If you’re reading this, it’s already relevant to your interests. Why? Because if you’re the sort of person who spends free time poking around on the blog of an audio equipment manufacturer, then you’re someone who loves gear.
And if you love gear, then you should get to go to NAMM, the biggest annual party full of gear and gear-lovin’ on the planet. But sadly, most of you don’t get to. And seriously, what kind of bum deal is that? It’s like showing a happy kid who loves candy the brand-new discount candy emporium that just opened, and then saying “Sorry, remember what the doctor said about your early-onset diabetes? No candy.”
So, as much as we would love to have purchased all of you die-hard members of #TeamPreSonus badges to the show, the fact of the matter is you wouldn’t all fit in the convention center. We’ve done the next best thing. At the time of this writing, Justin and Rick are packing wooden crates full of cameras, switching devices, routers, (wired and wireless) microphones, and positive attitudes, and we are lugging an entire broadcast station to NAMM. Once there, we will broadcast LIVE from the show floor on Jan 23-25.
Tune in at www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive. The broadcast will be repeated each day for those of you on the dark side of our planet during the live segments, and will include our booth presentations, interviews, The Cave and Ryan Show, and probably a bunch of surprises.
Sure, you could check in periodically at manufacturer Facebook pages to get boring, blurry pictures of new gear, but why settle for that when you can see the glorious sway of Cave’s wavy locks in 720p?
In our continued efforts to play well with others, we will be bringing you coverage of ANY and ALL cool new NAMM stuff that strikes our fancy, and hopefully yours. We know that you are interested in stuff from brands other than PreSonus, (so are we) and nobody likes the guy at the party who only talks about himself, right?
So, mark your calendars for Jan 23-25, while I start charging camera batteries and clearing off memory cards. I won’t see you in Anaheim, but you will certainly see us from Anaheim.
Rick, Justin, and our hard-workin’ video team just wrapped up a series of no-less-than 14 new videos covering the StudioLive AI digital mixers and Capture 2. Topics include editing and saving your Fat Channel presets, connecting your StudioLive AI to wireless devices, Quick Mix Scenes, and tons more, all divvied-up into brief, tender, bite-sized morsels. Dig in, eat up, and pig out on our feast of knowledge.
StudioLive AI Mixer playlist:
Capture 2 playlist:
The kind geniuses over at Northern Sound and Light recently got their mitts on a StudioLive 32.4.2AI and cranked out this great overview video. This is an excellent primer for anyone who is considering getting a new StudioLive AI digital mixer and would benefit from a quick feature rundown.
Big thanks to Northern Sound and Light for their support!
Here’s Travis Brockway, live sound engineer for Shane and Shane and Phil Wickham, recently brought the entire PreSonus Active Integration package on the road for the bands’ Christmas Tour. Here, he discusses his experience with the StudioLive AI mixers, and why they’re the right fit for small-to-medium sized churches.
Furthermore, he takes a look at the StudioLive AI speakers, and how they make for the best possible live performances—and how Capture 2, Studio One, and Nimbit make for effortless recording, editing and online distribution of performances and services.
For more on the Active Integration family, click on any of the following:
[This just in from Guido Craveiro, who is taking his StudioLive on the road with his band, Maxim!]
Chances are that if you’re looking at Sceptre monitors, you’ve already got a pair of monitors and are looking to upgrade. Cool! While we’ve kept the price as reasonable as possible, it’s no secret that the Sceptres are completely pro—even the pros think so. You can also check out the 5-star user reviews from Sweetwater.com customers by clicking here.
While we’re flattered that you’ve considered the Sceptres, we would encourage you to refrain from hastily tossing your old, mediocre monitors on Craigslist. Why? Because even with the Sceptres, having multiple monitoring options allows you to check out how your mixes will sound on less-than-ideal setups.
Enter Monitor Station. It would be a total pain in the ear to have to re-wire your studio just to A/B your mix on a couple pairs of speakers, so let the Monitor Station take over. And until March 31, 2014, you will get a Monitor Station for FREE if you buy a pair of Sceptres. That’s a whopping $299 value!
The Monitor Station allows you to connect up to three pairs of monitors, so you can get an idea of what your mixes sound like on your shiny new Sceptres, average speakers, crappy computer speakers, or whatever else you would like to plug to it.
Furthermore, you can mix with your producer buddies in private with four LOUD headphone Outs, and a talkback mic allows you to politely request that the drummer stop beating the devil out of your Blue Mics Kiwi that you probably shouldn’t have let him use on the snare. Lastly, you can sum your mixes to mono at the touch of a button to check for phase problems.
Oh, and there’s a great big volume knob.
Getting in with the new doesn’t mean you have to get out with the old. With this package deal, you will make dramatic improvements to your monitoring with a single purchase.
In the spirit of kinda obvious marketing mnemonics, let’s sale-a-brate! Got a bundle of yuletide cashflow burning a hole in your stocking? Why not use some of it to get more PreSonusbang for your giftbuck? Here’s our monthly all-in-one-wrap-up of the best ways to not spend all of your money.
Buy Sceptre Monitorss, get Monitor Station FREE – a $299 value!
Click here for the full details, but here’s the gist: Purchase a pair of Sceptre monitors, and get a FREE Monitor Station. Knowing how your mixes will translate in multiple listening environments is of paramount importance to professional audio production, and nothing does it better than the Monitor Station.
Add this single-purchase setup to your existing monitor rig and transform yourself from a mixing greenhorn to a production powerhouse.
If you’re going to get a pair of reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding speakers, it would do them (and you) a disservice to use less than a reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding DAW. For a limited time, if you purchase Eris E5 or E8 monitors, we’ll throw in Studio One Artist, FREE! No rebate forms required on this one.
All you need to do is purchase 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. This offer ends March 31, 2013.
These two products make a great team. The AudioBox 1818VSL offers eight XLR inputs. And if you need eight inputs, you probably have more than one musician in the room, which would imply that you need a few different headphone mixes for monitoring. Unless, of course, you’re recording an octopus playing eight single-note melodies on eight different monophonic synthesizers.If that’s the case, please invite me to your Christmas party.
The AudioBox 1818VSL allows for monitoring your recording with effects but without latency, and when combined with the HP4 headphone amplifier, this game-changing experience can be shared with three of your friends. This offer ends January 31, 2014.
Jim Boitnott and John Mlynczak spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013 about Notion 4 notation software, including how to best use it alongside PreSonus Studio One.