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PreSonus introduces StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers

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PreSonus has announced its new StudioLive AI-series Active Integration Loudspeakers, the first active loudspeakers that deliver studio-monitor accuracy onstage and are equipped with complete wireless or wired remote control and monitoring using an iPad or laptop.

PreSonus StudioLive AI-series

All StudioLive AI-series speakers incorporate Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ™ Temporal Equalization algorithms. TQ employs multiple, fully addressable Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters to eliminate horn reflections and to correct linear time and amplitude anomalies. Collaborating with Fulcrum Acoustic co-founder, Dave Gunness, PreSonus software designers incorporated custom TQ algorithms with dynamics processing, FFT tools, and performance monitoring into the onboard DSP – quite possibly the most powerful suite of tools ever available in a loudspeaker system. The result is a PA system with remarkably clear, coherent, studio-quality sound: Studio…Live!

Another key component of the StudioLive AI’s distinctive design is its use of Active Integration technology. Active Integration combines wireless and wired networking and communications with the aforementioned powerful DSP to create a unified working environment.

All StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers include a USB Wi-Fi module to connect to SL Room Control software over a wireless network. SL Room Control is an impressive system-configuration application for Mac OS X®, Windows®, and iPad that provides both individual and grouped speaker control and includes a 31-band graphic EQ and an 8-band parametric EQ, muting, soloing, and level control, in addition to performance monitoring (over temperature, click detection, and excursions). A network-setup wizard is also included to quickly connect each speaker to your wireless network. An included Ethernet port on each speaker can be replaced with an AVB option card, which is expected to available in late 2013.

Full-range AI-series loudspeakers are available in three configurations. Each compact, powered, 3-way loudspeaker relies on a custom-designed, 8-inch coaxial speaker with a 1.75-inch titanium compression driver to reproduce the mid and high frequencies. The triamplified, Class D power amplifiers in each model (quad-amped in the 328AI) deliver an astonishing combined 2,000 watts of power.

The StudioLive 312AI comes equipped with a 12-inch ferrite speaker to handle low-frequency reproduction. This model is a great choice for venue owners who need high-quality speakers that offer enough coverage for normal bar needs (such as game broadcast and canned music) and are powerful enough for a band or a karaoke night.

Featuring dual 8-inch ferrite speakers for low-frequency reproduction, the StudioLive 328AI delivers full-range, high-powered performance, yet is streamlined and compact- just right for the club that needs a compact PA with the frequency range, sound, and power of a large system.

For the large venue that needs a bigger low-end, the StudioLive 315AI provides 3-way coverage, with a 15-inch speaker for the lows.

Each full-range system has a combo XLR/TRS line input and an XLR microphone input with an XMAX™ Class A mic preamplifier and 12V phantom power, as well as an XLR audio throughput. The full-range speaker systems are pole-mountable and have two ergonomic side handles, interlocking stacking, and M10 fly points. All enclosures are of lightweight plywood construction. Three operation modes allow the user to choose DSP presets for their application, such as MP3 playback, live performance, or stage monitoring. Users can also create a custom preset using SL Room Control and store it onboard for use later.

In addition to the full-range, 3-way systems, PreSonus is offering the StudioLive 18sAI, a powered, 18-inch, ferrite subwoofer designed to complement the full-range StudioLive AI speakers while still being flexible enough to work with other powered loudspeakers. A 1,000W amplifier powers the subwoofer. The StudioLive 18sAI offers stereo line inputs (XLR/¼-inch combo) and full-range stereo line outputs (XLR) that can be summed to mono. An alignment delay can be set to 0, 2, or 4 feet, allowing the subwoofer to combine perfectly with a full-range system.

Each full-range, three-way speaker system includes a switch that engages an External Subwoofer mode. In this mode, a custom low-cut filter ensures that the bottom frequency range of the woofer and the top range of the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer overlap, and an alignment delay and phase correction are enabled, creating a true time- and phase-aligned, four-way system.

The StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer offers an additional alignment delay that can be set to 0, 2, or 4 feet, allowing the full-range system to be placed on the subwoofer pole (the 0 setting) or with the subwoofer in front, or with the full-range system onstage and the subwoofer on the floor.

Custom accessories for the AI-series speakers include a mountable Sub Dolly to make hauling the 18sAI subwoofer easy and a pull-tested Sub Pole to mount a full-range system atop the 18sAI. An M10 Kit, which contains four M10 eyebolts, lets you fly any full-range model in a permanent installation. Protective covers for the 312AI, 328AI, 315AI, and 18sAI are also available.

All models are expected to ship late in the first quarter of 2013.

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PreSonus announces Sceptre studio reference monitors

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PreSonus Sceptre

PreSonus announces the Sceptre-series CoActual studio reference monitors.

Featuring an advanced coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 96 kHz, dual-core processor using Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ™ Temporal Equalization technology, Sceptre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been available in ultra-high-end systems. Yet they are an affordable investment for project-studio owners-a first for DSP-controlled, TQ-based systems.

The series includes two models. The Sceptre S8 CoActual Studio Monitor combines an 8-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer into a single coaxial unit with aligned voice coils. The Sceptre S6 CoActual Studio Monitor’s coaxial speaker integrates a 6.5-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer. Both models have acoustic ports.

Sceptre features

  • CoActual technology combines DSP time-correction and point-source design for symmetrical soundstage and micro-definition imaging.
  • Unique coaxial transducer integrates 8-inch (Sceptre S8) or 6.5-inch (Sceptre S6) midrange driver and 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded HF transducer with Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment.
  • 32-bit, 96 kHz, dual-core, active floating-point DSP provides critical Temporal Equalization™ with multiple FIR filters.
  • Acoustic-tuning controls:
    • HF Driver Adjust (0 dB, +1 dB, -1.5 dB, -4 dB).
    • Acoustic Space settings (0 dB, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB).
    • High-pass filter (Off, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, and 100 Hz, -12 dB/octave slope).
    • Sensitivity (+4 dBu to -10 dBV).
  • 200W RMS, Class D biamplification with internal heat sinkRF shielding, current-output limiting, and over-temperature protection.
  • Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS line-level inputs with A-taper level control.
  • Amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up.
  • Brushed-aluminum faceplate.
  • 102 dB maximum continuous SPL.
  • Internal power supply with IEC connector.
  • Power switch with on/off LED.

PreSonus Sceptre CoActual-series monitors are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2013.

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PreSonus intros Capture 2.0 live recording software

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PreSonus has announced Capture 2.0, a major upgrade to its ultra-easy-to-use audio-recording software for Mac and Windows.

Designed specifically for live recording, Capture is bundled with all PreSonus StudioLive™-series digital recording and performance mixers and is preconfigured for instant use. Version 2 further streamlines workflow-one of Capture’s strengths-and adds significant new safety features to an already remarkably stable recording platform.

PreSonus Capture 2.0
PreSonus Capture 2.0 live recording software adds major features and a new look.

The first thing you’ll notice when you launch Capture 2.0 is a new Start page that lets you instantly create new sessions and access previous sessions. Capture’s overall design has been updated with a darker color scheme for improved visibility and legibility in difficult lighting conditions. A new Big Meter mode turns your computer monitor into a gigantic meter bridge that is clearly visible from a considerable distance.

Capture 2.0 includes several workflow enhancements. Clicking the Record Now button on Capture’s Start page creates a new session and immediately starts recording. A new Prerecord feature captures audio on all tracks, starting up to a minute before you press Record. Even saving a session can be automated, with user-definable Auto-Save intervals. Capture also stores the active session automatically whenever the transport is stopped and the session is changed.
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Sessions now can store metadata, and folder structures are organized by artist, performance, location, and song (marker). When you create a new session, Capture uses the metadata to automatically name the session and, optionally, create the appropriate subfolders.

