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PreSonus StudioLive Quick Tip Sunday Part 1 of 4: How to Solo

If you’re looking for SlashVaiSteen-style shredtacularity, you’ve come to the wrong place. (but you should check out this Ampire demo.) Today’s Quick Tip is all about Justin Spence, and his use of the Solo features on the StudioLive mixers. There’s more to it than you may realize at first glance, so kindly give this video multiple, sustained glances that qualify as more of a “watch.”

TODAY: Terence Higgins the Making of Presents Swampgrease II: Live!

Today is the big day! Tune in at 2:00p.m. CST for an interview with Terence Higgins… and then watch him make a record! This webinar will continue on Thursday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. CST both days. Join us in this piece of industry (and Internet) history!

Click here to join:
http://www.presonus.com/community/presonuslive/

Career Opportunities

Justin Spence doin' thangs.

Let’s step back and take a look at the big picture. Things, they are a-changin’, and while we make an effort to stay humble, facts is just that. Facts! Look:

Reviews for Studio One 2 are off the charts. Sales, too. The StudioLive series of mixers are the best-selling mixer line over at Guitar Center. (Those search results are sorted by best-selling, you see.) We’re building great partnerships with amazing companies like SoundCloudRational Acoustics and Celemony. There’s also a bunch of other stuff we can’t even tell you about yet… but you’d get to know if you joined us.

So, it seems as though somehow we are doing something correctly, which means growth, which means we need more FRESH BODIES! If the idea of mucking around with a pack of  audio nerds in the hot Louisiana sun sounds like your idea of a killer work-week, than maybe we should talk.

Here’s the type of professionals we’re looking for, click the titles for the official job descriptions:

Director of Software Development
Program Manager
Senior Industrial Designer
Mechanical Engineer
Technical Support Representative (Do your part in the fight against hold times!)

So, if you think of yourself and PreSonus as a match made in gumbo, click the above job title of your choosing, read the Job Description, and dutifully carry out the contact instructions that follow.

Please don’t call about job availability. Crystal, our HR director, is kinda slammed right now. Growth, remember?

KB’s Greatest Hits!

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Music is sadly, quietly littered with many heroes whose contributions are sometimes criminally overlooked: HawkinsDaleQuorthonHaack. Every time I find out about another one of these stalwarts, I sigh quietly, gave a the ceiling, and my grey heart sheds a tear for the poor ol’  PreSonus knowledgebase.

Did you know about it? No? EXACTLY. It isn’t right that people don’t know about the knowledgebase, so go look at it, and make your little buddies look at it too. It’s over here.

Like all things PreSonus, our knowledgebase is an ever-improving labor of love, a sort of dumping ground for feats of braindom from great PreSonus minds: Spence. Hasenback. Harris. Hillman. It’s bursting at its little HTML seams with Studio One tutorials, tips for initializing pesky ASIO drivers, setting up chained FireStudio projects in ProTools 9, you name it. And it’s free, and it’s online, and accessible from your phone, and, and, and.

Point is: while we love to hear from you,  the answer to your tech support question may well have already been answered in the PreSonus Knowledgebase—and it’s worth a search.

In order to do our great knowledgebase justice, I’ve started a Twitter series called “KB’s Greatest Hits.” Starting yesterday or so, I began tweeting out links to great knowlegebase articles once-per-day. Check ’em out, learn up, and please retweet and share! Let’s not let the PreSonus knowledgebase to be lost to history like so many great contributors.

Studio One Minute Episode 5—Macros and Control Link

Here’s a sort update potpourri video. Byron’s back, and he’s taken the time to bust out a video with details on everything new in Studio One 2.0.5: The Macro Toolbar, MIDI Control of ANY command in Studio One, (WUT?) Tab-to-Transients, on and on and on. Track re-sizing.

It just keeps getting BETTER. What’s your favorite new feature in Studio One?

Tech Talk Live Today at 2p.m. CST—Ampire XT and IR Maker

PreSonus TechTalk Live is on again today!
Tune in today for a presentation on Ampire XT and IR Maker in Studio One, starring Alex Cronex.
2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 9:00 GMT

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

Today on Tech Talk Live: PreSonus AmpireXT Sound Designer Alex Cronex will present a detailed discussion of all the new amplifier and cabinet modeling technology in Studio One 2.05! He and Justin Spence will also take a close look at the oft-overlooked IR Maker, which allows you to create your own impulse responses of real-life cabinets and microphones, and use them virtually in your recordings!

