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iCanStudioLive Multimedia Studio in Jakarta Chooses PreSonus for Full Solution

[This just in from Lucy Willar, Co-Founder of iCanStudioLive. She took the time to answer a Q&A from Laz Harris, our very own Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, to tell us a bit about what makes iCanStudioLive lead the A/V production industry in Jakarta—and how PreSonus is a part of it!]

  • What is iCanStudioLive? What was the inspiration for the name?

Lucy: iCanStudioLive is the leading audio/video live recording producer in Indonesia. We produce quality content every day, and provide a one-stop solution from creative design to pre- and post-production and digital distribution. Our production team works very closely with quality talent to create unique programs to attract the global netizen. We’re located in Jakarta. Please feel free to visit our fully-equipped studio!

The inspiration for the name came from our ability to do everything at one place—integrated and digital. Once you enter our studio, you will immediately think, “I can do this! I can do that! I can do everything I want!” Also, coincidentally, our other founder, Irsan Wallad’s nickname is “Ican.” So it was a perfect match with his vision on live recording, too. Then we named our studio “iCanStudioLive”—all one word, please!

  • What does your studio specialize in? Who do you cater to?

Lucy: We specialize in live recording, and help with concept and creative design for both audio and video. We are the first, and now leading the industry in live recording. We cater to skillful musicians, younger musicians, and prodigies. Case study: Joey Alexander, who is now becoming very popular in the USA.

  • Who is iCanStudioLive? (your team, their roles)

Lucy: We have full team: A General Manager who takes care of all studio activities, a Program Manager who take care of all programs—existing and future ideas. We’ve also have a Creative Manager who takes care of production, and a Post-Production Manager who takes care of post-production audio/video. Last but not least we have a two-person editor team, five production assistants for audio and video, general affairs, security, etc. All told, we are 16 people.

  • Whose vision was it to start the studio? When did it start?

Lucy: It’s Ican’s vision. He started this dream 15 years ago while doing his own business in multimedia.

  • Can you give us some information about why you have chosen the complete PreSonus solution over all of the available choices?

Lucy: PreSonus offers a single integrated control system for both live performance and recording.

  • Can you give us an explanation as to how it’s all hooked up? Perhaps explain a bit about the wiring between the control room and studio and your basic signal flow?

    Ican

    Irsan”Ican” Wallad

Lucy: Capture 2.0 makes for easy multi-tracking and routing channels from the StudioLive to the DAW. For live use, we make heavy use of the Fat Channel in the StudioLive console mixer—it allows us to control Gate, EQ, and Compression when used for front-of-house. Furthermore, we can color the live sound with the StudioLive’s built-in FX. On the other hand, for studio recording—we need everything kept FLAT at the source, and the StudioLive’s clean preamps provide excellent clarity with no audible coloration. It’s great for both applications.

  • Last but not least, perhaps some background on Ichan, how he got into audio, etc.

Lucy: Ican fell in love with music when he was nine years old, and got started with multimedia when he was 13. His parents worked at a multinational company (Mobil Oil) as a joint venture between Japan, Indonesia and US. After getting a degree in architecture, he started doing live recording in 2007, and was eventually invited to record the local Symphony Orchestra in 2011. He built iCanStudioLive in the same year. Now he’s recording almost every day!

Thank you Laz! It’s great to be one big family and we are looking forward to work closer for years to come.

Best regards,
Lucy Willar

 

iCanStudioLive

PreSonus LIVE: Using Plugins Live with Nothing More now Available on YouTube

The guys in Nothing More tour with a StudioLive RM mixer, running their favorite plugins at their live shows. Here’s how they do it.

Learn more about StudioLive RM here
Get the acoustic version of “Jenny” here

Studio 192 Available Now!

The Studio 192 is now arriving in the hands of customers!

Here’s a great overview Rick did with the kind folks at Sweetwater.

 

.@NothingMoreRock’s Acoustic Performance of “Jenny” from PreSonus LIVE

 

Nothing More delivered this incredible performance of “Jenny” for our recent PreSonus LIVE webcast. Of course, they absolutely NAILED it.

RAVEN from @slateproaudio—Multi-Touch Control Surface For Studio One 3

How would you like to mix in Studio One using a 27″ touchscreen?

Well, now you can, thanks to Slate Digital LLC—check out the Raven Console running Studio One 3! For several months, our Hamburg team worked closely with Slate to get the best user experience out of this solution.

