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Buy a pair of AIR or ULT Loudspeakers, get a StudioLive AR8 mixer FREE!

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From now until the end of June, customers in the USA and Canada can take advantage of this incredible offer—we’re giving you a StudioLive AR8 Hybrid Mixer if you buy a pair of select PreSonus speakers. This will give you everything you need for a portable live sound rig short of mics and cables, and is ideal for DJs, electronic musicians, or just a general purpose PA system.

The AIR Loudspeakers have received some excellent critical praise from Performer Magazine recently, including my favorite two-word review closing that I’ve ever read:

CONS: NONE. 

Click here to download the required rebate form.

Notion iOS Update (2.0.177) Available Now!

Notion iOS update (2.0.171), April 2017Notion iOS Drums

What’s New

  • New Notion “Widget” to quickly access recent scores, or to quickly setup a simple score. To add,  just swipe right over your device’s Home screen, Lock screen, or Notification Centre, tap ‘Edit’ and select Notion.
  • New “Send To…” feature, to share exported files from Notion with other apps on the same device or to use AirDrop with nearby devices via Bluetooth. Go to export, select required file format, and then tap “Send To…”
  • New “Open in” button on Help pdf, allowing the Notion Help Guide to be opened with other pdf readers on the same device (and thereby allowing search, export etc)
  • Updated Chorus and Organ sounds – go to ‘Sounds’ and swipe left to remove the old versions. Then re-download the sound by tapping on the cloud icon.
  • New button to engage Step Entry when using an external MIDI instrument
  • New option in Instrument Setup to show circles around half/whole notes in tablature
  • When importing or exporting drum parts via MIDI, Notion now maps the notes to its standard GM drum mapping
  • Notion now draws drumset cymbals and hi-hats with cross-head noteheads by default, when importing drum parts via MIDI or using onscreen drum pad
  • Scroll in Playback option added to View Options

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  • Handwriting
  • Fix to adding extra ledger lines to previously entered notes
  • When handwriting where part contains existing tab notes, for any notes that are not changing, preserve the existing tab strings.
  • When handwriting into a part that is linked to tablature, use the same tab logic as for standard note entry
  • Fix for when handwriting into a measure that already has an existing dotted chord, the dotted chord would become double-dotted.
  • Fix for when adding a note with handwriting to a measure that contained a chord with multiple ledger lines, the chord would change
  • Fix for handwriting over more than one measure at a time in the handwriting window
  • Fix for when handwriting over more than one system

General

  • Dynamic Parts now show in score order
  • Glissandi between two close chromatic notes now show in the right direction
  • Glissandi now centre on noteheads, not attachments
  • Fix for not setting some instrument transpositions when importing MusicXML
  • When dragging an articulation, the crosshead is centred on the articulation, rather than its notehead
  • Fix stems not lining up on cross-staff chords
  • Accidental is now not hidden if a note from a chord is sent to the other staff with the cross-staff tool
  • Flags now show on unbeamed cross-staff notessend to
  • When in Step Time, Bb and Eb transposing instruments now spell notes as expected
  • When importing lyrics from MusicXML, verse number is now correctly set
  • Enharmonic tool now works on chords
  • Clear special no longer clears harp tuning diagrams or attached rules
  • Notes for transposing instruments now spelt better when in remote minor keys
  • Measure is now spaced correctly when empty and another staff has a whole rest in the same frame
  • Drumset unmeasured tremolo now responds to hairpins
  • Stem direction now only affects the selected beam group (rather than the whole measure)
  • When exporting as MIDI, articulations (such as staccato altering note lengths) are now taken into account
  • Fix up occasional issue with hairpins when exporting MusicXML
  • If language is set to Spanish, then load Spanish feedback page.
  • Fix for tab notes not being retained, when recording in real-time with the onscreen fretboard
  • Reset tab numbers now only resets selected notes, rather than whole measure
  • Scores now save whether onscreen virtual instruments (e.g. piano/fretboard are showing or not)
  • Fix for adding an extraneous double barline, when an existing double barline is followed by a cut (and linked fix, for a crash when layout handles are shown on the extra double barline)
  • Can now type lyrics into left hand of grand staff
  • Slides between two close chromatic notes now show in the right direction
  • Glissandi now do not collide with note dots or accidentals
  • Hide resting staves now does not hide first and second endings, if the top staff is hidden
  • Fix for some short sounds causing a crash in playback (e.g. closed hi-hat, high claves, oboe duo)
  • Fix for scores jumping when entering notes towards the bottom of the screen
  • Fix for occasionally not being able to scroll to the bottom of the score.
  • Fix the All Bundle image being used in Score Setup for Piano instead of the Piano image
  • General stability improvements

Get Notion for iOS for nearly half price—limited time!

Click here to visit the App Store: http://apple.co/2oFiZoV

All this for nearly half price won’t last, so get it before May 12!

Compose on the go and transfer your work to Notion 6. New handwriting support for iPad. Works with notation, tablature, or both. Huge wealth of sounds available from the London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

 

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Introducing PreSonus Quantum—Our Fastest Interface Yet.