A new Soundcheck mode makes it simple to virtually soundcheck using previously recorded material. Create a new session and press the Soundcheck button, and Capture will try to find previous sessions. Simply drag-and-drop your tracks to reorder them in the arrangement and match any channel layout on the StudioLive.

Capture has always been a notably stable recording platform; with version 2.0, Capture 2.0 is virtually failsafe. If a complete power loss occurs, as soon as Capture is relaunched, it will automatically recover the session and all files. In addition, when you begin recording, the Session Lock feature is automatically engaged, preventing keyboard access to Capture. The lock can only be disengaged with a direct click of the mouse. Disk performance and remaining record time can be monitored in real time.

The 2.0 update offers a variety of other useful features. Of particular importance, it adds support for 96 kHz recording with PreSonus’ new StudioLive 32.4.2AI Active Integration digital mixers. A new Stereo Playback mode lets you use Capture with any built-in computer soundcard so you can edit and export with a laptop and headphones.

Capture 2.0 is free to all StudioLive users and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher and with Windows 7 and 8 (32/64-bit). It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2013.

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PreSonus intros Eris-Series Studio Monitors

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PreSonus has announced its new Eris series of studio reference monitors.

These ultra-affordable, 2-way, bi-amped monitor speakers deliver very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end.

They can also be user-adjusted to the acoustic space, allowing you to create a more accurate listening environment or to simulate different common listening environments – a feature not typically provided by studio monitors in this price point.

PreSonus Eris E5 / E8
PreSonus E5 and E8 high-definition active studio monitors.

E5 / E8 features

  • 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar® low-frequency transducer.
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer.
  • 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), Class AB biamplification.
  • Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction.
  • Midrange (±6 dB, continuously variable), HF (±6 dB, continuously variable), High-Pass (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz) and Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour.
  • RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection.
  • Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing.
  • Balanced XLR/¼-inch and unbalanced RCA inputs.
  • 102 dB (E5) /105 dB (E8) maximum continuous SPL.

The Eris E8 and E5 are expected to be available in April 2013.

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PreSonus intros StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixing System with Active Integration

PreSonus has introduced the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, a 32-channel performance and recording digital mixer.

This new mixer features next-generation Active Integration technology, including a dual-core computing engine that packs over 64 times the processing power and an incredible 10,000 times more RAM than the previous top-of-the-line StudioLive 24.4.2. Its sophisticated, integral communications also makes possible wireless control of the mixer without requiring an external computer.

PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI

Featuring 32 Class A XMAX™ mic preamps with individually switched phantom power (plus an XMAX preamp for the Talkback input with always-on phantom), 32 line inputs, 14 aux mixes, 4 subgroups with variable output delay, Fat Channel dynamics processing and parametric EQ, a 48×34 FireWire S800 audio interface, and much more, StudioLive 32.4.2AI takes affordable digital mixing to a new level of sophistication.

Yet the new model retains the ease of use and fast workflow that helped make StudioLive mixers a worldwide success. All of the core mixing features are under your fingers, with no awkward bank switching.

StudioLive 32.4.2AI incorporates the same Fat Channel features as the award-winning StudioLive 24.4.2, including routing, panning, a high-pass filter and polarity reverse on every channel, and a full-feature gate, full-featured compressor, limiter, and 4-band fully parametric EQ on every channel, aux, subgroup, and effects bus. Taking advantage of the Active Integration engine’s massive processing power, the new mixer allows users to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel and then make quick A/B comparisons with the Alt EQ/Dyn button.

Also new in this model are six mute groups with All On/All Off switches and six user-assignable Quick Scene Recall buttons that let you load specified, saved mixer scenes-sort of a speed dial for mixer scenes. The StudioLive 32.4.2AI also sports four internal effects buses: two with reverb and two with delay effects.

