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30% Off Notion String Technique Bundle for August 2017!

This month score 30% off Notion’s String Techniques Bundle—No strings attached! Well, sort of. You get the idea. 30off_string_techniques_600x600_01_nee

Click here to get it from the PreSonus Shop!

The String Technique Bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all string sections and includes a full array of dynamics, articulations and performance techniques for the String Section playback in Notion. These were all recorded by London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios in London!

What’s included?

With this bundle you get:

  • Violin Section
  • Viola Section
  • Cello Section
  • Bass

This kit is compatible with Notion Version 4 and later.

Hurry, this offer is only good for August 2017!

Click here to get! 

Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% Off in August 2017!


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Looking for a boost in your workflow with Studio One Artist… This will do the trick!

Grab the Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% off for the month of August right out of the PreSonus Shop!

Studio One Artist is a powerful DAW–the Artist Booster Pack takes it next level.

With this bundle you get five of our most popular add-ons for Studio One Artist!

  • VST and AU and Rewire Support
    • Use your third-party plugs in Studio One.
  • Studio One Remote Support
    • Control transport and fader functions with your iPad.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2
    • Create interesting grooves for any style of music.
  • MP3 Converter Support
    • Import and export files in MP3 format.
  • Ampire XT Metal Pack
    • Includes 6 high-gain amps, 6 cab sims, and a metal drum kit.

This pack is compatible with Studio One versions 3.3.3 and higher.

Click here to get it!

 

 

 

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Tony Flammia!

 Today’s #PreSonusFAMFriday is the one and only Tony Flammia.

Tony is the Director of PreSonus’ Commercial Audio Division and an all around cool guy who loves his family and Waffle House equally. Tony spends much of his time on the road, training our commercial installation customers on the latest and greatest from PreSonus. We caught up with him on a recent trip to our HQ and quizzed him about his favorite piece of gear: the StudioLive Series III Family!
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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Three years.
What’s your official job title? 
Director, Commercial Audio Division.
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What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 

I get to travel the world working with a bunch of great people. I used to be a PreSonus and WorxAudio dealer. When PreSonus purchased WorxAudio I was offered a job to help create a commercial division which has been a blast!

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 

8 Track was Aldo Nova (Aldo Nova), cassette was Alice Cooper’s “Poison” single. CD: Skid Row.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Anything from Crosby, Stills and Nash to My Chemical Romance… depends on my mood.

What instruments do you play? 
Drums, some guitar, even less keyboards.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 

The one with no lyrics… So anything Yo-Yo Ma.

What’s your favorite piece of PreSonus gear and what do you love about it?

It’s a tie between the Studio 192 & StudioLive Series III Mixers. I love the Studio 192 because it allows me to take multiple high resolution transfer function measurements at the same time. The StudioLive Series III is a great sounding mixer that incorporates some forward thinking technology. I spend most of my time with the StudioLive Mixers so I’ll go with that as my favorite.

What other PreSonus products do you have? 

AudioBox iTwo, 328AI speakers, AIR15s subs, HP4 headphones, Studio One and Notion.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products.

I just optimized a High School Theater system in Lehigh Acres Florida. The contractor changed the entire ecosystem from a competitor to PreSonus. After tuning the system the school said they never heard the system sound that good before. That’s a win in my book.
What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 

Right now I working on putting training modules together for our commercial dealers. Our main focus with the commercial division is to help our dealers be the best they can be.

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Got any tips for working with the mixer?

My favorite feature on StudioLive Mixers… press and hold the TAP button to zero out parameters.

Anything else you want to share? 

I have the most supportive wife (seriously, I’m on the road a lot) and six amazing kids ranging from three to nineteen years old! They are why I do what I do.
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Learn more about the StudioLive Series III Family here!

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Dominic Bazile!

Dominic “Tic Toc” Bazile has been with us for the better part of a decade, most of that time in the role of Quality Assurance Tester. That’s a fancy way of saying that not much gets past him; Dom finds bugs so you don’t have to. A man with the eyes of an eagle.

It turns out that his ears are pretty good, too. Dom’s a producer/multi-instrumentalist who creates music for TV and film, and plays saxophone, flute, piano, bass, and guitar. This arguably puts him at the top of the list of the most diversely talented and in-demand musicians that call PreSonus home. Let’s get to know him better!
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How long have you worked for PreSonus? 
6 years!

