DCI World Championships 2019 Wrap-Up!

Blue Devils, 2019 World Champions!
Photo Credit: Drum Corps International

 

 

PreSonus was on site for the 2019 DCI World Championships from August 8-10th at the beautiful Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana! Featuring 3 days of amazing performances by all, PreSonus was on display with many corps!

  • Winning their 19th World Championship, the Blue Devils of Concord, CA performed “Ghostlight” utilizing the CDL Series Loudspeakers as front fills, while the Studio Series audio interfaces provided audio output for their software synth setups.
  • A complete wall to wall PreSonus drum corps, Phantom Regiment’s StudioLive 64S Ecosystem, coupled with the CDL and ULT loudspeakers brought power and audio flexibility to their 2019 production, “I Am Joan”.
  • Another wall to wall PreSonus drum corps, Spirit of Atlanta finished their season with a fantastic performance of “Neon Underground” in semi-finals, utilizing a StudioLive 64S Ecosystem over a long ethernet run to their impressive long distance front ensemble location, and a full compliment of CDL and ULT series loudspeakers.
  • With a full compliment of ULT Series loudspeakers and a Series III Ecosystem, the Madison Scouts performed “Majestic”, finishing their season on Friday in semi-finals.
  • From Austin, Texas, Genesis Drum & Bugle corps had their best finish yet, finishing 20th in Semi-Finals with their StudioLive 64S Ecosystem.
  • Music City Drum Corps marked their second year in World Class competition with a full setup of ULT loudspeakers and a Series III mixing ecosystem
  • Longtime PreSonus console users Jersey Surf put their Series III ecosystem to work in their 2019 production, “Fantasea”

 

PreSonus continues to be a driving force for audio in the marching arts. For more information on PreSonus marching audio solutions, click here!

 

Back to School with FREE Notion!

Yep.

You read that right. Get our award-winning notation software, Notion 6 for FREE when you buy a PreSonus bundle! That’s $150 USD for FREE!

If you have purchased and registered a qualifying PreSonus recording bundle between August 1, 2019, and September 30, 2019, you’re eligible to receive a free copy of Notion 6. Notion 6 will be added to your account automatically upon hardware registration.

The following bundles are included in this promo:

  • AudioBox 96 Studio
  • AudioBox iTwo Studio
  • AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle
  • ATOM Producer Lab

Perfect for any music technology lab, Notion 6 features easy to use operation, great sounding playback, and Studio One Integration!

30 Days of FREE Obedia Training for new AudioBox customers!

Good news: buy an AudioBox after Aug. 1, 2019, and you’ll get 30 days of OBEDIA support… FREE!

OBEDIA, the leading source of live training and support for pro audio software and hardware, wants to help get new users up and running as fast as possible! Buy an AudioBox interface after August 1, 2019, and while supplies last, you’ll receive 30 days of free OBEDIA phone or remote desktop support for Studio One (a $29.90 value).

Simply register your new AudioBox at my.presonus.com, receive a promo code for OBEDIA with instructions for how to redeem, and join the celebration for OBEDIA’s 15th Anniversary.

Qualifying products include:

  • AudioBox USB
  • AudioBox USB 96
  • AudioBox iOne
  • AudioBox iTwo
  • Any AudioBox bundles that include any the above products

Wireless Control for your Mixer!

Today, PreSonus Product Specialist Richard Gaspard walks us through how to setup wireless control on our StudioLive Series III Mixing Consoles! This is a particularly handy feature for getting your balance just right, whether its out on the football field, in your auditorium, or in the classroom!

ATOM Masterclass with Johnny Geib!

Johnny Geib, a longtime friend of PreSonus and owner of HomeStudioTrainer.com, has created a fantastic masterclass for getting started with ATOM! Check it out to learn how you can put ATOM to use in the classroom, practice room, or anywhere!

 

Spirit of Atlanta & CDL Loudspeakers

Heading to a stadium near you, the 2019 version of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps is taking the field this summer with the new PreSonus CDL loudspeakers in a setup consisting of 2 CDL18S Subwoofers and 4 CDL12 Full Range Hybrid Array Speakers.

“The PreSonus CDL’s have incredible clarity and fidelity at all frequencies. The CDL’s ability to provide maximum coverage and power have made them the perfect choice for the 2019 Spirit of Atlanta”,  says Spirit of Atlanta Front Ensemble Arranger and Sound Designer, Matt Filosa.

For More Information on the CDL Series Loudspeakers: Click Here

For More information on Spirit of Atlanta, and to find a performance near you, visit www.spiritdrumcorps.org

1 Minute Studio One Tips with Perry Tee!

Perry Tee isn’t just the Artist Relations Manager here at PreSonus, he’s also great at Studio One! Speed up your workflow and flow creatively with Perry’s new video collection of 1 minute tips!

