How utterly proper that the tech industry heads down to Las Vegas in early summer to share their hottest news. See, the InfoComm show is to all things A/V what NAMM is to music. It’s not just about PA speakers and mixers, there are 3D 4K HD TVs, weird new computers, and nary a stringed instrument in sight around here.
So, what the heck are we doing here, anyhow? A lot. The reason we fit in at InfoComm this year—even better than years past—is because we’re stepping up our live sound game in a major way—more on that later. But in the meantime, the best way to answer this question is to click here for your free ticket, and then come and join us. Here’s what we have going on, and where to find it.
First of all, Doug Gould of WorshipMD will be giving FREE mixing instructions at The Technologies for Worship Pavilion, booth C4846. Doug has been a good friend to PreSonus for some time now, and his videos are among the most-watched on our YouTube channel. Come learn a thing or two from the man in person! Doug presents at the following times:
You can get the details on all of the new members of the PreSonus fam first-hand in our Demo Room, N104. Here’s a schedule:
By the way—Attend a StudioLive AI PA & Worx PA Speaker Demonstration and get a FREE Active Integration Universal USB Adaptor, a $19.99 value!
InfoComm press releases, complete with old-skool journalistic integrity:
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WorxAudio makes some incredible line array speakers, subs and monitors for big big Iron-Maiden calibur live shows, as well as some really high-endy installs for house of worship and pro touring. We’re stronger with the guys from Worx in our corner, and we think you’ll be thrilled to find some of the great things that come with having us on board.
We’re working with the fine crew at OBEDIA, to bring you monster powerhouse Studio One workstations, available in desktop and rackmount versions.
Cascade a couple of StudioLive AI Mixers together and get a 64-channel recording, networked, remotely controllable behemoth of a mixer for under $8,000. You can even mix and match StudioLive AI mixers of different channel counts.
Create complete networked audio systems by adding the new SL-Dante-SPK upgrade to StudioLive AI Loudspeakers. This makes the StudioLive AI loudspeakers the first Dante-enabled active loudspeakers on the planet.
Other handy wheres ‘n’ whens:
PreSonus advocate and Studio One pro Christopher “AudioCzar” Smith just got his hands on the Monitor Station V2, and quickly put together this video illustrating his thoughts on the unit—and they’re all positive! Tremendous thanks to him for doing this.
Czar is the kind of guy who goes the extra mile for producers with a penchant for learning. When he’s not producing music, he’s also producing excellent videos full of Studio One tips. Click here to see all of the Czar’s vids, or check him out on www.audioczar.net
For those of you who haven’t taken advantage of our power-up offer… the clock is ticking! You can save up to $1200 when you trade in your “classic” StudioLive mixer for the 2X power, extra features, and sweet sound of our new AI Series!
Click here to take advantage of the deal. It ends on July 30, 2014!
Not sure why to upgrade to AI? Here’s a video with the reason for the season.
George Straight’s crew and Reba’s band took some time out of their busy schedules—they were in town to play the Bayou Country Superfest—to come by the PreSonus HQ and check out the studio. We begged and pleaded for them to lay down a few tracks, and they obliged!
Justin also will take you on a little tour of our not-so-little John Storyk-designed studio. We’re really proud of it; check it out!
#GetYourHooksIn was a smashing success, and we owe all entrants a tremendous thanks for their time and effort. We received hundreds of submissions, and narrowing down the winners among the top contenders was a very difficult decision.
Second place winners—these entries receive a PreSonus Music Creation Suite:
Second place winner #1: Q’AILA, with “You are.”
Second place winner #2: Yahsha, with “Fallen Love.”
Third place winners—these entrants receive a copy of Studio One Professional:
BrandisX with “Love is on Your Way”
FTMG with “Lose Yourself”
Glenn What with “Grant My Wishes”
Andrei Ionescu & Cosmin Arsene with “Give2Get”
Dominic with “GIVE 2 GET (NEW MIX)”
The following entrants have their tracks set to disable embedding, but you can click over to their SoundCloud accounts to listen:
Congratulations to Netta Nimrodi and Arie Burshtein, lead singers of the Israeli Rock band LION TREE! Their winning track is playable below. For their outstanding efforts, they will be taking home the incredible grand prize package of a PreSonus ADL 700 channel strip, a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors, an AudioBox 1818VSL interface, a copy of Studio One Professional, and 50% of the songwriting royalties when the song is released!
We will be announcing more runner-up winners soon! Tremendous thanks to all who participated.
Melbourne, Australia’s Mia Dyson is five records and countless shows into an undeniable winning streak. So far, she’s been found touring with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, and Stevie Nicks, leaving a trail of won-over fans and ARIA nominations in her wake. Oh, and one win, for Best Blues and Roots Album. Her songs are clearly those of an artist who prioritizes balance—we hear fresh sounds juxtaposed with the traditional, all wrapped up in toasty blanket of heart and earnest. The result is a experience that is simultaneously warm, familiar, and refreshing, and highly deserving of repeat listenings.
“Idyllwild” is Mia’s new full-length, and it just came out on June 3. Click here to learn more about Mia and hear/buy “Idyllwild” on Nimbit! And heck, grab a shirt while you’re there, or maybe a copy of one of her earlier works. The Moment, in particular, has piqued some ears and fostered critical praise:
“The Moment puts Dyson in the same league as the great Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt. It goes down smooth, and pleasantly lingers in hearts and minds long after the record’s over. ”
[This just in from Sean Ardoin, who recently released his tribute to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” recorded and produced in Studio One! I got in touch with Sean and got a little backstory on his experience with Studio One.]
I used to use another DAW and then I got exposed to Studio One. The reduction in click count made my workflow super fast, and it’s so super intuitive that I get stuff done without even thinking about it. My cousin in California who worked with me on this song is one of my converts to Studio One. He bought it, and this was the first time he used it to record. He said that he would be using it a lot more in the future because it was so easy to use. He sent me his waves, I put them back in my session, mixed it down, mastered it in the Project page, labeled everything, and uploaded to SoundCloud—ALL IN ONE SESSION!
If you’re going to be in Los Angeles on June 14, IMSTA FESTA is happening! You’re invited, it’s FREE, and you should click here to register.
If you’re in the neighborhood, and into digital audio, then you should probably stop by. It’s an excellent opportunity to elbow-rub with world-class software manufacturers, and meet some of the great minds behind great software. Networking opportunities abound, and you’ll be surrounded with folks who love software just as much as you do.
Here’s some of the greatness that awaits, copy/pasted from their press release.