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MusicRadar Reviews the PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitors

This just in from the Trevor Curwen at MusicRadar! They took the time to listen (closely) and review (favorably) our new Eris E8 monitors.

Thanks very much for this, guys. Here’s a snippet:

“This is a speaker that could easily take care of all recording and mixing possibilities in a small studio.”

Click through to MusicRadar to read the full review!

 

Enter to Win a StudioLive 32.4.2AI in the “Why StudioLive” Video Contest!

Our recent “Why I Switched to Studio One” video contest was such a smashing success that we decided to kick it up a notch.

So, here’s your contest. Prime directive? Extrapolate! The whole human race deserves to know why you chose the StudioLive mixer out of the billions and billions of mixers available in our little blue corner of the galaxy. The best video, as chosen by PreSonus galactic overlords, will receive the flagship mixer of our next generation, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI—a $3,999 value. 

So, again, we want videos. Billions and billions of videos! This contest shares much in common with the last contest, but with the following upgrades:

  • No online voting this time. PreSonus will choose the winning video. Last time we got a lot of fraudulent votes that we traced to an IP address in a pirate sector of Zeta Centauri.
  • The second-place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors, a $1,999 value.
  • Non-English submissions are welcome, but must include English subtitles to qualify for entry.
  • Please keep your videos around 1:30, 2:00 maximum. Videos even one picosecond over 2:00 will not be considered for entry.

Here’s the rest of the guidelines.

Create a video detailing why you chose the StudioLive mixer over the universe of mixers available.

  • Be specific about why you chose the StudioLive. Discuss your favorite most-used features.
  • Be mindful of the YouTube generation’s attention span. Keep it around 1:30.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure it’s set to be publicly viewable.
  • Submit your link at Facebook.com/PreSonus, using the VIDEO CONTEST application viewable under our cover photo. All fields are required. Submit by October 1, 2013 to qualify.
  • That’s it! You’re entered!

Here’s what we’re NOT in search of:

  • Nudity, profanity, violence, or any content that YouTube would remove your video over.
  • Videos that are too long. Keep it around 1:30, please.
  • “I like Studio One, AND NOW HERE’S MY BAND CHECK US OUT WE’LL BE PLAYING AT THE HOQIUAM SENIOR CENTER ON SATURDAY.” Stay on-topic.
  • If you use music in the video, it must be your own. No cover songs.
  • Film school projects/Oscar Contenders. You don’t need a Director of Photography, Hair & Makeup department, or Final Cut Pro to win. But it might help.

The grand prize winner will receive a StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and a free upgrade to Studio One Professional 2.5. If you’re already running Studio One Pro 2.5, we can connect you  with the PreSonus product of your choice as long as it’s under $300 in value.

The second place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors.

All video content submitted becomes the property of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Winner will be announced on or around October 2, 2013

Full lawyer-appeasing legalese can be found here.

The 32.4.2AI is light years ahead of previous StudioLive consoles, offering:

  • Double the amount of onboard internal effects buses and graphic EQs
  • Six mute groups
  • User-assignable Quick Scene buttons.
  • A Wi-Fi LAN adapter–no computer required for wireless connectivity!
  • 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times the amount of RAM of the StudioLive 24.4.2.

 

Learn the new Music Business with Berklee Online

[This just in from Ariella at Berklee Online! Berklee has a ton of great stuff going on just now, including-but-certainly-not-limited to some great online courses and a new downloadable freebie: the Music Business Handbook! ]

Learn the most up-to-date marketing techniques and discover how to build a successful music business career with Berklee Online, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music.

Berklee offers over a dozen instructor-led online music business courses covering entrepreneurship, marketing, publishing, licensing and beyond—all written and taught by Berklee’s faculty, or industry professionals.
  • For tips and best practices for success in the music industry, click here to download Berklee’s free Music Business Handbook.

Hurry—the next term begins July 1st!

