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Thanks to Amahl from Champion Sound for these great shots of the winners from their season finale!

Retro5pect (Dallas, TX)  and Cloud Stryfe (New Orleans, LA) tied for first place, with each receiving a pair of the brand-new PreSonus Eris E5 monitors! Eduk8 (Baton Rouge, LA) took third place and walked away with a set of PreSonus HD7 headphones.  B. Brooks (Baton Rouge, LA) took fourth place.

 

 

Photos by Travis Robertson

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[This just in from Serin Hong, Assistant Manager at Sama Sound, our hardworking distributor in Korea!]

Hello PreSonus, this is Serin. How is everything going with you?

We successfully finished our Studio One seminar series, with a new class on every Saturday for the last six weeks. It went from Feb. 16 to Mar. 23, and everyone including myself really enjoyed all the seminars. We had different subjects for each seminar, and all the professional presenters brought and shared their knowledge and experience with Studio One.

 

We give you a massive thumbs up! What a great software. Thank you all at PreSonus. You guys are amazing.

The music below was the class material of the last class with Hyunjoon Lee. All the tracks are MIDI and sequenced in Studio One.

 

Best regards,
Serin Hong

 

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Free Webinar:

Join steadyb as he shows you advanced features of Melodyne, integrated into Studio One Professional 2. He will address converting audio to MIDI, as well as Melodyne’s tried-and-true pitch correction for those troublesome “singers.”

Tune in and win; we’ll give away free t-shirts.

Thursday, May 2

www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

Category PreSonus LIVE | 9 Comments »
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Check out this new video of extraordinary drummer Dre Boyd shares some of his insights on using PreSonus Studio One to run backing tracks from MultiTracks.com at his live performances.

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John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows us some of the basic ins and outs of recording your school band’s rehearsals via the AudioBox 44VSL. He also shares a bit about the best way to mic the band.

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PreSonus LIVE has been steadily gaining momentum for a while now, and we’re really thankful for your continued support and viewership—as well as your chat room participation!

We were wondering: What topics are you interested in seeing in future episodes of PreSonus LIVE? Post your suggestions in the comments. Thanks!

Category PreSonus LIVE | 8 Comments »
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In this episode of PreSonus LIVE, Justin showcases the PRM1 measurement microphone and the Smaart Wizard functionality that is included in the StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 mixers.

Learn how to use Smaart Spectra to fine tune your live rig to your environment. We also take a look at ringing out your stage monitors using Smaart features.

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[This just in from Stephen G. Mark from the George Mason University Indoor Drumline. The GMUID team just placed 8th in the WGI World Championships, and we’re proud as a new mom to learn that a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 lent a hand. In fact, per Stephen, the team’s performance was praised for the audio quality of their presentation. Footage of the award-winning performance is below. Running live sound for a drumline is a whole ‘nother animal than running sound for the local Journey tribute band, so I asked Stephen to share some details on the hows and whats and mics. He obliged.]

Hey PreSonus! Just wanted to let you know how things went this past weekend at WGI World Championships. We came in 8th place with a 92.25. We were the only first year world class ensemble to break 90, and the only first year group to be in the top ten, an achievement that hasn’t happened in quite a while.

After the awards ceremony I was told multiple times how our ensemble “by far had the best balance of the entire evening.” I credit being able to manipulate our sound live in aiding this accomplishment, an accomplishment that would not have been possible without the support of PreSonus.

Here’s a video of our finals performance and picture from the performer’s perspective of the 4,000+ audience who watched us perform and listened to that perfect sound that was praised about all night. That audience could definitely see what equipment that we are very proud to endorse.

We miked each marimba with two Shure SM-57 Mic’s, evenly distributed around the individual playing zones. The vibraphones were miked in a similar fashion, but we used only one mic per instrument. We also amplified our drum set, we amplified each piece of the kit, with the exception of overhead mics for cymbals—you can tell from the video that we have enough cymbal sound to fill the arena that we perform in.
 We compete in various gymnasiums and arenas from February to April. Each competition site site is extremely different from one to the next, and we are given no time in that room prior to the performance. Multiple groups compete at each competition and are only given a certain allotment of time to enter the floor, perform their show, and get off the floor. Exceeding the predetermined time frame of 11 minutes can result in a penalty. So needless to say we do not get any time for a sound check! In fact, our sound check is determined by the first notes being played in the performance. In the past, while using analog mixers, we where forced to make best guesses on how the mix would sound in that room and cross our fingers and hope that would be OK. Now the StudioLive allows us to make those best guesses and if there something wrong we can adjust levels throughout the performance.
I believe having this capability allowed us to achieve an almost perfectly blended sound that was the talk of the town after our performance.
Regards,
Stephen G. Mark

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Long-haul industrial band KMFDM has been at it for 29 years. On their current U.S. tour, they are mixing monitors with a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2. At the Baton Rouge show, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko cited ease of use and wireless control as primary reasons to choose StudioLive.

See pics from the show over at our Facebook page!

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Join us for PreSonus LIVE on Thursday! Justin will be showcasing the PRM1 measurement microphone and the Smaart Wizard functionality that is included in the StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 mixers.

Learn how to use Smaart Spectra to fine tune your live rig to your environment. We’ll also take a look at ringing out your stage monitors using Smaart features.

http://www.PreSonus.com/Videos/PreSonusLive

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