[This just in from Stephen G. Mark from the George Mason University Indoor Drumline. The GMUID team just placed 8th in the WGI World Championships, and we’re proud as a new mom to learn that a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 lent a hand. In fact, per Stephen, the team’s performance was praised for the audio quality of their presentation. Footage of the award-winning performance is below. Running live sound for a drumline is a whole ‘nother animal than running sound for the local Journey tribute band, so I asked Stephen to share some details on the hows and whats and mics. He obliged.]
Hey PreSonus! Just wanted to let you know how things went this past weekend at WGI World Championships. We came in 8th place with a 92.25. We were the only first year world class ensemble to break 90, and the only first year group to be in the top ten, an achievement that hasn’t happened in quite a while.
After the awards ceremony I was told multiple times how our ensemble “by far had the best balance of the entire evening.” I credit being able to manipulate our sound live in aiding this accomplishment, an accomplishment that would not have been possible without the support of PreSonus.
Here’s a video of our finals performance and picture from the performer’s perspective of the 4,000+ audience who watched us perform and listened to that perfect sound that was praised about all night. That audience could definitely see what equipment that we are very proud to endorse.
Long-haul industrial band KMFDM has been at it for 29 years. On their current U.S. tour, they are mixing monitors with a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2. At the Baton Rouge show, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko cited ease of use and wireless control as primary reasons to choose StudioLive.
See pics from the show over at our Facebook page!
Join us for PreSonus LIVE on Thursday! Justin will be showcasing the PRM1 measurement microphone and the Smaart Wizard functionality that is included in the StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 mixers.
Learn how to use Smaart Spectra to fine tune your live rig to your environment. We’ll also take a look at ringing out your stage monitors using Smaart features.
[This just in from Lance Reynolds, FOH for Mercury Prize winners Alt-J!]
Well, our tour is nearing its end. We have our last show today in Denver. On most shows for this tour, we used the StudioLive 24.4.2 as a monitor desk, powering our in-ears mixes. Occasionally, we used it at front of house, and in a couple of situations it was used to its fullest as a front of house desk /monitor desk /recording interface.
For example, last week we did a promo event at KRXQ in Sacramento where about 30 lucky fans won a contest to see the band perform a few songs in a very intimate setting. The performance was captured with the PreSonus desk, while also being videotaped. After mixing and editing, the video will be posted by the radio station. Meanwhile, here’s a promo photo we shot after the performance.
Pictured left to right is Joe Newman (lead singer /guitarist), myself (FOH engineer), Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist /bassist /singer), Thom Green (drummer), Ron Sharpless (seated, monitor engineer), and Gus Unger-Hamilton (Keyboardist /singer).
[This just in from Ramon Castillo—Bleep Blop is gaining some serious momentum! If you want to see the StudioLive 16.0.2 run as the beating heart of a symphony of strange hardware electronics, then don’t miss this event! You can view it online at stream.bleepblop.com. 7:30 p.m. April 20.]
Ramon Castillo and Pochun Wang present:
Bleep Blop, Nonduo, Cloud Ludum, Ensemble Robot.
7:30 p.m. April 20th, 2013.
Umass Lowell, Durgin Hall (concert hall) Or view online at: stream.bleepblop.com!
Bleep Blop comes to Umass Lowell with lots of friends and an exciting new program. (Recital Credit offered)
The music will feature everything from electronically manipulated piano, analog synthesis, the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine, dynamically looped mbira, live video, to “third stream” free improvised experimental music, and a robotic glockenspiel controlled by Mike Testa.
Our prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, we are going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.
Music by Ramon Castillo, PoChun Wang, Mike Testa, Loudon Stearns, Raleigh Green, Olga Karaseva, Deepak Gopinath and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Selection of works to include:
Wonderland/Bounce for live synthesis and the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine
Gargantuan for violin, guitar, and electronic sounds
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Tierkeis” (Zodiac) arr. by Olga Karaseva for vibrophones, bass, electric guitar, drums
Six Six for dynamically looped piano
Spores for guitar synthesizer and 16mm projection by NonDuo
Improv for Robot and other things
So, it turns out that the oldest known melody is really very pretty.
Here is Hurrian Hymn no.6 – c.1400 B.C.
Once again, the PureMix team performed on the Sweetwater Gearfest theater stage. Fab and Ben recorded The Liza Colby Sound live, with no safety net, showing how to place microphones, set up preamps, and process audio in real-time while recording it!
Starting April 16, the tracks will be available for download, and that’s where you come in. Mix ’em up, submit them, and you could win PreSonus Studio One 2.5 Professional, an ADL 700 preamp, or one of 15 other incredible prizes!
Click here to learn more about the amazing prizes available, as well as submission guidelines and all that mumbo gumbo that keeps the lawyers happy. Thanks PureMix!
[This just in from Jody Whitesides, accomplished singer/songwriter/composer/PreSonus devotee…]
In the last three months I’ve had the following placements. In every single one of them, I’ve used the Monitor Station. Don’t let your creations leave the studio without using it!