Watch these great music marketing videos with Berklee course author and instructor Mike King:

Online Music Marketing:  

Marketing with Karmin:  

Recording’s Mike Metlay on the Eris Studio Monitors

The monitors roll out, and the reviews roll in. The PreSonus Eris monitor speakers are being met with the sort of enthusiastic reception that we previously have only associated with The Beatles or a new Star Wars picture.
Recording Magazine’s Mike Metlay Ph.D. is bona fide qualified, and we’re really excited that he’s the guy who got to review these products for Recording.  That Ph D. is in nuclear physics, BTW.  Here’s a couple pull-quotes from Mike’s review:
“PreSonus’ first studio monitors present very neat solutions to the problem of affordable, good-sounding monitoring for small studios.”
“Let’s talk price. The E5 costs a bit more per pair than a set of cheap-ass desktop computer speakers and a thumpy little one-note sub, but for your money you get monitors you can actually use for real engineering. The E8 is even more of a no-brainer: it basically allows recording musicians who want proper full-range studio monitors, but don’t yet have the budget for high-end products, to get into the game without hurting themselves.”
Readers who want to get into the nitty-gritty details of  frequency response, 12 dB/octave highpass filter options, and more, please download the full PDF of the review by clicking this sentence.

Baton Rouge: Open your hearts and veins for a great cause tomorrow, get a PreSonuSphere T-Shirt!

Baton Rouge residents: PreSonus is partnering with The Blood Center for a blood drive on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. There is currently a national shortage of blood, and sadly, deposits made to a blood bank do not accrue interest—so the Red Cross needs all the help they can get! Just a pint of blood can save up to three lives!

Please Click HERE to ensure you are eligible to donate. It is important to eat a good breakfast before donating blood and be sure to bring your photo ID!

The blood mobile will be located behind the Bon Carre buildling, near the PreSonus Audio Electronics entrance.
7257 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

If you are interested, email jobs@presonus.com to confirm a time slot, and here’s some handy tips from the Red Cross for a successful donation.

Generous souls not suffering from trypanophobia will walk away with a bandage on their arm, a song in their heart, and a killer PreSonuSphere T-shirt!

 

 

FREE Webinar May 21: bringing music tech to your students!

This Tuesday, May 21st, at 7 p.m. EST,  PreSonus’  Education Market Manager John Mlynczak will be presenting a free webinar on incorporating technology into music curriculums at all levels: Click here to sign up!

This session will cover:
  • Using Studio One Free to teach composition, theory, and much more
  • Recording your own school performances
  • Sharing recordings with students and families
Check out these resources before the session:

Why Pepper chooses the StudioLive 24.4.2 for in-ear monitoring

Pepper has been touring hard for some time now, and they’ve turned to the StudioLive 24.4.2 to make the rigors of the road a little more comfortable. Band members and FOH engineer Mike Sutherland sing the praises of their StudioLive and how it applies to their in-ear monitoring solution.

 

Two weeks left to enter the PureMix Gearfest Mixing Contest!

[This just in from the fabulous Fab! He’s heading up the incredible mixing contest going on over at PureMix, where you could win an incredible prize package that includes a PreSonus ADL 700!]

Good morning PreSonus!

We thought you’d enjoy news of our little big contest with just 2 weeks left to go.

We’ve had more than 700 mixes posted on the SoundCloud channel. Also, discussions on the forum have started to pick up with almost 50,000 views!

In a nutshell, it is going really really really well. This is going to be remembered. People are already asking for the next contest! 

Here are some of the submissions that have been entered so far. Check out the competition! Can you do better?

 

 

PreSonus LIVE Airs Thursday | Advanced Melodyne Part 2 | May 16, 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 19:00 GMT

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

Recording your school’s jazz band with the AudioBox 1818VSL

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows us some of the basics of running live sound AND recording a school jazz band with the AudioBox 1818VSL. He shares his channel breakdown and monitoring setup.

With the AudioBox 1818VSL, you can track the entire band, and send students their own parts for study—or whatever submix you feel is best!