Every design decision during Quantum’s engineering was made with one goal in mind: speed. PreSonus Quantum sports high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and a no-frills, direct-to-daw architecture, with no DSP. The result is our leanest, fastest, lowest-latency interface to date.

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Audiophile-grade digital converters, low-jitter clocking, and recallable preamps add up to a superior recording and listening experience. The Quantum operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide 120 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally with no audible distortion. And our recallable XMAX Class A analog microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound so you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings.

Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and a surprising amount of expandability and software control options round out the package.

PreSonus LIVE: Welcome to the Family! Airs Thursday 4/20

WelcometoTheFamily2_600x600We’re excited to introduce you to the PreSonus StudioLive Series III FAMILY!

We’re going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube tomorrow at 2 pm CST to discuss everything there is to know about the 32, 24 and 16 mixers! Get your questions ready for us! VP of Sales, Rick Naqvi and Papa Beard and Sr. Project Manager, Ray Tantzen will be hosting and taking your questions.

Yes, there will be prizes. RAD PRIZES. Don’t miss out.

Follow us on Facebook and YouTube and turn on your notifications so you won’t miss the show!

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Watch on YouTube here!

 

Five New Sample Packs from Sample Tekk Now Available for Studio One

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We’ve got five new amazing sample sets from Sample Tekk that we’ve just added to shop.presonus.com. These packs are compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (version 3.3.4 and higher).

The White Grand

Sample Tekk recorded The White Grand with the finest equipment available, using a specially-designed digital recording technique to give you unequaled performance and sound. Prepare to explore a tactile and expressive feast, not heard in many sampled pianos today.


INIL Choir

Get the crazy ethereal choir sounds of “I’m Not In Love” by 10CC with INIL Choir! These choirs are unique—the combination of voices and the way they were produced have given them a sound that’s truly one of a kind. Now, SampleTekk, in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC are very proud to release of The INIL Choir, thus taking one of the most famous analog samples into the digital era.


Tubed Keys

Great-sounding Rhodes for Studio One, recorded through a Fender Twin as the Rhodes was intended to be heard. Sample Tekk didn’t go for 80s sheen and gloss with lots of tines and overtones. The Tubed Rhodes is more representative the 70’s: a gritty, hard-core rythm’n’blues kind of sound.


The Rain Piano

Somber sounds of a piano that has been left out in the rain and elements. Musical, but with extra overtones and character. The Rain Piano has become a kind of a synonym for character pianos. It has been used and is still used on countless productions where you want something that adds a different flavor rather than using a normal piano.


Singularis

Old School piano recorded with vintage mics, tape, and preamps. In glorious MONO!

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Revoice Pro 3.3 Now Available for Studio One

Get Revoice Pro 3.3 – Vocal Tuning, Time Correction and ADR With Advanced Studio One Integration.
“Super-Natural Vocal Production” With Advanced Studio One Integration

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If you need to improve the pitch or tightness of your vocal or instrument tracks in Studio One, Revoice Pro will save you heaps of time. Revoice Pro is the ONLY software that offers manual and automatic pitch and time modification with unbeatable, natural quality. Its unique tools include alignment, double track creation, and simple, artifact-free manual warping.

You can adjust the tuning, timing, and sibilants of a lead vocal, tighten or create backing vocals, rap or instrument doubles, and high-quality harmonies. What’s more, Revoice Pro 3.3 now supports advanced Studio One 3.3.4 integration and includes a Quick APT, Doubler and Warp workflow.

Time-saving vocal tuning, time correction, and ADR.

Revoice Pro is used worldwide by top audio professionals for the fastest, easiest and best-sounding adjustment and alignment of vocals, instruments, and ADR as well as double track generation. Revoice Pro 3 adds a powerful set of easy to use tools and workflow enhancements for Studio One. Major new features include a simple yet powerful toolset for manually adjusting audio timing and pitch. What’s more, users say that Revoice Pro 3 provides the most natural and transparent-sounding processing available.

At the heart of Revoice Pro is the unique Audio Performance Transfer (APT) process, that can gives the user the ability to take the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of one audio track and use it on another, giving you the chance to match or correct timing and tuning, plus our highly-praised realistic Doubler process sounds great and is easy to use.

You can choose to work fast with automatic workflows or use the unique manual Warp process for pitch and timing. Now you have a one-stop, time-saving, high-quality solution for creative and corrective audio manipulation tasks.

 

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What the Pros are Saying

“Revoice Pro let me tune a wildly out demo lead vocal (with a great vibe) and then match an equally out of tune double to this fixed lead instantly. It then was very simple to repeat and adapt this process with more background vocals AND also generate additional doubles! UNREAL!!! Worked great!!”

