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This 4.5/5 star-review on the new Eris monitors comes to us from the informed minds at Bonedo.De. It’s in German, but savvy Google Chrome users can employ the auto-translate feature, or users of any browser can download an English translation here.

“The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well­ equipped and good-­natured active
speakers for near field. The fairly linear tuning of the boxes allows an amazingly balanced
and transparent sound reproduction, and for a very attractive price. Since the Eris E5 costs
almost half, and was able to convince most sonically, it gets awarded 5 stars.”

Click here to read the full review in German.

 

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Rick Naqvi shares some important insights about calibrating your studio monitors. Hearing your mixes accurately is critical to even the most humble recording environments!

For more on PreSonus studio monitors, check out our Eris and Sceptre monitor pages, linked below.

Eris: http://www.presonus.com/products/Eris
Sceptre: http://www.presonus.com/products/Sceptre

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The StudioLive mixers are an ideal choice for running audio for your theate productions!

StudioLive mixers are ideal for the theatre because they are easy to use, allow you to save and recall production scenes, and the integrated software tools allow anyone to run sound. This video demonstrates how school and community theatres can benefit from using a StudioLive to enhance their production and rehearsals.

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We’re celebrating the release of Flying Colors’ Live in Europe by giving away a killer prize package including a FireStudio Mobile, FaderPort, HD7 headphones, and a deluxe edition of Live in Europe that includes a Blu-Ray disc, double-CD album, and a triple-LP for you old-school vinyl lovers out there!

To enter, just click on over to the following link, or click on “Flying Colors Gear Giveaway” under our cover graphic on Facebook!

You’ll receive a great package of high-res photos of Flying Colors JUST FOR ENTERING!

Flying Colors is:
Steve Morse: Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Casey McPherson: Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar
Neal Morse: Keyboard, Vocals
Dave LaRue: Bass Guitar
Mike Portnoy: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

The band was launched in 2012 with a simple idea from executive producer Bill Evans: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old-fashioned way: by hand. Live In Europe captures the supergroup in Tilburg, NL. Formats are region-free Blu-ray and DVD, 2-CD, 3-LP Vinyl, iTunes HD (Mastered for iTunes) and Amazon MP3.


Click here to check out Flying Colors on Facebook!

Click here to enter!

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Sorry for the delay. We’d like customers in the USA to know that the trucks are rolling! For more info on the new line of StudioLive AI mixers, click here.

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[This just in from Bill Sage—Sales & Design Engineer for Pro Media Ultrasound.]

Hey PreSonus - 

I used to be a touring and recording engineer. I now design and sell AV systems. I’m a busy guy, with a full-time sales job and a marriage.  I mostly do sound for friends’ bands or benefits for charities.

Here are some reasons I am liking Studio One and the StudioLive 16.0.2. I had the opportunity to use one for a benefit a few months ago.

Running Universal Control on my Apple Powerbook, I was able to quickly get set up and my mix together in a matter of minutes. I didn’t even read the manual, and it worked flawlessly—and more importantly, it sounded great!

After the gig, I read the manual… and I had no idea that the StudioLive 16.0.2 even had iPad control, which got me even more curious. I took the plunge and bought the 16.0.2.

I also put the band back together. I am playing bass and singing, the other guys are not engineers so  I am keeping busy!  I use the 16.0.2 and Capture to record basic tracks or rehearsals. Capture is great because I only have to press Record and Stop. Capture lets me concentrate on playing, instead of engineering.

Once home from rehearsal, I import the files into Studio One. Again, it is really simple to get good-sounding tracks. The software is really intuitive, so once again I didn’t read the manual much, but I did find the videos on the internet really helpful.

I have had the “big three” recording softwares at one time or another. This by far is the simplest, most intuitive mixer and software that I have ever used.

I would highly recommend the 16.0.2 and the Studio One Software to anyone.

Cheers!
Bill Sage
Sales & Design Engineer
Pro Media Ultrasound

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Register for PreSonuSphere here: https://presonusphere2013.presonus.com

PreSonuSphere offers two days of non-stop music production and audio technology seminars. You’ll also be among the first to learn about some of the latest and greatest from PreSonus, and enjoy some incredible food along the way.

TEDDY RILEY will be presenting as well. Don’t miss out!

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JUSTIN LASSEN and NAOMI MERCER
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Saturday October 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Can we do another take?” Recording and Comping Vocals in Studio One with Justin Lassen & Naomi Mercer

Learn the secret vocal recording and comping techniques of a world-renowned music producer. Justin walks you through the classy vocal chain, provided by PreSonus and Blue mics as artist Naomi Mercer provides live vocals. Learn techniques to save time and money, what mistakes to avoid, and how to get the best phrase possible with comping. There is no reason to fatigue the artist. Studio One makes it so easy!

With 15 years of experience in the music, film, and video game industries, Justin Lassen is well versed in all aspects of the creative arts, and his blend of classical technique and modern methodology has defined his success in all manner of genres. His wildly popular instrumental series, Synaesthesia, has been highly praised by everyone from CGSociety to EQ and Playboy magazines. Click here to learn more about Justin.

Naomi Mercer has been a working voiceover actor for 9 years and has been doing it full time since 2008. She is also a singer, rapper, and songwriter under the moniker NMercer. Her self-titled debut album was released in Spring 2013, followed by a dance EP, Crossroads, released in the summer of 2013. All of her tracks are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm, iheartRadio, 24-7. All of her voiceover auditions, most of her voiceover jobs, and both of her albums were recorded and edited in Studio One using the AudioBox 22VSL

“I’ve never been to PreSonuSphere, but I’ve heard awesome stories about it,” Justin says, “I’m excited to attend for my first time ever, and get a chance to meet other Studio One users and swap tips and tricks with each other! PreSonuSphere is one more reason why Studio One’s community of people is so much fun to work with.”

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

 

 

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

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

Join PreSonus Studio One guru steadyb as he takes the mystery out of mastering in Studio One! Be sure to check in next week, when Rodney Orpheus will offer his perspective
on mastering as well.

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JOHN STORYK

Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Look What the Storyk Brought: Small Venue Designs With the Man Who Practically Invented Studio Design

Okay, let’s put it this way. This is probably the only chance you’re ever going to get to learn about recording-studio design from one of the world’s most accomplished studio architect/acousticians. And he’s aware that you don’t have $100,000 to spend. This will be a practical insight into creating a project studio on a limited budget by designing it correctly right from the start. Topics include overall design geometry, acoustic volumes, windows, floor and wall surfaces, and isolation methods.

John is a registered architect and acoustician, and a founding partner of Walters-Storyk Design Group. He has provided facility planning, acoustical, and systems-design services for the professional audio-video production and performance community since the 1969 completion of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. John received his architectural studies at Princeton and Columbia Universities. As an independent designer, engineer, and principal of WSDG, he has been responsible for over 3,000 world-class audio-video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video suites, entertainment clubs, and theaters. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), and Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and is a frequent contributor to AES convention papers and professional industry periodicals.

John is a frequent lecturer at schools throughout the nation and has established courses in acoustics at Full Sail (Orlando) and Ex’Pression Center for the Media Arts (San Francisco), while maintaining adjunct professor status in Acoustics and Studio Design at the Berklee College of Music (Boston) and Stevens Institute (New Jersey).

“Within minutes of leaving last year’s PreSonusSphere, I asked to return,” John says. “The few days were very special—just the right mix of technology, education, music and food—hosted by a terrific company that has a great mission: accurate audio at affordable prices!

 “We at WSDG are honored to participate again in this event,  we promise to bring even more interesting information about the environments that accompany the technology and content we all admire.”

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

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