Here’s a good one–how do you know when a saxophone player is at your door?
They don’t know which key to use or where to enter.
Now’s your chance to save 30% on the Classical Saxophone Bundle for Notion—down from the usual price of $29.99. This world-class bundle was recorded using London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios, London. You get three instruments in the bundle, including:
One more thing, did you know you can demo Notion for FREE for 30 days? Learn more about it here.
It’s August which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Why not start the school year right with a complete recording solution that’s perfect for dorm rooms, bedrooms, and can even be taken on the go? You can also enhance your set up with studio quality sound that fits nicely in a student’s budget (and space).
Now, through September 30th we’re offering $25 savings on the AudioBox iTwo Studio and our Eris E4.5 studio monitors.
“These are not expensive monitors but they punch well above their price point. We hadn’t expected that much from the Eris 4.5 but the sound quality was remarkable. 9 out of 10 stars!”
The AudioBox iTwo Studio is convenient, portable, bus-powered USB 2.0 and iPad® audio and MIDI interface that offers two combo mic and switchable line and instrument inputs allowing you to record in your dorm room or anywhere on campus with a Mac®, PC, or iPad. Also included Studio One Artist, Capture and a Nimbit account! Check out this overview video from Guitar Center below.
If you think back-to-school deals are just for parents and students, you may be missing out some awesome deals! We’d love to fully stock up your dorm room, class room and studio with this deal!
The PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone is a special type of condenser microphone that provides an accurate reproduction of a room’s sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools such as real-time analyzers and spectrographs. The PRM1 employs a ¼” pre-polarized electret-condenser capsule and requires phantom power. It has an omnidirectional polar pattern, meaning it is equally sensitive in all directions. This allows the microphone to measure reflections, as well as direct signals, providing an accurate depiction of the room. Use the PRM-1 in conjunction with UC-Surface’s Smaart integration and your StudioLive Mixer’s parametric EQs to optimize your sound to the room.
The discounted Studio One Add-Ons include the Presence XT Editor, Channel Strip Collection, and the recently released Convology Vintage Reverb Library. Our friends at Studio One Expert recently posted their review of the Convology Vintage Reverb Library which you can read HERE. Long story short, it’s awesome.
The discounted Notion expansion libraries, or bundles, include Guitar, Saxophone, Strings , Percussion, Woodwinds and more, all preformed by talented musicians from all over the globe!
This offer is available only on shop.presonus.com from July 30 till July 31! Check it out while you still can.
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We’re proud to introduce this triple-pack of incredible vintage reverbs from Convology. These Add-ons, available at shop.presonus.com, have been meticulously modeled from many hard-to-find plate reverbs, spring reverbs, and digital reverb processors from across the globe. We can’t really overstate what an undertaking this was. The Convology Vintage Reverbs are available in a bundle pack, as well as individually.
These impulse responses work with Studio One 3 Professional’s Open AIR convolution reverb. Just download and install, and you’ll have all of the benefits of real-deal vintage ‘verb vibe… with none of the disadvantages:
This powerful collection of impulse responses brings back the sound of the early 80s reverb units. While many of today’s digital reverbs are renowned for their realistic quality, there’s an undeniable sonic mojo to some of the early digital efforts.
Full Listing of sampled reverb units
Digital Reverb 245 – (10 files) New York and Switzerland
Digital Reverb 246 – (20 files) Austria and Switzerland
Digital Reverb 248 – (16 files) Nashville, TN, and Denver, CO
Digital Reverb 250 – (26 files) Nashville, TN
Digital Reverb 245
The 245 was the 244 with the addition of pre-delay and a reflections settings. While the other German units incorporated some of these same reflection settings in algorithms, the 245 gave you the flexibility to really dial in those settings. When you look at these files, under the microscope, it’s interesting to see the early reflections (spikes) in the audio files. There was a great deal of audio engineering science that went into the reflections, how far or close together they would be, to emulate different rooms, halls, etc. The 245’s longest reverb time is around 5 seconds.
Digital Reverb 246
uses the algorithms from the 250 as does the 248, with a great deal of user control and flexibility. It also encompasses a slot for expanded memory similar to the 248. It has 6 program modes with a programmable low pass filter, reflections, and decay.
