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“I literally stopped using Logic.” RecordingReview.com

As anyone who uses it knows, with Studio One the hits don’t stop. We just discovered this incredibly flattering, video-peppered review from Ruprect at Recording Review. In it, they state: (among other things)

“I literally stopped using Logic after spending maybe 2 hours with Studio One. Granted, I was excited about learning something new but the switch was surprisingly painless. Fast forward a few months and I’m faster with Studio One than I ever was with Logic. The main reason is that simple tasks I perform numerous times in every mix are streamlined a little.”

Big thanks are due to the Recording Review crew. Their website is chock-full of many other reviews that you should read as well, and they also offer a number of great articles on all elements of the audio recording process. Check ’em out.

Click here to read the review in full and watch a batch of highly informative Studio One videos!

Christmas Island Crabbest Song Competition – Enter before Jan. 31, 2014!

Residents of Christmas Island and Australia: enter your best song in the Crabbest Song 2014 Competition before Jan. 31, 2013, and you could win an incredible $2000 prize package that includes Studio One Professional! This competition is sponsored by Muso City and the CI 100 Club, a non-profit organization looking to create a thriving music industry on Christmas Island via scholarships, concerts, and general good-natured-ness. They will be accepting songs in many categories:

  • Alternative
  • Blues
  • Comedy
  • Dance/Electronica
  • Folk/ singer songwriter
  • R&B/Hip Hop
  • Pop

More details can be found by clicking the image the the right, and you can check out the CI 100 Club on Facebook when you’re done with that. E-mail your submissions to CI100Club@Patmac.net.au by Dec. 6 to enter!

Studio One awarded for putting customers in focus by DAWfreaks.se

Don’t get me wrong here, as I don’t want to huff and puff too much. We’ve received a few technology awards over the years, and we’re proud of that. But this award is something a little different, for two reasons. First, it’s not so much a technology award as it is an attitude award. Second, it’s the first.

Sorry, that doesn’t make much sense. What I is that this is the first-ever “Customers in Focus” award that has ever been given to anybody. And it’s been awarded to Studio One, from the kind folks over at DAWfreak.se.

Via the DAWFreak.se blog:

“The Customers In Focus AWARD is a completely new award from DAWfreak.se. This award is meant to highlight companies that stand out from the crowd by always making sure that their customers feel they get what they paid for, not only through updates and fixes but by listening to the customers and always providing a good support, helpful tools and other features that shows they care for their customers.”

Click on over to DAWfreak.se to read the review in full!

Learn how StereoSpread and Banmier Generate Unique Synth Tones in Studio One

I thought you should know about a great seminar coming up at the EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience. The event is a joint effort by LEAF and the Bob Moog Foundation, and takes place on October 22-24 in Asheville, NC, and includes hands-on activities, workshops and lectures from local, professional electronic musicians and producers. James from STEREOSPREAD is collaborating with Caden of Banmier on a presentation called “Junkyard Beats: Creating Music with Found Sounds.” More info can be found at theleaf.org.
“The process of taking junkyard sounds and evolving them into synth sounds is a process I developed when I was in the 9th grade and have continued to develop,” Caden says. “Much of my music features sounds that began their life as breaking glass and banging pressure vessels, but you

would never know it because it just sounds like some kind or organic synth sound. When I first started experimenting in electronic music, I did not have the money or resources to purchase synthesizers, but I understood that the basics of most synthesis involved creating a waveform using oscillators and then modulating it. I set out going to junk yards and recording breaking or bashing things together for my “donor” waveforms. I spent a lot of time at the junk yard attracting a lot of attention and curious onlookers—people who mainly just wanted to know what the hell I was doing!”

“Using Sample One, I zoom in on an interesting looking section of my recording and loop it, creating a buzz. Then I tune the sample by tweaking the tune knob, measuring the results with a tuner. Once the sample is in tune, I add effects and adjust the ADSR to tailor the sound. The results can be quite surprising and wonderful. Best of all it’s a totally custom sound that is the result of a really fun creative process.”

James shares a bit about his workflow in Studio One as well:

“Working in Studio One has enabled me to create better than before, I can literally take a single word of Sara’s vocal track—and create a pad using Sample One from the same sound, or even create a bass! We’ve done this on so many of our songs it’s actually pretty funny; sometimes people are like ‘how did you get that low bass sub-it’s so clean!’  They never realize or even believe me when I say it’s based around Sara’s vocal. Same with some of our drums, I’ve literally taken the sound of our dogs barking. compressed them in pitch/tempo then thrown into Sample One and created hits which to use as kicks, snares, etc.”

If you want to get your hands a little rusty, and learn how to turn a radiator into a cello, then this seminar is for you!

