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Shed_the_Snake_Digital_Flyer_2-25-15AVB Networking between StudioLive AI consoles and StudioLive RM mixers is now a reality, and to celebrate, we’re offering a limited-time deal: Own both a StudioLive AI Console and an RM Series Mixer by April 30, 2015, and you’ll get the SL-AVB-MIX Option Card FREE, which would typically set you back about three hundred bucks. If you’ve already got one of the two mixers, get the other and you’re qualified for this deal!

But that’s not all you’re saving—you’re also saving on future medical expenses by preventing damage to your back incurred by lugging around a monster copper stage snake. Those days are over. Furthermore, consider the following applications that open up to you when you get your StudioLive RM rackmount mixer talking to your StudioLive AI console mixer—with the option card, you can connect any StudioLive AI Console to any StudioLive RM Rackmount mixer.

  • Replace heavy, noisy analog copper snake with a single Ethernet cable
  • Adds a complete monitor mixer on stage
  • Control the StudioLive RM mixer’s preamps from your StudioLive AI console mixer at FOH
  • 16 more Aux mixes
  • Separate Fat Channel processing and reverb/delay FX from FOH
  • FOH can source inputs from the local analog, FireWire, or remote RM mixer
  • Stage RM mixer can source inputs from the local analog or remote FOH mixer
  • Linked Talkback, Scene save and recall
  • Simple one-step connection takes care of all default routing and setup

 

If you have questions, and we understand if you do, click here to download an informative and attractive info sheet and FAQ. [PDF]

This offer is available worldwide and ends April 30, 2015. Save your receipt, and click here to download the redemption form and allow about eight weeks for delivery.

 

 

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Record to your iPad—and then transfer your recordings via Wi-fi to your computer for mixing with the AudioBox i Series interfaces!

 

 

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A great video review of the AudioBox iOne from Interactive Guitar Magazine! Thanks guys!

For more on the AudioBox iOne, click here!

 

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Tom RushNew Hampshire folkster Tom Rush has been in the game since 1961, and having recently celebrated his 50th year of music-making, it’s not hard to see why the guy has endured so well. He delivers everything a listener could want from an acoustic singer/songwriter—adroit, restrained guitar playing, a voice that quietly compels your attention, sincere, relatable lyrics, and—most importantly—great songs.

Really great songs. An adept humorist with a Harvard English Literature degree, Tom understands critical components that escape lesser songwriters: humor and a great story. Add to that a little bit of melancholy and some surprisingly earthy blues romps, and you’ve got a little something for everybody.

Tom is probably best known for 1968’s “No Regrets,” which has become something of a standard in acoustic circles. This is, of course, only fitting—Tom had a major hand in popularizing the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and others, by performing their songs early in his career. Both James Taylor and Garth Brooks cite Tom as a major influence. Furthermore, Rolling Stone went so far as to credit Tom with “ushering in the era of the singer/songwriter. Call it full-circle.

A video of his performance of Steven Walter’s “The Remember Song” went viral in June 2012, causing Tom to comment “I’ve been waiting 45 years to be an overnight sensation, and it’s finally happened!” It’s accrued over six million views at the time of this writing.

Tom Rush’s Nimbit Store has a lot to offer, including a whopping 13 albums, a Blu-Ray, and four DVDs—including a documentary and a guitar instruction course, How I Play (Some of) my Favorite Songs. If you’re new to Tom Rush, start with What I Know. It was voted Folk Album of the Year by The International Folk Alliance.

 

 

 

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Hurry, this great offer ends February 28! Click here to get Studio One Artist and/or Progression 3 for just $20.15 (USD) each! If you’re not in the USA, that’s OK—monster discounts are available globally. Get your song on for less money than you even thought was possible!

 

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We’ve got an update to Notion to announce today! You can click here for the full list of changes, but here’s the long and short of it: You can now open exported audio stems from Notion in Studio One, with automatic track names, volume, pan, rehearsal marks, and initial tempo and time signature information. Additionally, we’ve made the usual batch of bug fixes, including SoundCloud uploading and adding instrumental techniques for the new Woodwind and Brass expansion packs to display in the palette.

