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Here’s PreSonus Social Media Manager Ryan Roullard (yours truly) back in the day, when I really believed that:

  • Choker-tight aluminum chains and soul patches were the way to a woman’s heart
  • Ironic Poison T-shirts were hilarious

I still believe the latter to be true. My responsibilities at PreSonus include management and updating of all our social media platforms, writing this very blog, pinch-hitting graphic design, and general emergency response.

Nowadays I hoard gear I find on Craigslist so that you can’t have it. Musically I produce hardware-based electronic music, score short films, and play in a heavy nerd-rock band called Protogeist.

 

 

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[This just in from Julie at BREAKERBOX! Check out the video for their song, “Summertime,” below. BREAKERBOX are PreSonus stalwarts through-and-through, taking advantage of the Central Station Plus, FireBox, a pair of FP10s, and the HP4 in their productions.]

Just wanted to touch base with you and to thank you and the folks at PreSonus on behalf of myself and BREAKERBOX for posting the launch of the #SUMMERTIME official music video. In only a few weeks, the video has gone viral reaching currently just over 306K views!

As you know, breaking a new rock band today isn’t the easiest of tasks, Scott & Christina started their own company 2 years ago, retaining all of their own publishing and distribution rights- along with a healthy team of sponsors such as yourselves they have reached a fantastic point in their career with BREAKERBOX where industry is finally starting to pay very strong attention.

Again, thank you for the support and for the great products!

Best,
Julie Knoffler

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JOE GILDER
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre on Friday, October 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Making the Switch: Confessions of an Ex-Pro Tools User

Think it’s hard to climb out of the Pro Tools rut? Others have kicked the habit and made the timely switch to Studio One—you can too! Founder of the popular web site homestudiocorner.com, Joe Gilder has been there and done that, and has come up with a smooth transition plan that builds on users’ years of Pro Tool experience, and takes full advantage of Studio One’s improved workflow and expanded features. Twelve-step your way in and sit down!

Joe Gilder is a freelance recording engineer and musician from Nashville. He studied recording at Middle Tennessee State University and went on to work for top music gear retailer Sweetwater Sound. While there, he became frustrated with the lack of training for home recording studio enthusiasts, so in 2009 he founded HomeStudioCorner.com, a website dedicated to helping people make better recordings.

 

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Hotels for PreSonuSphere have been filling up fast. The Indigo and Hilton are sold out, but we have pre-reserved blocks of rooms for PreSonuSphere attendees at the Baton Rouge Marriott!  Grab the rooms while you can; first come, first served.

  • Start date: 10/24/13
  • End date: 10/27/13
  • Last day to book: 10/10/13

The Marriott is offering PreSonuSphere attendees a  special group rate of $179.00 USD  per night.

Book your room here!

 

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Take a look at VSL Remote and QMix. Then, add to that that we’re nestled waaaay down down here in Baton Rouge. If you detect a pattern, it is likely remoteness. Getting a StudioLive installed in your venue or house of worship is a day to celebrate for certain, but once in a while you’ve got to pull up stakes, notify your emergency contacts, lace up your boots, and leave town. In an ideal world, your StudioLive should go with you.

It can, because free bag. While we laud Bob Tudor’s effort spent trying to figure out a way to add cross-platform compatible satcheling technologies to the StudioLives via firmware update, we had to cut him off when his dev time hit the three month mark. So, while we acknowledge that this is something of a compromise… hey, free bag.

From October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, purchasers of the StudioLive 16.0.2 should save their receipts and then fill out this quick’n’easy form:

Click here to get the Rebate Form!

… and then we will send you your handsome, steely-grey StudioLive carrying backpack for FREE, which is cross-compatible with blankets, cables, ziplocked bags of freeze-dried gumbo, or whatever else you can fit in it. Please give us a few weeks to process and ship your backpack.

Oh, and tell your friends. If a bunch of you get together with your newfound cases, you can have yourselves a FreeBagger Party and then use that ticket to run for public office in November.

If you live in the USA, click here to find a list of dealers in your area. International buyers can click here.

 

We have a couple other great promos going on right now that might interest you as well: 

Category StudioLive 16.0.2 | 61 Comments »
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Ah, good ol’ AudioBox. It’s like a cross between an interface, pack mule, and member of the band. Ever the dependable ally, the AudioBox VSL interfaces have carried many an Artist through countless recording endeavors with reliability, consistency, and zero-latency monitoring. Perhaps that’s why I can’t find a user review for the AudioBox with less than 4/5 stars on the big online dealer websites.

In the spirit of complete solutions, we’ve always been happy to include Studio One Artist with the AudioBox VSL series. But in the spirit of completer solutions—and reliable friendyness—we’re tacking on a bonus for a li’l while.

From now through Dec 31st, 2013, you can get that included copy of Studio One Artist 2.6 upgraded to Studio One Producer 2.6 when purchasing the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, or the AudioBox 1818VSL. Both Studio One Artist and the upgrade to Studio One Producer are worth $99, so, that’s like getting $200 of free software. You’re welcome, and after all, what are friends for? Studio One Producer includes significant feature upgrades from Artist, including MP3 import/export and virtual instrument support.

If you live in the USA, click here to find a list of dealers in your area. International buyers can click here.

This rebate offer is available until Dec. 31, 2013. Save your receipt, physical or emailed, as you’ll need it when the time comes to claim your upgrade via the handy form.

Click here to get the form!

Your upgrade activation key will be provided via email; no physical product will be shipped. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. Processing time is subject to change depending on hurricane or Saints game tailgate party traffic congestion.

We have a couple other great promos going on right now that might interest you as well:

Category Studio One | 87 Comments »
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PureMix.Net just completed this incredible three-part video series on mixing Jay Stolar in Studio One. The trailer is embedded below, but the entire video series is available over on PureMix.Net. Get some great insights on recording and mixing a live show from Fab Dupont!

Hey, why not save a little money while you’re at it? PureMix is kindly offering PreSonus users 40% this great tutorial. Hurry, this offer ends Oct. 8, 2013!

Click here and use the coupon code: StudioOneRox 

Fab’s video goes into great detail of the entire process, including the use of both native and third-party plug-ins for Studio One, microphone selection, and placement.

Fab DuPont says: “Studio One was perfect for this project, because I knew we would be using several different kinds of interfaces and Studio One works great with all of them. Also, it’s a great tool to do both production and mixing at the same time and i knew since we had to work fast that we may have to back to recording in the middle of the mixing process.”

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Sonic Sense Pro Audio is SO GOOD to us.

In this new video, they open with a nice breakdown of the workflow and feature upgrades in the new StudioLive 32.2.4AI as compared to the original StudioLive 24.4.2. They touch on Active Integration, computer-free wireless connectivity, Capture 2.1, Mute Groups, Scenes, Fat Channel updates, and more.

But they don’t stop there. They run a multi-track recording from the FoxField Four through BOTH mixers, and provide an A/B test of the stereo mix from both mixers, so you can hear the sonic improvements in the StudioLive 32.4.2AI for yourself!

Great work, guys, and thanks for your support!

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WHA DAT?

September 28,2013

Spotted this on Peter’s desk. In Baton Rouge, team spirit knows no bounds, but we had to draw the line the last time Rick showed up in full purple and gold body paint. We told him that we sent him home for a shower, but fact is it was really posed a significant health risk.

Saints fans, don’t get your hopes up… this is a one-off customization.

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