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TOOMS using the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 with Ableton LIVE at Concerts

Check out this talk with the drummer/producer of TOOMS, who leverage the the StudioLive 16.0.2 for integrating Ableton Live into their concerts.

WARNING: heavy heavy sounds ahead…

PreSonusphere 2013 Video: StudioLive AI PA Loudspeaker Demo

The new StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers offer unparalleled sonic clarity and power with landmark DSP. Here’s Justin Spence and Wesley Smith revealing all the pertinent details at PreSonuSphere 2013 in this engaging (and funny!) demonstration.

For more on the StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers, click here:

Studio One Takes Center Stage at Architect Media

[This just in from Julian Reaves, AKA Giuliani, of Architect Media Group!]

Hey PreSonus! I’m Julian. I run Architect Media, an independent entertainment company located in California. We have an in-house digital studio where we use PreSonus Studio One Professional as our main  DAW. We feel that Studio One gives us unlimited flexibility from producing and recording to mastering—all in one application! We used Studio One on Irban Jeter’s album  “I.R.B Hit The Spot,”released on Architect Media Group/ Interscope Digital Distribution, as well as on Ryan Goree’s single “Chocolate Teddy Bear,” that was released on Architect Media Group/ Def Jam Digital Distribution.

Architect Media Group is not just a music company. We are venturing into soundtracks, film, television, and video games, and we’re confident that Studio One Professional is going to play big part in recording, mastering and sound design.



Jamie Bergeron and the The Kickin’ Cajuns LIVE CD Made Practical by StudioLive

[This just in from Jamie from the Kickin’ Cajuns!]

Hey PreSonus! Last year I purchased a Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 board from a local dealer, and have nothing but great things to say. I’ve had a Midas board for seven years prior, and one night at a club gig a fight broke out, and the subsequently spilled drinks ended its poor li’l life beyond a worthy repair.

As the front man, I’m none too savvy on the technical aspects of the equipment, so I got some advice from my engineers and some other local sound companies. So we started looking and ended up going with the StudioLive. We used a 24.4.2 for front house initially, then added a 16.4.2 for in-ears. It’s not only a high-quality piece, but very affordable. I paid three times the amount for my other board, and this thing runs circles around it and the sound quality is unbelievable!

Well, all aside from the great sound we were getting as a band, we recently found ourselves overdue for a new CD. I had always talked about a Live album because I think our live show is killer; and have often heard that confirmed by our audiences! I started checking out prices pricing for someone to record the album. Days later my engineer said, “Jamie, we can record ourselves live with the PreSonus”. I was like, “well let’s get with it!”

Long story short, we recorded us where we thought we were getting the best sound quality as far as venue, crowd and band performance were concerned—and with a few tweaks here and there, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns “Live Like Dat” CD was born.

I’ve gotten numerous compliments in all aspects of this CD, which is our number six. Since then, I have seen some local competing bands switching to… guess who?


Thanks, Jamie

K.C. Entertainment Inc., 

Paz Fest III Raises Funds for the Ruth Paz Hospital in Honduras

On October 5 2013, The Ruth Paz Foundation hosted Paz Fest III: A New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell. The lengthy bill featured none other than PreSonus Artist Roland Guerin! Paz Fest is all about great music helping a great cause; the all-star show donated proceeds to help the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery in Honduras.

“While the negative and overwhelming media attention of Tropical Storm Karen prevented us from having a great turn out for the event, we still managed an amazing show with over four hours of Joni Mitchell songs performed by some great artists,” says Micheal Paz, President of the The Ruth Paz Foundation.  “We also were blessed to have many of the people in attendance and many people across the USA write personal checks to the foundation that helped the night be a great success!

“I am in the process of going through a total of 16 hours of music that I have recorded over the past three PazFest events, and will be producing a “best-of” compilation collection. I will also be producing a one-hour radio special to be broadcast on Meg Griffin’s show on The Loft on Sirius/XM Radio that will be broadcast sometime this winter.”

Paz Fest I occurred back in May of 2000, when the Ruth Paz Foundation hosted an event to build a burn hospital in Honduras. It was the first of many fundraisers toward this effort, and in 2004 construction began on a 20 bed burn and pediatric surgery hospital at a cost of $1.5 million.

In August of 2010, the organization opened The Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, offering crucial services to poor children of Honduras. The grand opening was celebrated with Paz Fest II!

With this history, The Ruth Paz Foundation is certain to continue their honorable work in the spirit of helping those in need. Thanks very much to Michael and his team for their incredibly selfless work, so far Paz Fest III has raised over $6,000! Photos from the fest are below.

PreSonus LIVE from the Warehouse is now up on YouTube

Worship Leader Names Eris, QMix, and StudioLive in Editor’s Picks and Reader’s Choice Awards

Big thanks to Worship Leader, who recently had their annual Editor’s Picks and Reader’s Choice Awards. PreSonus products recognized in the winner’s list included the Eris E8 monitors and the StudioLive 16.0.2!
2013 Editor’s Picks:Eris E8 
“For the Engineer: Balanced and loud, the Eris E8 has tons of inputs and EQ options to simulate speakers in any situation, perfect for monitor engineers and musicians alike.”
StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixing System
“Church Use: Compact digital mixers are the craze in FOH audio mixing, and the StudioLive 16.0.2 brings the compact power to the studio.  With a footprint of less than two feet, the 16.0.2 takes up a tiny space on the desk , but is loaded with features of much bigger consoles. “
In their 2013 Readers’ Choice category, PreSonus StudioLive mixers were selected for Mixing Board Brands, and QMix was chosen for Mixing Software Apps.
Worship Leader also called the Eris E8 “…the best pair of monitors under $500 that we’ve heard.” Click here to read the review in full!
Pick up the October issue of Worship Leader to read the article in full!

Music Production Show 2013 Offers Incredible Seminars! Nov 29 & 30, Islington, London

It’s only a couple weeks until Islington’s Emirates Stadium roars to life with MPS2013 on November 29 and 30!  The Music Production Show is the UK’s leading recording and technology show. In addition to a vast exhibition all filled with the latest gear from myriad manufactures, attendees are also privy to an outstanding seminar series where they can learn tips and tricks from world-class experts. Mark your calendar!

Among these seminars will be a session on Marketing and Selling Your Music that will focus on using Studio One‘s Nimbit integration to get your music not just produced—but also published and monetized. Don’t miss it!

Tickets for MPS2013 are priced at £12 in advance (£15 on the door) and are available from Discounts are available for educational group bookings.

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“I literally stopped using Logic.”

As anyone who uses it knows, with Studio One the hits don’t stop. We just discovered this incredibly flattering, video-peppered review from Ruprect at Recording Review. In it, they state: (among other things)

“I literally stopped using Logic after spending maybe 2 hours with Studio One. Granted, I was excited about learning something new but the switch was surprisingly painless. Fast forward a few months and I’m faster with Studio One than I ever was with Logic. The main reason is that simple tasks I perform numerous times in every mix are streamlined a little.”

Big thanks are due to the Recording Review crew. Their website is chock-full of many other reviews that you should read as well, and they also offer a number of great articles on all elements of the audio recording process. Check ’em out.

Click here to read the review in full and watch a batch of highly informative Studio One videos!