All you need to do to install the update is launch your existing copy of Notion, and you’ll receive a prompt to download the update. To update from My.PreSonus.com, sign in and click on Notion in the “My Software” category. Next, click “Download Notion 5 Installer.”

We’ve also made a FREE demo of Notion 5.1 available to all via My.PreSonus.com. You don’t need to own a PreSonus product to get the Notion demo, just create an account, sign in, and click the button that reads “Click here to try the Notion 5 Demo!” Enjoy, and tell your friends!

Last but not least, we’ve released a Ukulele expansion for Notion and Progression that is available at our online store by clicking here.  The Notion Ukulele was recorded by David Doucet on a Collings soprano ukulele, and includes sample variations for open strings, picked or plucked notes, and both up and down strokes. It’s available standalone or as part of the Acoustic Bundle Pack alongside the Mandolin, Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, and Banjo.

 

 

 

 

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Studio One Tape Stop Effect

February 23,2015

Once in a while we get a request for a tape stop effect in Studio One. Fact is, you can do this by automating the pitch control in SampleOne to achieve the exact same effect! Alex from Wiz Produxions put together this excellent demo showing how its done. Thanks Alex!

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There’s a paradox inherent in the very notion of country music in an internet age. Country has always been directly influenced by whatever the devil pop music is doing at the time, and crossover hits between the two genres are subsequently commonplace. For better or for worse, this has made for some interesting sonic innovations, and a music writer can’t help but notice that the very things that made country appealing in the first place—earnestness, humanity, and real people playing together in the same room—tend to get a little lost in the digital dustup.

Fortunately for you and I, JP Harris and the Tough Choices play the sort of country music that makes one realize that some things were done correctly the first time around. To both their credit and listenability, Harris and company’s sound is less new-school and more no-school. It shoots from the heart rather than for it, and there’s nary a digital artifact detectable on either of their wonderfully emotive full-length recordings. This isn’t to say the records don’t sound old-fashioned, it’s to say that they sound just right. Perhaps they should have called themselves JP Harris and the Right Choices.

A well-traveled troubadour despite being scarcely over thirty, JP left Alabama to travel the country via freight train at the age of 14, guitar in tow. Over his four vagabond years, JP wound up in California before moving through Louisiana, where he recorded I’ll Keep Calling before settling in Nashville, which is the closest he can call to a permanent home.

JP’s influences don’t seem to draw from any music that came out after 1974. The most overt influences echo Buck Owens, and particularly George Jones and two out of three Hank Williamses in woeful tracks like the titular “Home is Where the Hurt is.” The material isn’t tear-in-your-beer from start to finish, however, as there’s a bevy of boisterous fun in tracks like “Young Women and Old Guitars,” which contains a winking nod to low ends via a double-dose of baritone sax and baritone guitar on the same track.

Both Home Is Where The Hurt Is and I’ll Keep Calling are available from JP Harris’ Nimbit store on CD, digital download, and good ol’ vinyl, which was also done right the first time around.

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Groove 3.​ continues the greatness with this, part two of their new series of Studio One production tips!

In this, the second episode of the series, the guys share their secrets on getting human-sounding drum sequences using an electronic drum kit to trigger Superior Drummer and Steven Slate Drums.

Check out more great tutorials at http://www.groove3.com!

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It’s been said—and sung—that money can’t buy love. Centuries of research put into disproving the theory have yet to make a strong case. But something nobody talks—or sings—about is the fact that the inverse is totally true: fact is love can save you money. 

And it’s in that spirit of fiscal tenderness that… oh, geez. Look, I don’t know how to put this, and I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time—ever since that first install—but I like you. I mean I really like you, and what with Valentine’s day right around the corner and everything… I just think we were kinda meant to be together. I hope you feel the same way.

Just so you know I’m serious, here’s 40% off of my software—that includes Studio One Producer, Studio One Professional, and Notion. Also, know that my earlier offer for Studio One Artist and Progression 3 at $20.15 still stands.

I hope you don’t think I’m crazy, but I just couldn’t keep these feelings locked inside any longer. Thanks for hearing me. You don’t need to answer right now—but I’ll need to know by midnight on February 16, 2015.

I love you, <CUSTOMER_FIRSTNAME,&CUSTOMER_LASTNAME>.

 

 

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