guys!

 

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In one of the best PreSonus LIVE episodes ever, Justin Spence and Wesley Smith take user questions about the latest firmware update for the StudioLive AI Mixers, which added the cascading feature.

Cascade any StudioLive AI Mixer to any other StudioLive AI Mixer and boost your mixing power!

Get the firmware update by logging into your account at my.presonus.com.

For more on the StudioLive AI Mixers, click here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Wise Wisdom

September 8,2014

[This just in from James Wise, Account Manager for TechRep!]

Hey PreSonus!
Last weekend a good friend and long-time customer of mine was asked to help run sound for the North Coast Bluegrass on the Bay festival in tropical Sandusky, Ohio. He sent me the picture below showing a PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 in use by the headliners, Lonesome River Band, mixing their in-ear monitors. The banjo player; Sammy Shelor, raved about his experience with the StudioLive mixers, he said they have owned and used this console almost daily for the last two years with no problems. The only thing they would love to see was something smaller and more portable as they fly a lot, and are not always able to take the mixer on the plane with them, which it sounds like there will be a solution for very soon.
I know the bluegrass scene is a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the live production that goes on out there, however it is still nice to see some of the top musicians and bands in my little realm if musical interest using products that I represent. Thanks!
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Posted by Ryan Roullard



We’re proud to be sponsoring the Cold Waves Music Festival in Chicago September 26 and 27! Come on out and get your ears cleaned by some of the true legends of industrial.

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We’re donating some great gear to a silent auction, and will be recording the show on a StudioLive RM32AI. Shortly after the show, some tracks will be made available on Nimbit, with proceeds going to Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement committed to utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide. Great bands for a great cause—what more could you ask for?

Here’s a list of the PreSonus gear that’s up for auction:

Get tickets at the following links:

Sept. 26 show
Sept. 27 show
Two-day pass

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



SLsA firmware update for the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI mixers has been released to the web! You’ll need to log in to my.presonus.com to get it.  

In this release is a New Feature!

As of firmware version 1.0.5436, the StudioLive AI mixer line will have the ability to cascade two mixers together to create one large mixer. Start with a 16.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI, or 32.4.2AI, then cascade a second StudioLive AI mixer of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles with the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive Active Integration™ systems.

For full details on this update, please click here to download the PDF.

For troubleshooting your cascaded mixer setup, click here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Check out this great video from session drummer and recordist Luis Hernandez on using the ADL 700 and Studio One to record a jingle for HBO Latino. If you’re looking for some workhorse secrets from a guy who’s working in music full-time, don’t miss it! Luis shares some of the secrets of his signal chain, and some of his favorite EQ settings for using the ADL 700 on kick and snare—particularly as it pertains to filtering high-hat sounds from his snare mic.


Be sure to give Luis a subscription on YouTube by clicking here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard




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Fall fell! We’re finally out of the sweltering summer heat, and wistfully into autumn—a bittersweet time of year when prices shrivel up and turn all kinds of fancy colors before dropping to the ground to rot.

So, once again, it’s our monthly round-up of all the ways you can save some cash on PreSonus purchases. Click any of the following bulleted items to learn a little bit more about the current promotion:

Whatcha waitin’ for? Spring?

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



StudioLive AI Price Drop!

September 1,2014

SLAI-Price-Drop_300x250_06_26_14_RR02Short and to the point: We’ve dropped the price of the StudioLive 24.4.2AI to $2799, and the 32.4.2AI to $3499! Our August rebate offer was such a hit that we thought “What the heck? Why limit it? Everyone seems so happy!” So, there you have it. The StudioLive AI Mixers are cheaper now. No rebate paperwork or similar bureaucracy.

Worth pointing out here is that soon, you’ll be able to cascade ANY two AI mixers to combine their channels—and that’s not all. Cascading mixers functionally creates a single large-format console with full recording and remote-control capability by simply connecting a FireWire 800 cable between the two mixers. For example, combine two StudioLive 32.4.2AI to get a 64-channel system with 32 mix buses that can record 80 simultaneous streams and play back 66 on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer. You can get a 64-channel recording mixer for less than $7000.  Click here to learn more about that.

Interested?

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard