How many of these reviews are we up to now, ten? In this one, AskAudio Magazine test drives the new Eris E8s, and in doing so compares them favorably to his long-time standbys from Genelec, which he claims to have been using for 15 years. By the way, the Eris E8s cost a lot less than comparable Genelec options.
Enthusiastic thanks and raised glasses to G.W. Childs IV of AskAudio for his kind words, which include:“The Eris 8s are really phenomenal reference monitor, not only for the price, but just in regard to reference monitors, in general.”
John Mills takes us on a whirlwind tour of all things Active Integration at PreSonuSphere 2013.
Active Integration products sense each other, interact and work together wirelessly, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and seamlessly integrated software. They run on CPUs far more powerful than competitors’ current audio products—PreSonus has realized this dream with its new Active Integration technology.
PreSonus®’ next-generation Active Integration products combine powerful 32-bit floating-point DSP, wireless and wired communication, and proprietary software to solve real-world live sound and studio problems. During the past four years, PreSonus has led the industry in hardware/software integration, and Active Integration takes this concept to a new level, offering high-end capabilities that have never been available before.
For more on Active Integration, click here: http://www.presonus.com/news/press_releases/Active-Integration
Recording a guitarist with as signature a technique as Steve Dodds introduces some unusual recording quandaries. Fortunately for 5aint, his PreSonus AL 700, ADL 600, StudioLive digital mixer, and Studio One DAW provided everything he needed for the task at hand.
Dodds’ signature “guitabla” stylings are in high demand, as he has been a prolific session player and frequent collaborator with the likes of Steven Stills, Sarah McLachlan, Karen Eden, and more, having worked on projects with notable producers like David Kershenbaum, Jill Joes, Alan Moulder, and Martin Page. His more recent focus has been on his dynamic, genre-blending solo material.
In case the Shane and Shane workshops didn’t roll through your town, you can now enjoy some incredible online infotainment from Travis Brockway, live sound engineer for our new best friends, Shane and Shane.
Included below is coverage from the Shreveport, Louisiana stop of the workshop tour.
You may choose to make some soup and a sandwich first, as this one clocks in at a solid hour. That’s OK, considering it contains a lifetime’s worth of important info about the StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers, StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer, and how nicely they play together.
If you’re a live sound guy, this vid is a must-see.
A lot of holiday marketing hoo-haw talks about “stocking stuffers.” This sort of hype is intended to resonate with that segment of the Pinterest crowd that believes “good things come in small packages.” That’s cool and all, but I know for a fact that we musicians like nothing more than unwrapping a great big box full of pro audio gear and promptly getting it up and running. Preferably before the goose is served, and grandma falls asleep in the recliner, wine glass in hand. And besides, you already have a couple of stocking stuffers. They’re called “feet.”
Here’s a look at some opportunities to save some hay-pennies on our already reasonably-priced studio stuffers.
Buy a StudioLive 16.0.2, get a sweet, steely-grey carrying case. Even the most abominable of snowmen need to leave the cave now and again, and we feel the StudioLive should go with them. This fashionable, admittedly box-like gig bag will keep your StudioLive 16.0.2 warm and toasty through the most boreal of polar tundras. Save your receipt! This promo ends Dec. 31, 2013.
Usually the AudioBox VSL interfaces ship with Studio One Artist, but for a limited time you can get bumped up to Studio One Producer, which includes VST support, and the ability to import/export .MP3s. This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013. Your upgrade activation key will be provided via email.
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.
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 Dec. 31, 2013.
Check out this first look at the StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers from SonicSense! Thanks, guys!
PreSonus’ own Dominic “Tic Toc” Bazile shares some of his Studio One production expertise at PreSonuSphere 2013.
For more on Studio One, click here: http://www.presonus.com/studioone
[This just in from PreSonus Artist Patrik Mata of KOMMUNITY FK!]
I wanted to share this recent interview and the debut of one of the new tracks from my band’s upcoming new LP, Thee Image & Thee Myth. The track is entitled “Thee New Tribe.”
I also mention my association as an endorsed Artist with Presonus & how your company saved my career as a composer & multi-instrumentalist. Every track on the new LP was created in Studio One v2.6, as all of my work has been since the software’s original inception.
You can hear a full interview from DJ Cruel Britannia’s Fadeout podcast below. Interview starts at 36:18.
May you have a warm wonderful happy holiday,
Patrik Mata/Presonus Artist
Mark Williams, our Director of International Sales and Business Development and International Sales Director of Mystery, was recently an honoree in the “Forty Under 40” spotlight from the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Thanks to Business Report for their continued support of PreSonus. They’re good folks over there. When you’re done with the video below, check out the full article over at Business Report’s website.
Khaliq Glover has been in the audio production game for some time now, and has some incredible A-list talent on his resume: Prince, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, and more. Here he is at PreSonuSphere 2013, sharing some of his Studio One secrets.
For more on Studio One, click here: http://www.presonus.com/studioone