James is a member of STEREOSPREAD and has produced and remixed for many projects including Haap,  Ask You in Gray, Ilima and The Sexbots, Ummagma, Thy Fearful Symmetry, Diffuzion, Venn Diagram, Jadugara, King George VIII, and Between the Now.

Banmier is the creative project of Waynesville, NC, where he currently lives and operates a home studio. Caden has played drum set, marching snare, hand drums and auxiliary percussion in many music settings including symphonic band, marching band, as well as several metal and funk groups. Caden’s venture into electronic music was brought about by the need to express musical thoughts that were more complex and melodic than drum beats.


You can hear some of Banmier and Stereospread’s sonic trickery in the collaboration embedded below!

 

Save 40% on PureMix Tutorial: Mixing Jay Stolar in Studio One!

PureMix.Net just completed this incredible three-part video series on mixing Jay Stolar in Studio One. The trailer is embedded below, but the entire video series is available over on PureMix.Net. Get some great insights on recording and mixing a live show from Fab Dupont!

Hey, why not save a little money while you’re at it? PureMix is kindly offering PreSonus users 40% this great tutorial. Hurry, this offer ends Oct. 8, 2013!

Click here and use the coupon code: StudioOneRox 

Fab’s video goes into great detail of the entire process, including the use of both native and third-party plug-ins for Studio One, microphone selection, and placement.

Fab DuPont says: “Studio One was perfect for this project, because I knew we would be using several different kinds of interfaces and Studio One works great with all of them. Also, it’s a great tool to do both production and mixing at the same time and i knew since we had to work fast that we may have to back to recording in the middle of the mixing process.”

Rodney’s StudioLive 32.4.2AI / Studio One 2.6 Webcast With ScanProAudioTV

A while back Rodney raised the bar for live webcasts with this great collaboration with ScanProAudioTV.  We really need to work with those guys again. I mean seriously, they have a green screen and everything. 

Make a sandwich and strap in; this one clocks in at about 45:00, but that just means there’s no stone un-turned in this thorough investigation into our latest and greatest.

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Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist Free!

The reviews for our new Eris monitors are pouring in, and, well. We’re happy. Currently the Eris speakers are enjoying a five-out-of-five AVERAGE user scores at Guitar Center AND Sweetwater, and we just can’t help but feel like celebrating. History has shown that the best way to share that celebratory spirit is to give away free kick-ass stuff. In this case, it’s Studio One Artist. Don’t forget to grab the free 2.6 update when you install it!

From a couple of days ago until March 31st, you’ll get Studio One Artist FREE if you purchase a Eris E5 or E8 monitors. This offer is available worldwide.

All you need to do is get your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased.

Some readers prefer user reviews, others want to know what the pros have to say. Well, here’s a bit of that:

  • PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.” Jon Chappell, Harmony Central
  • Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients.Eli Crews, Tape Op
  • “The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well­ equipped and good-­natured active speakers for near field… Five Stars” Felix Klostermann, Bonedo.De

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! Mastering in Studio One Part 2

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 20:00 UK / 21:00 EU

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

 

Bill Sage at Pro Media UltraSound on the StudioLive

[This just in from Bill Sage—Sales & Design Engineer for Pro Media Ultrasound.]

Hey PreSonus – 

I used to be a touring and recording engineer. I now design and sell AV systems. I’m a busy guy, with a full-time sales job and a marriage.  I mostly do sound for friends’ bands or benefits for charities.

Here are some reasons I am liking Studio One and the StudioLive 16.0.2. I had the opportunity to use one for a benefit a few months ago.

Running Universal Control on my Apple Powerbook, I was able to quickly get set up and my mix together in a matter of minutes. I didn’t even read the manual, and it worked flawlessly—and more importantly, it sounded great!

After the gig, I read the manual… and I had no idea that the StudioLive 16.0.2 even had iPad control, which got me even more curious. I took the plunge and bought the 16.0.2.

I also put the band back together. I am playing bass and singing, the other guys are not engineers so  I am keeping busy!  I use the 16.0.2 and Capture to record basic tracks or rehearsals. Capture is great because I only have to press Record and Stop. Capture lets me concentrate on playing, instead of engineering.

Once home from rehearsal, I import the files into Studio One. Again, it is really simple to get good-sounding tracks. The software is really intuitive, so once again I didn’t read the manual much, but I did find the videos on the internet really helpful.

I have had the “big three” recording softwares at one time or another. This by far is the simplest, most intuitive mixer and software that I have ever used.

I would highly recommend the 16.0.2 and the Studio One Software to anyone.

Cheers!
Bill Sage
Sales & Design Engineer
Pro Media Ultrasound

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! What’s new in Studio One 2.6

Join steadyb as he shows you all the latest and greatest in Studio One 2.6! We’ve added so many incredible features to 2.6 that there’s no way he can get to them all. steadyb will cover the biggest improvements—and take your questions near the show’s end!

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive