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CRAIG ANDERTON
Presenting in the Hartley Vey Workshop Theatre on Friday, Oct 25 at 1:30 p.m.
and in the Main Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

We don’t need to tell you Craig Anderton is an authority on all things music tech, but did you know one of his primary passions has always been guitar? The author of 21st Century Guitar digs into the nitty-gritty details of getting a killer guitar tone on your recordings. Like a master class for recording guitar, Craig will take you through it all using Studio One, covering both acoustic and electric guitar. Topics will include miking techniques vs. going direct, layering, EQ, utilizing multi-band chorus, advanced amp simulation, and much more. Space is limited, get there early!

As a top-tier authority on music and technology, Craig’s resume is too darn big to even fit on our website… but we do have room to say this: He has played on, produced, or mastered more than 20 major label recordings; and played guitar and keyboards on many pop-music sessions in New York. He founded HarmonyCentral.com, has written for Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Sound on Sound (UK), Rolling Stone, and Guitar Player, as well as for himself—26 books and counting.

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

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A while back Rodney raised the bar for live webcasts with this great collaboration with ScanProAudioTV.  We really need to work with those guys again. I mean seriously, they have a green screen and everything. 

Make a sandwich and strap in; this one clocks in at about 45:00, but that just means there’s no stone un-turned in this thorough investigation into our latest and greatest.

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Of all the Throwback Thursday submissions I’ve received, this is far and away my favorite. Blurrily pictured below is our National Sales Director and all-around trooper Mark Stone, alongside Iron Maiden’s undead mascot, Eddie! 

Like Eddie, details surrounding how this photo came to be were eroded somewhere in time, likely taken during Mark’s wasted years in retail. But, rumor has it they involved an in-store signing by Maiden, followed by explicit instructions “not to mess with” Eddie.

These instructions were promptly followed by Eddie getting paraded around the mall to the delight and terror of children, chagrin from parents, and ended with a stellar footnote on Mark’s resume.

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This just in from Mark Stone, Justin Spence, and Johnny McAndrews. Looks like a good time had by all, thanks to The Rocketboys for coming out and performing as well!

We’re touring the new StudioLive AI digital mixers and the new StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive!

Want to visit with us and see the latest and greatest from PreSonus on the Thunder Roadshow? Check out our events page here: http://www.presonus.com/community/events

 

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This is Barry Burchett from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. “Good things come to those who wait!” says Barry.

We agree. Thanks for the photo and we know you’ll love your StudioLive 32.4.2.AI. Best to ya, buddy.

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STEVE SAVANYU
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.
The Right Microphone for The Job

Nobody ever has enough microphones. But  Audio-Technica guru Steve Savanyu isn’t here to sell you more mics. He’s here to show you how to intelligently use the ones you already have—which microphones to pick for various live and recording applications, and equally importantly, where to place them. An accomplished presenter and teacher, Steve has over 35 years of professional audio production experience in live sound, contracting, studio, and broadcast applications.

Steve is recognized as an InfoComm Academy adjunct faculty member and teaches audio-production crses at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He’s also the Director of Educational Services at Audio-Technica, and all-around supreme guy.

Regarding PreSonuSphere, Steve has a lot to say:

“PreSonuSphere is a great opportunity to learn and share tips and techniques on how to get the most out of latest digital recording and live sound technology. It is also fun to see the latest and greatest products in action. I have participated since the very first one, both as an attendee and presenter. The hospitality (and the Jambalaya) is worth the price of admission alone.”

“My favorite fun memory was last year during the Saturday night event when John Mills was doing a live mixing demonstration in the Manship Theater. Rick and other execs were live on stage. There was a POV (point of view) camera facing down on the StudioLive 24.4.2 console projecting the console surface image on two large screens at the stage. This way the audience could see what John was doing with the console. Someone made the comment about John’s hands on the console (That was all you could see.) I stood behind John and reached in every so often so there was a third and fourth hand on the screen. The hands would smack each other and poke at each other. The crowd roared and we were laughing out loud.

“It is a pleasure to participate in this event and be a part of the “family” of users. To quote Don Davis (who founded the original Syn Aud Con audio training program)  ‘I was walking down the street and I had a dollar… I met a man who also had a dollar. We exchanged dollars and both walked away with a dollar. Later,  I was walking down another street and had an idea. I met a man who also had an idea. We exchanged ideas and both walked away with two ideas.’”

“PreSonuSphere is a street of ideas! Let’s meet and exchange; see you in October!

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The reviews for our new Eris monitors are pouring in, and, well. We’re happy. Currently the Eris speakers are enjoying a five-out-of-five AVERAGE user scores at Guitar Center AND Sweetwater, and we just can’t help but feel like celebrating. History has shown that the best way to share that celebratory spirit is to give away free kick-ass stuff. In this case, it’s Studio One Artist. Don’t forget to grab the free 2.6 update when you install it!

From a couple of days ago until March 31st, you’ll get Studio One Artist FREE if you purchase a Eris E5 or E8 monitors. This offer is available worldwide.

All you need to do is get your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased.

Some readers prefer user reviews, others want to know what the pros have to say. Well, here’s a bit of that:

  • PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.” - Jon Chappell, Harmony Central
  • Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients.Eli Crews, Tape Op
  • “The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well­ equipped and good-­natured active speakers for near field… Five Stars” Felix Klostermann, Bonedo.De

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TEN GRAND. A nice, round number with lots of nice, round zeroes in it. AskAudioMag.com is celebrating the launch of their online edition with an incredible prize package of software and hardware. The sheer number of companies involved makes them too big to fit in a blog post that will command the attention of the Twitter generation, but rest assured it reads more or less like the entire roster of NAMM exhibitors. We’ve contributed a few copies of Studio One Professional 2.

All you have to do to enter is click on over here and add a comment discussing what prize you’re most excited about and why. That’s it! Really! You’ll also find the full list of prize packages at the bottom of the same page.

Bonus: There’s also a daily prize for entrants: One Year Online Library Pass to macProVideo.com ($199) and the AudioBase.com Mega Loops Bundle ($90).

So do it;  but do it before Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m EST, after which point carriages turn into pumpkins, mogwais turn into gremlins, and all hope is lost for your chance to score this—the best hoard ever.

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This video doesn’t need a Central Station Remote to be cool—but it helped a little. Check out this cool documentary on how Apple’s Siri came to find her voice, and watch quick for the Central Station PLUS remote at just after the 3:00 mark.

Read the whole story from The Verge here.

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steadyb
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Deep Inside Studio One: Advanced Production

Finally! We get to see how a crazy person works, as we take a peek inside the unpredictable mind of steadyb. While he is not known for sharing his toys, steadyb will share his recording, mixing and mastering secrets used in the production of the album Proud to be American. Learn the ways of the force with steadyb while he breaks down the Studio One approach for the disorganized and scatter-brained, and how Studio One allows the freedom to be spontaneous to achieve amazing results. As steadyb says: “In the end, it is only the results that matter, not what you had to do to get there.”

A 20-year veteran of the music industry, steadyb has worked for industry leaders like Apple, Fostex, and Alesis before joining PreSonus as a Technology Evangelist. He’s toured the world as a professional keyboardist, and has credits as an audio mixer and sound editor for shows on the History Channel and HGTV.

When prompted for some highlights of PreSonuSpheres past, steadyb notes the following: “I like the food.”

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