What’s your official job title? 
Quality Assurance Tester
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 

Testing new products and having the ability to make them better for our customers! It’s not every day you realize a music manufacturer as big as Presonus is headquartered in your town. I wanted to be a part of the bigger picture in helping other’s fulfill their music ambitions.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
First cassette was probably Incognito’s Positivity.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Currently it’s Robert Glasper Experiment, they blend different genre’s such as Jazz, R&B, Funk, and Hip Hop. 

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
I produce music for various artists, tv/film, as well as mix live bands on the weekends.
What instruments do you play? IMG_6993
First love is saxophone, but I also play flute, piano, bass, and guitar.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 

Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band, lol!

What do you love about the FaderPort 8?
I love the FaderPort 8 because of what it is, but also because of it’s unique integration with Studio One.

What other PreSonus products do you have? 

I love my PreSonus R80 monitors, Studio 192, and of course Studio One 3! I use them along with the FaderPort 8 on a daily basis in my studio.

Why did you choose this as your favorite? 

The FaderPort 8 is THE piece of gear that keeps my whole workflow moving forward. Without it, I’m stuck mousing around which slows up the process of recording.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products.
I use StudioLive mixer in church and it has never failed me! I mix all the sound live while recording every input into Capture for release after the church service. It’s a great workflow.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 

Working on some Neo Soul/Jazz projects at the moment that I’m excited about.

Got any tips for working with the mixer? 

Gain stage properly and everything else will fall into place.FaderPort-8-8

Anything else you want to share? 
It’s been a pleasure working for a company like PreSonus the people are great and I love meeting our customers out in the field.

 Where can we find you on social media?

You can follow me @tic2datoc on Instagram and Twitter.

New Studio One Drum Loops from LoopLoft! Brushes and Dry Drums

 

The Art of Brushes

If you’re looking for brush loops, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve bundled together Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, and Vol 5 of our popular Art of Brushes series to give you the entire collection at one low price. From jazz, to roots rock, to blues, to funk, this bundle of brush loops will supply you with the grooves and sounds you need to produce authentic, warm, and unique sounding drum tracks.

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Art of Brushes complete bundle specs:
Number of Loops: 926
Number of Samples: 356
Tempo Range: 68-212 BPM

Click here to get them on shop.presonus.com!


Dry Drums

If dry, punchy and fat drums are what you’re looking for, then this is the bundle for you. The Dry Drums Bundle gives you Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4 and Vol 5 of this popular series, all at 50% savings.

About Dry Drums:
Ever since Ringo Starr placed tea towels on his drums with The Beatles, the punchy, fat sound of “dry drums” has been sought after for decades. With The Dry Drums Bundle we give you this classic sound served up in twenty-four complete loop sessions and a variety of meticulously sampled drum kits. DryDrumsBundle

Recorded with an array of vintage mics, preamps and fully dampened heads, Dry Drums will easily sit in any mix, while providing the punch and clarity that is almost impossible to achieve with overly “live” sounding loops and samples. Each session comes complete with a multitude of beats, fills and transitions, allowing you to easily arrange your own custom drum track in seconds.

Dry Drums Complete Bundle specs:

Number of Loops: 1104
Number of Samples: 290
Tempo Range: 72-220 BPM

Click here to get them on shop.presonus.com!

Chester Thompson on the StudioLive 32 Series III Digital Mixer

World renowned session drummer with Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Genesis, Phil Collins and George Duke shares his thoughts on the new StudioLive 32 mixer and Studio One recording software from his home studio.

 

 

Exclusive New York StudioLive event Aug. 1—VERY limited seating…

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Studiolive owners in the New York area—this one’s for you! Come and join us at this exclusive, free event. Space is VERY limited (40 people tops) so get your ticket via the form below!

John Tendy will showcase the latest in PreSonus’ StudioLive Ecosystem, which includes the new Series III Mixers, StudioOne and the AIR and ULT Loudspeakers. John will demonstrate how each component works together to give musicians, engineers, and producers the ultimate live and studio recording experience. Urban folk & jazz artist KJ Denhert and her band will be the musical guests.

Guests include:

John Tendy—Sax:

John Tendy is the owner of TendyMedia, a production service that specializes in filming and multi-tracking of acoustic musical ensembles at live venues and in-house. In addition to producing, John has experience in film editing, musical composition, stage direction, comedy writing and voice-over work. As a television composer, he has written national spots for Disney, ATT, Mattel, White Castle, Sonic and more. John works nightly as a jazz and saxophonist, klezmer clarinetist, has performed on Broadway and can be seen regularly with his jazz trio at the historic Showmans Jazz in Harlem, NY.

