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PreSonus StudioLive AI on Tour with Phil Wickham / Shane and Shane

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.

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MAXIM Brings the StudioLive and ADL 700 on the Road

[This just in from Guido Craveiro, who is taking his StudioLive on the road with his band, Maxim!]

Hey PreSonus! 

I’ve been using  my StudioLive 24.4.2 for monitoring, and we just got another for front of house.  We did the entire October Maxim  tour with both consoles!
I recorded this performance using all 24 tracks, which I mixed later at home in-studio. The main vocal and bass are both run through the ADL 700. Wishing you all the best and a good entrance to 2014!


#PreSonuSphere Video: Notion 4 with Jim Boitnott and John Mlynczak

Jim Boitnott and John Mlynczak spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013 about Notion 4 notation software, including how to best use it alongside PreSonus Studio One.

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#PreSonuSphere Video: Breakfast with the Chiefs, moderated by @Craig_Anderton

The mighty mighty Craig Anderton took the time to put the PreSonus Cheifs in the honchos in his signature style: no advance questions! All responses you see here are given on-the-fly and not prepared ahead of time.

Join us at PreSonuSphere next year to be there in person!

.@AskAudioMag Reviews Eris E8 Active Studio Monitors, Favorably

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.”

Read their full review here.


#PreSonusphere Video: Active Integration with John Mills

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.

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5aint on recording Steve Dodds with the ADL 700, ADL 600, StudioLive, and Studio One

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.


Learn Live Concert Set-up: Free Shane and Shane Pre-Concert Video Workshop

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.

StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers First Look from @SonicSenseAudio

Check out this first look at the StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers from SonicSense! Thanks, guys!

#PreSonuSphere Video: Hip Hop Production using Studio One with @Tic2daToc

PreSonus’ own Dominic “Tic Toc” Bazile shares some of his Studio One production expertise at PreSonuSphere 2013.

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