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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!

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Charlton Combs—PreSonus at Home, PreSonus on the Road.

[This just in from Charlton Combs of CombsAudio.]
Hey PreSonus!
I am currently on tour as the front of house engineer for the Sounds of Liberty, which is a vocal-driven worship group. We have six main vocalists, a seventh who plays rhythm guitar, plus drums, bass, keys, and lead guitar. We play at events such as the March for Life in D.C. which brings in over 200,000 people, large houses of worship such as the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Prestonwood Baptist Church, and other large religious events such as the Southern Baptist Convention. We also have played many of the pre-debate parties in this current election—we do everything from political events to houses of worship with several thousand to several hundred. We travel with our own gear. I own a multi-track rack outfitted with strictly PreSonus gear.
I use PreSonus interfaces on the road and they have never let me down. The XMAX preamps are second to none as far as quality, sound, dynamic range, and price point. The overall quality of the units are impressive, the build quality is solid, all connections are sturdy, and most importantly, they are straightforward to use. I have never been in a situation where I have experienced driver issues or any other connectivity problems. This is a key point for me, since many times I find myself in a situation where a quick load- in and setup is necessary—the last thing I need is to have a driver let me down or not be able to connect the units to my laptop! I use three FireStudio Projects in tandem directly to PreSonus Studio One Professional 2 software.
The sound of the XMAX preamps is where I really fell in love. The preamps are true to the source, and replicate exactly what the microphone is giving me. Microphone choice and placement are key factors in my audio methods, and it’s comforting to know that the time and work I put into choice and placement will not be skewed by the preamps. The A/D converters also aid this pure sound, and I have yet to experience any jitter or harmful latency in my live recordings.
Finally, the dynamic range of these units is impressive, I can capture subtle pluckings and nuances of an acoustic guitar, and still have plenty of headroom for a full out chord strum. It also shows on vocals, I can go from a sweet and delicate solo, to a full out belting chest voice of singer with headroom to spare.
Overall, these units can’t be beat, and I trust my most important audio captures to PreSonus.
Thanks,
Charlton Combs

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.

Dr. Scardo’s Latest Opus Everything’d in Studio One!

PreSonus Artist Dr. Scardo just wrapped the video for their new single, “END OF THE WORLD!” This track was recorded, mixed, and mastered  entirely in Studio One. We hope it’s not really The End of The World, despite Mayan prophecy, because we’d like to see and hear more Studio One productions. And also because apocalypses are a total bummer.