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A Great Video for a Great Cause: Free Your Mind

[This just in from Marcus Marshall, production wünderkind with a heart of gold.]

Hey PreSonus!

I wanted to tell you about this video we’re proud of.  This year a partner and I produced a song for Grammy-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi. The song is titled “Free Your Mind,” and it’s fully produced and recorded in Studio One.

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The track is gaining momentum! It’s currently available on Google play, and will hit iTunes and Amazon in a couple of weeks.

We have been getting a lot of attention from the song because of what it is doing for other people. Carolyn just debuted the Music video for it at the US Chamber of Commerce BCLC’s 2012 Corporate Citizenship Awards here in Washington, DC. Companies such as Google, NFL, DOW, IBM, and many others were in attendance. Link here about the awards here.
The video is important because Carolyn has teamed up with a Company called the Theschoolfund.org for the #IAM campaign. With the video we plan to raise money for children in East Africa to attend school. The campaign runs for six months and we plan on raise 10,000 school hours per month. We have been able to secure corporate sponsors that have committed to our support our efforts. For every click of the music video our corporate sponsors will donate 19 cents, which equals one hour of school for a child. 10,000 hours costs $1900.

 

Here is an article about it in the Huffington Post.
Below are some links to other works produced with PreSonus Gear and software.
Miguel—Kaleidoscope Dreams Listening event and interview. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.
Brandy—Diary. Audio restoration and mixed in Studio One.
Brandy— Love Life Interviewed. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.
Kendrick Lemar—Interview and Freestyle. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.

Enjoy!

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Let’s Talk Piracy—Make Your Opinion Known!

[This just in from Paul Fattahi,  Executive Director, International Music Software Trade Association. ]

Dear IMSTA Members and Friends,

As you may know, every year IMSTA conducts the “Let’s Talk Piracy” Survey in order to obtain a better understanding of the motivators behind software piracy. We then analyze the data and provide our findings, along with any observed trends to our members. It would be much appreciated if you could send this to your marketing, web, and social media teams and to ask them to promote the survey as much as possible. With your help, we could receive plenty of responses and have the results analyzed and prepared for our meeting at NAMM.

Happy Holidays,
Paul

As software is of incalculable importance not just to PreSonus, but also our entire industry, Please click here to take the survey. It won’t take but a minute.

Also, feel welcome and encouraged to share your thoughts on software piracy in the comments section below. That will take as little or as much time as you like.

 

Damon Humphrey, Up All Night on Studio One Professional 2.5

[This just in from Damon Humphrey, who was kind enough to offer insightful As to our run-of-the-mill Qs regarding his company, After Midnight Productions—that’s AMP, to you.]
Hey PreSonus! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences! If you need anything, please let me know. Thanks again.
  • How and when did you get involved in music? How long has AMP been running?
 I got involved in music by accident actually, my friend—and now business partner—Sean Fields was always involved with music. He asked me how I would feel about starting up a music production company. Without any hesitation, I said yes! We came up with a plan, put together a demo, and earned enough money to go official in 2003.  I first started out doing the marketing and promotion, which led us to our first client. That’s when I got into producing!
  • What PreSonus stuff do you use?
Right now I use Studio One Professional 2.5, and I am using the PreSonus FaderPort.
  • What were you using before PreSonus, and why did you switch?
I was using FL Studio, which I still do now, ReWired, or I may track out and mix in Studio One, which I do a lot of. I’ve used Reason, Sonar and Logic as well. But feel that it is much easier to do what I want to do in Studio One without struggling to do it. To get where I want to go, there are simply fewer steps. Studio One speeds up the process.
  • What are some of your favorite features?
My favorite features? Hmm, there are too many to mention, LOL! But, I really like the drag-and-drop feature, without multiple shortcut keys. I also like being able to move around in the DAW without thinking too hard, by not having to go through several menus and sub-menus. For example, I never bothered with bussing in FL Studio, because it was too complicated. I would end up loading up plug-ins on each channel. In Studio One, setting up the bus is simple. It’s just a right click, and select Add Bus for Selected Tracks.  I can then add a single instance of the Compressor to the whole bus.  That is a definite time saver, and also works with sends. Thanks to Studio One, I now have a better understanding of the way effects chains work.
  • Any tips’n’tricks or production secrets you can share?
Well, this can be implemented in all DAWS, but, for those who have had issues with their drums not sounding punchy, and full: stacking is the key. Also, knowing how to compress and EQ with minimal settings. In other words, less is more when it comes to those type of things. Taking your time to learn the DAW without rushing is the key to getting great sound out of the software. Know that when your drums start clipping, back off a little, that will make a huge difference. ALSO—and this is a big tip I am starting to do it myself—listen to a reference mix of your favorite artist and try and get your beat or song to sound just as clear and loud as that, with out over-doing it… Keeping in mind what I mentioned before: less is more.