Unlike previous models, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI sports an Ethernet port that allows you to connect to an existing router-based network with an Ethernet cable or completely wirelessly. You also get a USB 2.0 port to host the included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter for situations where a less powerful, ad hoc Wi-Fi network is sufficient. Using either wireless connection, the mixer can be directly controlled from a laptop or iPad®, and the aux mixes can be controlled from an iPhone® or iPod touch®; a FireWire connection to a computer is not required.

A line of option cards will be available for the StudioLive 32.4.2AI in late 2013. Every option card comes equipped with dual FireWire S800 and S/PDIF stereo output, as well as Ethernet (for control only). Two cards that add Dante for audio networking and Thunderbolt for even faster digital transfers are in development.

StudioLive 32.4.2AI is tightly integrated with updated versions of the same powerful software suite introduced for the earlier StudioLive models: VSL-AI control/editor/librarian for Mac® and Windows®, SL Remote-AI wireless remote control for iPad, QMix™-AI wireless aux-mix control for iPhone/iPod touch, Capture™ 2.0 preconfigured audio-recording software, and the highly lauded Studio One® Artist DAW. This combination of hardware and software provides features offered by no other mixer anywhere near this price class.

The StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer is expected to be available in April 2013, with an anticipated MSRP of $4,999 USD and MAP of $3,999 USD.

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PreSonus brings Winter NAMM show to you live via the web

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PreSonus has announced that it will have a live PreSonus NAMMcast at the upcoming Winter NAMM show.

PreSonus NAMMcast
Visit the 2013 Winter NAMM show virtually by joining PreSonus’ exciting, three-day live Webcast!

The PreSonus NAMMcast will be broadcast in real time Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (January 24 through 26), between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and will be rebroadcast between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. so viewers worldwide can enjoy the show.

As part of this broadcast, from 9:45 to 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, we will present The NAMM Day in Review, hosted by Sonic State. Don’t miss it!

Winter NAMM, held annually in Anaheim, California, is one of the most exciting music-technology and musical-instrument trade shows in the world but members of the general public rarely are able to attend. Now the PreSonus NAMMcast brings the show to you wherever you can get online.

You’ll see PreSonus product presentations; musical performances from the PreSonus booth, featuring a variety of exciting artists; coverage of new products we can’t tell you about; and roving reporters broadcasting live from all around the NAMM show about whatever catches their eccentric interest.

You never know what is going to happen at a NAMM show. New products are everywhere, major stars and industry legends show up unexpectedly, and bands and manufacturers have been known to pull outrageous PR stunts. Because this is a live Webcast, you’ll witness it just as our reporters do, live and unedited, flubs and all.

Winter NAMM is going to be one big, product-driven, fun-filled party-and you can be there without ever leaving home!

PreSonus is the only manufacturer that Webcasts the NAMM show live-and you’ll see and hear the news from around the show, in addition to the action at our booth (which is going to be fun and fascinating, even though the authorities forbade the Cajun-style live alligator wrestling we originally planned).

Join PreSonus at www.presonus.com/community/presonuslive/, and click “Remind me” in the Upcoming Events column to stay informed.

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PreSonus introduces PRM1 reference microphone

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PreSonus has announced the PRM1, a new precision reference microphone.

With PreSonus®’ new PRM1 reference (measurement) microphone and the company’s free Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) mixer-control software with Smaart® Measurement Technology, StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 digital mixer owners can have a complete, powerful, and affordable, audio-analysis and correction system.

PreSonus PRM1

A reference, or “measurement,” microphone is special type of condenser microphone that is designed to provide an accurate reproduction of a room’s sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools, such as real-time analyzers (RTAs) and spectrographs. While measurement microphones can be quite expensive, the affordable PreSonus PRM1 delivers high-quality results.

Because measurement mics do not color the sound, we would not employ a PRM1 to fatten up a recording of our CFO’s reaction when he saw our proposed marketing budget for this year. But it’s the right mic for tuning a sound system to reproduce those sounds accurately in a room.

