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Join PreSonus at Messe in Frankfurt, Even from the Comfort of Your Own Home

For those of you in the USA wondering what Musikmesse is, think NAMM—but in Germany.

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“Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for instruments, sheet music, production, and marketing.” It all starts this Thursday, April 7 and runs to Sunday, April 10.

The PreSonus team will be there. Visit our booth and be one of the first in Europe to see the new Studio 192 Mobile and ULT Speakers in person! Find the PreSonus booth located at Hall 9.1 Booth F41.

At our booth, participants are invited to check out the gear, connect with us on social media, and enter to win one of five copies of Studio One Pro we’ll be giving away every day of Messe! To enter, participants must:

  1. Take a picture in our social corner–the orange corner in the photo above
  2. Post the photo to their social profiles and include the hashtag #StudioOneMesse.
  3. We will randomly select winners and will contact them directly. Follow #StudioOneMesse to see what PreSonus users are up to at the show and to congratulate the winners!

Studio One for Pro Tools Users: a 12-Part Series

Russ Hughes, creator of the “Expert” sites for both Pro Tools and Studio One, has created a series of videos to help Pro Tools customers get up and running fast with Studio One. He covers everything from you need to know from the ground level, including Getting Started and Audio Set up, all the way to Event FX, Stem Exports, and Bouncing. And don’t forget—Studio One lets you use those familiar Pro Tools key commands!

Check out the video series in its entirety below.

 

Also, it just so happens that we’re offering a significant discount on crossgrades to Studio One in the month of April. If you own a qualifying DAW, you can save a bundle. Click here to find out how much you could save! 

 

 

Aris Archontis Testimony and Demo of Studio One 3.2

Los Angeles based producer and songwriter Aris Archontis switched to Studio One 3.2 a year ago after finding himself unsatisfied with the DAWs he was using. Here Aris shares a quick demo highlighting the ease and flow of Studio One and some of his favorite features.

 

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 Aris on Instagram!

Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling on Studio One 3.2

Grammy nominated, London based Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling has worked with artists like Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney. Even with his success, his DAW was missing something. Westling has found everything he was looking for and more with Studio One 3.2. Here he chats about some of his favorite features including the Smart Tool, the Trim Automation Tool, the Console Shaper and overall quality Studio One offers.

 

If you’re ready for a change like Jonas was crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional before April 30 and save $50! Learn more about the promo HERE!

  • For more on Studio One 3.2, click here.
  • For more on Jonas Westling, click here.
  • Follow Jonas on Twitter!

Get Free ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads With Purchase of Select PreSonus Monitors

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Betcha didn’t know we made monitor pads. SURPRISE! And what better way to introduce these squishy li’l buddies than to give them away? From now until June 30, 2016, you’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of R65, R80, Eris E44, or Eris E66 monitors.

I know what you’re thinking. “OK, great, PreSonus makes monitor pads. But why the heck would I need a pair of those? It’s not like my monitors complain about being uncomfortable.”

In a word: decoupling. Speakers transmit their vibrations to any surface they are resting on. That includes your desk, and once it gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two—turning your desk into something of a speaker in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder bass in your studio—which may sound cool to you, at first. But fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio. A recording that might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.

All you need to do is provide this rebate form signed with proof of purchase. Get a set of ISPD-4s with our newest monitors, and start making mixes that you can trust. The monitors may not thank you, but your clients will.

 



Monthly Add-on Deals Start Today—Acoustic Drum Loops 30% off!

We’ve decided that we’re going to be doing monthly add-on deals over at shop.presonus.com. And the very first monthly deal is on our Acoustic Drum Loops.

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These high-quality drum loops are suitable for both rhythmic inspiration for that new song you’re writing as well as for use in a finished work. They were recorded live with world-class microphones in Nashville, Tennesee’s Downtown Batterie by acclaimed session drummer Tony Morra.

Styles included in all Acoustic Drum Loop packages include:

  • Acoustic/Earthy (five styles)
  • Blues/Reggae (three styles)
  • Country (three styles)
  • Jazz (five styles)
  • Metal (four styles)
  • R&B/Funk (nine styles)
  • Rock/Pop (eight styles)

Each style is an entire library of matching loops that can be arranged to fit any song form, just as a real drummer would play them, and includes individual loops for intros, verses, bridges, choruses, fills, endings, and alternate grooves. All loops were recorded at 24-bit / 44kHz and support time stretch.