 

 

Kimberly Thompson Chooses PreSonus


Kimberly Thompson
 is a world-class musician, producer, engineer, composer, and educator whose work has included gigs with Kenny Barron, Jay-Z, Kanye West, George Michael, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce. She’s recently moved from another well-known DAW to Studio One, and says she’ll never go back.

“Everything with Studio One is crystal clear,” says Thompson. “I’m able to hear all those ghost notes, those staccato notes, all that stuff that often gets lost in the mix. It’s an amazing program—it picks up the nuances of the sticks, the depth of the snare, and the classiness of the traditional brush strokes in jazz. It nurtures my sound while I’m recording live. I don’t feel the temptation to over-use EQ anymore—in many cases I don’t use it at all.”

Studio One’s intuitive workflow also scores high marks. “It’s a really easy program to work with, whether you’re approaching it as a producer, an engineer, a musician, or all of the above,” she observes. “Studio One enables me to keep working and be more productive.”

 

 

 

MI7 and PreSonus at Inter BEE 2012!

[This just in from MI7, our distributors in Japan!]

We exhibited at Inter BEE 2012. Recognized as a professional show for audio, video and communications, Inter BEE has established itself as an international exhibition showcasing top-level domestic and overseas broadcast, video, audio and lighting equipment as well as peripheral applications and solutions all under one roof.

We displayed two sections for music production solutions: medium-format live solution and small-format live solution. StudioLive and Studio One was most popular! The visitors enjoyed the sound and hands-on experience. We obtained approximately 700 leads! I attached some photo for your reference. Thank you for your support.

Three Great New Studio One Vids from WinkSound!

The boys at Winksound do great, great work, and we’re fortunate to have partnered with them. Here’s some of their latest, including Studio One feature breakdowns as well as some tremendous interview footage from PreSonuSphere 2012. Thanks, guys!

PreSonus Studio One 2.5 New Updates:

 

 

PreSonus Studio One 2: How To Use Event Effects:

 

PreSonus Studio One 2: How To Customize And Export Key Commands

Introducing the Softube Saturation Knob—Free in Studio One 2.5

We’re proud to announce the Softube Saturation Knob extension, a new, free plug-in to all PreSonus Studio One Professional and Producer users! Why take the time and expense to hit your tracks to some old unreliable magnetic tape machine when you can just turn a li’l virtual knob for the same effect?”

Get Softube here!

Simon Scardanelli Chooses PreSonus Studio One Professional 2. Here’s Why.

Simon Scardanelli of Dr. Scardo has been a DAW enthusiast since the clunky days of the Commodore 64. He recently changed horses mid-stream, dumping his Logic session and bringing all the tracks into Studio One Professional 2, which he has taken on as his main DAW. Here he discusses the resultant improvements to his workflow and productivity.

Flattering that a man of such long-running DAW experience would settle on PreSonus Studio One Professional 2. Give him a listen!

Studio One 2 has won Resolution’s DAW of the Year Award for 2012!

We’re proud to report that Studio One 2 has won Resolution’s DAW of the Year award for 2012! Here’s a snippit:
“The biggest boast is the integration of Melodyne. Selecting an audio clip and selecting the context-menu item Edit With Melodyne causes Melodyne to open in the lower window area and begin the detection process. A feature missed in the earlier version was transient detection, and this has been implemented incorporating an ‘Audio Bend’ function and integrating audio quantisation and groove extraction using Studio One;s straightforward drag-and-drop methodology. Another new feature is Track Comping—looped takes each create a new hidden Layer and you can the unpack them to see all the takes onscreen, Swiping sections and promoting them to the main track can be achieve easily with mouse dragging and shortcuts.” 
Read the full article here, or download the 2012 Winners Supplement. [PDF]

Using Native Instruments’ THE MOUTH in Studio One 2

Native Instruments can seemingly do no wrong when it comes to compelling and original VSTs. One of their more recent endeavors is THE MOUTH, and enterprising YouTube accountholder  has posted a video detailing how to get THE MOUTH to talk the talk in Studio One 2.

Well, I say “detailing,” but at two minutes there’s technically not a lot of time detail… which is good. When it comes to workflow, we try to keep it simple. This isn’t the case so much with our attitude toward convolution reverbs, but I digress.

Here’s how to use your mouth.