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New for NAMM: Studio One Add-ons!

The FREE update to Studio One 2.6.2 introduces, among other things, support for Add-ons, which will include program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and who knows what else. But to kick things off, we’re proud to introduce the following trifecta:

Goldbaby Essentials:
If you’re looking to get your 808 on without shelling out $3,500 on ebay—and don’t forget that a MIDI-sync mod will run you for another couple hundred—this is the right pack for you at less than 1/100th of the price. But drum machines don’t begin and end X0X kick drums, so the exclusive Goldbaby Essentials Soundset for Impact features a whopping 500 samples from beatboxes of yore, arranged into 32 Impact drum kit presets and 124 new musicloops.

This collection is very different than that no-name drum machine sample collection you regrettably BitTorrented a while back. You know the one I’m talking about: rife with clipping, inconsistent filenames, and varied sample rates. You got what you didn’t pay for. Goldbaby Essentials has been meticulously, professionally sampled by a real pro, and processed with warm, saturated, real-analog-tape-saturated goodness. Add to that the money, space, and time you’re saving when compared to buying all those drum machines and sampling them yourself—and you can’t deny that Goldbaby Essentials is even better than the real thing(s).

You can purchase and download Goldbaby Essentials for $29.99 by clicking here.

You can hear a demo of the Goldbaby Essentials sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Ampire XT Metal Pack:
If your sonic endeavors concern matters more grim and forstbitten, then the Ampire XT Metal Pack is your expressway to the heavy-guitar underworld. The pack features six new bröötal amp models for Ampire, as well as six new cabinet emulations.

Furthermore, we’ve recognized that metal drums (and metal drummers) have rightfully begun to infringe on the guitar’s monopolization of the metal spotlight. As such, we’ve included a brand-new metal drum kit for Impact, rife with clicky kick drums, anvil snares, and, well, metallic cymbals. We decided against including drum samples inspired by St. Anger. Up the Irons!

You can purchase and download the Ampire XT Metal Pack for $29.99 by clicking here.

 

You can hear a demo of the Metal Pack sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Studio One Artist MP3 Encoder:
This long-requested feature for Studio One Artist is now available as a convenient and inexpensive Add-on! Add .MP3 import and export functionality to Studio One Artist for a low price. Once you’ve installed this, clear up a little disk space by uninstalling Audacity—you won’t be needing it to get your .MP3s converted to .WAVs for use in Studio One Artist anymore.

You can purchase and download the MP3 Encoder $9.99 by clicking here.

PreSonus StudioLive AI on Tour with Phil Wickham / Shane and Shane

Here’s Travis Brockway, live sound engineer for Shane and Shane and Phil Wickham, recently brought the entire PreSonus Active Integration package on the road for the bands’ Christmas Tour. Here, he discusses his experience with the StudioLive AI mixers, and why they’re the right fit for small-to-medium sized churches.

Furthermore, he takes a look at the StudioLive AI speakers, and how they make for the best possible live performances—and how  Capture 2,  Studio One, and Nimbit make for effortless recording, editing and online distribution of performances and services.

For more on the Active Integration family, click on any of the following:

 

5aint on recording Steve Dodds with the ADL 700, ADL 600, StudioLive, and Studio One

Recording a guitarist with as signature a technique as Steve Dodds introduces some unusual recording quandaries. Fortunately for 5aint, his PreSonus AL 700, ADL 600, StudioLive digital mixer, and Studio One DAW provided everything he needed for the task at hand.

Dodds’ signature “guitabla” stylings are in high demand, as he has been a prolific session player and frequent collaborator with the likes of Steven Stills, Sarah McLachlan, Karen Eden, and more, having worked on projects with notable producers like David Kershenbaum, Jill Joes, Alan Moulder, and Martin Page. His more recent focus has been on his dynamic, genre-blending solo material.

 

Patrik Mata of KOMMUNITY FK Interviewed by Fadeout; New Song Debuts

[This just in from PreSonus Artist Patrik Mata of KOMMUNITY FK!]

Hello PreSonus!

I wanted to share this recent interview and the debut of one of the new tracks from my band’s upcoming new LP, Thee Image & Thee Myth. The track is entitled “Thee New Tribe.”
I also mention my association as an endorsed Artist with Presonus & how your company saved my career as a composer & multi-instrumentalist. Every track on the new LP was created in Studio One v2.6, as all of my work has been since the software’s original inception.

You can hear a full interview from DJ Cruel Britannia’s Fadeout podcast below. Interview starts at 36:18.

May you have a warm wonderful happy holiday,

Patrik Mata/Presonus Artist
Kommunity FK

 

Simon Langford’s New Book, “Digital Audio Editing” Now Available

Whether you’re comping a vocal track, restoring an old recording, working with dialogue or sound effects for film, or imposing your own vision with mash-ups or remixes, audio editing is a key skill to successful sound production. Digital Audio Editing gives you the techniques, from the simplest corrective editing like cutting, copying, and pasting to more complex creative editing, such as beat mapping and time-stretching.