Here’s a breakdown on the three packages:

  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2 – Stereo: stereo mixes of killer drum loops in varying styles.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Pro: Multitrack versions of the above. Separate tracks for kick, snare, hi-hat, toms, overhead mics, room mics, and ambient mics. BONUS: also includes multitrack loops from some of Volume 1’s best beats!
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Complete: All of the above.

Note: All of these loops require PreSonus Studio One version 2.6.4 or higher. Prime, Artist, Producer, or Professional.

Click here to shop at the PreSonus online store.

 



 

Get FREE Dante Cards when you buy StudioLive AI Loudspeakers Before June 30, 2016

free_dante_600x600_2-17-16_nee01Setting up a new PA system in your venue? Get ahead of the curve by going Dante. With the SL-Dante-SPK option card, you can eliminate audio cabling and transfer uncompressed, low-latency digital audio and control data to and from StudioLive AI loudspeakers over relatively long distances and to multiple locations, using a standard Ethernet network. You’ll also be able to connect your loudspeakers to StudioLive AI console mixers and RM Rackmount mixers via Dante for unparalleled control and flexibility—and as your needs grow in the future, Dante will be ready for you.

Until June 30, 2016, you’ll get four (4!) SL-Dante-SPK option cards when you buy four StudioLive AI loudspeakers, including the 18sAI, 312AI, 328AI, and/or 315AI.  That’s eight hundred dollars worth of option cards. 

Do you already have a network in your venue? Does the idea of using lightweight CAT5 cable to connect your PA appeal to you? Do you hear where I’m going with this?

 



Crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional Before April 30, 2016 and Save Fifty Bucks

so3_crossgrades_600x600_2-22-16_nee01We’ve been hearing a lot of nice things from folks who have made the switch from their old DAW to Studio One 3. I could talk more about that, but I’ll let this YouTube video do the talking instead.

Interested? 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! If you own a DAW from the qualifying list below, you’re entitled to the discount. All you need to do is provide a copy of the UPC code or original purchase receipt for the “other DAW” in an email to crossgrade@presonus.com.

Upon approval, you will be issued a coupon code, which you can then use to purchase Studio One Professional for the limited-time Crossgrade price of $249 USD—down $50 from the typical $299 price. Kindly allow up to 24 hours for the coupon code to be issued Monday through Friday. If requested on a weekend, the request will be handled the following Monday.

Qualifying DAWs include:

  • Cubase 5 or higher
  • Pro Tools 9 or higher
  • Nuendo 5 or higher
  • Logic 9, X
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 8 or higher
  • Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Acid Pro 6 or higher
  • Reason 6 or higher
  • Reaper 4 or higher
  • Samplitude 9 or higher
  • Mixcraft Pro 6 or higher
  • FL Studio 11 or higher
  • Notion 5 or higher
  • Bitwig Studio

Of course, I can’t forget this bonus: for those of you considering making the switch from Pro Tools, here’s a set of ELEVEN videos from Russ Hughes at Studio One Expert covering the best ways to make the transition from Pro Tools to Studio One.



Sound Engineer Ben Findlay on the ADL 700

Grammy nominated sound engineer Ben Findlay has worked alongside artists such as Sting, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney and with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio. Ben is currently on tour with Robert Plant. He recently got a hold of the ADL 700–and here’s what he had to say about it.

 

 

 

PreSonus LIVE: INTEGRATION airs March 31 at 2pm CST

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Tune in to PreSonus LIVE on March 31 at 2pm CST to learn all about PreSonus hardware and software integration: remote preamp control of the Studio 192 and StudioLive RM mixers from Studio One, remote Fat Channel control, and using the StudioLive CS18AI to control up to 64 channels in a StudioLive Mix System.

This show will also feature a ton of special guest interviews (see right) as well as a live performance from critically lauded Baton Rouge post-sludgecore doomsters THOU.

Click here to watch the show on March 31.

Need to know the showtime in your time zone?  Click here.

Need a reminder? Just pop your e-mail address into the form below to receive a reminder e-mail on the day of the show! Hooray, no more Eventbrite!

 

 

 

 

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