Finally! We get to see how a crazy person works, as we take a peek inside the unpredictable mind of steadyb. While he is not known for sharing his toys, steadyb will share his recording, mixing and mastering secrets used in the production of the album Proud to be American. Learn the ways of the force with steadyb while he breaks down the Studio One approach for the disorganized and scatter-brained, and how Studio One allows the freedom to be spontaneous to achieve amazing results. As steadyb says: “In the end, it is only the results that matter, not what you had to do to get there.”
A 20-year veteran of the music industry, steadyb has worked for industry leaders like Apple, Fostex, and Alesis before joining PreSonus as a Technology Evangelist. He’s toured the world as a professional keyboardist, and has credits as an audio mixer and sound editor for shows on the History Channel and HGTV.
When prompted for some highlights of PreSonuSpheres past, steadyb notes the following: “I like the food.”
Sonic Sense got a hold of a StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and have taken it through the necessary paces. Take a look at their video overview below, but don’t stop there… click here to read their entire review of the mixer, which includes such kind words as:
“PreSonus has once again redefined what the compact digital console can be. The software that goes along with it is a perfect example of just how powerful modern, affordable digital consoles can really be.”
Get in while you can! Our discounted rates for hotels at PreSonuSphere have proven to be quite popular, and rooms are limited, and filling up fast! Register over at the main PreSonuSphere site.
PreSonuSphere offers two days of non-stop music production and audio technology seminars. You’ll also be among the first to learn about some of the latest and greatest from PreSonus, and enjoy some incredible food along the way.
We’ve also got some more PreSonuSphere news: Teddy Riley will be appearing, and revealing rare insights into his Studio One production secrets. We’ve also made the event’s brochure available for download in a handy PDF format, which you can get by clicking here.
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This 4.5/5 star-review on the new Eris monitors comes to us from the informed minds at Bonedo.De. It’s in German, but savvy Google Chrome users can employ the auto-translate feature, or users of any browser can download an English translation here.
“The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well equipped and good-natured active
speakers for near field. The fairly linear tuning of the boxes allows an amazingly balanced
and transparent sound reproduction, and for a very attractive price. Since the Eris E5 costs
almost half, and was able to convince most sonically, it gets awarded 5 stars.”
Rick Naqvi shares some important insights about calibrating your studio monitors. Hearing your mixes accurately is critical to even the most humble recording environments!
For more on PreSonus studio monitors, check out our Eris and Sceptre monitor pages, linked below.
The StudioLive mixers are an ideal choice for running audio for your theate productions!
StudioLive mixers are ideal for the theatre because they are easy to use, allow you to save and recall production scenes, and the integrated software tools allow anyone to run sound. This video demonstrates how school and community theatres can benefit from using a StudioLive to enhance their production and rehearsals.
We’re celebrating the release of Flying Colors’ Live in Europe by giving away a killer prize package including a FireStudio Mobile, FaderPort, HD7 headphones, and a deluxe edition of Live in Europe that includes a Blu-Ray disc, double-CD album, and a triple-LP for you old-school vinyl lovers out there!
To enter, just click on over to the following link, or click on “Flying Colors Gear Giveaway” under our cover graphic on Facebook!
You’ll receive a great package of high-res photos of Flying Colors JUST FOR ENTERING!
Flying Colors is:
Steve Morse: Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Casey McPherson: Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar
Neal Morse: Keyboard, Vocals
Dave LaRue: Bass Guitar
Mike Portnoy: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
The band was launched in 2012 with a simple idea from executive producer Bill Evans: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old-fashioned way: by hand. Live In Europe captures the supergroup in Tilburg, NL. Formats are region-free Blu-ray and DVD, 2-CD, 3-LP Vinyl, iTunes HD (Mastered for iTunes) and Amazon MP3.
Sorry for the delay. We’d like customers in the USA to know that the trucks are rolling! For more info on the new line of StudioLive AI mixers, click here.
[This just in from Bill Sage—Sales & Design Engineer for Pro Media Ultrasound.]
Hey PreSonus –
I used to be a touring and recording engineer. I now design and sell AV systems. I’m a busy guy, with a full-time sales job and a marriage. I mostly do sound for friends’ bands or benefits for charities.
Running Universal Control on my Apple Powerbook, I was able to quickly get set up and my mix together in a matter of minutes. I didn’t even read the manual, and it worked flawlessly—and more importantly, it sounded great!
After the gig, I read the manual… and I had no idea that the StudioLive 16.0.2 even had iPad control, which got me even more curious. I took the plunge and bought the 16.0.2.
I also put the band back together. I am playing bass and singing, the other guys are not engineers so I am keeping busy! I use the 16.0.2 and Capture to record basic tracks or rehearsals. Capture is great because I only have to press Record and Stop. Capture lets me concentrate on playing, instead of engineering.
Once home from rehearsal, I import the files into Studio One. Again, it is really simple to get good-sounding tracks. The software is really intuitive, so once again I didn’t read the manual much, but I did find the videos on the internet really helpful.
I have had the “big three” recording softwares at one time or another. This by far is the simplest, most intuitive mixer and software that I have ever used.
I would highly recommend the 16.0.2 and the Studio One Software to anyone.
Sales & Design Engineer
Pro Media Ultrasound