Emre Ramazanoglu – Producer, Engineer and Mixer (Shakira, Afrika Bambaata, Prodigy, Sia, Mark Ronson, Pulp, Jack Savoretti and Warpaint)

 

“We use Revoice Pro to align all the doubles and background vocals to a lead vocal which we’ve already spent quite a bit of time comping and tuning. But not only does Revoice Pro align doubles to a guide track, it also matches the pitch.”

John Hill – Producer, Songwriter, Remixer and Musician: Eminem, Florence and The Machine, Rhianna, SIA, Banks, Tune-Yards, MIA and Charli XCX

“Revoice Pro 3 saves an obscene amount of time. I find it an incredibly musical plug-in because it allows me to make stuff tight and in tune with the guide audio, but still have variance. So I end up with backing and lead vocals that I can really push forward in a mix. Killer to my ears.”

Francesco Cameli – Engineer: Queen, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Muse and Adele

 

“I like the speed of use with the APT AudioSuite feature. It allows me to quickly tune and time vocal stacks so that I can focus more on the music and mix instead of getting caught up with tedious tuning and timing processes. Revoice Pro 3 has become an essential tool in my digital toolbox. I highly recommend it!”

Ryan Nasci– Producer/Engineer: Tony Maserati, Jon Castelli, Isa “Machine” Summers (Florence And The Machine, Judith Hill and LP) and Tyler Johnson (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mikky Ekko and Cam)

 

“Revoice Pro will save you high levels of frustration and even more man-hours when working on a project. Its workflow is much faster, and more accurate than anything before, allowing you to choose precisely how tight you align audio with very impressive sonic results. It has saved countless sessions since I’ve started using it.” 

Dylan “3-D” Dresdow – Mix engineer (Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Usher)

Microphone Preamp Sale!

preamp_sale_600x600_01_neeGot some mics that you are looking to add a little bit of life to? Don’t we all? For a limited time the BlueTube DPV2, TubePre V2, and Studio Channel.

For a limited time the BlueTube DPV2, TubePre V2, and Studio Channel are all 15% off. Get more out of your mic locker for less! Regardless of if you’re just starting out recording or are a platinum producer, we’ve got a solution for the old mic blues that fits within your budget.

The TubePre V2 gives you a lot of control over gain and saturation in a tiny footprint. Great for mobile producers and engineers, and even suitable for live use in a small venue.

The BlueTube DPv2: See the above and multiply by two. It’s two TubePres in one! Great for stereo input sources or those “one guitar, one vocal” recording scenarios.

The Studio Channel: A full-featured, rack-mountable channel strip that boasts a mighty fine preamp, compressor, and a parametric EQ. When it’s time to get surgical with your tone-sculpting, this is the right tool for the job.

 

BIAS Delay Giveaway @PositiveGrid

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Join Positive Grid and PreSonus to celebrate BIAS Delay pedal launch. Just comment what’s your favorite guitar solo following the link below and you get a chance to win the best gear for your studio! The giveaway runs from March 21 to April 10. Positive Grid will announce the winners on April 11.
  • 1st Prize: 1 Studio One Professional Edition – 1 BIAS FX Pro – 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC
  • 2nd Prize: 1 BIAS FX Pro – 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC
  • 3rd Prize: 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC

Biscuits and Gravy Drum Loops now Available for Studio One, Extra Gravy also Available

Check out the latest Add-ons for Studio One: Music City Drums’ Biscuits and Gravy!

Click here to check them out at shop.presonus.com

Biscuits and Gravy gives you raw and essential rhythms that can be applied in virtually any genre.  The loops feature five drum setups consisting of both vintage and modern equipment, from Yahama to Rogers to obscure one-of-a-kind drums that you’ll only find in a true drum connoisseur’s collection. One setup features a lo-fi channel that is a mono sum of the kit sent out to a eurorack modular effect system to add some grit and character.

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Biscuits and Gravy was given its own unique sonic identity by utilizing varied configurations of myriad outboard gear, as well as by manipulating the drums themselves. Drums were paired with various methods of dampening, tunings, different heads, and in some cases even removing resonant heads to achieve the right sound for each kit.

 

Recording Equipment featured:
API 3124
Chandler LTD1
Distressor
DBX 160
Ampex 602
TubeTech CM1A
Warm Audio 1176
Neve 1272
Neve 1073
Manley preamp
UA 6176
UA 4710d
Shadow Hills mastering compressor

 

Meticulously recorded, delicately produced, and packed full of flavor in Nashville, Tennessee, these audio loops were specifically recorded with both character and attitude set to inspire and move you without the limitation of genres. Inside you’ll find a variety of grooves with that punch and feel you’ve been looking for.

Music City Drums Vol. 1 “Biscuits and Gravy” is available in 2 forms:

1. Biscuits and Gravy

  • 24/441 stereo audioloops
  • over 450 production ready audio loops
  • tempo variations from 70 BPM to 130 BPM
  • 5 different kits recorded

2. Biscuits and Extra Gravy

  • 24/441 stereo and multitrack audioloops
  • over 3,600 production ready audio loops
  • tempo variations from 70 BPM to 130 BPM
  • 5 different kits recorded