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Universal Control 2.10 available now!

We’ve had quite a few software and firmware updates in public beta for a while, and now all of those updates are part of our Universal Control 2.10 public release… available now! This update adds 44.1 hKz sample rate support for Studiolive Series III Rack and Console mixers. We’ve also enabled HUI/MCU DAW Modes in the Console mixers—HUI for Pro Tools and MCU optimized for Logic.

Get Universal Control 2.10 here!

Additionally, this Universal Control update adds support for the just-announced Studio Series USB-C™-compatible interfaces, a firmware update for the ATOM pad controller.

Be sure to update your StudioLive mixer to the latest firmware. You can get product-specific firmware updates by logging into your My.PreSonus accountInstructions for updating SW5E, NSB, or EarMix 16M firmware will be displayed when downloading the firmware file for each product from your account.

 
New In This Release:
  • MCU/HUI support for Series III Consoles
  • 44.1kHz support for all Series III mixers
  • NSB and EarMix 16M firmware update – Adds 44.1kHz support, as well as indicator light workflow improvements (light will no longer change from green to blue unless AVB clock is locked)
  • Adds support for Studio 1824c, Studio 1810c, Studio 68c, Studio 26c, Studio 24c
  • Firmware update for ATOM

Version Information

Firmware:

  • StudioLive Series III (all models) – v1.10.15552
  • NSB 16.8 – v1.1.0.15533
  • NSB 8.8 – v1.1.0.15534
  • EarMix – v1.1.0.15533
  • SW5E – v1.0.0.15447

Supporting Software:

  • Universal Control (Mac/PC) – v2.10.0.50756
  • UC Surface (iOS/Android) – v2.10.0.50756
  • QMix-UC (iOS/Android) –  v2.6.0.49920
  • Capture (Mac/PC) – v2.4.0.50756

Notable Bug Fixes In This Release:

  • Android permission issues for UC Surface and QMix-UC now fixed
  • UC Surface – Series III mixer Aux Ins, Tape In, and Digital Return now show up in all Mix Views
  • StudioLive Series III – Rack Mixer now gets Dig Gain Trim when another network mixer has exclusive preamp permission over the Rack Mixer
Please see the UC 2.10 Release Notes for further details.
As mentioned above, there is a new workflow for the indicator light on our NSB and EarMix products:
   Red – Unit is powering on
   Green – Unit has booted up, but is not synced to an AVB clock
   Blue – Unit is synced to an AVB clock
This new workflow should aid in troubleshooting clocking issues on an AVB network with NSB and EarMix by indicating not only when the unit has AVB stream(s) connected to it, but also if its AVB clock is synced.

Studio Series USB-C Interfaces are here!

Wherever songs are made, Studio Series USB-C Audio Interfaces are there. All Studio Series USB-C™-compatible Audio Interfaces ship with Studio One Artist—a $99 USD value, so you can hit the ground running and be making music straight out of the box.

No matter how complex your project or vision, there’s a Studio Series USB-C™-compatible Interface that’s the right tool for the job.

Learn more about the Studio Series USB-C™-compatible Audio Interfaces here.

 

The Price is RIGHT– Price Drop on Select Studio Series Interfaces!

You found the right interface, now the price is even better! 

Now through the end of the year enjoy significant savings on several Studio Series interfaces! Note that regional pricing will vary slightly, but the below prices are in USD.

Interfaces included in the price drop:

  • Studio 2|6 – save $25
  • Studio 6|8 – save $50
  • Studio 18|10 – save $100
  • Studio 18|24 – save $100

Everyone is talking about the Studio Series family, including American Songwriter Magazine who said the following about the 2|6:

“The Studio 2|6 is a powerful, solidly built and easy to use audio interface that comes with professional software at no charge, but its most important feature is that it sounds great.”

ALSO—for a limited time, buyers get the Channel Strip Collection for FREE until December 31, 2018–that’s an additional $80 in savings!! Read more about that here!

 

 

Need help finding the right product in Audio Interfaces? No problem — just answer a few quick questions and our Product Finder will help you out! Find the perfect interface for you HERE!

