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.
Kind press folks the world over swung by our booth at NAMM 2014, cameras in tow on tiring shoulders. Here’s some clips from AudioSavings exploring the StudioLive AI mixers, SL Room Control, and the Sceptre and Eris monitors. More videos from other sources to come!
StudioLive AI Mixers:
SL Room Control app:
Sceptre and Eris monitor speakers:
Join steadyb as he recaps what’s new in Studio One as of NAMM 2014! We’ll be looking at new features, including:
Click here to watch the show: http://bit.ly/17xoiG0
We’ve been busy here at Nimbit. We’ve been working crazy hard on some new features that are going to change the way you connect with your fans. Let’s dive right in.
1. Fan List
With Nimbit’s new fan list, you can communicate with your fans like never before. The fan list is available on all Nimbit plans. Imagine knowing:
Save those and countless other filters into your fan list and use the rest of our tools to keep them engaged.
How do you keep them engaged? Use our new email marketing tool, available to Nimbit Premium users, which is integrated throughout the dashboard. You can:
5. Fan Check.In
The real power in these features comes from you. We’ve focused on making it easy for you to do what you need to do in your own way. Go beyond the examples, your options are endless. So log in to your account now, and start trying them out!
“Ultimately, someone looking to setup a home studio or who needs portable monitors ought to go with the PreSonus Eris E8. The quality’s professional level, the functions are versatile, and the design is fairly portable – so how much more could you want?”
The Music Education Expo is the UK’s largest conference for anyone involved in music education. Over 150 exhibitors will be present! This is an excellent opportunity to network and scour for the latest and greatest educational resources from the world’s best manufacturers! Registration is FREE, and the event takes place at the Barbican Centre in London.
While you’re there, be sure to visit Source Distribution at booth C13 to see the latest from PreSonus, including Notion 4, Studio One, StudioLive AI mixers, Eris 4.5 and models from the AudioBox series. Not only that, but all visitors can get a FREE copy of Studio One Artist recording software, a £79 value!