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PreSonus ships Notion 5

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PreSonus Notion 5

PreSonus has announced it is shipping Notion 5, a major upgrade to its popular notation software.

This new version makes it easier than ever to write your ideas quickly and includes a new video window, new effects from PreSonus Studio One®, an enhanced chord library, a custom rules editor, and many notation and publishing improvements. Notion is the only notation editor that supports Mac, Windows, and iPad and the only one that can run 64-bit on both Mac and Windows.

This is the first update since Notion joined the PreSonus family, and it shows. The user interface has been redesigned to more resemble Studio One and other PreSonus software, and Notion 5 comes with PreSonus’ Native Effects™ Limiter, Compressor, and Pro EQ plug-ins. The new version adds a variety of enhancements for film, TV, and video composers, including a video window with a new timecode view. Unlike competing notation programs, it can import a variety of modern video formats.

Notion 4 offered rules templates for orchestral VST libraries so you could load up an instrument and write dynamics, effects, and instrumental techniques into the score without using the VST interface or programming keyswitches. Notion 5 adds the ability to create custom rules for any VST library without editing XML files by selecting from drop-down menus.

Notation improvements make Notion even faster and easier to use, including an enharmonic spelling tool, cross-staff notation, layout and printing improvements, and new shortcut sets. You also get an enhanced chord library with more library chords, user-created chords, and recent-chord recall.

Version 5 also adds Mac Retina display support and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization.

While adding these new features and many more, Notion continues to deliver a fast and intuitive workflow, ability to work well with other studio technologies (including full ReWire support), and playback with high-quality sounds from world-class artists and studios, including the London Symphony Orchestra. Notion is the only notation software that can output 32 audio pairs to a mixing console or in a ReWire session.

Notion 5 is available at an expected MAP/street price of $149 USD. Academic pricing is available.

More information: PreSonus / Notion 5

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PreSonus launches AudioBox iOne & iTwo audio interfaces + Capture for iPad

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PreSonus has announced AudioBox iOne and AudioBox iTwo, two new USB powered audio interfaces.

PreSonus AudioBox iTwo

These next-generation mobile interfaces include PreSonus’ easy-to-use Studio One® Artist DAW for Mac and Windows, new Capture™ Duo recording software for iPad, and a Nimbit® Free account for online direct-to-fan distribution of music, merchandise, and more. With Capture Duo or Capture for iPad and an AudioBox iOne or iTwo, you can record with an iPad, then wirelessly transfer your recordings directly to Studio One Artist. The result is an integrated, end-to-end, mobile solution that includes everything needed to record, edit, mix, and share music anytime and anywhere.

The AudioBox iOne sports one instrument input and one mic input, while AudioBox iTwo offers two combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs. Both feature high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers with phantom power and 24-bit, up to 96 kHz converters with 105 dB of dynamic range. The DACs feed balanced ¼-inch, line-level outputs and a loud, clear headphone output with independent level control. The AudioBox iTwo also includes MIDI In and Out. Each interface has an internal analog mixer with zero-latency monitoring, enabling you to monitor recorded tracks and overdubs without audible delay.

Small, lightweight, and USB bus-powered, the AudioBox iOne and iTwo can sit on a tabletop or fit in the pocket of a backpack or laptop bag. They’re built to travel, with a metal chassis and knobs and jacks secured directly to the enclosure to reduce strain on the internal circuit board.

Both interfaces work with any recording software that supports Core Audio (Mac) or ASIO (Windows).

PreSonus has introduced Capture for iPad and Capture Duo, two new audio-recording apps for Apple iPad that are based on the company’s lauded Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers.

PreSonus Capture

Capture™ Duo two-track recording software for iPad, free from the Apple App Store, is based on PreSonus’ Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers. Capture Duo lets you record and play two tracks with 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity and includes basic mixing and editing as well as an integrated metronome.

PreSonus also offers Capture for iPad, which can record up to 32 tracks with the same features and 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity. Capture for iPad is available from the Apple App Store for an expected price of $9.99.

Capture features

  • Simple, intuitive, mobile recording solution for Apple iPad®.
  • Capture™ Duo records two stereo tracks; Capture for iPad records up to 32 tracks.
  • One-tap recording.
  • Records at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz.
  • Direct wireless transfer of sessions to PreSonus® Studio One®.
  • Editing functions include cut, copy, paste, split, and duplicate.
  • Level and Pan controls for balancing your tracks.
  • Saves in compact Apple Lossless format.
  • Works with any iPad-compatible interface, including the internal iPad microphone.

More information: PreSonus / AudioBox i Series

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PreSonus firmware update for StudioLive AI Mixers adds cascading

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PreSonus has announced an upcoming firmware upgrade for all StudioLive AI-series Active Integration digital mixers, which will see the first digital mixing solution that provides up to 64-channels, multitrack recording, networked remote control, and more for under $8,000 U.S.

