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Loops from Sample Magic 30% Off in May 2016

Sample-Magic-Content-BlockLimited-time offer in May 2016: We’re offering 30% off of loops from Sample Magic over at shop.presonus.com! Meticulously sampled from vintage equipment of yesteryear like the TB-303 and classic modular synths and drum machines, Sample Magic has a pack for you regardless of what style of electronic music you’re into producing.

Check out the audio demos below, and click here to shop and save!  Note that you’ll need to be running Studio One 3 Artist, Prime, or Professional to take advantage of these loops.

 

 

 



 

Free Faderport with Purchase of Studio 192

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The new Studio 192 has been enjoying rave reviews of late, but we’ve found a way to make it even better—by adding free stuff! If you’re looking to upgrade your recording interface to a Studio 192, you’ll be upgrading your workflow as well, as we’re offering a free FaderPort with purchases of the Studio 192 for a limited time.

The FaderPort is a mainstay of the PreSonus line, and has remained one of our best-selling items since we introduced it. You get intuitive, motorized fader control of Studio One of your DAW of choice in a tiny desktop footprint that doesn’t eat up your valuable, ever-decreasing desktop space. Once you’ve tried a FaderPort, there’s NO going back to mix-by-mouse. A FaderPort will usually set you back around $129 USD, but with this deal you get the following for FREE:

  • Motorized fader for controlling track levels and writing automation tracks
  • Transport control and Mark functionality
  • Mute, Solo, and Record control
  • Channel selection and navigation
  • Customizable key mappings

Interested? Find a dealer in your area and take home a Studio 192 and FaderPort. This combo can’t disappoint.

Click here to get the required rebate form.

Note that the Studio 192 Mobile is not eligible for this offer.



UPDATE 5/29/16—Instant Rebates on all AudioBox VSL Interfaces Until July 31, 2016!

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We’re offering discounts of up to 20% discounts on the award-winning PreSonus AudioBox VSL family of recording interfaces.

All members of the AudioBox VSL family sport USB connectivity, high headroom, low noise XMAX preamps, sampling rates of up to 96k, and Studio One 3 Artist. The 22VSL and 44VSL give you high-quality audio in a portable profile, and the 1818VSL is rack-mountable and expandable to up to 18 inputs via ADAT. All of these guys also offer MIDI I/O.

These instant rebates are easy price drops at the register and require no paperwork, proofs of purchase, or wait times to get your money back. Just take a chunk of change off the price.



Paul Drew from DWB Music Ltd Shares on his Experience with Studio One 3.2

Paul Drew is the D of DWB Music Ltd/ DWB MIXING. The DWB Music team have sold in excess of 50 million records and have worked with a plethora of artists from around the globe. Here Paul discusses the ease of transition from Pro Tools to Studio One 3.2 and the speed of the workflow with the DAW.

Paul is also a member of the Studio One Expert team where he shares his tips and tricks with thousands of users. Paul states, “As a long term Pro Tools user I’m finding this DAW really inspiring to work on. With Studio One my workflow has been refined, I’m excited and inspired every morning I travel in to the studio.”

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! –See more here!

Learn more about StudioOne 3.2 and try Studio One for FREE here!

Studio 192 Quick Setup Guide

Looking to hit the ground running with the Studio 192? Look no further! Justin shows you all you need to do to get rolling with your new interface and take advantage of low-latency monitoring, Fat Channel processing, speaker switching, and more via UC Surface.

You’ll also learn how to use Studio 192’s integration with Studio One for remote preamp control, Fat Channel DSP, and Z-Mix outputs.

 

For more on the Studio 192, click HERE!

New Earth Moments add-ons Available for Studio One

Earth Moments is a team of producers, musicians, and engineers based in Chennai, South India. They offer world-class high-quality sample collections of instruments that you just can’t find from anyone else. We’re proud to partner with them, and equally proud to announce that there are five new Earth Moments sample packs available for Studio One! If you’re getting a little tired of bass, guitar, and drums then you will definitely want to check these out. Check out the descriptions below—and further below, we’ve got a couple videos on the making of the Laya Project, as well as audio demos!

Click here to visit the PreSonus online shop.

EaAddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_HamsaArabicPercussionrthMoments Hamsa – Arabic Percussion: 300+ samples of traditional and nontraditional ethnic and Oriental grooves and beats from various countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Israel and Greece. The samples are divided by instrument AND performance style, and includes percussion instruments like the Darbuka, Doholla, and Rick, performed in no less than seven styles.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_LayaProjectEarthMoments Laya Project – Producer Collection: An exceptionally high-quality bundle of rare recordings from the award-winning production Laya Project, a journey of music and visual discovery through six countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Contains authentic and organic folk instruments and vocals, recorded in the remote villages of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives using warm Neve and SSL preamps.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_OrientalOrchestraEarthMoments Oriental Orchestra – Producer Bundle: An unmatched, top-end quality bundle of live strings recordings recorded in world-class studios around the world using warm Neve and SSL preamps and Neumann vintage tube mics. Recorded on metronome clicks, the live strings – without any keyboards or digital inputs—link to the rules of western music, allowing music producers coming from any style or genre to easily use these complex orchestral lines in their music. Oriental Orchestra Bundle contains 3 types of string sections: Quartet, Octet and Ensemble.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_TribalVocalsFXEarthMoments Tribal Vocals FX: An amazing pack of tribal vocals FX from the Indian Ocean countries such as: India, Indonesia, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Balkan and the middle east. This unique package presents a mix of west and east, acoustic and digital, and organic and synthetic—pasted and processed to fit perfectly in electro, tech, dubstep, trap, drum and bass, house, or any production that needs that extra spice.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_CelticMomentsEarthMoments World String Series – Celtic Harp Bundle: The Celtic Harp, also known as folk harp, is an ancient instrument that dates back over 4000 years. While the Celtic Harp brings to mind the Celtic green isles that have influenced Celtic culture and music through the centuries, the harp developed in many variations in Africa, Europe, North and South America and Asia. Traditionally a popular instrument with medieval bards and troubadours, classical music composers through the ages have been inspired to create music that does true justice to the harp’s spectacular range of sound and tones.
Click below to hear audio demos of these samples:

 

 

 

Check out these videos on the making of the Laya Project:

Pete Stewart on Leaving Pro Tools behind for Studio One 3.2

Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and songwriter Pete Stewart with Fourth Wall Music Production has over a decade of experience in the industry and a trophy case of awards. Here Pete shares about his frustrations with Pro Tools and why he chose to try Studio One for free for 30 days. After the trial he was hooked and his workflow has never been the same. Now with 3.2, it keeps getting better.

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! – See more HERE!

Follow Pete on Twitter and Instagram!

Learn more about StudioOne 3.2 and try Studio One for FREE here!

R65 Review from Mix Magazine

R65-02Our friends at MIX Magazine are the experts at tech and gear talk, so when they’re talking, we’re listening. Recently they wrote a stellar review of our R65 Monitors and we can’t help but agree! Thanks so much for these kind words:
“From the time I first fired up the R65s, they had a very pleasant sound. Straight out of the box, the bottom end was massive. The midrange was very clear, and the stereo image was broad, deep and very detailed. True to the expectations set by other ribbon tweeters, the top end was crisp and defined while having a very natural, realistic smoothness. When listening to acoustically recorded instruments, there was a real sense that the players were right in front of you.”

Goodbye Comes Hard for us, Too

MerlePreSonus wants to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Merle Haggard. He will go down in history as one of the greatest performers and songwriters in country music. Like any great performer, Merle never stopped touring, even to the very end—when he was still packing houses and performing to sold-out crowds.
What a great run Merle had: he made countless hit records while leaving an immeasurable influence on generations of artists and fans. Merle wrote great songs, played by his own rules, and went out doing what he loved. A guy can’t ask for much more than that.
We take a lot of pride to have worked with Merle, and are honored to know that in some small way, our stuff had a hand in his music-making. Our thoughts and prayers are with his band and family.

Get in on FREE Studio One Training at IMSTA FESTA: Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago

IMSTA-FESTA-2016Looking to get up to speed on the latest tips ‘n’ tricks in Studio One? If you live in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, or Chicago, come on by IMSTA FESTA and learn from the best! You’ll have the chance to learn from longtime PreSonus regulars like: KATFYR, Johnny Geib, Marcus Huyskens, and David Vignola. Click here to register.

KATFYR: All-around bad-to-the-bone EDM producer, DJ, songwriter, and longtime Studio One advocate. KATFYR has done some NAMM demos for us over the years and has had some hits over on BeatPort that he produced in Studio One.

Johnny Geib: Anyone who has even skimmed our forum at one point or another over the past decade has probably learned something from Johnny Geib. Johnny is one of our longest-running and most vocal advocates, and a good friend. When not doling out seasoned answers to forum newcomers (and vets), Johnny runs HomeStudioTrainer.com, where he doles out even MORE answers.

Marcus Huyskens: An editor at Studio One Expert and Producer/Mixer/Engineer at Bad Cat Media Group, Marcus is a freelance Sound Recordist & Mixer for music, television, films, and web. Marcus also has an extensive knowledge of Pro Tools for those using both or making the switch to Studio One, and has created amazing training videos for Studio One Expert and specializes in advanced audio editing techniques for Studio One.

David Vignola: The Main Man behind Vision Recording Studios, where he has been a professional audio mixing and mastering engineer for over 15 years. He specializes in an “in-the-box” workflow that yields warm, analog-like results. Don’t believe it? Listen for yourself here. He’s also responsible for Home Recording Made Easy, where he has tons of great training videos for Studio One.

Click here to visit www.imsta.org, where you can learn more info and sign up! Hurry, space is limited—be sure to get your seat ahead of time.

  • Los Angeles: May 14. Presenter: KATFYR
  • Chicago: July 23. Presenter: Johnny Geib
  • New York: Sept. 24. Presenter: David Vignola
  • Toronto: Oct. 15. Presenter: Marcus Huyskens

 

 

 

 

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