We’re happy to report that PreSonus Artist KATFYR’s track “Lose Control” is currently sitting at the #2 spot on Beatport’s Dubstep chart, notably above some guy called “Skrillex.” We’re equally happy to also report that the track was made in none other than Studio One!
If you’ve ever wanted to see what makes a track like this tick, you need look no farther than to KATFYR’s demonstration of Studio One at NAMM 2014, where you can see how “Lose Control” was built from the ground up.
Sincere congrats to a good friend doing good work. If you’re so inclined, why not help him out a bit, and get a copy of the track and bump him up to #1?
This instant rebate allows you to save $50 when you buy an AudioBox Studio—an everything-in-one-box recording solution for budget-minded and mobile recordists alike. Here’s what you get: An AudioBox USB 2-channel recording interface, HD7 headphones, M7 condenser microphone, and Studio One Artist. All you need to supply is creativity.
Portability is the name of the game here, as the AudioBox USB is bus powered, meaning no fumbling around with dorky old wall warts, and no recording sessions will be sacrificed to the dead battery gods.
The M7 large-diaphragm condenser mic is ideally suited for vocals and acoustic instruments, but you can put it in front of pretty well anything and confidently expect great results. The HD7 headphones allow you to monitor and mix your tracks with clarity and style.
Last but most, Studio One Artist is the award-winning DAW that offers unlimited tracks, sterling audio quality, and an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface. It will leave you wondering how people ever made music any other way back in the dark ages of 2009.
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Christopher “AudioCzar” Smith is no joke. The man’s been cranking out track after track for a long time, now, and in the last year he’s settled on Studio One Professional for all of his sonic endeavors. Fortunately for us (and you) I was able to get him to answer some questions about his production habits, and why he’s chosen PreSonus.
When he’s not producing music, he’s also producing excellent videos full of Studio One tips; at the time of this writing he’s up to 20 and counting. Click here to see all of the Czar’s vids.
Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?
I’m Christopher “Czar” Smith, originally from Memphis, but I live in Nashville, TN. I am an audio engineer specializing in recording and mixing.
How were you introduced to PreSonus?
I bought Studio One Artist during a NAMM sale few years ago, for about $20. It was an impulse buy I’m glad I made. Actually, I remember my first recording setup back in 2000—I had a PreSonus TubePRE for vocals.
What PreSonus software/
Every mix I’ve done since 2013 has been done in Studio One Professional, and every song or album I’ve mastered since upgrading to Professional was also done in Studio One. When I work out of Groove Box studios here in Nashville I use the DigiMax FS for tracking drum or hardware inserts for my analog gear I bring with me. I also have a FaderPort that I use when mixing.
What’s so great about PreSonus, anyhow?
PreSonus is great because unlike a lot of other companies, you can tell they are really passionate about their products, and they listen to the consumer. They also have excellent customer interaction. If you tweet them, they will tweet back. Everyone I’ve met from the PreSonus staff at NAMM or Gearfest have all been friendly and helpful. And all the products are well thought-out and designed. PreSonus is one of the few companies I look forward to seeing new products from every year.
What’s the last big project that you worked on using PreSonus gear?
The last big project I did was a mix for Diane Betts, a very talented singer/songwriter here in Nashville. Her song was mixed and mastered using Studio One Profefssional.
What are you working on now—or next?
Right now I’m finishing up mixing and mastering The Equalizers debut album, “After Hours.” Next up, I’ll be mixing an album for a rap group from Nashville, and I’m doing some production for a rap artist from Nebraska. I also just got hired to do some mixing and mastering for an artist in France. It’s the first time I doing work for someone overseas, so I’m excited about it!
Where can folks find out more information about you and your work online?
Just when we thought Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner couldn’t GET any cooler; the guy goes and drops a SEVENTEEN-VIDEO BOMB on the Internet. But don’t duck and cover; instead you should click and learn.
This incredible playlist covers all manner of Studio One topics, including but not limited to:
Also covered are some great 101-level tips for first-time users.
If you’re interested in Studio One, get the FREE 30-day demo of Studio One Professional by clicking here.
The Frontliner recently scored an interview with PreSonus Quality Assurance Tester and all-around Studio One Answer Man Dominic Bazile. In their thorough Q&A session, Dominic’s brains are picked about not only how he got involved with PreSonus, but also about some of the inner workings that make Studio One tick. If you want an inside look at Studio One from a man who knows better than most, look no further!
Check it out! KATFYR, who was so kind to present for us at NAMM 2014, just wrapped up this excellent demo of the sounds of Goldbaby Essentials, an incredible add-on pack for Studio One that includes meticulously sampled old-skool drum machines, lovingly sampled to cozy, warm, analog tape. Grab yourself a copy of Goldbaby Essentials by clicking here, and save a lot of money (and desk space) over buying all those hard-to-maintain and harder-to-afford analog beatboxes of yore. Hear the sounds of GoldBaby Essentials below!
Get a look behind the scenes of the new Ampire XT Metal Pack for Studio One, featuring EDM/Metal crossover band Tooms!
The Ampire XT Metal Pack offers six new amp models and six new cabinet models for Ampire XT, and an incredible new SoundSet of metal drum sounds for Impact!
You can learn more about the Ampire XT Metal Pack by clicking here.
The kind sports at Hero’s Last Mission put together this exceptional video describing their workflow with the StudioLive 16.4.2. They are using the board to its fullest in both the studio and onstage, taking advantage of features like QMix personal monitoring and scene recall for saving board settings appropriate to multiple venues. Furthermore, they record live shows to Capture and then mix later in Studio One!
Hero’s Last Mission is taking advantage of the full PreSonus solution. Are you?
Long-haul six-string stalwarts at Guitar World paid us a visit at NAMM, and received demos for both the Metal Pack Add-on for Studio One, as well as the Progression tab editor. Fortunately for us (and thereby, you) they brought video cameras.
Thanks much for the kind attention, gents, and particularly to Scott Van Heldt, without whom the Metal Pack could not have been properly represented. To hear more of his heavy, click here.
Ampire XT Metal Pack for Studio One:
Progression Tab Editor:
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:
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 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 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.