PreSonus StudioLive AI cascading

Start with 16, 24, or 32 channels, then cascade a second mixer of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles with all the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive™ Active Integration™ systems.

Cascading mixers functionally creates a single large-format console with full recording and remote-control capability by simply connecting a FireWire 800 cable between the two mixers. For example, combine two StudioLive 32.4.2AI to get a 64-channel system with 32 mix buses that can record 80 simultaneous streams and play back 66 on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer.

Cascading mixers of different frame sizes is great for special events that require a few extra recording channels that don’t need to be in every monitor mix. For example, a StudioLive 16.4.2AI can be cascaded to a 32.4.2AI and form a single 48-channel console with 6 global aux buses, as well as 8 local aux sends that are available to the channels on the 32.4.2AI.

This firmware upgrade is part of PreSonus’ continuing series of free updates to its StudioLive-series mixers and will be available to all registered StudioLive AI mixers owners as a free download from their My PreSonus accounts later this summer. It follows hard on the heels of a firmware update that enables StudioLive AI mixers to directly download future firmware updates over any network with Internet access.

The update does not change the computer system requirements for StudioLive AI mixers and software. Current versions of Capture™ 2.1, SL Remote-AI, QMix™-AI, and VSL-AI are fully compatible with this firmware release.

More information: PreSonus / StudioLive AI

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Jksound releases Chillout & Chill Trance + 2 Studio One Trance Template packs

Jksound Chillout & Chill Trance

Jksound has announced the release of its Chillout & Chill Trance sample pack and Zerobeat & In Love, two template packs for Studio One by PreSonus.

Chillout & Chill Trance

‘Chillout & Chill Trance’ is a brand new set of one-shot sounds created specifically for downtempo productions.

You’ll find a varied selection of one-shot percussion sounds and drums designed to be used in your favourite software or hardware sampler.

All sounds have been designed from scratch to give you a fresh and unique sound.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.45 GBP.

Jksound Zerobeat and In Love Studio One Templates

Zerobeat & In Love: Studio One Trance Template

‘Zerobeat: Studio One Trance Template’ offers a complete Trance session in Presonus Studio One format. Containing all mixing, leveling and FX chains, you can use this template to learn and study how a Trance production is built and put together. Study the mixing and EQ’ing techniques and find out how the melodies were written.

‘In Love: Studio One Trance Template’ offers a complete mix-down of a Trance track in Presonus Studio One. Containing mixing and leveling, and FX chains, you can use this template to learn and study how a Trance production is built and put together. Study the mixing and EQing techniques and find out how the melodies were written.

The Studio One Template packs are £19.99 GBP each.

More information: Jksound

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PreSonus unveils all-new Nimbit

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Nimbit

Presonus has announced an all-new Nimbit, the musician’s direct-to-fan marketing and promotions platform, which has been completely reinvented to focus on what today’s musicians need most: automated, integrated tools that enable engaged and monetized relationships with their fans.

Capture and Reward Fans at Live Shows with FanCheck.in

When PreSonus queried its customers, at the top of their wish list was a better way to deliver live recordings quickly to fans and to capture fans at live events. Now, with Nimbit’s FanCheck.in, you can reward fans for checking in at or after live events with a simple URL or QR code. Rewards can be a live recording from the event, an exclusive mp3 download, a video from the artist, or a special offer. The fan makes an immediate connection, and you capture their email address, linked to the event they attended. Then follow up after the show with the entire live recording or another special offer and reach out to these fans when you play in their area again. The followup offer can even be automatically emailed at a set time after the show. Beta testers of FanCheck.in achieved email capture rates as high as 22% of the venue capacity. Try that with a notebook at the merch table!

New Google-enhanced Calendar with Automatic Geotargeted Promotion

You can now promote upcoming events to fans more effectively using the new Nimbit Calendar. With just a few clicks, set up events using crowd-sourced venue data and integrated Google Maps. Events display on your Profile and can be promoted to fans via automated, geotargeted announcements and reminders to fans at preset intervals before live shows. Because your Nimbit Calendar and email tool are tightly integrated, simply enter your tour dates and enable reminders to fans, and Nimbit will automatically send your tour promotion to the right fans at the right time.

Razor Focused and Automated Email Tools

The new email marketing tool makes it easy to send beautiful newsletters, event announcements, and promotions that can be automated and targeted to specific fan groups-no Web-coding experience required. Combined with Nimbit’s fan list and deep fan-filtering capabilities, email marketing lets you send personalized and relevant emails, including recurring messages.

