PreSonus Blog

R65 Review from Mix Magazine

R65-02Our friends at MIX Magazine are the experts at tech and gear talk, so when they’re talking, we’re listening. Recently they wrote a stellar review of our R65 Monitors and we can’t help but agree! Thanks so much for these kind words:
“From the time I first fired up the R65s, they had a very pleasant sound. Straight out of the box, the bottom end was massive. The midrange was very clear, and the stereo image was broad, deep and very detailed. True to the expectations set by other ribbon tweeters, the top end was crisp and defined while having a very natural, realistic smoothness. When listening to acoustically recorded instruments, there was a real sense that the players were right in front of you.”

Goodbye Comes Hard for us, Too

MerlePreSonus wants to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Merle Haggard. He will go down in history as one of the greatest performers and songwriters in country music. Like any great performer, Merle never stopped touring, even to the very end—when he was still packing houses and performing to sold-out crowds.
What a great run Merle had: he made countless hit records while leaving an immeasurable influence on generations of artists and fans. Merle wrote great songs, played by his own rules, and went out doing what he loved. A guy can’t ask for much more than that.
We take a lot of pride to have worked with Merle, and are honored to know that in some small way, our stuff had a hand in his music-making. Our thoughts and prayers are with his band and family.

Get in on FREE Studio One Training at IMSTA FESTA: Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago

IMSTA-FESTA-2016Looking to get up to speed on the latest tips ‘n’ tricks in Studio One? If you live in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, or Chicago, come on by IMSTA FESTA and learn from the best! You’ll have the chance to learn from longtime PreSonus regulars like: KATFYR, Johnny Geib, Marcus Huyskens, and David Vignola. Click here to register.

KATFYR: All-around bad-to-the-bone EDM producer, DJ, songwriter, and longtime Studio One advocate. KATFYR has done some NAMM demos for us over the years and has had some hits over on BeatPort that he produced in Studio One.

Johnny Geib: Anyone who has even skimmed our forum at one point or another over the past decade has probably learned something from Johnny Geib. Johnny is one of our longest-running and most vocal advocates, and a good friend. When not doling out seasoned answers to forum newcomers (and vets), Johnny runs HomeStudioTrainer.com, where he doles out even MORE answers.

Marcus Huyskens: An editor at Studio One Expert and Producer/Mixer/Engineer at Bad Cat Media Group, Marcus is a freelance Sound Recordist & Mixer for music, television, films, and web. Marcus also has an extensive knowledge of Pro Tools for those using both or making the switch to Studio One, and has created amazing training videos for Studio One Expert and specializes in advanced audio editing techniques for Studio One.

David Vignola: The Main Man behind Vision Recording Studios, where he has been a professional audio mixing and mastering engineer for over 15 years. He specializes in an “in-the-box” workflow that yields warm, analog-like results. Don’t believe it? Listen for yourself here. He’s also responsible for Home Recording Made Easy, where he has tons of great training videos for Studio One.

Click here to visit www.imsta.org, where you can learn more info and sign up! Hurry, space is limited—be sure to get your seat ahead of time.

  • Los Angeles: May 14. Presenter: KATFYR
  • Chicago: July 23. Presenter: Johnny Geib
  • New York: Sept. 24. Presenter: David Vignola
  • Toronto: Oct. 15. Presenter: Marcus Huyskens

 

 

 

 

Join PreSonus at Messe in Frankfurt, Even from the Comfort of Your Own Home

For those of you in the USA wondering what Musikmesse is, think NAMM—but in Germany.

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“Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for instruments, sheet music, production, and marketing.” It all starts this Thursday, April 7 and runs to Sunday, April 10.

The PreSonus team will be there. Visit our booth and be one of the first in Europe to see the new Studio 192 Mobile and ULT Speakers in person! Find the PreSonus booth located at Hall 9.1 Booth F41.

At our booth, participants are invited to check out the gear, connect with us on social media, and enter to win one of five copies of Studio One Pro we’ll be giving away every day of Messe! To enter, participants must:

  1. Take a picture in our social corner–the orange corner in the photo above
  2. Post the photo to their social profiles and include the hashtag #StudioOneMesse.
  3. We will randomly select winners and will contact them directly. Follow #StudioOneMesse to see what PreSonus users are up to at the show and to congratulate the winners!

Studio One for Pro Tools Users: a 12-Part Series

Russ Hughes, creator of the “Expert” sites for both Pro Tools and Studio One, has created a series of videos to help Pro Tools customers get up and running fast with Studio One. He covers everything from you need to know from the ground level, including Getting Started and Audio Set up, all the way to Event FX, Stem Exports, and Bouncing. And don’t forget—Studio One lets you use those familiar Pro Tools key commands!

Check out the video series in its entirety below.

 

Also, it just so happens that we’re offering a significant discount on crossgrades to Studio One in the month of April. If you own a qualifying DAW, you can save a bundle. Click here to find out how much you could save! 

 

 

Aris Archontis Testimony and Demo of Studio One 3.2

Los Angeles based producer and songwriter Aris Archontis switched to Studio One 3.2 a year ago after finding himself unsatisfied with the DAWs he was using. Here Aris shares a quick demo highlighting the ease and flow of Studio One and some of his favorite features.

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! See more HERE!

Follow Aris on Instagram!

Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling on Studio One 3.2

Grammy nominated, London based Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling has worked with artists like Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney. Even with his success, his DAW was missing something. Westling has found everything he was looking for and more with Studio One 3.2. Here he chats about some of his favorite features including the Smart Tool, the Trim Automation Tool, the Console Shaper and overall quality Studio One offers.

 

If you’re ready for a change like Jonas was crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional before April 30 and save $50! Learn more about the promo HERE!

  • For more on Studio One 3.2, click here.
  • For more on Jonas Westling, click here.
  • Follow Jonas on Twitter!

Get Free ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads With Purchase of Select PreSonus Monitors

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Betcha didn’t know we made monitor pads. SURPRISE! And what better way to introduce these squishy li’l buddies than to give them away? From now until June 30, 2016, you’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of R65, R80, Eris E44, or Eris E66 monitors.

I know what you’re thinking. “OK, great, PreSonus makes monitor pads. But why the heck would I need a pair of those? It’s not like my monitors complain about being uncomfortable.”

In a word: decoupling. Speakers transmit their vibrations to any surface they are resting on. That includes your desk, and once it gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two—turning your desk into something of a speaker in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder bass in your studio—which may sound cool to you, at first. But fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio. A recording that might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.

All you need to do is provide this rebate form signed with proof of purchase. Get a set of ISPD-4s with our newest monitors, and start making mixes that you can trust. The monitors may not thank you, but your clients will.

 



Monthly Add-on Deals Start Today—Acoustic Drum Loops 30% off!

We’ve decided that we’re going to be doing monthly add-on deals over at shop.presonus.com. And the very first monthly deal is on our Acoustic Drum Loops.

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These high-quality drum loops are suitable for both rhythmic inspiration for that new song you’re writing as well as for use in a finished work. They were recorded live with world-class microphones in Nashville, Tennesee’s Downtown Batterie by acclaimed session drummer Tony Morra.

Styles included in all Acoustic Drum Loop packages include:

  • Acoustic/Earthy (five styles)
  • Blues/Reggae (three styles)
  • Country (three styles)
  • Jazz (five styles)
  • Metal (four styles)
  • R&B/Funk (nine styles)
  • Rock/Pop (eight styles)

Each style is an entire library of matching loops that can be arranged to fit any song form, just as a real drummer would play them, and includes individual loops for intros, verses, bridges, choruses, fills, endings, and alternate grooves. All loops were recorded at 24-bit / 44kHz and support time stretch.

Here’s a breakdown on the three packages:

  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2 – Stereo: stereo mixes of killer drum loops in varying styles.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Pro: Multitrack versions of the above. Separate tracks for kick, snare, hi-hat, toms, overhead mics, room mics, and ambient mics. BONUS: also includes multitrack loops from some of Volume 1’s best beats!
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Complete: All of the above.

Note: All of these loops require PreSonus Studio One version 2.6.4 or higher. Prime, Artist, Producer, or Professional.

Click here to shop at the PreSonus online store.

 



 

Get FREE Dante Cards when you buy StudioLive AI Loudspeakers Before June 30, 2016

free_dante_600x600_2-17-16_nee01Setting up a new PA system in your venue? Get ahead of the curve by going Dante. With the SL-Dante-SPK option card, you can eliminate audio cabling and transfer uncompressed, low-latency digital audio and control data to and from StudioLive AI loudspeakers over relatively long distances and to multiple locations, using a standard Ethernet network. You’ll also be able to connect your loudspeakers to StudioLive AI console mixers and RM Rackmount mixers via Dante for unparalleled control and flexibility—and as your needs grow in the future, Dante will be ready for you.

Until June 30, 2016, you’ll get four (4!) SL-Dante-SPK option cards when you buy four StudioLive AI loudspeakers, including the 18sAI, 312AI, 328AI, and/or 315AI.  That’s eight hundred dollars worth of option cards. 

Do you already have a network in your venue? Does the idea of using lightweight CAT5 cable to connect your PA appeal to you? Do you hear where I’m going with this?