Digital Reverb 248
The 248 was the last unit made in this series and is treasured by many as being solid and quite nice sounding. The 248 was loaded with all kinds of presets and adjustable algorithms including, Baroque Church, Cathedral, Romanesque Church with numerous size rooms, halls and even stairwells, bathrooms and a preset called “Tiny Room.” The 248 is a very able processor and is used even today, like so many of these vintage units, by major recording artists around the world. One of our units was used by leading country artists such as Reba, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan.
Digital Reverb 250
The first true DSP manufactured. The 250 uses 12-bit, 24k converters, low passed around 11Khz. This unit has large levers on top, weighs around 100 lbs and looks like it is from outer space – nicknamed the “R2D2.” No doubt, this is one of the finest DSPs from the era, with the few who own one of these remaining pieces of vintage outboard gear, still using them frequently and unabashedly. There is a 251 and 252 unit that are offshoots of this model. There were only around 250 of the original units made and then were adapted to the newer 251 interface and 252 upgrades with the 252 being a rack mounted version.
No two plate reverbs sound exactly alike. Even when made by the same company! Years of use, storage, re-conditioning, re-tuning, driver condition, pickups, and upgrades made to a plate unit each impart a sonic consequence. There’s a reason that some studios still reserve the space for a massive, heavy, expensive plate reverb—they tend to age like fine wines.
Full Listing of sampled reverb units
Plate Reverb Eco II (8 files) – Appleton, WI
Plate Reverb Eco III (13 files) – Sweden
Plate Reverb 140 Tube (16 files) – Nashville, TN
Plate Reverb 140 (19 files) – Finland
Plate Reverb 240 (15 files) – Los Angeles, CA
Plate Reverb Lawson (13 files) – Nashville, TN
Plate Reverb 140
For many, the 140s are viewed as king of the hill for a number of reasons. They were the first and came to market in the late 1950s. They tend to be a little warmer, tend to replicate, as they were originally designed, the sound of a concert hall and with limited EQing can for the most part, more readily replicate a dark, bright or a warm sounding room, etc. There are beautiful sounding files in every 140 model sampled—try them all along with very cool hybrid impulses that really are a solid addition to anyone’s convolution library!
Plate Reverb ECO
Tend to be brighter and a little more metallic sounding. Useful to bringing certain production elements out in the mix when you need it to cut through. These units were a little smaller than the Plate Reverb 140.
Plate Reverb 240
The 240 is darker sounding. Weighing 148 lbs, with dimensions of 1’ X 2’ X 2’. Some say better on shorter settings and for sound sources like drums. Originally designed as a way to make the original 140 (4’ X 8’) in a smaller and lighter box. It really was a technological feat for its time. They use a gold foil plate and are a hybrid between the original large 140 plate and early analog to digital rack mount and smaller floor units, although the 240 is totally analog.
Tends to be brighter, iwth a bump in the lower mids tends to warm them up. This unit was designed and built by Gene Lawson who continues to make microphones today at his shop in Nashville, TN. His microphones are well regarded and his tenure in the business is remarkable.
This impressive collection of impulse responses brings back the famous sound of no fewer than 26 spring reverb units, sampled in 6 different countries including Britain, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and the USA.
Many pieces of gear included in this Add-on have been used by major recording artists, like tube springs that have been used by The Rascals, Van Morrison, and in James Brown’s famous “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” (K-100 Spring)
For many who grew up in the era of plates and springs, most were drawn to plates for very good reasons. After careful consideration and reaching out to studios around the globe for the most interesting vintage springs that could be found and acoustically captured, some of these springs are just absolutely gorgeous with the spring and electronics of the units, really creating some fantastic sounding reverbs–the 3D audio quality that many engineers aim to find.
If you’ve always fancied yourself a plate reverb individual, this library will definitely change your mind. There are springs of all kinds, and yes, there are some boingy ones—gotta have a few for that vintage guitar, lead vocal, and organ sound, right? There’s also mono and stereo versions, along with a variety of lush and warm-sounding springs that nearly sound like a plate—they deliver the “reflections from nearby walls” as only a spring can—when light tremor and flutter of the spring occurs.
This spring reverb collection is complete with a wide range of springs, useful for a variety of applications. There are a good number of impulse response files in this library that you wouldn’t hesitate to apply to the lead vocal–they’re that good, and would absolutely compete with some of your favorite – digital or plate reverb presets. A number of leading engineers and producers use springs on a regular basis and some as their main “go-to” for reverb in general.
