Parents are always proud of their children, even the ones who have ornery rugrats who mark up the walls with crayon. We treat pro audio product development a lot like parenthood. Our gear is shaped by our experiences, and we instill in our offspring the virtues we hold dearest. It’s a labor of love. And of course, the fateful day must arrive when a product matures, is all grown up, and is released into the world—hopefully to live out the values shaped by our guiding, if solder-burned, hands.
However, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. If you ask a parent who their favorite child is, the universal standard answer is that the parent in question loves all their children the same.
Not so with us. The ADL 700 Tube Channel Strip is far and away our best, most favorite child, and now that it’s graduated from LSU and made it’s way into the world, it has started to reap the recognition we—and plenty of others—feel it deserves.
Some gems follow. Click the publication names to link to the full review, where available.
The ADL 700 is available via our Signature Dealers. Click here for a list of where to find the ADL 700 in the USA. If you live outside the USA, please contact the official PreSonus distributor in your area to find out where you can hear/obtain the ADL 700 for yourself. You can find your region’s distributor by clicking here.
Here are some artist opinions on the ADL 700. We’re flattered!
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Hosted by David Wills (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins)
The most comprehensive Live Sound training on the planet featuring our StudioLive series. Over 6 hours of hands on training going into every aspect of Live Sound from designing and running your own system to advanced troubleshooting. Perfect for training Church Sound teams or anyone interested in nailing down Live Sound forever.
An interesting bit of recording industry foreshadowing, discovered in a thrift store by our own Carl Jacobson!
This pic is snapped from the back of 1963’s “Dave Brubeck Live at Carnegie Hall.” Tape splicing to edit a performance may seem downright quaint by today’s standards, but this raises a great discussion.
What would Teo Macero say about today’s editing practices in music?
And when it comes to editing a performance, where do you draw the line—if at all? What will you NOT do?
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Join PreSonus Technology Evangelist Justin Spence as he takes you on a guided tour of the StudioLive 16.0.2!
The 16.0.2 packs a lot of mixing power into a very portable package. Tune in to learn some of its innermost secrets.
Sonic Sense Pro Audio just posted this first-look (first-listen?) video of the Sceptre S8 CoActual monitors. They compared the Sceptre S8 ($749, each) to the much more expensive Genelec 8050A ($2195, each) and the Adam A7x ($699, each) monitors. All monitors involved in the shootout were cautiously miked and measured, and detailed frequency response and phase charts are presented for each.
Sonic Sense is very thorough, which I suppose makes for the “Sense” part of “Sonic Sense.”
Click through to the Sonic Sense blog post here to get their full review, but in the meantime here’s a snippet:
“As promised, the sound quality truly does stand up well beside high-end monitors that have become “household” names in the studio world including ADAM, Genelec, JBL, and Neumann.”
The kind folks at American Musical Supply just announced their incredible PreSonus giveaway, including a whopper of a $5,129 prize package that includes:
It’s easy to enter, just click here and fill out their form! This is an incredible chance to get a whole lotta stuff with minimal effort, which is always a popular proposition.
[This just in from Scott Szeryk!]
We multi-tracked the entire show via the Studio Live 24.4.2 into Capture. Great care was taken on ensure that the instrument sources all sounded top notch (drums, bass, guitar, keys) and appropriate mics and DIs were used to capture the sounds of the instruments.
Drum mics were as follows:
For post-production (mixing and mastering) we used Studio One, and things were kept pretty simple as the performances and sounds were good at the source. I’m not a “fix it in the mix” type of engineer, so the sounds have to be great to begin with. Also we didn’t use any drum samples whatsoever. The drums sounded great and basic EQing (cut some of the boxey mids) and slight compression (just a hint, 2:1 with slow attack to keep the bass response) were used on the drums, and that’s it. Guitars were plugged straight into the Fractal AXE FX2, bass and keys ran DI. The XMAX preamps on the StudioLive are so good that it helped the mix come together pretty quick!
There’s nothing short of a wealth of resources online for learning about Studio One. John Mlynczak recently compiled this great list of online educational resources from Lynda.Com, Groove3, Berklee School of Music, and more. It’s also available on MusicEd.PreSonus.Com, but we thought the whole PreSonus community should be aware of ’em as well.
There’s some great info here that is available in many platforms, including books, videos, and entire online courses. These include options for every user, regardless of your level of experience with Studio One. Maybe you’re a seasoned producer who’s looking to dig deep? Perhaps you recently upgraded Studio One and want to learn more about the new features you’ve gotten access to? Maybe you’re just starting out? No matter your level of experience with Studio One, there’s valuable information in here for you!
Up and Running with Studio One® (lynda.com)
Studio One Version 2 Explained (Groove3.com)
Studio One Version 2 Advanced (Groove3.com)
Studio One 101: Songwriters and Musicians Toolbox(macProVideo.com)
Studio One 102: Producers and Engineers Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Studio One 103: Advanced MIDI Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Studio One 104: Mixing and Mastering Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Recording and Producing in the Home Studio (Berklee Online)