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Studio One User Sets up Shop in California Starbucks

Starbucks-Gamer-2016Ever bring your laptop to a coffeeshop to work on your music outside the house? It’s a known fact that a change of environment can do a lot for your creativity.

But check out this guy. Go big or go home, am I right? This dude set up his Studio One rig at a Starbucks in California, complete with a huge curved monitor, mixer, power conditioner, MIDI keyboard controller, computer, two cell phones, a pack of fig newtons (I think) and several Priority Mail boxes.

Anybody know this guy?

Credit to dmizz over on Reddit for posting the photo. Click here for the original thread.

Schedule of Events for PreSonus at NAMM 2016

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It’s that time of year again—the NAMM Show starts up on Thursday, Jan 21! If you’re going to be at the show, come on down to Hall B, booth #5700 to be the first to see some brand new products and rub elbows with some of the kind folks who designed the gear and software. We’ve got presentations happening at our booth and at the IMSTA Technology Presentations series. Dates and times for all are listed below. See you in Anaheim…

…unless, of course, you’re not going to be in Anaheim. We understand that not everyone can make it to the show, so kindly keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest from the show as it happens! We’ll be posting here on the blog, as well.

 

IMSTA TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS
CONVENTION CENTER LEVEL 2
Room 201 CD

Mastering in Studio One—Seamless Integration
Record, mix, master, and digitally release to the web. Learn more about the Studio One Project Page and mastering functionality in Studio One.

Thursday January 21 | 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

 

Notation Software Redefined: An Overview of Notion
Learn why Notion is seen as one of the most powerful and easy-to-learn notation solutions available. Notion features samples by the London Symphony Orchestra, is the only notation editor compatible with Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone, has numerous interactive entry methods, and is bridging the gap between audio and notation applications.

Friday January 22 | 10:30 am – 10:50 am

 

Studio One 3—Why now is the time to make the move to Studio One
Find out more about the new features in Studio One 3 that have made it this year’s most talked about DAW of professional musicians and recording engineers. Take a quick tour of the many unique new features of Studio One 3 as well as revisit some of the old and now improved favorites.

Saturday January 23 | 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm

 

Built to Create – Studio One and Studio 192 Integration.
Explore the many features of the brand new Studio 192 audio interface/studio command center, and see the powerful integration between the Studio 192 and Studio One 3. Discover how to record audio with the lowest latency all while monitoring with on board DSP processing and effects.

Sunday January 24 | 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

 

PRESONUS AUDIO ELECTRONICS PRESENTATIONS
PRESONUS BOOTH #5700, HALL B

Mastering in Studio One—Seamless integration
Record, mix, master, and digitally release to the web. Learn more about the Studio One Project Page and mastering functionality in Studio One.

Thursday January 21 | 1:00 pm
Friday January 22 | 2:00 pm
Saturday January 23 |  3:00 pm
Sunday January 24 | 11:00 am

 

Built to Create – Studio One and Studio 192 Integration
Explore the many features of the brand new Studio 192 audio interface/studio command center, and see the powerful integration between the Studio 192 and Studio One 3. Discover how to record audio with the lowest latency all while monitoring with on board DSP processing and effects.

Thursday January 21 | 11:00 am
Friday January 22 | 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Saturday January 23 |  1:00 pm
Sunday January 24 | 3:00 pm

 

Virtual Session With Studio One 3—A Freelance Musician’s Perspective
A real-world show & tell of how today’s session musician can use Studio One to do session work at home. Using Studio One 3’s basic audio/MIDI features and how to quickly access them just as they would an instrument that has been practiced and mastered over time.

Thursday January 21 | 12:00 pm
Friday January 22 | 1:00 pm
Saturday January 23 |  2:00 pm
Sunday January 24 | 1:00 pm

 

Studio One 3—Why now is the time to make the move to Studio One
Find out more about the new features in Studio One 3 that have made it this year’s most talked about DAW of professional musicians and recording engineers. Take a quick tour of the many unique new features of Studio One 3 as well as revisit some of the old and now improved favorites.

Thursday January 21 |: 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Friday January 22 | 11:00 am
Saturday January 23 |  12:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Sunday January 24 | 2:00 pm

 

Notation Software Redefined: An Overview of Notion.
Learn why Notion is seen as one of the most powerful and easy-to-learn notation solutions available. Notion features samples by the London Symphony Orchestra, is the only notation editor compatible with Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone, has numerous interactive entry methods, and is bridging the gap between audio and notation applications.

Thursday January 21 | 3:00 pm
Friday January 22 | 4:00 pm
Saturday January 23 | 11:00 am
Sunday January 24 | 12:00 pm

Review Of The E-Instruments eBass Complete Bundle from Studio One Expert

You can get the e-bass add-ons via our online store. Click here to shop.

2015 PreSonus Artists Playlist

It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up another year of great music! To cap off 2015, here’s a Spotify playlist from a handful of PreSonus artists we worked with this year. MuteMath took us on their US tour and showed off Dante-enabled StudioLive RM32AI mixers and a StudioLive CS18AI,  DJ Headhunterz gave us an inside look into his EDM universe and Nothing More joined us for a PreSonus Live performance—just to name a few.