KJ Denhert—Vocals:

KJ Denhert’s special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her seven Independent Music Award nominations, was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists and in 2012 was the grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. KJ has been the artist in residence 11 times at Italy’s Umbria Jazz Festival. She has appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ’55 Bar, Smoke in NYC, the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. KJ’s talents have taken her all over the world, including St Barthelemy in the French West Indies, where she has had a winter residency at the popular Baz Bar for nearly a decade. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one-of-a-kind songwriter, guitarist and performer, not to be missed. She stays relevant to blues, jazz, singer songwriter and folk music, winning awards in all categories and I currently recording a new CD, due for release in fall of 2017.

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NYC bassist Jesse Murphy is described by Bass Musician as a “classically trained bassist-turned-Fender-ninja”. Murphy played with John Scofield on his CD, “Uberjam” and enjoyed a stint with Me’Shell Ndgeocello. His work on the title track of the Brazilian Girls’ “Talk to the Bomb” is nothing short of astonishing and his unique style has been described as a combination of James Brown and avant-garde chamber music. Jesse is also a member of the “Love Trio”, a band that sprang directly out of the Nublu Club scene in NYC.

Aaron Johnston—Drums

Verve recording artist, percussionist and drummer Aaron Johnston is best-known for being the polyrhythmic heartbeat and producer of the Grammy-nominated band Brazilian Girls, A “remarkably fluid drummer,” as the New York Times has dubbed him, Aaron’s skills have as a writer, produce and engineer have made him one of Latin and American music’s most sought after collaborators. The Brazilian Girls have released three albums on Universal Verve Records, garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic Dance Album, critical acclaim from Rolling Stone and SPIN, tour dates with Sting and festival slots from Bumbershoot to Bonarroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. In addition to his percussion work, Johnston has contributed to a number of film scores, including Paramount’s OKA Amerikee, a film based on the music of the Bayaka tribe in Africa. Aaron was featured in the May 2017 issue of Modern Drummer.

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Andy Bond!

If you don’t recognize this guy as a PreSonus face, it’s because we pay him to be on the other side of the camera. Andy Bond is PreSonus’ Maker of Cool Videos, and has been voted “Mr. Positivity” in our Annual Superlatives for five years running.

Husband, dad, business owner, full time employee–how does one do it all?

With PreSonus’ Eris E5 Studio Monitors. Duh. ANDYB

How long have you worked for PreSonus?
I’ve worked for PreSonus 5 years in January.

What’s your official job title?
I’m the Senior Video Producer. So I lead the planning, filming, and editing of all of our videos (new products, training, marketing, sales, webcasts, events, and artist testimonials). 

What’s your favorite thing about your job?
It’s very diverse. I get to be in a little bit of everything. Sometimes we travel and meet artists like MuteMath, Nothing More, Def Leppard, and others who love PreSonus products. Other times we are producing the launch videos for new products or traveling to NAMM. I’ve even filmed a short documentary about the Studio One team in Germany—this job is pretty fun at times.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD, digital download you purchased?
The first CD I remember buying was probably Pinkerton by Weezer. I was 8 or 9 years old I think.


Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
My wife and I are huge Thrice and Dustin Kensrue fans and that’s probably our go-to. 

 
Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I own a growing video production company called Wildfire Cinematography (@WildfireCinema) with my partner Preston Jensen. We have been mostly focusing on weddings since we have weekends available and I like to think our work is really good. We also produce content for other small businesses within Louisiana.
What do you love about the Eris Studio Monitors?
Even though I’m not a musician, I use a lot of PreSonus gear. Eris studio monitors are excellent for video editing—you can calibrate to your space with tuning controls and they sound perfect. I use E8’s in my editing suite and E5’s when editing at home.

What other products do you have?
I pair my studio monitors with a Temblor T10 subwoofer. I also use a Central Station, FireStudio Project, and use Studio One when I need it.

Why did you choose this as your favorite?
I’m not really a musician—I can play acoustic guitar and sing, but like to be behind the camera more. So for me, PreSonus is best in the editing suite and the Eris speakers couldn’t be more perfect for my application.
Tell us the coolest thing you’ve done working at PreSonus. 

