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[This just in from Lance Reynolds, FOH for Mercury Prize winners Alt-J!]

Well, our tour is nearing its end. We have our last show today in Denver. On most shows for this tour, we used the StudioLive 24.4.2 as a monitor desk, powering our in-ears mixes. Occasionally, we used it at front of house, and in a couple of situations it was used to its fullest as a front of house desk /monitor desk /recording interface.

For example, last week we did a promo event at KRXQ in Sacramento where about 30 lucky fans won a contest to see the band perform a few songs in a very intimate setting. The performance was captured with the PreSonus desk, while also being videotaped. After mixing and editing, the video will be posted by the radio station. Meanwhile, here’s a promo photo we shot after the performance.

Pictured left to right is Joe Newman (lead singer /guitarist), myself (FOH engineer), Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist /bassist /singer), Thom Green (drummer), Ron Sharpless (seated, monitor engineer), and Gus Unger-Hamilton (Keyboardist /singer).

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[This just in from Ramon Castillo—Bleep Blop is gaining some serious momentum! If you want to see the StudioLive 16.0.2 run as the beating heart of a symphony of strange hardware electronics, then don’t miss this event! You can view it online at stream.bleepblop.com. 7:30 p.m. April 20.]

Ramon Castillo and Pochun Wang present:

Bleep Blop, Nonduo, Cloud Ludum, Ensemble Robot.

7:30 p.m. April 20th, 2013.

Umass Lowell, Durgin Hall (concert hall) Or view online at: stream.bleepblop.com!

Bleep Blop comes to Umass Lowell with lots of friends and an exciting new program. (Recital Credit offered)

What does Bleep Blop sound like?

  • April 20th, 2013
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell – Durgin Hall
    35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854
  • 7:30 pm
  • stream.bleepblop.com

The music will feature everything from electronically manipulated piano, analog synthesis, the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine, dynamically looped mbira, live video, to “third stream” free improvised experimental music, and a robotic glockenspiel controlled by Mike Testa.

Our prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, we are going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.

Music by Ramon Castillo, PoChun Wang, Mike Testa, Loudon Stearns, Raleigh Green, Olga Karaseva, Deepak Gopinath and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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Selection of works to include:

Wonderland/Bounce for live synthesis and the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine
Gargantuan for violin, guitar, and electronic sounds
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Tierkeis” (Zodiac) arr. by Olga Karaseva for vibrophones, bass, electric guitar, drums
Six Six for dynamically looped piano
Spores for guitar synthesizer and 16mm projection by NonDuo
Improv for Robot and other things

and more…

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So, it turns out that the oldest known melody is really very pretty.

Here is Hurrian Hymn no.6 – c.1400 B.C.

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http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

 

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Once again, the PureMix team performed on the Sweetwater Gearfest theater stage. Fab and Ben recorded The Liza Colby Sound live, with no safety net, showing how to place microphones, set up preamps, and process audio in real-time while recording it!

Starting April 16, the tracks will be available for download, and that’s where you come in. Mix ‘em up, submit them, and you could win PreSonus Studio One 2.5 Professional, an ADL 700 preamp, or one of 15 other incredible prizes!

Click here to learn more about the amazing prizes available, as well as submission guidelines and all that mumbo gumbo that keeps the lawyers happy. Thanks PureMix!

 

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Musikmesse was a blast this year. We got to see a lot of old friends and made some new ones. One of the new friends we made was this MIPA award, won by Studio One 2.5 in the category of “Best Recording Software.

We’re honored. It’s nice to be noticed. :)

 

 

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[This just in from Jody Whitesides, accomplished singer/songwriter/composer/PreSonus devotee…]

Once in a while I’m asked, “What would you consider you’re best piece of music?” I would have to go out on a limb and say there’s no way to choose which of my creations is my best, much like a parent can’t choose between their kids. I have to let others make that choice. Those choices are what happens when music I’ve created is used to help support other’s creations in TV,film, or games.
I’m fortunate to be getting a lot of placements and uses of my “children,” or as most would call them: songs! Getting to that artistic end result and making what I hear in my head a reality that can be shared with the world is a real pleasure. In making any song a reality, I end up using tools that I know will deliver the quality I need. The PreSonus Monitor Station is a staple in my studio. It’s vital in making it easier to get a great mix.

In the last three months I’ve had the following placements. In every single one of them, I’ve used the Monitor Station. Don’t let your creations leave the studio without using it!

NASCAR on Fox
OH Sit!
The Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Design Squad Nation
American Digger
American Ninja Warrior
Angel’s baseball
Atlanta Braves baseball
Auction Hunters
All My Children
Bang For Your Buck
Brave’s Live
Big 12 Live
Beverly Hills 90210
Brothers & Sisters
Cardinal’s Live
Cowboys Game Night (NFL)
Detroit Tigers Live
Dodger’s Live
E! News
High School Scoreboard
High School Spotlight
How I Made Millions
Lonestar Conference Showcase
MLB Tonight
NASCAR Raceday
On The Fly
One Life To Live
One Tree Hill
Rangers Insider
Rangers Live
Samsung Mobile 500 Preview Show
Selection Sunday 12
Sportsday NFL Draft Special
Sportsday On Air
The Rundown
Tigers Live
Veronica Mars
World’s Strictest Parents

hearjody.com

jodywhitesides.com

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Wow, MusicStoreTV really got all the good stuff from our presence at Musikmesse! Check out the videos below for coverage on our new Eris and Sceptre monitors, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, our StudioLive AI PA Systems, and the ADL 700 channel strip!

Big big thanks to the MusicStoreTV team and Rodney Orpheus for this exceptional coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out MusicStoreTV‘s interview with Rodney about the new Eris E5 and E8 monitors. Thanks for coming by the booth, guys!

 

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Tune in tomorrow for live coverage from Musikmesse!

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

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