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Rehearse Silently

June 19,2013

Gene Baker over at Music Insider Magazine recently published this great two-part blog series on using the StudioLive mixers for silent rehearsals. The benefits of this are twofold: first is the critical importance of hearing protection; he looks at the steps you and your StudioLive can take to preserve what’s left of your precious hearing. Second benefit of silent rehearsals: no angry neighbors!

A highlight:

“PreSonus have basically blown everyone right out of the park. Their mixer has all your in-ear mixing problems already handled, not to mention, it works seamlessly with multitrack recording and live performances. You really should check into one, plus all the software and apps are free.”

 

 

Click through below to read the posts in their entirety.

 

 

 

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Free tutorial on using Melodyne with Studio One Professional

MacProVideo recently created a great free tutorial on using Melodyne as integrated into Studio One Professional 2, including free sample videos from their full Studio One course. If you’re interested in using the most powerful pitch correction software available—and what recordist isn’t—this is definitely worth a read. Experienced users of Melodyne may find some of this material to be a valuable refresher, as well.

Click here to check it out MacProVideo’s primer on Melodyne integration in Studio One.

Also, Studio One users of all levels will find value in the Studio One Producers and Engineers Toolbox from AskVideo. This 22-chapter series focuses on 102-level audio engineering topics like freezing tracks via Track Transform, submixing and busses, and more.

Click here to check out the Producers and Engineers Toolbox video series!

 

 

 

 

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[Hey! Do you like music? Or learning? How about both? Lynda.com has introduced a great series of videos covering Studio One from the ground up. And as if you didn't already want to check these out, they are offering a Free 7-day trial to people who hear about this new series via this very blog post. Click here to get it! The official word from Lynda herself follows.]

Start making music with the powerful, intuitive controls in Studio One and with these lessons from producer and remixer Josh Harris. Josh begins with a tour of Studio One’s Start Page, the creative hub of the program, where you set up your artist profile and audio devices. He then shows you how to set up and start recording a new song, including punching in and using track layers. The course then moves into editing audio and MIDI, where Josh explains the most important of the editing functions: comping, trimming and time stretching audio, quantizing MIDI, and editing MIDI velocities. He also covers mixing with effects and chains, showing how to speed up the process with presets and automation, and explores Studio One’s unique feature set used to master your recordings. The course wraps with tips to connect with your audience and share your music with the world, including publishing to SoundCloud, promoting songs on the Nimbit Store, and using PreSonus Exchange.

Topics include:

  • What is Studio One?
  • Creating a new song
  • Setting up your artist profile
  • Adding instruments, loops, and effects
  • Recording your tracks
  • Editing MIDI
  • Tuning audio with Melodyne
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Distributing your music

Here’s some excerpts from this exciting new video series!

Configuring and recording an instrumental track:

Arranging bundled content:

Setting up and routing FX and buses:

Making changes to your original mix during mastering:

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Ayron over at 2INFAMOUZ recently posted a couple great reviews of the AudioBox Studio and the Studio Channel. His AudioBox Studio review is particularly nice, as he breaks down every component of the package, including the M7 microphone and HD7 headphones.

Here’s some highlights:

“You’re not going to find a better deal than the Audiobox Studio when it comes to a low budget recording package. This package includes everything required to start recording at home, and it’s all superior to other products in the price range.” 

“The Studio Channel’s class A vacuum tube preamp provides you with a handful of different settings and parameters to bring vocal recordings to life… you couldn’t ask for much more in a preamp. The fact that the PreSonus Studio Channel is only around $250 is incredible.”

Thanks, Ayron!

2INFAMOUZ also boasts some great tutorials on production, mixing, and mastering that are definitely worth a read!

Click through to check out the reviews for yourself:

 

 

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[We decided it best to give some recognition to our more vocal advocates—and what better way than via a blog series?]

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?

My name is Johnny Geib and I live in Wheeling IL, 24 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. I work 3rd shift for a company contracted by the IL Tollway to do maintenance and systems support of their Toll Collections systems. 45+ hours a week and never a dull moment. Part time, I run a home-based recording facility for both clients and my own music, and have been doing so for more than 25 years. I started out with a 4-track Tascam, then a Fostex Open Reel 8 track, graduated to a VS2480 in 1998 and Akai DPS24 a year later.

 
How were you introduced to PreSonus?

I was a Cubase\Nuendo user from 2003 till I discovered Studio One 1.0 when I bought a Firestudio Mobile. I used the FS Mobile with Cubase and a FaderPort till I upgraded to Cubase 5. The update was a disaster and put me out of business for a month. That’s when I remembered the free copy of Studio One Artist that came with my FS Mobile. Since I had to get something done while I waited for tech support to get back to me, I installed Studio One Artist and was totally blown away. I was recording and mixing within an hour and saved two clients that were ready to walk because of the delay. From that point, I never looked back and purchased Studio One Professional that following Friday. I have been a PreSonus fan boy since. And now, with PreSonus making studio monitors, my studio is about 95% PreSonus!

