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PureMix Studio One Video and Membership Discount Codes!

Our friends at PureMix just published the first of many videos to come using Studio One. What sets these guys apart is that they teach real world production concepts, not just “how to xyz.” If you have yet to visit this site, now is a great time!

While you’re there, create an account and use one of these coupons for an exclusive subscription discount:

1 year 25% off: PSxX7LJ
6-months 20% off: PNz3r7A
3-months 15% off: P3kXJq9
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So, what’s PureMix all about, anyhow?

These days there is no way to learn record making from working professional since there are so few assisting positions left. In the past, an aspiring engineer or producer could watch and learn from someone more advanced for a few years and prepare for flying solo without burning their wings too early. That old mentor/disciple system is pretty much gone, and it’s a shame.

PureMix.net is a place to share the knowledge we, as successful professionals, acquired over time.pureMix.net content is produced in professional studios, professional and multiple awards engineers and teaches in depth: mixing, recording, producing and mastering.

Fab Dupont, the founder of PureMix has mixed or produced tracks for/with/featuring Jennifer Lopez, Freshlyground, Shakira, Les Nubians, Kirk Whalum, Nat King Cole, and a slew of other artists.

The platform is a streaming website that offers lessons purchased by the unit, or all-access subscriptions. Our users can download the audio files from the session that we use in order to try and practice at home. There is also a high-end and private forum for our subscribers where we they can share their thoughts and ask for thorough counseling.

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iOS Music Meet!

The iOS Music Meet will be held on Thursday July 12 in Berlin, and thanks to PreSonus European Product Marketing Manager and Digital Media Swashbuckler Rodney Orpheus, PreSonus will be there as well! The iOS Music Meet will celebrate all things which lay at the convergence of the Apple  iOS platform and, well, music. It will feature hands-on learning opportunities, musical performances, workflow production seminars, and the rubbing of elbows between artists, app developers, and hardware manufacturers. So, if you’re into mobile guitar amp emulation, touch-screen MIDI controllers, the color white, and brushed aluminum, have I got an event for you.

It’s nice that I can always count on Rodney to keep me informed of the latest and greatest. It’s like the guy has a prototype 12 GHz bluetooth receiver implanted in his cereberal cortex that receives a constant feed of stuff that’s #NowAndRadical. Fortunately for me—and subsequently, you—Rodney likes to share.

So, Rodney, what’s iOS Music Meet all about, and what’s it got to do with PreSonus?

“It’s the first time it will happen, and we think it’s an awesome idea. A real live show based around iOS is perfect for us to be part of, since there are tens of thousands of PreSonus StudioLive mixers in venues today, all of which are capable of being controlled by iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones. A show like this gives people the chance to show that this stuff isn’t just theoretical pie-in-the-sky, it’s already a fully working and road-tested mature product that we’ve been shipping for the past year. Also, with the new Smaart integration, we can set up the PA and have it sounding perfect using iPad control—faster and easier than anyone could have thought possible.”

Interested in partaking? Details follow. Registration is free, but of course there’s a hoop or two to jump through.

The Nits and Grits:

JustMusic and CDR present:

iOS Music Meet – Berlin
Thursday July 12th 2012
Theatersaal /Prince Charles
Prinzenstrasse 85f
Berlin, Germany
18-21h
Free Entry (Registration required)
Twitter Hashtag: #immberlin

 

Visit the New PreSonus Web Site!

If you’re reading this, you’re already here.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2012... PreSonus has completely redesigned its Web site, offering greatly improved navigation, deeper product information, and easy access to press releases, user stories, technical information, videos, tech support, user accounts, and much more.

Notes PreSonus Associate Creative Director Cave Daughdrill, “Truth is, a lot of us hated the old site. Working on it was worse than being stuck in traffic during the flaming-hot Louisiana summer. And it was starting to look old and dense-like the Gulf after BP got through with it. We’ve always made the kind of gear we want to use ourselves, so we decided it was time to do that with our site. Now, it’s fast and easy to find things, and the site is much more visual. The video display is huge, and you can even search and filter for results while playing the video. And the site works great with mobile devices. We think people are really gonna dig it.”

“From a back-end standpoint, the old PreSonus site was the organizational equivalent of a dozen meth’ed-up gerbils playing soccer with a marble inside a grandfather clock,” says PreSonus Web Engineer Luciano Ziegler. “Our new site is so smooth that it may actually revolutionize String Theory.”

 

Please visit www.presonus.com and check it out!

 

More from InfoComm

InfoComm 2012 is Almost in Full Swing…

Check it out, I got some shots from the team at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. From the looks of things Kevin, Brad, Rick, Paul, Justin, John, and more are all setting things up during the work day—and tearin’ things up at night.

But hey, it’s Vegas, right? And in this day and age, what happens in Vegas stays in  ̶V̶e̶g̶a̶s̶  on blogs, Facebook, and perhaps worst of all, YouTube.

More coming soon, including a full day of Webcasts live from the show. That’s tomorrow, in fact.

JJazz.Net Streams Live Performances Online in Stellar Quality with Help from PreSonus

[editor’s note: this story comes to us from MI7 JAPAN, our Japanese distributor. Thanks MI7 staff!]

JJazz.Net is an all-free high-quality audio internet music station. It is based on the keyword JAZZ and 12 concepts deriving from it. Engineer and musician Nobumasa Yamada recorded the release show for JiLL-Decoy association’s “Lovely Cafe Lounge” held in JZ Brat on April 14 using PreSonus mobile recording system.  Here is an exclusive interview with JJazz.Net’s Chief Director Mr. Higuchi and JiLL-Decoy who rapidly is going up the iTunes Jazz charts.

JJazz.Net is an internet radio station that started streaming in 2000, but most people didn’t have enough bandwidth to support streaming back then and we obviously started a little early. However, in these past 5 or 6 years, the foundation of internet has evolved quite a bit and thus internet radio has become very popular. Our focus has always been on high quality audio, but we couldn’t go anything above 16Bit 44.1kHz when the only available source was the CD.

By trying to achieve better audio quality than CD, we naturally came to the idea of live recordings. That’s how we started doing our very own 24Bit 96kHz recordings. We knew we wouldn’t be able to stream in 24Bit 96kHz, but we thought something that is compressed from high quality audio must also sound pretty good. Our other aim was to introduce tracks that are recorded onto a CD but in a live environment, because we feel that sometimes, live performances can say so much more than a studio recording…

Read the full story here.


Great Photoset from AES Brazil

International SuperSales Agent and all-around sharp dresser Mark Williams sent me these recently. MAN, who’s camera IS that?

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?