The PRM1 employs a ¼” pre-polarized electret-condenser capsule and delivers a linear frequency response between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. Like most measurement mics, it has an omnidirectional polar pattern. Sensitivity is rated at -37 dB/Pa, EIN (A-weighted) at 26 dB, S/N ratio at 70 dB, dynamic range at 106 dB, and maximum SPL at 132 dB SPL.

The mic has an all-metal chassis and comes with a clip, foam windscreen, and hard case.

VSL’s Smaart System Check Wizards step StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 users through the process of viewing the frequency-response trace of a venue, calculating and setting delay-system timing, and verifying output connectivity. To use them, you need to connect a measurement microphone to the StudioLive mixer’s Talkback input. That’s where the PRM1 comes in. With the PRM1 mic, a StudioLive mixer, and VSL with Smaart, it’s easy to do tasks that once required extensive engineering know-how.

The PRM1 is expected to ship in early January 2013, with an anticipated MAP/street price of $79.95 USD.

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PreSonus releases Studio One 2.5 — DAW gets nearly 100 enhancements + Softube Saturation Knob

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PreSonus has announced the release of Studio One 2.5, a major update to the company’s Studio One 2 DAW.

PreSonus Studio One
Studio One offers an integrated approach to recording music, from tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution.

This free (to Studio One 2 users) update adds nearly 100 enhancements and features, as well as many bug fixes. All versions of Studio One 2 have been updated, including Studio One Artist, Producer, Professional, and Free.

Although the update adds some entirely new features, it mostly builds on existing Studio One 2 features, completing and enhancing functionality based on PreSonus’ original vision and on user feedback.

Changes in Studio One v2.5

  • Comping Improvements. Single-swipe comping with automatic beaming into parts makes comping much faster and more powerful.
  • Folder Track Editing. Edit directly on the Folder Track, with a waveform preview for all tracks in the folder. This simplifies workflow with large track counts.
  • Track Transform Improvements. Multitrack transform for virtual instruments. Now you can instantly turn complex multi-output virtual instruments into audio tracks and back.
  • Ampire XT has been completely overhauled. All-new cabinet impulse responses, matched with reworked amp models, results in a significant improvement in sound quality.
  • Automation Enhancements. Easier and faster editing of automation envelopes.
  • Audio Export Enhancements. Rendering multiple outputs at once results in much faster exports-a huge timesaver.
  • Re-recording from Buses. This is a completely new feature that enables you to use the output of virtual instrument or bus channels as the input to an audio track. In this way, you can print from buses or instruments to new audio tracks in real time.
  • Drag-and-drop Event Effects. Drag-and-drop workflow is even faster with a new modifier key that lets you do things like drag-and-drop effects directly onto events in the arrangement.
  • Wet/Dry Mix and Mix Lock for Effects. Built-in parallel processing on PreSonus Native Effects. For example, you can drop a compressor on a drum bus, crank the ratio, and drop the threshold to squash the drums mercilessly, and then only mix that squashed sound 20% with the original, unprocessed sound.
  • Legato and Overlap Correction (MIDI).Instantly apply or remove legato from MIDI tracks quickly and simply-a huge time-saver.
  • Check the release notes for more details.

Studio One 2.5 is available immediately and is free to all users.

In addition, all Studio One Producer and Professional users can now download a free copy of Softube’s Saturation Knob plug-in.

Softube Saturation Knob

Saturation Knob is an easy-to-use, versatile way to add tape-saturation-like distortion to your tracks. The knob controls the amount of saturation, and you can switch between three different distortion characteristics. With the switch set to Neutral, the entire frequency spectrum of the sound gets distorted when you turn up the Saturation knob. Put it on Keep Low, and the saturation will mainly affect the lower part of the frequency spectrum, while the top end stays clear. With Keep High selected, the low end will retain its clear sound, and only the high-frequency components of the sound will get distorted.

The plug-in is provided in a Studio One Extension, and it is not necessary to create a Softube account or authorize the plug-in.

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