 
What PreSonus software/hardware do you use and for what purpose?

Well, not sure you’ll have room for this list in the blog but here goes: Studio One 2.5.2, Capture, Monitor Station, FaderPort, Audiobox 22VSL, AudioBox 1818VSL, Studio Channel, FireStudio Tube, FireStudio Mobile, HP-60 headphone amp, Eris E5 monitors, two M7 mics, two SD7 mics, three HD7 headphones, DIGITube and a StudioLive 16.4.2!
 
What’s so great about PreSonus, anyhow?
Presonus gear and software together just works!!! If you have Studio One, you know ANYTHING PreSonus will work with it. There’s a template or a preset for everything. Nearly zero setup time, great tech support and simply the best users forum in the universe. PreSonus’ techs actually read it and even post solutions for anyone having problems with any PreSonus gear and software. I’ve had the pleasure of attending a PreSonuSphere conference and actually sat down with several PreSonus staff members and they are simply the greatest collection of people that I’ve ever met.
 
Where can our readers learn more about you online?
My main website is www.homestudiotrainer.com where I train people how to setup their own home studios (and yes, Studio One is the main DAW) and many of my own songs, all recorded and produced in S1, can be found at https://soundcloud.com/johnny-geib.
Lastly, My Twitter ID is @JohnnyThemuzic. Thanks for the opportunity to share this! You can find me on the Studio One forums with the “Bat” avatar as themuzic!

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Here’s Rick Naqvi with the latest and greatest from PreSonus at InfoComm 2013! He shares some insights on our new StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer and the StudioLive AI PA loudspeakers.

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Look, there’s no two ways around it—polyrhythms are HARD. Playing one beat at a time is difficult enough for some folks, but how about playing a three-count beat with your left hand and a simultaneous four-count beat on the right? Moving on to other time signatures, particularly in odd meter, doesn’t just add to the difficulty—it multiplies.

Until today, I had never before seen such a lucid, impressive, and concise demonstration of polyrhythms as robertinventor has assembled on his YouTube channel. His expertly-crafted visuals (created with his own software, Bounce Metronome) drive home the timing in a much more digestible manner than the best drummer you know may be capable of. All of these videos begin at a slow tempo and gradually accelerate. Play along!

The playlist embedded above has some of the more rudimentary demonstrations robertinventor offers. Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor and are ready to move forward,  I strongly recommend checking out the rest of his channel for a look at more advanced, esoteric polyrhythmic concepts, including syncopated harmonic polyrhythms, sonified pendulum waves, and my personal favorite, the Inharmonic “Golden Rhythmicon” Fibonacci Sequence.

 

 

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Join us for PreSonus LIVE today – straight from InfoComm Show in Orlando! We’ll be showing off the StudioLive 32.4.2AI!

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

 

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InfoComm 2013

June 11,2013

It’s that time of year again! We flew out to Orlando to set up a booth and showcase our latest and greatest! More pics to come…

 

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[We decided it best to give some recognition to our more vocal advocates—and what better way than via a blog series?]

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?

Hello, I am Eric Petersen, head writer and publisher of RUST Magazine which focuses on writing thorough reviews and doing interviews of emerging artists, mostly in the indie rock space. I’m also DJ Slack, and at my events I play a mix of the new music that comes to me at RUST plus vintage vinyl from thrift stores and garage sales. A typical night with me on the decks mixes punk rock, scratchy old lounge LP’s and fresh new music.

  
How were you introduced to PreSonus? 
Recently I picked up a BlueTube DP V2 to add analog warmth to my DJ kit sound. It worked so great, I reached out to PreSonus to get more involved with their family. 

 
 
Tell us how you use your BlueTube DP V2! 
I use a BlueTube DP V2 as the very last piece of equipment on my signal path for the purpose of adding strength and personality to my sound. Not only is most of the music I play digital, but there’s even a second digitizing EQ along the chain. Adding the BlueTube DP V2 allows me to “warm up” the digital sound with a pair of real tube amplifiers. The result is a richer, fuller sound with a stronger low end and an old-school feeling that most digital music and devices are lacking today. The PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 totally upgraded the personality of my music and people are constantly asking me about it. They hear the music and ask what kind of equipment I am using and I always tell them that having the twin tube amplifiers is what makes my sound so unique.
  
What’s so great about PreSonus, anyhow? 
What’s so great about PreSonus is that their physical equipment is designed by people with a real passion and understanding of music technology. They’re like your twin, finishing your thoughts. They know what you want, and they work their butts off to make quality pieces that are intuitive to use, and affordable to buy. PreSonus equipment has a vibe, a groove, and a style all it’s own. For me it delivers a personality that adds a whole new dimension to my events. It sets a mood that other gear just cannot compare to. 
 
Where can our readers learn more about you online? 

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