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Wow! We’re flattered! I mean, really. The PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL,  Studio One, and the StudioLive Mixers (the whole fam!) are nominated in this years’ Sound on Sound awards.

It’s a user poll, not one of those “Critic’s choice” things…  so, you know what to do here… right?  Make your voice heard, and we thank you for your support!



Category StudioLive 24.4.2 | 260 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Rick and Justin discuss what’s hip and horrific for Halloween 2012. This year, however, we’re not doing zombies. Not again. Zombies are TOTALLY dead.





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Posted by Ryan Roullard

We’re proud to report that Studio One 2 has won Resolution’s DAW of the Year award for 2012! Here’s a snippit:
“The biggest boast is the integration of Melodyne. Selecting an audio clip and selecting the context-menu item Edit With Melodyne causes Melodyne to open in the lower window area and begin the detection process. A feature missed in the earlier version was transient detection, and this has been implemented incorporating an ‘Audio Bend’ function and integrating audio quantisation and groove extraction using Studio One;s straightforward drag-and-drop methodology. Another new feature is Track Comping—looped takes each create a new hidden Layer and you can the unpack them to see all the takes onscreen, Swiping sections and promoting them to the main track can be achieve easily with mouse dragging and shortcuts.” 
Read the full article here, or download the 2012 Winners Supplement. [PDF]

Category Studio One | 3 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

To hell with recycling, amirite?

Comedy rock upstarts Hero’s Last Mission recently sent us some of their feelings on the StudioLive 24.4.2:
“I love the board. Since I’ve had it we already recorded some demos and I had a gig doing live sound for a country radio station. They put me (the sound engineer) on the stage with the artists! Normally I would of thrown a fit, but with the StudioLive  I could mix from anywhere with the iPad! It’s so awesome!”

Art Padilla, Hero’s Last Mission

Category StudioLive 24.4.2 | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Category PreSonus LIVE | 533 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Ace Baker

Chickenfoot hasn’t been together all that long, but they saw fit to re-issue their debut self-titled LP with a handful of live tracks.

If you’ve been to PreSonuSphere or checked out our blog, you may well know that these tracks would have been (and were) recorded by Ace Baker via a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2… and… let’s just say it sounds like a studio recording. It sounds like it was recorded in a studio, but it was recorded live.

Studio. Live. Get it? Oh, just listen:


Video via some magazine called Rolling Stone.

Category Artist | 255 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Seriously, I could just set this thing to repeat and watch it all day.

Category Just for Fun | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

So, Mark Williams was traveling, as he is known to do. Being an international man of action is exhausting work, and someone snapped a shot of the guy as he just up and fell asleep—in a full suit—on the beach in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s tough work, but someone has to do it.

Anyhow, in true Mark Williams style, not only did he not break a sweat in the hot sun in a full suit, but when he got up to walk back to his car, there was no sand on his suit. Not a grain. Lone Ranger style.

I don’t know how he does it, but he better patent it ASAP. He could put the entire dry cleaning industry out of business.


Category Uncategorized | 647 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

recently ran a fascinating piece on exterminating pests. Not nutria or bollweevil, but pesky snakes, who have continued to envenom audio production despite our release of Virtual StudioLive and QMix. We’re trying our best, and appreciate Mix calling attention to the good fight!

Here’s a snippet:

“I work in live sound, and I’m done with audio snakes. No, I don’t mean I’ve switched from copper to Cat 5. I mean that I’m done, totally, forever. And my mixer? I have one, but you won’t see it. It’s behind the stage. And my iPad? No, I’m not playing Angry Birds, I’m mixing the band from the best seat in the house, right next to my wife and kids. I don’t even think about monitors anymore, the band takes care of them on their own. And because there’s no snake, stage racks or separate monitor system, everything takes less than 20 minutes to set up. Just put the mixer near the stage, connect the band and powered speakers, and go. Even crazier, an entire system for a 600-seat venue can fit in a Honda Civic. Oh, did I mention I’m doing all of this with a $1,999 mixer and some free apps? Welcome to the future of portable sound.”

Hop over to Mix for the full article!

Derrick Jeror is the founder of Housetop Media in Corning, N.Y., where he specializes in system design for houses of worship.

Category VSL | 640 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Apple fanboy Rick Naqvi should probably be hitting up Tim Cook for a sales commission.  Here, he extolls the virtues of the iPad and Mac Mini… but it doesn’t end there. This isn’t just another “Wireless control of the StudioLive via iPad” video. This is something else. This has bells and whistles.

First, Rick sets up his Mac Mini to auto-launch VSL on boot. So, assuming proper connections and having everything powered up, his Mac Mini will auto-connect to his StudioLive seconds within powering up.

But keep watching… it gets real interesting. Via the iPad, Rick uses VNC Mocha Lite to connect to his Mac Mini desktop: no monitor required! This configuration allows you to run and interface with both VSL Remote and also access Capture or Angry Birds during the show. Rick keeps it simple and thorough at the same time—but you might wanna make sure you know what an IP address is before viewing.

Category VSL | 660 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

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