So, I wasn’t invited to attend WFX Atlanta 2012 myself. And you see what happens? Instead of my really nice photos, we have all these shaky-cam 2.3 megapixel cell-phone camera shots. But, hey, that’s more “street,” right? They are more “authentic,” yes? In some schools of thought, “authenticity” is what happens when people don’t read manuals.
I kid, mostly. It’s OK, I didn’t want to be packed in a crate again anyhow. The show was Grrrreaat!
The incomparable Al Green played at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year, and his 14-piece band ran through a pair of StudioLive 24.4.2s. We talked to Al Davis, his engineer, about how the StudioLives meet The Reverend Al Green’s demands.
Wow. Double wow. We are humbled and honored to have received nominations in Mix Online’s 28th Annual TEC Awards. That’s nominations, plural. In fact, four products of ours were nominated across four categories. They include:
Audio Apps Technology for Smartphones & Tablets
Computer Audio Hardware
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL
PreSonus Studio One Professional V2
Small Format Console Technology
PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
“The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio announces the Technical Achievement nominees for the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 25, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. Presented by the TEC Foundation, the TEC Awards is the pro audio industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring outstanding achievement in product innovation and sound production.
Online voting will begin in November among members of various professional audio organizations, and qualified professionals subscribing to audio and music products trade publications.”
Big big thanks to Mix Online for their continued support of PreSonus. November can’t come soon enough, and who knows, maybe this time we’ll actually freakin’ win, which would make this all eligible for the ultra-rare Quadruple Wow.
The above might be my favorite PreSonus Blog headline EVER. The below comes to us from Sudhin Prabhakar, all-around great guy from Pro Musicals, our distributor in India!
“Award-winning gospel quartet Ernie Haase with Signature Sound were recently in Chennai, and had agreed to record a song and video for a local record label with a Chennai-based choir backing them.They had only a few hours to get this recording done, so they appointed audio engineers Timmy Madhukar and Sean Bout to achieve this. The engineering team decided unanimously that the best way to do this would be to use the PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixing console with FireWire interface built in. We had to work within several limitations of space and time. The control room was a small box-shaped room above the shooting floor, just 4 feet high, and the recording rig had to be compact with minimal wiring complications. The StudioLive 24.4.2 fit the bill perfectly, as you can see. Setup was a breeze. The mixer was plugged into a MacBook Pro and worked perfectly, as expected. Giving the band and the singers a comfortable monitor mix was a matter of a few seconds. The entire session was over in a few hours. Thanks to exclusive all India distributor ProMusicals for tech support and photographs.”
Check it out! The Berklee College of Music has a bunch of informative new videos up on Direct-to-Fan Marketing.
Check out this KILLER studio setup featured over at LifeHacker:“Today’s featured workspace features a gorgeous, drool-worthy setup for a musician. Sean Rieger’s massive U-shaped desk holds no less than six screens, and multiple mixers and other musical equipment.
Check out the full article here.
Check it out! PreSonus Artist Ray Johnston Band has a show that’s coming up in Austin on Sept. 25, and it’s kinda special. The band is recording to a StudioLive 16.4.2, as well as producing a video of the show. To top it all off, it’s for Ray’s CD Release!
I met Ray and company (including Bobby Sparks) at SXSW this year, and you can’t imagine a kinder, more hard-workin’ six-string slinger. We’re lucky to have Ray and Co. on board.
If you’re in the area, we strongly recommend that you check this show out. And if you’re not in the area, we strongly recommend you take a train.
Here’s an interview I did w/ Ray at SXSW:
Check it out, here are the lucky winners of our Pads ‘n’ Pods Giveaway: Sean of Lakewood, USA, and Andreas of Nürnberg, Germany! Each of these guys gets four iPod touches and 16GB iPad3, allowing them (and their bands) full control of their StudioLive Mixers. We were able to get a few words from each of the winners:“Hello, I’m Sean. I have the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, and I love this mixer. It has everything I need. Looking at getting the bigger one. I travel with a Hawaiian reggae band named Unified Culture and have been with them for a while. I am so honored to win, thanks! You can check us out at www.facebook.com/
Next up is Andreas:
PreSonus Audio Electronics and Sound On Sound magazine have come together to stage a series of 3 free events in the UK this October. Entitled “From Riff to Release”, each event will show the audience how an artist can take a song from initial concept right through to commercial release.
To show how it’s done, PreSonus’s own Rick Naqvi, Mark Williams and Rodney Orpheus will team up with UK songwriter Leroy Buckley and demonstrate how Leroy writes a song, does a virtual soundcheck, performs the song live, creates a multitrack recording and then mixes and masters it before releasing it for sale and promoting it.
Sound On Sound’s own editor and guru Paul White will also be on hand to introduce the evening and host a Q&A session on all aspects of the recording process, so this is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in finding out more about songwriting, recording and live performance.
Visitors will get to see a number of key PreSonus products in action – including the best-selling StudioLive digital mixers and the award-winning Studio One DAW, and PreSonus will also be giving away an AudioBox Studio recording bundle at each event.
Dates/locations are as follows:
Tuesday October 9th
Alchemea College, The Windsor Centre, Windsor Street, London N1 8QG www.alchemea.com
Wednesday October 10th
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Mount Street, Liverpool, L1 9HF www.lipa.co.uk
Thursday October 11th
La Cheetah Club at Max’s Bar, 72 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BZ www.maxsbar.co.uk
Each event kicks off at 7pm, and the events are being co-ordinated by Source Distribution – the UK distributor for PreSonus products.
Entry is free but there is limited space at each event so please register in advance here:
For any queries please call Source Distribution on 020 8962 5080.
L’dia on Bass, the First Lady of Four Strings, brought the house down with her brand of hip-shaking, string-breaking thunder at our booth at MusikMesse. She recently launched a new website, and wanted to make sure that all the PreSonus fans out there knew about it!