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Introducing the PreSonus AIR Loudspeakers

Compact and lightweight, PreSonus AIR active loudspeakers provide a rich, extended low-end and natural high-frequency extension in an enclosure that will easily fit in the back seat of a small car. Backed by 1,200W of Class D/Class AB power and enhanced with easy-to-use digital tuning functions, AIR full-range systems give you all the power and tools you need for both mobile and installed sound. The series includes AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 full-range systems and AIR15s and AIR18s subwoofers.

Here’s a look at the new AIR speakers from InfoComm!

Introducing the PreSonus RML Series Mixers

Equally at home in houses of worship, schools, broadcast facilities, live venues, touring rigs, and recording studios, the PreSonus® StudioLive® RML32AI 32-channel, 25-bus, rack-mount Active Integration™ digital mixer is a versatile and flexible solution for live sound and recording. StudioLive RML32AI mixers offer 24 mic inputs and 8 combo mic/line inputs and are expandable up to 64 channels. Flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, they boast an integrated multitrack recording interface, advanced AVB or Dante networking, and multiple control options. Yet they’re easy to use, with a workflow that will let you focus on mixing, without being distracted by the technology.

Learn more about the StudioLive RML Rack Mixers here.

Introducing the StudioLive AR Hybrid Mixers

Compact, lightweight, and road-ready, StudioLive AR USB-series mixers provide an all-in-one solution for mixing and recording. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface; record and play back in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder; and stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth. Whether you’re at a gig, in the classroom, in rehearsal, or in the studio, StudioLive AR USB-series mixers make mixing and recording easy.

Find the StudioLive AR that’s right for you at presonus.com/products/studiolive-ar-hybrid-mixers

 

 

25% off Studio One 3 in June 2016

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Been considering Studio One? We’re up to version 3.2.2, and now’s a great time to get on board, as we’ve added some features since 3.0, including the very popular Console Shaper and a ton of workflow improvements. This is an instant price drop with no rebate forms.

Some other details you ought to know:

  • This offer is available worldwide.
  • This offer applies to all editions of Studio One 3: Artist, Professional, Upgrades, and…
  • Crossgrades!—as long as you have a qualifying DAW. Details on that below.

Crossgrade info:

If you own a DAW from the qualifying list below, you’re entitled to the 25% off discount. All you need to do is provide a copy of the UPC code or original purchase receipt for the other DAW in an email to crossgrade@presonus.com.

Upon approval, you will be issued a coupon code, which you can then use to purchase Studio One for the limited-time discounted price. Kindly allow up to 24 hours for the coupon code to be issued Monday through Friday. If requested on a weekend, the request will be handled the following Monday.

Qualifying DAWs include:

  • Cubase 5 or higher
  • Pro Tools 9 or higher
  • Nuendo 5 or higher
  • Logic 9, X
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 8 or higher
  • Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Acid Pro 6 or higher
  • Reason 6 or higher
  • Reaper 4 or higher
  • Samplitude 9 or higher
  • Mixcraft Pro 6 or higher
  • FL Studio 11 or higher
  • Notion 5 or higher
  • Bitwig Studio

This deal is available for digital downloads at the online PreSonus shop. But, if you’re feeling analog, we won’t get in the way. If a boxed copy is more your speed, then our ever-lovin’ dealers are participating as well.

30% off the Notion Brass Bundle in June 2016

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Now’s your chance to save 30% on the Brass Bundle for Notion—down from the usual price of $69.99. There’s a whole lotta brass for your buck in here—this world-class sample pack was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. You get seven instruments in the bundle, including:

  • Piccolo Trumpet
  • Bass Trumpet
  • Soprano Trumpet (Eb)
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
  • Wagner Tuba
  • Alto Trombone

What really sets the Brass Bundle (and other Notion Expansions) apart from other sample sets is the array of techniques available per instrument—these add an element of realism and expression that can’t be found in lesser sample packs. These performance techniques include:

  • Legato
  • Vibrato
  • Staccato
  • Trills
  • Straight Mute
  • Flutter Tongue

This offer is available only on shop.presonus.comClick here to get the brass bundle for less—while you still can.