 

We at PreSonus are grateful for all the artists who use our gear to create their music. More to come in 2016!

Now Available: Nori Ubukata—20th Century Synth Box Vol. 1

We’ve got a new Mai Tai preset collection for Studio One 3 Artist and Professional! Take a trip back in time with Nori Ubukata’s 20th Century Sound Box and rediscover the legendary analog sounds of the 70s and 80s. Famed Japanese sound designer and synth/theremin artist Nori Ubukata recreated some of the most memorable sounds by electronic music artists such as Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Wendy Carlos. The set contains a total of 111 presets and Instrument+FX presets (adding reverb, EQ and other effects). Also included are 50 Musicloops with sound elements showcasing the best presets in musical context.
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Nori Ubukata boasts an impressive resume. An accomplished thereminist (there aren’t too many of those) and synthesist, Nori has been listed as one of the 1000 greatest composers in Japanese history. He’s composed hundreds of songs for television programs, commercials, and video games in Japan, and has also lent his talents to synth sound design, notably for the Yamaha GS1, their first FM synth. Most recently he has developed many synth sounds for Lady Gaga’s 2013/2015 concert tour, and is currently developing a new theremin-based original instrument.

Click here to buy it from our online store.



 

Beta Testers Needed for StudioLive RM Mixer Cascading

 

Cascading-Emblem_NoFun_RM16_RM32_12-16-15_RR01Hey folks—the time has come to add cascading to the StudioLive RM mixers, and we’ve decided to run a public beta to stomp out any bugs before the update goes into wide release. We expect to have the beta concluded after around 30 days.

With cascading added to the RM series, users will be able to combine two RM32AI mixers for a 64-channel mix system to be controlled via the StudioLive CS18AI or UC Surface. You’ll also be able to cascade any two RM mixers, allowing for an RM32AI and RM16AI to work in tandem.

This update will also add:

  • A new Stage Box mode for using RM mixers as a simple I/O device with Studiolive AI console mixers
  • New network configuration interfaces and networking features for AI Consoles, RM mixers, and the CS18AI, including the ability to manually assign static IP addresses.
  • Remote control of Capture 2 from both the CS18AI and UC Surface.
  • AI Console, RM mixer, UC Surface and Capture 2 performance improvements and bug fixes.

Sound fun? You’re welcome and encouraged to join in! All you need to do is register your

StudioLive AI Console, RM mixer, or CS18AI to your user account at my.presonus.com, and you’ll then have access to the StudioLive AI Public Beta section of the PreSonus forums. Note that only users who have registered a qualifying product will have access to the beta section of the forum.

Please know that with beta firmware and software, there is always a risk of encountering a bug, so we don’t recommend using the public beta firmware and software for mission-critical gigs without first testing it out in a non-production scenario. Also, we ask that all questions and bug reports for public beta issues be directed to the public beta forum, and not via technical support tickets or calls. Tech Support will not be able to assist with beta software and firmware.

 

 

Free: Recording in Studio One Made Easy

Getting started with home recording just got a whole lot easier this holiday season. Purchase any PreSonus audio interface and register it at my.presonus.com before January first and you will receive the Recording in Studio One Made Easy course from Home Recording Made Easy.

Home Recording Made Easy will teach you on how to do everything from hooking up your hardware to your computer, recording an entire song using a modest recording studio set-up and finally mixing that song using the tools in Studio One.

This series is nearly 3 hours in length and has 10 video sections. Whether you have switched from another DAW to Studio One or if you are brand new to home recording this series is for you. This is also the perfect enhancement when giving the gift of recording this Holiday Season.

 

Already got your interface, but still want the course? Save 50% on Recording in Studio One Made Easy using this link.



 

Introducing the eBass Add-ons for Studio One 3

01d439be-0fa0-4022-b4f8-4cb96d209cc4[This just in from Thomas Koritke of e-instruments, who shared some valuable insights on the creation of our new eBass Add-ons for Studio One 3! These sample packs include VERY meticulously sampled recordings of a 1975 P-Bass in various styles. They’re available for all editions of Studio One 3: Artist, Professional, and Prime, and can be purchased on shop.presonus.com website or directly from inside Studio One.] 

We are really happy to see our eBass released! I hope the following gives you some valuable information on our instruments.

We recorded a 1975 Precision Bass in a studio here in Hamburg—actually the same studio that we used to record our Session Strings, Session Horns and Session Keys instruments. It is one of the few facilities left with a large and great sounding room.
We used a Millenia TD-1 tube channel for the Vintage Bass instruments, and an Avalon DI preamp for the Classic Bass. We also recorded the bass via an Ampeg SVT top with 112 speaker, just as a sound reference. However, we ended up using only the DI signals for our eBass instruments. The DI signal provides great flexibility for additional processing with amp simulators and EQ, so the reference amp recording was a tremendous help when we designed the Instrument+FX presets—we could always compare them to the real thing. Strings were medium 045-105 round-wound for the classic and the same gauge flat-wound strings for the vintage. The pickup set was the original from 1975.