IMG_0847My favorite video is the launch video for the CS18AI. We rented a full warehouse and got to be really creative. Outside of that, the Studio One 3 launch went really great. We got to fly to Germany to interview the developers, and then Los Angeles to interview several prominent producers using Studio One 3, and launched it all in one big day during PreSonus LIVE.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
I’m currently planning several shoots to show off individual features of our new StudioLive Series III Mixers and a new video all about Studio One 3 Mix Engine capabilities. Of course, we are always making new products too, but I can’t tell you about those yet.

Got any tips?
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep up with us and our videos on social media. We are consistently producing new content and it’s a great way to sharpen your skills, learn about new gear, and hear from artists.

Anything else you want to share?
I’ve heard some people say I look like the Janitor. I’m not sure what they are talking about though…

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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Ryan Landry!

Ryan Landry is PreSonus’ Inside Sales Lead and Magisterial Overseer of Cookie Distribution. When not at the office, Ryan lives the life of a multi-talented drummer/poet; a renaissance man who lives on the razor’s edge between heartbeats and spreadsheets.

Ryan’s been with us for a few years now and we’re not quite sure what we would do without cookies.

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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Three years to the date, today! Exactly!
What’s your official job title?
Inside Sales Lead
What’s your favorite thing about your job?

My co-workers. I work with some truly incredible people.

But who’s your favorite?

Everyone is my favorite equally. (Hope my boss sees this)

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD, digital download you purchased?

Unfortunately, I never saw the light of day for 8 tracks or cassettes. The first CD that I can remember buying is “Broken Boy Soldies” by The Raconteurs.

 

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

This Will Destroy You. Specifically, their self-titled album.

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I’m a drummer (I’m sorry.) I play in a group called Spyglass and another group called The Vigil Project.

What do you love about the Studio 192?

The quality of sound, the remote preamps, and the mixer in UC Surface. Being a DIY bedroom drummer, it’s the perfect tool for me to get high-fidelity recordings at home. I keep my drums set up in one room and my computer is located in another room. From my iPad, I can set my preamp levels, create a monitor mix, and control Studio One 3 from the Studio One Remote App all without ever having to leave my drums. It’s the dream piece of gear for a lazy drummer like me.

What other products do you have?

A pair of Eris E8’s, a pair of Eris E4.5’s, a pair of Ceres 4.5’s, a Monitor Station, an AudioBox iTwo, an HP2, an HP4, and Studio One 3.

Tell us about the coolest thing you’ve done with PreSonus.

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Meeting Mutemath! I’ve been a big fan of them for a couple of years now and I was excited to learn when they started using our mixers on their Vitals tour. They had an off day on tour and came by the office to pick up some more gear; I got a chance to meet the guys and hang out for a bit.

 What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?

Outside of work? My band, Spyglass, is working on finishing our debut album that’s going to be released this summer.

Got any tips for working with the interface?

Use it with Studio One 3 for the best experience, hands down. The Z-Mix feature will allow you to do zero-latency monitoring within Studio One 3.

Anything else you want to share?
You know “All Of The Lights (Interlude)” off of Kanye West’s album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”? That’s Elton John playing the piano. That’s usually my go-to “fun fact.”

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30% off Notion Expansion Pack ALL in July 2017

You read that correctly, Notion Expansion Pack ALL is 30% off in July 2017! Get each and every Notion Add-on for a single, lower price—every string, horn, drum, guitar, and flugelhorn we offer.

Click here to get it on shop.presonus.com.

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Here’s what you get. Ready?

Violin Section, Viola Section, Cello Section, Bass Section, Sopranino Sax, Soprano Sax, Contrabass Sax, Drums, Cymbals, Percussion, Pitched Percussion, Effects, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar (Finger-style), Classical Guitar, Flute Section, Flute Duo, Clarinet Section, Clarinet Duo, Oboe Duo, Bassoon Duo, Horn Section, Trumpet Section, Trombone Section, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Contrabass Clarinet, Basset Horn, Oboe d’amore, Bass Oboe, Piccolo Trumpet, Bass Trumpet, Soprano Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Wagner Tuba, Alto Trombone, and the Jazz Bundle.

And that’s in addition to the huge library that already comes with Notion featuring samples by the London Symphony Orchestra, Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Neil Zaza, and more….

Hurry, this offer is only good for July of 2017!