Last season’s StudioLive AI mixer and StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer rebate offer was so popular that we decided to stop making it a limited-time thing, and just lower the price down on these StudioLive Mixers once and for all. Here’s the latest pricing:
This price drop is effective in the USA only. Pricing outside the US will vary by dealer and region.
If you’ve been considering a digital mixer but haven’t checked in on StudioLive for a while, it’s worth mentioning that the entire StudioLive line won the Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) Dealer Choice Award for Recording Equipment Line of the Year for 2015. Furthermore, recent firmware updates now allow the StudioLive AI Console Mixers to connect to StudioLive RM- and RML-series rack mixers in Stage Box Mode. And of course, StudioLive AI still offers the always-improving remote iPad control options that helped make them such a hit. All StudioLive mixers also include Studio One 3 Artist, our award-winning digital audio workstation.
But hey, don’t take it from us. Here’s what some StudioLive AI reviewers had to say:
The StudioLive AI Console Mixers have garnered a lot of praise in the time they’ve been around. Click any of the quotes below to read the full review.
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your studio monitors and listening environment, July’s a great time. You’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of refurbished PreSonus studio monitors from shop.presonus.com!
This offer is available to customers in the USA, and only via our online store.
In case you’re wondering about why you would want studio monitor pads, consider this: When the driver in your studio monitor vibrates, the entire box vibrates along with it. These vibrations are subsequently transferred to any surface the studio monitors are resting on. That includes your desk, and once the desk gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two. This transforms your desk into something of a crappy studio monitor in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder, inaccurate bass response in your studio.
That might even sound cool to you, at first. But the fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio! A recording might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads. But it will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.
The ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads are the solution to this problem. While admittedly low-tech, they’re an important component to creating honest, accurate, pro-level mixes. And they’re here, for you, included with your purchase of studio monitors from shop.presonus.com.
A word about our refurbished products: Hardware from shop.presonus.com has been fully tested, includes our one-year warranty, and isn’t missing any parts, documentation, or cabling like you might find from other manufacturer’s “B-Stock” items. This stuff is good as new, guaranteed. We call it B+ stock.
Eligible product families for this offer include:
Yeah, Temblor, the subwoofers. While not recommended for use with the monitor pads, we figure some of you out there already have monitors, but no sub or iso pads, and we didn’t want to leave you out.
PreSonus E44 and E66 MTM Studio Monitors:
While MTM technically stands for “Midwoofer—Tweeter—Midwoofer,” you ought to know that they’re good from Mixing-To-Mastering. The MTM speaker configuration allows the MTM studio monitors to deliver the widest stereo field available in their class. You get a more consistent listening experience from varied listening perspectives. They’re also louder than they look, since the combined signal of the two relatively small drivers propagates forward like a single waveform. This mutual coupling provides a highly dynamic output in a compact footprint. And if footprint’s not an issue, mount them horizontally. We’ve designed them to sound just as good in either configuration.
Check out this video from A-list producer Chaka Blackmon. He relies on the Eris E66s for his daily grind.
PreSonus R-series R80 and R60 AMT Studio Monitors:
The R-series contrasts from the MTMs in a couple ways. While the singular woofer approach is a more traditional, the Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter is the star of the show. At the core of AMT is the astonishingly thin (< 0.01 mm!) Kapton® membrane voice coil, which moves at the same instant as the current that drives it, with no dampening applied to negatively affect the tweeter’s transient response time.
As a result, the R-Series faithfully reproduce the highest frequencies that can be heard by the human ear—and the vast majority of human microphones. The sonic result is a greater sense of air, space, and imaging that is characteristic of audiophile recordings and off-the-charts transient response. Furthermore, the AMT’s design inherently offers 8 to 13 times the projection area of a typical dome tweeter. This widens the stereo image considerably, while keeping problematic vertical dispersion in check. Consequently, the R80s sound consistent regardless of what room you place them in; a versatile choice for audio recording studios and post-production.
Here’s Mike White on the R-series.
Finally, both the R-series and the MTMs offer all the Acoustic Space tuning and connectivity options you’d ever need, and include RCA, 1/4″, and XLR inputs.