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StudioLive Worship

April 22,2012

The below comes from Glen, from the Voice Of Pentecost right here in Baton Rouge.

Dear PreSonus:

I would love to share some words.

First, I love the StudioLive 24.4.2 console. It has been such a breeze to learn and also to teach my other volunteers. It has made mixing our live services so easy. The Studiolive console answered several of the problems I was facing with the previous console.

One of of my biggest issues was solving our stage mix.The monitor wedges on our platform were overpowering the front of house. I wanted to provide the best sound I could for my FOH and also give my musicians what they were looking for. With the StudioLive console I was able to separate my wedge mixes according to which musicians were in front of them. By separating the monitors, I was able to bring the stage volume down, give my musicians what they wanted, and FOH was not left overpowered.

The ability to store/backup/save scenes has proven priceless. After a computer crash we had to replace our computer, and with doing so our new computer did not have our stored scenes on it. I simply plugged in our usb drive and recovered our scenes to the new computer and we were off and running/worshiping.

The aux outputs on the console have been extremely beneficial. We run a live broadcast online for every service and we use some of the aux’s to send feeds to our internet for audio. By using these aux mixes we are able to utilizes all of the benefits of the SL console for our internet mix.

The connectivity with my iPad is priceless. My wife is on the Praise and Worship team and we have a two year old little girl. The StudioLive Remote allows for me to be able to keep an eye on my child while my wife sings. On the technical side the StudioLive Remote also allows me to hear and mix the service from the same location as someone in the congregation. Also, during special occasions I can edit aux mixes from the platform to get exactly what is needed.

The new QMix will save us a large sum of money when we build our new sanctuary.With the purchase of a few headphone amps my musicians on instruments will be able to adjust their own monitor mix. I have already began to use this in our current setting and I’m amazed by how easy and effective it is.

The processing power built into each channel (compressor, gate, eq’s,) is awesome. I couldn’t imagine the cost of purchasing the individual components for each channel, not to mention the footprint that it would require to house all of those components! I could go on and on about stuff, like the ability to copy and paste settings to other channels to give you a starting point is a massive time saver, among other things.

Finally, the PreSonus crew is amazing. The updates, the customer service, technical support, and the future upgrades that are coming keep proving to me that choosing the 24.4.2 console was the best decision I could have made. I have become a PreSonus fan to the point that I hope to get some of the PreSonus Swag and put my and my assistants name on it to use them as a type of uniform. It’s my way of doing a bit of advertising for a product that I think is absolutely incredible.

Thanks Jim Odom and the PreSonus Family for creating such an amazing product.

Glen Hallmark
Sound & Media
Voice Of Pentecost
G-Hall Multimedia LLC
Baton Rouge, LA.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



We’re very flattered that MunckMix has chosen PreSonus to record performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Check out this video! MunckMix records and mixes performances live, and has CD recordings for sale at the end of the very same show!

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Educated on a diverse array of instruments, including guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards, tuba, euphonium, and concert harp, North Palm Beach, Florida, native Daniel Lombardi played his first paid gig at the seasoned old age of 11 at the Shell Patio in nearby Port Charlotte.

As a young adult, Lombardi enlisted in the U.S. Army, joining the 8th Infantry Division Band. While stationed in Germany, he took correspondence courses in music, earning a master’s degree in arrangement and composition, with a minor in applied jazz theory and performance.
Since returning to the USA, Lombardi has performed as a sideman or featured player with such A-list aritsts as Willie Nelson, The Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, and Billy Joe Shaver. He has also worked as a live-sound engineer.
Lombardi chose the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer based on a combination of word-of-mouth and complimentary online reviews. “I first saw the PreSonus StudioLive board on the Internet two years ago,” he says. “Boston’s on the Beach, a club in Delray Beach, Florida, asked me to find a good console to record live bands with, as they wanted me to record all the bands that played there for a 30th-anniversary CD. After reading the specs and reviews, I consulted a friend who owned a StudioLive and highly recommended it. We purchased the 16.4.2.”

He is confident it was the right choice. “After I spent a few days learning how to use it, I was completely sold!” he exclaims. “I told Boston’s on the Beach that they can get rid of their rackmount EQ’s, compressors, and effect units, as the StudioLive is equipped with everything that’s usually required in a live P.A. rig.
“After the first live recording,” he continues, ”I realized this board was the clearest, most transparent live console I’d ever heard. The quality of the EQ, compression, and effects shocked me. The subtle tonal characteristics of all the instruments recorded were reproduced faithfully, and I realized the converters in the StudioLive console far outperformed all other converters I had ever used, including the Lynx Aurora, the Apogee Rosetta 800, and every Digidesign and Avid converter.”