The bass was performed by a completely unknown, but extremely patient bassist here from Hamburg. Sampling requires a very special skill set and what we ask a musician can be quite hard or boring for a famous virtuoso. The player has to be able to have great control over dynamics and sound as well as keeping a certain dynamic throughout the entire tonal range. He has to be very patient and controlled, should not produce any noise, should not move, and has to repeat notes several hundred times… it’s a painful process, but it’s worth it: with both flatwound and roundwound  strings and two playing styles—pick and finger—for each string type, eBass provides THE classic Precision Bass sounds.

Despite the previously mentioned attention to details, I think the most interesting part of the product is in its scripting, sound design, and music loops. Our goal is to provide very flexible and easy to use great sounding bass sounds. As such, we designed these Add-ons with presets for different use cases. Some people love to perform a bass line on a keyboard. The performance presets are designed specifically for that. They include an intuitive legato function (legato on the same string–within a fourth interval), velocity switching for dead notes or harmonics, pitch bend control to trigger slides and hammer-on/pull-offs and even control over the left hand position on the neck via mod wheel. All articulations are instantly available.

Other producers are used to selecting different articulations via key switches. We have created the production presets for them. Here, all articulations are accessible via dedicated keyswitches. The production presets also feature left hand position control via mod wheel. Both preset types are available as “dry” Presence XT presets, or as Instrument+FX presets including a chain of Ampire, EQ and Compressor.

Finally, some musicians may just need some inspiration or use an existing bass line and modify it. Each eBass includes Musicloops in different styles, genres and complexity levels – from fairly basic to quite busy. They all come with a dedicated effects chain setting to match that specific style or genre.

All the best,
Thomas Koritke
e-instruments

DigiMax DP88 – A Legend Remade

The DP88 is here!

Introducing the DigiMax DP88—an 8-Channel A/D/A Converter with remote controllable preamps. The DP88 is the perfect compliment to PreSonus’ Studio 192—among other interfaces.

Learn more here.

 

Paul Wright and Studio One

PaulinNashAfter starting his career more than twenty years ago, Paul Wright finds himself with a trophy case of accomplishments. A multi Grammy, Dove, and Stellar award winner and nominee, Wright has worked on over 200 records as a writer, producer and composer. He’s been fortunate enough to work with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Gary Chapman, AsOne, Disney and many more. His film and television projects include: Made In America, Preaching to the Choir, Full House, and Martin—where he co-penned the theme song. Through his career, he’s held titles at Benson Records, Verity/Zomba, Harborwood/Zomba/BMG, and Nuspring/EMI. He’s currently the CEO of 360MusicWorx/Capital Christian/Universal Music.

We recently asked him about his experience with PreSonus and Studio One. With his years of experience recording and producing music, Wright knows what tools work best for him.

“Studio One came to my life when I knew I wanted to switch DAWs,” Wright says. “I was a longtime Pro Tools HD user and at that time I had a commercial facility. One thing that bothered me with most DAWs I was using was that they were NOT composition friendly. There’s usually a learning curve that kills the creative process because of the number of steps it takes to do the simplest of tasks. I found myself wasting time figuring out how to make the DAW do what I wanted—I spent more time clicking buttons than actually being creative and making music!”

After making the switch to Studio One, things were different—almost overnight. “Everything instantly became more productive for me on many levels. Composing, production, recording–it was a life changer.  I found myself turning out projects more quickly and easily.”

When it comes to why Studio One is the best for Wright, it all comes down to quality and speed. “First and foremost? Audio quality. I found myself getting my work to sound great in less time using less plugins and processing,” Wright asserts. “As a composer and producer that uses many virtual instruments, the ability to get my MIDI converted to audio quickly was huge for me! Now in Studio One, the expanded Arranger features are killer, as well as the Scratch Pad. I also noticed that the mastering features were exactly what I needed, and in several cases have mastered many projects right in Studio One.”

Wright’s attempt to create an ideal workflow by using multiple DAWs was not void of challenges. “I used Pro Tools, Nuendo, and Studio One all at the same time, utilizing each of them individually to get what I was after,” Wright recalls. Nuendo was my mix platform, Pro Tools was for converting sessions coming in from other musicians, and Studio One was for everything else.” After completing an A/B test regarding sound quality, Wright found Studio One and Nuendo on top.

Wright suggests that “the only downfall for Studio One versions 1 and 2 was the mix features and the inability to easily connect them to other controllers.” He goes on to say, “I found that working with the SSL Matrix as my main console and controller, it wasn’t working the way I had hoped. However, with the recent release of Studio One 3, it looks like my SSL is working better than ever and I am loving what I am seeing”

Wright closes with a challenge.

“Studio One has changed the game for me personally, and is worth checking out if you haven’t already. I would challenge anyone regardless of the DAW they currently use, give Studio One a shot and watch it change the way you make music!”

 

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