 

This offer is available worldwide and ends December 31, 2018.

Recording in Studio One Made Easy with David Vignola!

Learn Studio One from David Vignola!

This series is intended for first-time owners of the AudioBox and Studio One Artist and covers everything you will need to know to record your first song. Hit the ground running!

And when you’re ready for the Advanced course, hit up David at his website and get a discount with promo code: PRESONUS25

Watch the whole video series here:

 

Learn more about the AudioBox here! 

 

Not sure which interface works for you? Well help you find one here!

Introducing the HD9 PRO PACK with a Special Introductory Price!

New Month, New PROMOS!

Let’s discuss things that come in packs:

  • Wolves
  • Pens
  • Guitar picks
  • Hot-dog buns

Also, most importantly, the NEW HD9 and HP4 Pro PACK! Let us introduce you to the latest Pack in the PreSonus Family!

Here’s what you get for $349.00!

  • Four Studio-Grade HD 9 Headphones
    • These headphones are no joke! They are comfortable, CLEAR and accurate! AND you get FOUR with this pack!
    • These guys were actually selected as an Editor’s Choice by Music Inc. Magazine at Summer NAMM 2018 (pg. 66)!
  • One HP4 Headphone Amp
    • The perfect companion to the HD9s– the sound is clear and clean, with a wide dynamic range and everyone will be able to hear!
  • ALL THIS IS A $420.00 VALUE! 

This is a Pack you gotta join.

This offer is available worldwide at this special introductory price!

  • Click here to find a dealer in the US.
  • Click here to find a dealer outside of the US.

 

 

 

PreSonus Interface Comparison Chart

UPDATED 1-24-19 to add new interfaces!

 

This might come in handy if you’re in the market for a new recording interface. Click the image above to download a convenient PDF to get a convenient at-a-glance look at I/O, sampling rates, connectivity methods, and more. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Did you know the PreSonus family tree has some Irish roots?

St Patrick.

Everyone has heard the story of Saint Patrick—the patron saint that came to Ireland in the AD 400s and converted Ireland to Christianity. Each year on the 17th of March, it appears that everyone has a little bit of Irish in them when St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated! This is especially true here at PreSonus, where we can proudly say we have our own Irish relations based in Co. Cavan where our EMEA office PreSonus Europe Limited is based.

Two well-established Irish bands who have recently started using PreSonus gear are Le Boom and The Lost Brothers. We will be tracking their progress with them over the coming months… but see a quick intro into both bands below.

Le Boom

Le Boom is an indie-electro-house-pop duo based in Dublin, Ireland. They are known for their energetic live performances which feature a frenzy of glass-bottle beats, layered loops, catchy vocal hooks and sweaty fans who dance like no other fans in the world. Their song, “What We Do,” has featured in a number of ad campaigns for TV. According to the US’ Paste Magazine, Le Boom are “Breaking into America in a big way.”

Le Boom use a PreSonus Quantum thunderbolt interface in their live shows and in the studio. Learn more about them at their website. 

“I recently started using Quantum in our live shows to run my drum samples through VST effects in real time. The lightning-fast latency is essential for this to go smoothly. So far I’ve been really impressed and the drivers have been rock solid.” —Aimie, Le Boom


The Lost Brothers

Irish band The Lost Brothers are Oisin Leech from Meath and Mark Mccausland from Omagh. They have just released their fifth album to huge critical acclaim. In 2018 they tour UK, Ireland, Australia, and the US. 

“With emotionally wrenching and confessional songwriting they have the remarkable ability of making a large room feel very intimate indeed. With a masterful blend of careful songwriting and tuneful harmonies, the Lost Brothers make a lasting impact.”
—The Huffington Post (live review)

Oisin of the lost brothers uses a Studio 68 interface to record demos in his home studio and while on the road.

“I just started out using the PreSonus Studio 68 and Studio One to record demos at home. I love the great clear sound from the XMAX preamps, and Studio One’s workflow has been really easy to adapt to.” – Oisin, The Lost Brothers