 

 

 

e-Bass Collection 30% off at shop.presonus.com in June 2016

ebass5Only in June 2016—we’re offering 30% off of any item in the entire line of eBass Add-ons for Studio One 3. These recordings of a real-deal 1970s P-bass have been recorded in immaculate detail. Make no mistake—this isn’t a one-sound-per-MIDI note sample pack like that SoundFont from 1998 that you found on some “Free samples” website. There is a LOT for you to work with here—the packs include many different right-hand dynamics, left hand positions, hammer-ons, slides, dead notes and harmonics. There’s also a bevy of scripting at hand here, including valuable presets for you keyboardists out there who want to emulate bass playing via MIDI. Last but not least, each pack includes Musicloops in a variety of styles, including MIDI note data and effects chains per Musicloop.

There are four packs in the e-Bass collection: Vintage Finger, Vintage Pick, Classic Finger, and Classic Pick. They’re also available in an all-in-one combo pack.

For more details on the incredible depth of the eBass collection, click here—but here’s a taste:
“We used a Millenia TD-1 tube channel for the Vintage Bass instruments, and an Avalon DI preamp for the Classic Bass. We also recorded the bass via an Ampeg SVT top with 112 speaker, just as a sound reference. However, we ended up using only the DI signals for our eBass instruments. The DI signal provides great flexibility for additional processing with amp simulators and EQ, so the reference amp recording was a tremendous help when we designed the Instrument+FX presets—we could always compare them to the real thing. Strings were medium 045-105 round-wound for the classic and the same gauge flat-wound strings for the vintage. The pickup set was the original from 1975.”

The eBass collection is available for all editions of Studio One 3: Artist, Professional, and Prime, and can be purchased on shop.presonus.com or directly from inside Studio One.

Get a limited-edition AudioBox iOne Platinum for just $69.95

ione_platinum_600x600_5-31-16_RR02Are you the sort of singer/songwriter who wants an AudioBox that matches that nice brushed aluminum look of your laptop perfectly? Look no farther than the AudioBox iOne Platinum—a limited-edition run of our most portable of portable interfaces. And ONLY in June of 2016, these gorgeous li’l units are down from $99 to $69. 

The AudioBox iOne allows you directly record an instrument of choice and a single XLR microphone simultaneously, which is what makes ideal for the singing guitarist crowd. Just connect your guitar to the 1/4″ input on the front, your mic to the XLR port on the front, and connect the AudioBox to your computer via USB. Using the included Studio One 3 Artist software, you’ll be up and running and demoing your next (or first) hit in a matter of minutes.

And to keep things extra-portable, you can also record via the iOne to your iPad running the included Capture Duo software. Capture files can be wirelessly transmitted to your main workstation and opened up for editing in Studio One. All told, everything you need to record a song will fit in a shoebox.

Not that we recommend keeping it in a shoebox. Be nice to it, it’s shiny.

 

 

StudioLive RM Mixers Rebate Extended until Aug. 2016

rm_rebates_ext_ww_600x600_4-11-16_NEE01Goes to show that you just can’t keep a good promo down. Due to popular demand, we’ve extended our existing StudioLive RM mixer rebates until August 31. We’re offering up to 17% off of the RM-series StudioLive mixers. That’s $200 in the USA, but exact amounts will vary regionally.

If you haven’t checked in on the RMs in a while, it’s worth noting that The RM-series mixers recently had cascading support added in the most recent firmware update, allowing you to get build a 64-channel mixing powerhouse. If that’s appealing to you, it’s right for you to know that this is not a one-per-customer discount offer.  And if you own a StudioLive AI console mixer, you’re likely interested in the RM’s new stagebox mode.

But don’t take it from us… here’s what Front of House had to say about it, in part:

“Clearly there’s a lot here and I could spend the next 20 pages getting deeper into the possibilities of this versatile system. But for me, the bottom line here is that the RM mixers are affordable, with a solid build, great sound and an overflowing feature set with more to come, such as AVB integration. Unfortunately, my experience with this system left me with a seemingly incurable addiction for multi-touch, and it’s hard to break that habit.”

 

 

PreSonus Sound Revolution at BlackBird Academy Live—Nashville, June 23

JOIN US IN NASHVILLE!