New Artist Profile

PreSonus has overhauled the Nimbit Store with a new, fan-facing artist Profile, designed to be a central place where fans can have a richer experience with artists. The new Profile combines photos, a bio, upcoming events, videos, streaming audio, featured promotions, and more. Even those new to online promotion can set up or manage their Profiles in just a few minutes.

It’s easy to enhance your Web site with your Nimbit Profile, Store, Calendar, or any combination by copying and pasting embed codes (just like adding a YouTube video). Sell and promote to fans direct on Facebook by installing the Nimbit Facebook app. And your Nimbit Profile is instantly available on Nimbit.com as soon as you’re ready.

A Nimbit account is free, including many of Nimbit’s best features. A la carte features are available for purchase, or get the Nimbit Premium for $19.95 USD per month.

More information: Nimbit

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PreSonus launches Monitor Station V2

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PreSonus has announced it is shipping the new Monitor Station V2, a major redesign of its popular desktop studio-monitor control center.

PreSonus Monitor Station V2
Monitor Station V2 enables easy desktop management of multiple audio sources and up to three sets of monitor speakers.

The new monitor controller provides a S/PDIF digital input and has a more ergonomic, intuitive layout than the original Monitor Station. Features include four stereo inputs-two pairs of balanced ¼” TRS and one pair of unbalanced RCA Aux inputs with gain control-managed with a source-select switch. A 1/8″ TRS unbalanced input is summed with the RCA Aux inputs. The S/PDIF stereo input supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz digital audio; a button switches between the Aux and S/PDIF inputs.

Three left/right pairs of balanced, ¼” TRS speaker outputs and a Speaker Select switch enable you to A/B compare your audio through up to three sets of reference monitors. A variable, rear-panel control enables fine-tuned calibration of speaker-output levels.

Outputs include left/right pair of balanced ¼” TRS Main outs, left and right balanced ¼” TRS Cue outputs with level control, and four ¼” TRS stereo headphone outputs, each with a Main/Cue source selector and individual output-level control.

Monitor Station V2′s built-in talkback microphone offers variable input gain and is activated with a Talk button. An eight-segment, three-color LED meter indicates left and right levels. Other features include a Dim button with variable attenuation level, Mono and Mute buttons, and an external DC power supply and rocker power switch.

The Monitor Station V2 is available for U.S. MAP/street price of $299 USD.

More information: PreSonus / Monitor Station

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PreSonus launches Power-Up program for StudioLive users

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PreSonus Power-Up

PreSonus has announced Power-Up, a program that saves first-generation StudioLive digital mixer owners up to $1,200 when trading up to a new StudioLive AI-series Active Integration digital mixer.

Customers can save $500 for trading in a StudioLive 16.0.2, $800 for trading in a StudioLive 16.4.2, and $1,200 for trading in a StudioLive 24.4.2 when purchasing any StudioLive AI-series mixer.

To get the full trade-in discount, the old mixer must be in working condition and cosmetically acceptable. If not, PreSonus can repair the mixer, reducing the trade-in discount by the repair cost.

StudioLive AI-series mixers add major new features including:

  • Twice the Fat Channel processing on all input channels and buses, with A/B comparison.
  • Easy-to-network wired or wireless control from a Mac®, PC, or iOS® device.
  • Even better audio quality, thanks to the use of Studio One 64-bit mixing algorithms and Burr-Brown A/D/A converters.
  • Twice as many effects processors: two stereo reverbs and two stereo delays on dedicated buses, each with 50 customizable presets.
  • Global track and bus renaming across the network, including the mixer and all apps.
  • Mixer scenes can be saved with Capture™® Sessions and opened and edited in Studio One® or VSL-AI.
  • Smaart® audio analysis on every channel.
  • Upgradeable network options: Thunderbolt®, Dante®, and AVB.

The offer starts on April 15 and ends on June 30, 2014. The Power-Up offer is valid at all U.S. PreSonus dealers. Customers outside of the U.S. should contact their local distributor to ask about participation.

More information: PreSonus / Power-Up

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PreSonus intros Music Creation Suite Recording Kit

PreSonus has announced its Music Creation Suite, a complete recording kit comprising hardware and software components for producing music.

PreSonus Music Creation Suite

Create music, podcasts, and more and distribute projects on the Web with PreSonus® Music Creation Suite recording kit, a complete solution for classrooms, school labs, churches, and home studios!

This special all-PreSonus system combines an AudioBox USB interface with Studio One® Artist music-production software, Notion music-notation and composition software, the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard, HD3 monitoring headphones, an M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a free Nimbit account, a powered USB hub, and all necessary cables and mounts.

PreSonus will offer lesson plans and instructional videos to help music educators get the most from the new hardware/software recording and composition kit.

The Music Creation Suite has an expected street price of $399.95 USD. Custom site licenses for multiple units can be generated when the products are registered.

More information: PreSonus / Music Creation Suite

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