Generally, at NAMM, we run around with cameras and try to interview artists and get them to say nice things about us. Ever the forward-thinking rabble-rousers, Hero’s Last Mission brought their own camera to catch Rachel and Phil at the PreSonus booth and talk about what’s new with us. Turnabout is fair play.
Get a look behind the scenes of the new Ampire XT Metal Pack for Studio One, featuring EDM/Metal crossover band Tooms!
The Ampire XT Metal Pack offers six new amp models and six new cabinet models for Ampire XT, and an incredible new SoundSet of metal drum sounds for Impact!
You can learn more about the Ampire XT Metal Pack by clicking here.
Hey! It’s cold outside. We’re experiencing one of the most brutal winters here in Baton Rouge that we’ve ever seen. So, why not stay indoors, get your producing on, and warm up your studio with some hot PreSonus gear? For a limited time, we’re offering the following killer deals. You can take advantage of these offers at a local PreSonus dealer or at your online store of choice. To find a dealer, click on one of the following links:
Buy Sceptre Monitors, get Monitor Station FREE!
Two great products that play well together. The Sceptre monitors are enjoying a lot of critical (and user) praise right now, and must be heard to be believed. Don’t throw out your old monitors, however, as with the Monitor Station, you’ll be able to hear your mixes on both pairs – a critical tool for knowing how your mixes will translate to various listening environments. Click here to get further details on this world-wide offer, as well as the required rebate form. But maybe before you do that, you should check out these killer reviews of the Sceptres.
Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist Free!
Click here for more info on this deal, but the long and short of it is pretty well summed up by the above. No rebate forms, just savings. Get your Eris, register them at my.presonus.com, and your Studio One Artist activiation code will be available there auto-magically. Currently the Eris speakers are enjoying a five-out-of-five AVERAGE user scores at Guitar Center AND Sweetwater, and we just can’t help but feel like celebrating. History has shown that the best way to share that celebratory spirit is to give away free kick-ass stuff. In this case, it’s Studio One Artist. Don’t forget to grab the free 2.6 update when you install it!
Save $30 on the AudioBox USB until April 30, 2014!
The trusty, sturdy AudioBox USB is aimed squarely at the back-to-basics recording mindset. You get two 1/4″ XLR combo jacks, ideal for recording guitar and vocals simultaneously, MIDI in and Out, Main Outs for your monitor speakers, and a headphone out. Keeping things simple also means keeping them small, and the AudioBox USB will slip right into most any laptop case for recording on the go. Furthermore, it’s USB bus-powered, which means you don’t have to worry about pesky dead batteries or AC power cables mucking up your session. Also, it’s now $30 cheaper, for a limited time. No rebate paperwork, no fuss. Click here for more info.
At the 2014 NAMM show, PreSonus CSO and Founder Jim Odom recalls some fond memories of time spent in Hall E back in PreSonus’ formative years. Don’t ever forget your humble beginnings. 🙂
The kind sports at Hero’s Last Mission put together this exceptional video describing their workflow with the StudioLive 16.4.2. They are using the board to its fullest in both the studio and onstage, taking advantage of features like QMix personal monitoring and scene recall for saving board settings appropriate to multiple venues. Furthermore, they record live shows to Capture and then mix later in Studio One!
Hero’s Last Mission is taking advantage of the full PreSonus solution. Are you?
Here’s innovative and versatile PreSonus Artist Ian Ethan, performing “The Comforter” in his inimitable style on an 18-string acoustic doubleneck. Ian employs a lot of extended technique and looping to great effect. This is just one man and a doubleneck guitar, but it sounds like two guitars and a drum! Regarding the recording of this work, Ian says:
“I recorded this on-location at Ceaser Photography with my FireStudio Project and a laptop, as usual – a super easy and effective portable rig. I think it may be my best recorded double-neck sound to date, even compared to stuff I’ve recorded in big high-end studios. I’m in the middle of recording my new album as well, at home, using a daisy-chained Firestudio Mobile and FireStudio 2626 to capture all of the live loop signals as well as the various pickup and internal mic outputs from my doubleneck, along with the external mics—a Royer 121 ribbon and Miktek CV4 tube condenser. I’m thrilled with how it’s sounding so far!”
IDJNOW was kind enough to swing by our brand spankin’ new trade show booth at NAMM this year, where they monopolized Matt Conrad and filmed him for no fewer than three videos on our new Music Creation Suite, the StudioLive 16.4.2AI, and the also-new AudioBox Stereo.
Music Creation Suite:
Long-haul six-string stalwarts at Guitar World paid us a visit at NAMM, and received demos for both the Metal Pack Add-on for Studio One, as well as the Progression tab editor. Fortunately for us (and thereby, you) they brought video cameras.
Thanks much for the kind attention, gents, and particularly to Scott Van Heldt, without whom the Metal Pack could not have been properly represented. To hear more of his heavy, click here.
Ampire XT Metal Pack for Studio One:
Progression Tab Editor:
International Sales Director of Mystery Mark Williams recently made an unusually local expedition into the Louisiana bayous, searching for the storied crystal cog that has been missing from the Antikythera mechanism since its discovery near a Greek island in 1900. Exhaustive research has led Williams to believe that the fabled gear may have wound up at the bottom of Hackberry Bayou, as a plane carrying the precious cargo was last seen flying over the area in 1936—never to be heard from again; feared crashed.
It’s suspected that this arcane mechanism was an early attempt by the Greeks to solve latency issues in their early audio recording endeavors—a work of mysterious genius that PreSonus feels may hold the secret to unlocking divine audio quality in future products.
While this mission was sadly thwarted by a pack of rabid alligators (don’t get between them and their young), it has only re-doubled Agent Williams’ efforts to find the missing crystal cog. But for now, the location of this ancient power remains lost to history…
Even a meager home studio is littered with more gains, trims, volumes, gazintas and gazoutas than one can know what to do with. All of this sequential amplification can lead to clipped gazintas, noisy tones, and, if you’re not careful, tinnitus. So how do you figure out all of your input and output levels?
Properly gain staging your recording devices is critically important, and only a little tricky. Leave it to Gear Addicts to demystify it all—just for you!
Well, just for you and anybody with Internet access. But still. Worthwhile viewing.