In this free presentation, PreSonus’ Rick Naqvi (VP of Sales) and Arnd Kaiser (General Manger, PreSonus Software) will take you through basic and advanced production in Studio One 3. We‘ll show off the latest in PreSonus hardware and software integration. The new PreSonus studio monitors will be on hand to listen to, and we’ll have two hands-on workstations for attendees!

Lastly, we’ll also be showing some brand new things in the latest release of Studio One along with a few surprises! We’ll have the Studio 192, DP88, R Series Monitors, and MTM Monitors on-hand. One attendee gets a Studio 192 Mobile!

 

 

 

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Tips and Tricks in Studio One from DJ Headhunterz—part 2.

Obviously, Willem Rebergen, or better known as DJ Headhunterz, is an incredibly talented EDM artist. A part of his genius is a result of his detailed understanding of the functionality of Studio One 3.2.2 and the ease he’s reached working with the DAW. After our initial conversation with Rebergen a couple months ago, we realized that he is a wealth of knowledge that we would love to hear more from—and we knew you would, too!HeadHunterz-1

Here’s part 2 of tips and tricks for Studio One users from DJ Headhunterz!

“I’m not over exaggerating when I say that Studio One brought back the fun of making music for me,” Rebergen states. “I finally experienced what it feels like to ride the creative wave without constantly falling off it. Studio One motivates me to keep perfecting my workflow and I keep discovering new ways to do so every week.”

Rebergen starts off with tips that will ensure an easy, creative flow with Studio One. “If I were to give a tip it would be to make full use of the browser features and the MusicLoop feature. When I finish a song I completely undress it and save all sounds I made in the form of channel presets,MusicLoops and audio files. With every song I make my library expands and whenever I’m in the creative process I can recall any sound I am looking for without having to get into sound designing or endlessly searching through sample libraries. I make sure that every sound I save in MY library is on point. So they rarely need a lot of tweaking to fit into a song and I can just get on with concentrating on the creative part.”

“On the other hand I spend whole days making new sounds, collecting new drum samples, tweaking them etc. So that when I start a song, I’m loaded with content where I can just pick from very quickly.” Rebergen goes on to say, “Another thing I do is I keep an app open on the side called sticky notes where I type down all my newly made key commands (yes I constantly make new ones). I then force myself to use them all the time so they become a natural part of my workflow. Key commands make everything so much quicker and Studio One allows for using them for almost anything.”

Rebergen goes on to share general production tips that have worked for him over the last decade.

  • Another thing that I have learned over time, and often read but always somewhat ignored, is that it is absolutely crucial to work with the right sounds. So often, I have found myself trying to fit things in a mix that simply did not fit. It’s very useful to learn to be honest to yourself when making music. Even if you’ve spent hours on making something. Those couple of hours don’t mean anything when you listen to your song by the time it gets released months later. Try to be alert and not be afraid to throw stuff away. It can open up for new ideas when you clean up.
  • Nowadays more and more I make sure I have my pallete of sounds ready when I start a song. So that I don’t stumble upon these issues so much. I make sure the sounds are right so that it really comes down to the idea of the song at this point.
  • Some tips on making saw leads like I often do in my tracks. I love to use chords underneath but I also love using portamento. So to keep that intact, I just make 3 copies of my lead, nowadays mostly Spire or Serum and I play on each one a note of the chord. This way I can still play a chord while maintaining the glides that are a big part of how the melody is expressed.
  • Set the portamento so that it’s only triggered when two notes overlap so that you have complete control over when and how much it glides. I find that using this function instead of pitch bend automation feels more natural because I assume it has a different curve to it.
  • Also in the synth itself I often link an envelope to the pitch of the sound and give it a very short attack and set it to about 2 semitones down. So that each note has just a slight pitching up in the beginning. This also brings more expression into the lead sound and makes it less static.
  • Find the sweet spot with detuning. LFOs can also help for nice detuning without making it sound too false.

One last reminder from Headhunterz before we wrap. “Keep a beginner’s mind and acknowledge that the learning process is endless. I still feel like a noob sometimes. But I’m very passionately curious, I always want to keep discovering new ways.”

Keep an eye out for more from Headhunterz with part 3 of this series coming soon.