Lombardi’s enthusiasm for the brand doesn’t end with the StudioLive mixers, however. Lombardi has been putting his PreSonus Monitor Station to good use during production of his first solo CD, Speak Easy, which is scheduled for release in July 2012. “I’m also using the Monitor Station for recording in my project studio,” he notes. “Every piece of PreSonus gear I have used, in a recording studio or live, has been of outstanding audio quality.”

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Hey Pro Tools users! Al Tee put together this really helpful video about using the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 in conjunction with Pro Tools 9. There’s a lot of knowledge packed into these eight minutes! Check it out.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



We were pretty sure going into PreSonusphere 2011 that there was going to be a PreSonusphere 2012. The overwhelming positive response we received last year confirmed this suspicion. So, while we’ve all been scratching our heads and tapping our watches to make sure they are working correctly,  there’s really no two ways around it… it’s already time to start getting ready for the next one.

Save the date like for a wedding: on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29, we will present PreSonusphere II: Electric Boogaloo at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. One- and two-day passes will be available at very low prices. As we get closer to showtime we’ll announce details like who is speaking on what subject, suggestions for where you might like to stay, (I’ve already reserved Justin Spence’s couch) and deals on some nearby astonishing Louisiana chow. We’ll also let you know who’s playing the Thursday night pre-show party.

For more info, check out the PreSonusphere Press Release proper.

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SoundPure studios posted this video a bit ago featuring Anthony Demaria taking us on a detailed tour of the ADL 600, our top-of-the-line microphone preamp. Anthony designed the unit, so there’s really no one more qualified on the planet to give the talk you see here.

This presentation gets a little in-depth—beyond the usual “sounds warm and punchy” rigamaroll—but bear with it, there’s something here for everyone. Fact is, if you’re considering buying an ADL 600, you likely mean business… and these sort of details really matter to a guy like you. And if you’re not yet considering buying an ADL 600, you may learn a thing or two about preamps. Big thanks to Anthony and Sound Pure Studios for sharing!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



PrePreSonus

April 13,2012

In 1990, five years before PreSonus launched, PreSonus cofounder and president Jim Odom was in the business of making records the good ol’ fashioned way: 2-inch analog tape, racks of analog outboard gear, tons of knobs, and plenty of blood, sweat, and faders. One of the bands Jim produced was called Func Haus, an amazing power trio from Baton Rouge. They are still rockin’ today, BTW.

In the YouTube clip above, you’ll spot a long-haired, cigarette-smoking, not-yet PreSonus-cofounder-and-president Jim Odom, engineering the Desert Sky album for Func Haus. Thanks to Wendell Tilley for this rare glimpse into some of the formative days of PreSonus Audio Electronics!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Today is a really special Freebie Friday, as Hamburg Audio has created a version of their awesome NUKLEAR synth just for Studio One users called NUKLEAR SOLO. The latest version of NUKLEAR has automatic host detection, and needs no further registration, nor activation. If you’re running Studio One (Producer or Professional), just install and have fun!


Click here to visit Hamburg Audio and download NUKLEAR.

They’ve also just released the new free Protonica Soundset for NUKLEAR, adding 32 handcrafted presets by Piet Kaempfer from the progressive trance artists Protonica.

And to cap it all off, Studio One users can upgrade to the polyphonic version of NUKLEAR for only €89! For this, just send an email to solo@hamburg-audio.com, including a Studio One Song file with one instance of NUKLEAR before or after purchasing.

What a week for Studio One- 2.0.5 release and the introduction of Studio One Free, and now this. Thanks, Hamburg Audio, for making our Friday even better!

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Posted by Jonathan Hillman



Clear trophies don't photograph very well.

Three out of three ain’t bad!  At this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse, the StudioLive 16.0.2 won the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in the category “Mixing Desk (Project Studio).”

History repeats itself… the StudioLive 16.4.2 won the same award in 2010, and the StudioLive 24.4.2 won it in 2011.

Big thanks to the powers that be for their support and recognition of the StudioLive family.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Here’s just a few of the updates in Studio One v. 2.0.5… click through to the Studio One site below for the full list of updates!

• Ampire™ XT amp models were reworked for better sound
• Any command can now be assigned to any MIDI CC message.
• Markers have a Stop flag that stops playback at the marker.
• Manual now available in German, Japanese, Spanish, and French
• Exchange and Sound Set Builder now supported in Artist version

For more:
Studio One 2.0.5 update: http://ow.ly/aeMCH

GET STUDIO ONE FREE: http://ow.ly/aeMJC

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Posted by Ryan Roullard