You’ll be able to avoid unnatural-sounding pitch correction and understand the potential pitfalls you face when restoring classic tracks. Author Simon Langford invites you to see editing with his wide-angle view, putting this skill into a broad context that will inform your choices even as you more skillfully manipulate sound. Focusing on techniques applicable to any digital audio workstation, it includes break-outs giving specific keystrokes and instruction in several popular DAWs, including Studio One. The companion websites include tutorials in all four software packages to help you immediately apply the broad skills from the book.

 

 

#PreSonuSphere Video: Advanced @Celemony Melodyne Tips and Tricks with John DeNosky

John DeNosky spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013, sharing his insights on one of the most powerful features integrated into Studio One Professional: Celemony Melodyne. Melodyne allows for subtle-to-extreme pitch correction… but that’s not all! Learn some advanced Melodyne trickery in this great talk.

For more on Melodyne: http://www.celemony.com/cms/
For more on Studio One: http://www.presonus.com/products/studio-one

#PreSonuSphere Video: Recording and Comping Vocals in Studio One with @JustinLassen and @NaomiMercer

Justin Lassen and Naomi Mercer spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013, and shared some of their production secrets concerning recording and comping vocals in PreSonus Studio One. Comping the best possible performance elements from your take has never been easier!

For more on Studio One, click here: http://www.presonus.com/products/studio-one

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 19:00 UK / 20:00 EU

Cilck here to watch the show: http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

Heard great things about PreSonus Studio One? Tune in and check out these confessions of an ex-Pro Tools user.

Join Joe Gilder from Home Studio Corner for this LIVE webcast, where he’ll detail his reasons for making the switch to Studio One, and show you how to make the same transition.

Join us in the chat room and send Joe your questions.

Guy Perchard Swears by Studio One in “I Swear Blind”

[This just in from producer Guy Perchard! He recently contacted us about his experience with Studio One, and we just had to share. ]

Hi PreSonus!

I recorded Steve Heron’s song “I Swear Blind” after-hours at Red Dog Music, the instrument shop I work at in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was an early adopter of Studio One. In more than two years of using it to track bands and songwriters, I’ve never experienced a glitch, crash or artifact in the recorded audio. I’ve worked with Steve before on full-band productions (the usual four-piece plus backing vocals and a horn section) but for this B-side track, he wanted something a little more raw and natural. Everything on this session was tracked in one take, with minimal editing.

I’m a huge fan of the in-house effects built in to Studio One. Pro EQ is ludicrously useful for subtractive EQ and I apply it as an insert to every track on the mix; its interface makes finding the mud and taming it a doddle. The Compressor plug-in is also a mighty beast! The knee parameter is really useful for making the compression a little more transparent and subtle. The Room Reverb plug-in also used regularly;  I send the vocal, guitar and Fender Bass VI all to a slightly tweaked version of the “medium studio” preset.

One element that has a bit more going on is the ghostly sounding guitar, played with an E-bow. The E-bow guitar was processed via an insert chain consisting of: Autofilter, Compressor, Pro EQ, Beat Delay, Analog Delay, and finally Binaural Pan. Even though it sounds pretty extreme when you solo it, it works well as a subtle element in the whole mix. The whole master buss is then running through the awesome RedLightDist valve-sim plug-in on a very gentle setting to knock-off a little of the clarity and to excite the mids.  The only non-PreSonus plug-in on the mix is iZotope Ozone, to provide some subtle multi-band compression and a few dB of loudness.

I find working in Studio One is an absolute joy, but it has slightly ruined me for any other DAW software on the market. I frequently face-palm when I see people fumbling around with the clunky menus in Pro Tools… If they only knew they could make things so much easier for themselves!

Well done, PreSonus! You’ve made producing music as fun and intuitive as playing it.

Ilias Gogakis Chooses PreSonus for Eurovision Song Contest Entry

[This just in from Ilias Gogakis, who recently produced an entry in the Eurovision Song Contest using Studio One!]

Hello PreSonus! Anna Capone Papas is a Spinto Soprano vocalist with many years of studies in classic music, piano and opera. She wrote melodies for the song “A Glimpse of Heaven,” with her friend S.Rhodes. In the beginning, the song was a ballad with only piano and vocals.

I work on rock and metal music, and have worked with Anna Capone Papas before. Once I listened her demo, the first thing that hit my mind was to transform the song to a pop metal opera, without changing her original ideas. So, I added some heavy modern metal riffs and my friendly drummer wrote some groovy drum parts.

Because the Eurovision Song Contest needs a catchy song, we made a pop/symphonic metal song, which is catchy to all listeners in central and Northern Europe, where both styles of music are very popular.

We had a very little time to compose, mix and master the song in order to enter the Switzerland Song Contest for Eurovision. The whole song was ready in five days. We were working 13 hours every day for all five days at my studio, Master Sound Studio, located in Athens, Greece. It was a great experience!

With the song structure finalized, we tracks guitars, drums, vocals, and pianos. This was followed by adding full orchestra parts using PreSonus sound libraries and some other libraries.

Drums were recorded using Slate Digital SSD 4 and CLA Expansion Kit via a Roland TD 20 KX V-DRUM. The were all  recorded by me using Schecter Guitars though the Blackstar Amp Series One 6L6. All recordings, mixing and mastering sessions were made in Studio One 2 Professional.

You can hear “Glimpse of Heaven” below.

The link to vote for the song is www.eurovisionplattform.sf.tv/videos#A