PreSonus Artist Norma Jean has a new record in the can! Check out the video below for a teaser from “Wrongdoers”.
[This just in from Ariella at Berklee Online! Berklee has a ton of great stuff going on just now, including-but-certainly-not-limited to some great online courses and a new downloadable freebie: the Music Business Handbook! ]
Learn the most up-to-date marketing techniques and discover how to build a successful music business career with Berklee Online, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music.
Hurry—the next term begins July 1st!
Watch these great music marketing videos with Berklee course author and instructor Mike King:
Brad Zell scored a killer interview with none other than Khaliq Glover, Grammy Award-winning engineer for Michael Jackson, Prince, Herbie Hancock, and many more. Brad and Khaliq will be talking about tips and tricks for Studio One. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the greats, LIVE!
PreSonus LIVE Airs today, June 20: 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 19:00 GMT
Gene Baker over at Music Insider Magazine recently published this great two-part blog series on using the StudioLive mixers for silent rehearsals. The benefits of this are twofold: first is the critical importance of hearing protection; he looks at the steps you and your StudioLive can take to preserve what’s left of your precious hearing. Second benefit of silent rehearsals: no angry neighbors!
“PreSonus have basically blown everyone right out of the park. Their mixer has all your in-ear mixing problems already handled, not to mention, it works seamlessly with multitrack recording and live performances. You really should check into one, plus all the software and apps are free.”
Click through below to read the posts in their entirety.
Free tutorial on using Melodyne with Studio One Professional
MacProVideo recently created a great free tutorial on using Melodyne as integrated into Studio One Professional 2, including free sample videos from their full Studio One course. If you’re interested in using the most powerful pitch correction software available—and what recordist isn’t—this is definitely worth a read. Experienced users of Melodyne may find some of this material to be a valuable refresher, as well.
Also, Studio One users of all levels will find value in the Studio One Producers and Engineers Toolbox from AskVideo. This 22-chapter series focuses on 102-level audio engineering topics like freezing tracks via Track Transform, submixing and busses, and more.
[Hey! Do you like music? Or learning? How about both? Lynda.com has introduced a great series of videos covering Studio One from the ground up. And as if you didn’t already want to check these out, they are offering a Free 7-day trial to people who hear about this new series via this very blog post. Click here to get it! The official word from Lynda herself follows.]
Start making music with the powerful, intuitive controls in Studio One and with these lessons from producer and remixer Josh Harris. Josh begins with a tour of Studio One’s Start Page, the creative hub of the program, where you set up your artist profile and audio devices. He then shows you how to set up and start recording a new song, including punching in and using track layers. The course then moves into editing audio and MIDI, where Josh explains the most important of the editing functions: comping, trimming and time stretching audio, quantizing MIDI, and editing MIDI velocities. He also covers mixing with effects and chains, showing how to speed up the process with presets and automation, and explores Studio One’s unique feature set used to master your recordings. The course wraps with tips to connect with your audience and share your music with the world, including publishing to SoundCloud, promoting songs on the Nimbit Store, and using PreSonus Exchange.
Here’s some excerpts from this exciting new video series!
Configuring and recording an instrumental track:
Arranging bundled content:
Setting up and routing FX and buses:
Making changes to your original mix during mastering:
Ayron over at 2INFAMOUZ recently posted a couple great reviews of the AudioBox Studio and the Studio Channel. His AudioBox Studio review is particularly nice, as he breaks down every component of the package, including the M7 microphone and HD7 headphones.
Here’s some highlights:
“You’re not going to find a better deal than the Audiobox Studio when it comes to a low budget recording package. This package includes everything required to start recording at home, and it’s all superior to other products in the price range.”
Click through to check out the reviews for yourself:
Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?
My name is Johnny Geib and I live in Wheeling IL, 24 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. I work 3rd shift for a company contracted by the IL Tollway to do maintenance and systems support of their Toll Collections systems. 45+ hours a week and never a dull moment. Part time, I run a home-based recording facility for both clients and my own music, and have been doing so for more than 25 years. I started out with a 4-track Tascam, then a Fostex Open Reel 8 track, graduated to a VS2480 in 1998 and Akai DPS24 a year later.
I was a Cubase\Nuendo user from 2003 till I discovered Studio One 1.0 when I bought a Firestudio Mobile. I used the FS Mobile with Cubase and a FaderPort till I upgraded to Cubase 5. The update was a disaster and put me out of business for a month. That’s when I remembered the free copy of Studio One Artist that came with my FS Mobile. Since I had to get something done while I waited for tech support to get back to me, I installed Studio One Artist and was totally blown away. I was recording and mixing within an hour and saved two clients that were ready to walk because of the delay. From that point, I never looked back and purchased Studio One Professional that following Friday. I have been a PreSonus fan boy since. And now, with PreSonus making studio monitors, my studio is about 95% PreSonus!
Look, there’s no two ways around it—polyrhythms are HARD. Playing one beat at a time is difficult enough for some folks, but how about playing a three-count beat with your left hand and a simultaneous four-count beat on the right? Moving on to other time signatures, particularly in odd meter, doesn’t just add to the difficulty—it multiplies.
Until today, I had never before seen such a lucid, impressive, and concise demonstration of polyrhythms as robertinventor has assembled on his YouTube channel. His expertly-crafted visuals (created with his own software, Bounce Metronome) drive home the timing in a much more digestible manner than the best drummer you know may be capable of. All of these videos begin at a slow tempo and gradually accelerate. Play along!
The playlist embedded above has some of the more rudimentary demonstrations robertinventor offers. Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor and are ready to move forward, I strongly recommend checking out the rest of his channel for a look at more advanced, esoteric polyrhythmic concepts, including syncopated harmonic polyrhythms, sonified pendulum waves, and my personal favorite, the Inharmonic “Golden Rhythmicon” Fibonacci Sequence.