You Know, for Kids!

We recently received a kind e-mail from Mike Donahue. Mike’s a 20-year session drumming veteran from the NY/NJ area. He’s an instructor and clinician who specializes in musical motivational presentations for school kids. He’s labeled this endeavor “Rhythms for a Cause,” and he’s chosen the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 for his presentations. His e-mail follows:

Dear PreSonus
Along with in-store charity drum clinics where I focus on teaching kids how to achieve their their goals and share my life stories with them as proof it can happen. I use music not just to entertain, but I also harness its power to teach them how I got where I am by talking about the legwork and dedication needed to make things happen. I also do in-store charity drum clinics.

I was introduced to your StudioLive 16.4.2 system and fell in love with it. Wow, what a breath of fresh air for the artist/user. When audience members get a chance to take a look at my drum kit and electronics, the StudioLive is definitely the topic of discussion. I’m a drummer, not an audio engineer, so the simplicity of the StudioLive in a live application for me was a revelation. The quality of sound I’m able to generate between my drum mixes, the board, and finally the PA system is second to none. I’ve spent way too much time in the past not only trying to figure out other boards, but trying to achieve a seemingly unreachable sound. Artists notice all the little things that get overlooked, whether that be sound quality, effects or the overall user experience. PreSonus did and continues to do an outstanding job delivering simplicity and near perfection to their end users.

PreSonus technologies are amazing and well-engineered. Well Done!

Thanks,
Mike Donahue
www.mikedonahuedrums.net
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StudioLive Worship

The below comes from Glen, from the Voice Of Pentecost right here in Baton Rouge.

Dear PreSonus:

I would love to share some words.

First, I love the StudioLive 24.4.2 console. It has been such a breeze to learn and also to teach my other volunteers. It has made mixing our live services so easy. The Studiolive console answered several of the problems I was facing with the previous console.

One of of my biggest issues was solving our stage mix.The monitor wedges on our platform were overpowering the front of house. I wanted to provide the best sound I could for my FOH and also give my musicians what they were looking for. With the StudioLive console I was able to separate my wedge mixes according to which musicians were in front of them. By separating the monitors, I was able to bring the stage volume down, give my musicians what they wanted, and FOH was not left overpowered.

The ability to store/backup/save scenes has proven priceless. After a computer crash we had to replace our computer, and with doing so our new computer did not have our stored scenes on it. I simply plugged in our usb drive and recovered our scenes to the new computer and we were off and running/worshiping.

The aux outputs on the console have been extremely beneficial. We run a live broadcast online for every service and we use some of the aux’s to send feeds to our internet for audio. By using these aux mixes we are able to utilizes all of the benefits of the SL console for our internet mix.

The connectivity with my iPad is priceless. My wife is on the Praise and Worship team and we have a two year old little girl. The StudioLive Remote allows for me to be able to keep an eye on my child while my wife sings. On the technical side the StudioLive Remote also allows me to hear and mix the service from the same location as someone in the congregation. Also, during special occasions I can edit aux mixes from the platform to get exactly what is needed.

The new QMix will save us a large sum of money when we build our new sanctuary.With the purchase of a few headphone amps my musicians on instruments will be able to adjust their own monitor mix. I have already began to use this in our current setting and I’m amazed by how easy and effective it is.

The processing power built into each channel (compressor, gate, eq’s,) is awesome. I couldn’t imagine the cost of purchasing the individual components for each channel, not to mention the footprint that it would require to house all of those components! I could go on and on about stuff, like the ability to copy and paste settings to other channels to give you a starting point is a massive time saver, among other things.

Finally, the PreSonus crew is amazing. The updates, the customer service, technical support, and the future upgrades that are coming keep proving to me that choosing the 24.4.2 console was the best decision I could have made. I have become a PreSonus fan to the point that I hope to get some of the PreSonus Swag and put my and my assistants name on it to use them as a type of uniform. It’s my way of doing a bit of advertising for a product that I think is absolutely incredible.

Thanks Jim Odom and the PreSonus Family for creating such an amazing product.

Glen Hallmark
Sound & Media
Voice Of Pentecost
G-Hall Multimedia LLC
Baton Rouge, LA.

Peer Munck and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

We’re very flattered that MunckMix has chosen PreSonus to record performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Check out this video! MunckMix records and mixes performances live, and has CD recordings for sale at the end of the very same show!