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In case you missed it last time (or didn’t) we’re re-broadcasting our best Webinar ever today: Swamp Grease II! http://bit.ly/NyVhfm

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Briana Tyson and Nimbit

August 6,2012

[Briana Tyson graced us with a song or two during Summer NAMM...  completely impromptu! It turned out to be an exceptional opportunity to not only showcase Nimbit, but also be blown away by Briana's performance! Briana's take on the entire experience follows.]

It was my first time ever at summer NAMM. Walking around, seeing all the different booths filled with guitars, recording equipment, microphones, and everything else a musician could think of was getting me so excited I could hardly stand it. Not long after being amongst the amazingness, I came across a booth that instantly grabbed my attention. Now, I had heard of the company PreSonus before, but never had a chance to check out their equipment, and MAN was I impressed!



After being shown the incredible soundboards they had at their booth, I noticed the stage and the iPhones setup with QMix that they had attached to headphones out in front. I asked Rick Naqvi if they would let me perform and test out their live recording, and he was kind enough to let me do a couple songs!


While I performed, PreSonus demonstrated StudioLive Remote live mixing and I was blown away! The software they produce is so incredible, user friendly, and quick! I was in amazement at how simple it was to get a great live recording mixed and ready to post on your Nimbit account… Which leads to my next point.. The awesome world of Nimbit.


This site was brand new to me, but instantly upon getting the grand web tour, I was hooked. This site is basically everything an artist needs for music and merch sales all rolled into one! It’s so easy to set up an account, and post your songs and merchandising online. I have it linked up directly to my Facebook as well, which is INCREDIBLY convenient. All my fans can access my Nimbit store right on my Facebook page!


One thing with this site that stands out to me and sets it heads above the rest is the different promotional offers this site has built in. As an artist, you want to keep in contact with your fans via e-newsletter, to keep them updated with what’s going on; and as a consumer, it certainly is cool to get free stuff! So Nimbit has an option that allows anyone who signs up with their e-mail to get a free song download! It’s a really cool way to share my music, and to basically give my fans something back for supporting me. It’s fabulous.


All in all, I have had such a wonderful experience since I have been working with PreSonus and Nimbit. Any touring artist absolutely should NOT be without either of these fabulous musical amenities. Both PreSonus and Nimbit have bumped my music career up to the next notch, and have made promoting my music so much easier. So glad to have come across the PreSonus booth at NAMM.


PreSonus, Nimbit, y’all ROCK!

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[Check it out! This just in from Guido of Dactah Chando and JahCoustix. He took the time to illustrate his complex stage plot and in-ear monitoring setup using the StudioLive 24.4.2! Guido plays keys and wrangles the monitor mixes for his bands.]

Hi PreSonus!

I just played on the biggest festivals this year in Germany and everybody looked at me because I have a PreSonus StudioLive… U can imagine if U play with a band on a festival stage in front of 100,000 people, the technicians are very very professional on stage… But, i prefer to work with my StudioLive 24.4.2… and they make big eyes because our soundcheck was done in 8 minutes! :-)

I have a couple of different bands I use the StudioLive Mixers with:

Jahcoustix & Band
My Equipment list:
Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2
Korg Kronos 76
Korg M3 64
Korg R 3
Selfmade Buttkicker
Buttkicker Amp
6x Sennheiser In Ear Systems
2x Sennheiser wireless Vocal Mics
2x Sennheiser Vocal Mics
Compact Monitors In-ear monitors
I play keys and do the monitor mix for all musicians. 6x stereo in-ear monitors.
5x stereo with the 10 auxes and the Control Out is my in-ear way on faders. I have the possibility to hear under the solo button all different in-ear signals.
On Aux 11 I use a small Plate reverb (1.5 Sec)
On Aux 12 I use a long Hall revern (3.9 sec) for timbale.
Dactah Chando & Band
My Equipment List:
Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2
Oberheim MC1000
Korg M3 64
Korg R 3
Miditech 2 MIDI keyboard
Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop
Cubase 6 with a lot of synths and plugins… I use it for sequencing and sounds
RME Multiface
Emagic MIDI Interface 8 x 8
Selfmade Buttkicker
Buttkicker Amp
2x Sennheiser in-ear systems
I play keys and do the monitor mix for all musicians. 6x stereo in-ear monitors.
5x stereo with the 10 auxes and the Control Out is my in-ear way on faders. I have the possibility to hear under the solo button all different in-ear signals.
On Aux 11 I use a small Plate reverb (1.5 Sec)
On Aux 12 I use a long Hall reverb (3.9 sec) for timbale.
On Aux input I use a click and i mix it to all musicians. We play every tune on click!
My current project is an studio album with German hi-class pop and indie artists… We chose 14 number one hits, and I remixed it with my reggae style. Release Date is 17.08.2012. More soon!

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Two highly respected music-industry publishing companies have released new books about Studio One!

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It lists for $19.95 and is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video and lists for $39.99. However, from now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com — or call 1-800-637-2852. Enter promo code ONE2 at checkout.

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Two highly respected music-industry publishing companies have released new books about Studio One!

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It lists for $19.95 and is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video and lists for $39.99. However, from now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com — or call 1-800-637-2852. Enter promo code ONE2 at checkout.

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…and here ’tis. Learn about all the advantages of Universal Control 1.6, including Smaart spectra!

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[The below comes to us from Randal Walker, PreSonus Artist and worldy drummer extraordinaire. He's charting on Steve Oliver's new CD "World Citizen!" His correspondance follows.]

Greetings all, just wanted to send a quick update. I recently played drums on smooth jazz artist Steve Oliver’s new CD World Citizen, which just peaked at number 11 on Amazon’s Smooth Jazz charts. On the hit track “Watching the World,” I recorded my parts at my home studio using the StudioLive 16.4.2 into Capture and edited it in PreSonus Studio One.

Back on the road with Craig Chaquico this week, first up is Walnut Creek CA then we fly out to Kona, Hawaii!

[Thanks Randal! Excited to see the track climb! Onward and upward...]

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Balentine’s Day

July 27,2012

No, YOU try to come up with a better title.

Rick Balentine is a composer in Los Angeles. Rick has most recently been charged with composing for a new Steven Seagal TV Series, “True Justice.”  When he heard that Steven himself would dust off the ol’ Aikido if the show’s tunes weren’t up to snuff, Balentine chose Studio One Professional 2 and got the job done in the time it took Bruce Lee to throw this punch.

 

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Hey! We’ve got a new video on our hands, hot on the presses from Summer NAMM! Rebecca Dirks of Premier Guitar came by with a camera guy and collared Nimbit’s Phil Antoniades, and grilled him about PreSonus’ recent acquisition of Nimbit… and what it means for Studio One users. Turns out it means quite a lot.

Thanks to Rebecca and PG for the hype!

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