Guest Blog: What Do You Need to Start a Class with Mats Nermark

Today we have a special guest blogger, our great friend Mats Nermark from Sweden! Mats is a long time PreSonus user and has led the way in his area with his approach to education! Let’s hear what Mats has to say this week!

 

What Do You Need to Start a Class?

Unfortunately, there’s always a cost associated with starting a project like a class in Music Production or just wanting to incorporate modern music technology in your regular classes.

The trick to make the budget people happy is obviously to keep the cost down, but what do I need at a minimum without compromising my goals and ambitions?

Here’s my list of what I would get.

For each student workstation:

  • A computer
  • PreSonus AudioBox iOne
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist (included with the AudioBox iOne)
  • A USB keyboard
  • Headphones, like the PreSonus HD-7

For the teacher workstation:

  • A computer
  • PreSonus AudioBox iTwo (this interface has two inputs so the teacher can record in stereo)
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist (included with the AudioBox iTwo)
  • A USB keyboard
  • Headphones, like the PreSonus HD-7
  • Two microphones so the teacher can teach about recording and lend them to students for their recording needs in class. Usually not practical to record more than one thing at a time.
  • A pair of PreSonus 4.5 studio monitors so everyone can listen to examples/demonstrations during classes.

 

I will be back with more posts about what I teach, how I do it and why I love teaching in this field. Hope to see you then!

Mats Nermark

Phantom Regiment + Studio One in action!

Phantom Regiment recently recorded some snippets for their show utilizing Studio One and a Studio Series audio interface! Check out the video of the process!

 

 

For More Information on Studio One, Click Here.

For More Information on Phantom Regiment, visit www.regiment.org

Guest Blog: Choosing Software with Mats Nermark

Today we have a special guest blogger, our great friend Mats Nermark from Sweden! Mats is a long time PreSonus user and has led the way in his area with his approach to education! Let’s hear what Mats has to say this week!

Important Points to Consider When Choosing Software

There are a number of points to consider when choosing what software to use in your educational endeavor.

This list is not in any order of importance as your situation is probably different from mine. But please don’t disregard a point as irrelevant until you’ve really thought about it as it may become important at a later point.

  • Does it have all the functions you need to use for all the people involved in your classes? Students, teachers and other contributors?
  • Is it easy to teach? I have been working with most of the bigger name DAWs and find Studio One with almost everything being drag-and-drop or editable with the mouse scroll wheel being so easy to teach and for my students at all ages being able to grasp.
  • Is it platform independent? Your DAW should work on both PC and Mac.! Why? Overall it’s not smart to shut anyone out who doesn’t happen to have access to a certain computer platform. For me it’s a matter of democracy. In Sweden, where I live and work, Mac computers are more expensive than PCs and PCs are also much more used in corporations. So it’s much more usual for students to have access to a PC at home than a Mac.  But I certainly don’t want to shut out Mac owners either as the Mac is a nice computer.
  • Is it made by a stable and reputable company? Freeware always seems to be a good deal at first glance, but freeware means that the people making it may find themselves in a situation where they have to focus on other things leaving you in a bind. When a larger company offers freeware, it’s often in the hope that you will get into the product to a degree that you will want to pay at a later date.
  • Is it expensive? Studio One is available in three versions. Studio One Professional is on par with the other professional DAWs with the added bonus of Melodyne included in the package. Studio One Artist is less than $100 and contains all the functions, audio processors and virtual instruments I need to teach a class at almost any level. The really cool thing is that if you buy any PreSonus audio interface you’ll get a license for Studio One Artist for free. This license is valid for installation on five computers. Then there’s Studio One Prime that’s absolutely free and includes unlimited MIDI and instrument tracks and a virtual instrument covering all the basics. So all the students can download it for free and use for homework and their own musical enjoyment.
  • Can you buy it? This may seem a stupid question but it really isn’t. I personally don’t like subscription models, as they are a cost that may be hard to estimate over time.  Managers and budget decision makers usually want a firm number.
  • Is the license transferable? If the computer breaks down, can I transfer the license to another computer? If a teacher quits, can I transfer the license to another teacher’s computer?
  • Is material and knowledge portable between the different levels of the software? Can a student take what he/she has done during class in Studio One Artist and bring it home to work in Studio One Prime. Yes, with a little planning, this is easy. If the student has used a fx or instrument plugin not available at home then the Bounce function is very easy to use and renders instrument tracks and fx to audio which can be played in all versions.

In Kungsbacka, Sweden, we have decided to use PreSonus Studio One as it fulfills all our requirements and ticks all the boxes in the list above. So in our classes in Music Production and Computer As A Musical Instrument our students get to learn with Studio One Artist in a class room environment and they take that knowledge with them back home to work with whatever setup they have. Once they have reached a certain level of proficiency they also have the option to book our studio where we have Studio One Professional and a number of plugin packages.

I will be back with more posts about what, how and why I love teaching in this field. Hope to see you then!

Mats Nermark