Learn more about it at http://www.slatemt.com

 

.@Charlie_Hunter and @TheLoopLoft Sessions from PreSonus LIVE now Available on YouTube

Here’s the recording from a two-day behind-the-scenes look at pro-level loop production! Our friends at The Loop Loft arranged to bring in none other than the incomparable Charlie Hunter (bass/guitar), Johnny Vidacovich, and Simon Lott (drums) to PreSonus HQ!

They put down some serious grooves while we recorded multi-tracks live at our in-house studio. Some major chops are on display here—while Charlie Hunter’s 8-string guitar “Bass and guitar at the same time” chops are well-documented, there’s some serious drum witnessed here, as well.

Stay tuned to The Loop Loft’s site for more on the release of NOLA Beats – The Lineage of Groove, Volumes 1 and 2.

 

New Lower Prices on StudioLive RM-Series Mixers

RM_Lo_Price_Digital_Flyer_8-26-15I’ll keep this short: everybody wins!

From this day forward, the pricing of StudioLive RM-series Rack Mixers have dropped. Prices are lower worldwide and vary by region, but here in the US they have been reduced by $200 USD, each. That brings the StudioLive RM32AI down to $1,799.95, and the RM16AI down to $1199.95.

You may or may not decide that it’s a coincidence that this price drop coincides with the availability of the StudioLive CS18AI touch sensitive control surface for RM mixers. It makes the idea of a complete AVB mix system, with motorized faders, no need for a digital snake (because it’s replaced by a single ethernet cable) and no need for a separate stage box more appealing, now doesn’t it?

If you’re still not sure about getting an RM mixer, read more about them by clicking here. And if you don’t want to take our word for it, you can read an excellent review from FOH Online here.

“The RM-Series mixers break through the touch barrier with a compact, affordable rig that can double as a stage box (no snakes required), while offering a versatile, flexible merging of hardware and software control to form a powerful mix solution.”

This is not a rebate or limited time offer. This is a permanent price drop.

 


Save on Eris Monitors: Buy One, Get One For Half Price

Half_Off_Eris_Digital_Flyer_8-24-15The Eris monitors have enjoyed overwhelmingly positive reviews since launch—more on that below. While much of this is due to their small footprint and admirable signal-to-noise ratio, there’s also an incredible bang-to-buck ratio to be had with these bad boys.

Well, guess what? The latter ratio is now even better, if just for a little while. From now until Nov. 30, 2015, we have cut the price of an Eris E5 or E8 in half when you get a pair of them. (A pair of monitors is the preferred deployment method for working in stereo, BTW.)

Gotta admit, “Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off” has a nicer ring to it than “Save 25% on a pair of Eris Monitors.” But that’s basically what the deal is here.

But don’t take our word for it—after all, these are speakers we’re talking about. You really ought to hear them. This offer is available in the USA—click here to find a dealer so you can hear them in person—and take advantage of this offer.

 


 

Here’s those nice reviews I was talking about:

Crossfadr:

“Ultimately, someone looking to setup a home studio or who needs portable monitors ought to go with the PreSonus Eris E8. The quality’s professional level, the functions are versatile, and the design is fairly portable – so how much more could you want?”

 

AudioFanzine:

“For their first attempt in the monitor speaker market, PreSonus start with an already technically mature product. The Eris E8 offers high-quality construction, comprehensive input connections and extensive setting possibilities (low-cut filter plus low, mid and high filters) at an affordable price ($250 for a single monitor). During our listening sessions, the speaker seduced us because it reveals no real weakness. The frequency response is very smooth, even smoother than the Mackie we liked so much two years ago, all frequencies are reproduced effortless. This also applies to the dynamic range and the stereo imaging. This E8 monitor speaker is the autumn hot deal in the lower mid-class market segment.”

 

MusicRadar:

“This is a speaker that could easily take care of all recording and mixing possibilities in a small studio.”

Click through to MusicRadar to read the full review!

 


Two new Studiolive CS18AI videos: AVB!

Here’s Ray geeking out in your favor—illustrating how to set up and network the StudioLive CS18AI using AVB and Direct Connect Ethernet. Enjoy!

Live Webcast Thursday, Sept. 24: Using the StudioLive CS18AI to Control Studio One

Don’t miss this Thursday’s PreSonus LIVE: Using the StudioLive CS18AI to Control Studio One!

 

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