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PreSonus Ships Audio Batch Converter Add-On for Studio One



PreSonus Studio One users can now add powerful audio file conversions to their system with the company’s new Audio Batch Converter Add-on. Compatible with the newly released Studio One Prime (free), Artist, and Professional version 4.5 (and higher), the Audio Batch Converter offers format conversion and plug-in processing via most Studio One Native Effects, AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins.

Furthermore, it comes with 11 audio process that can be applied using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow. Join files, merge mono files, split multichannel files, declick, invert phase, remove DC offset, repair the sample rate, normalize, adjust gain, independently control fad in and out, and more. The new converter is available directly from Studio One title bar for instant access without leaving the current Song or Project.

Audio Batch Converter’s integrated browser allows the user to create and edit processing chains via the same drag-and-drop workflow Studio One users are already accustomed to. You can even tweak effects during a real-time playback, and an integrated Preview Player lets you quickly preview and A/B compare unprocessed and processed signals.

The Audio Batch Converter supports a wide range of compressed and uncompressed audio file types, currently including Wave, AIFF, FLAG, Ogg Vorbis, CAF, M4A, and MP3. Each type supports various resolutions.

With its wide range of applications, PreSonus’ Audio Batch Converter for Studio One is an excellent tool for electronic musicians, audio engineers, sound designers, podcasters, voiceover artists, and more. It is available in the PreSonus Shop for $49.99 U.S.


PreSonus Studio One Adds 70+ Features and Enhancements



PreSonus is now shipping Studio One 4.5, a major update to its powerful yet easy-to-use recording and production software. With more than 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows.

The redesigned Input Channel section adds updated hardware preamp controls for selected PreSonus audio interfaces, as well as software-based input gain and phase controls to every input. This combination of hardware- and software-based gain controls offers more flexibility and control throughout the entire recording and mixing process.

All audio and instrument channels, effects channels, and buses also feature gain and phase controls so you can manage perfect levels across the entire mix without increasing event gain.

Grouping has been completely redesigned. Groups now have attributes for defining edit groups or mix groups using attributes for Volume, Pan, Mute/Solo, Inserts, and Sends. Groups can be nested and can be easily edited and activated/suspended with one click. A dedicated command can globally enable/disable all Groups at once.

Setting up an external audio interface is a lot easier thanks to several I/O setup improvements. Add any number of new inputs and outputs in just one step, including custom naming and coloring. Inputs and outputs can be reordered with simple drag-and-drop. Users who switch interfaces, move between studios, or collaborate will appreciate the new Import and Export options for I/O setups.

The new update adds many other important features and enhancements. For instance, the Chord Selector now offers a convenient Audition mode. Individual Audio Events, Audio Parts, and Instrument Parts in an arrangement can now be locked to prevent unintentional moving or editing, and you can even lock entire tracks.

For more information about what’s new in Studio One 4.5, please visit PreSonus.


PreSonus Delivers Studio 24



PreSonus delivers Studio 24 USB-C portable interface. Great for home recording, mobile musicians, guitarists, podcasters, and live streaming, the PreSonus Studio 24 2X2 USB-C bus-powered audio/MIDI interface can record up to 24-bit, 192kHz audio.

Equipped with PreSonus XMAX-L solid-state preamps and high-end converters, the newest member of the company’s Studio series delivers professional quality audio in a rugged, compact, all-metal enclosure that can withstand the stresses of travel.

A complete, all-in-one recording solution, the Studio 24 comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One Artist music production software for Mac and Windows. Studio One integrates tightly with PreSonus interfaces, configuring automatically – no need to map inputs and outputs. You also get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, a carefully selected plug-in collection from the leading names in virtual instruments and effects.

The Studio 24 features two front-panel combo mic/instrument/line inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics. A Mixer Knob blends analog input and computer playback for low-latency direct monitoring, and accurate LED meters indicate input and output levels.

The USB-C port and balanced, 1/4-inch TRS, line-level main outputs grace the rear panel, and an output level control is provided on the front. MIDI I/O enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface. USB-C-to-C and USB-C-to-A cables are included.

The PreSonus Studio 24 USB-C audio/MIDI interface is available immediately at PreSonus dealers for a U.S. street price of $149.95.


PreSonus Audio Introduces CDL Series Loudspeakers



PreSonus Audio Electronics has introduced the CDL-Series loudspeakers, the latest addition to the company’s line of innovative sound reinforcement designs.

The result of years of research and development, the CDL12 Constant Directivity Loudspeaker combines the best attributes of a point source and line array technology into a unique patent-pending design, with consistent SPL throughout the frequency response range, both on-and off-axix.

The companion subwoofer, the CDL18s, utilizes an innovative ported design that maximizes efficiency to create a big bass sound from a compact cabinet. Both Dante-enabled, powered enclosures can be flown as a vertical array, or combined for ground-stacked applications to create a complete, coherent loudspeaker system with an even response across the frequency spectrum.

Each CDL12 consists of eight 2-inch drivers aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array centered in front of the low-frequency driver travels from the same acoustic axis as the high-frequency array so that the pattern always radiates from the center of the CDL12- whether used individually, or as part of an acoustically coupled vertical array with up to six enclosures.

Because of this, the CDL12 avoids the near filed anomalies that can interfere with the sound quality of a traditional line array. This makes the CDL12 ideally suited for a broader range of venue sizes, creating a far-field response almost immediately as the sound is projected from the center of the enclosure.

The CDL18s features a unique port configuration that maximizes efficiency to create big bass sound from a compact cabinet. Each of the four triangle-shaped ports is places in a corner so that it couples to the cabinet, using the side walls to effectively elongate each port and allowing the CDL18s to move air in a compact enclosure.

Its custom 18-inch low-frequency transducer with 4-inch voice coil can travel 7 mm before over-excursion, and easily handles 800W, providing the articulate low-end punch audio professionals demand. The CDL18s and CDL12 form a unique loudspeaker system ideal for both portable PA and installed sound systems.


PreSonus Introduces FaderPort



PreSonus has introduced FaderPort, a USB production controller that provides advanced, innovative DAW Control. Amazingly fast, efficient studio workflow awaits you!

Although a keyboard and mouse are tried-and-true DAW-control devices, they’re far more effective when used in tandem with the FaderPort’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, FaderPort provides a 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real time and 24 buttons covering 40 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk.

FaderPort lets you quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, and control track levels with the touch of a finger. PreSonus incorporated elements from their award-winning FaderPort 8 into their new and improved FaderPort. Rather than forcing you to revise your mixing method, the FaderPort augments the way you currently mix.

The FaderPort’s unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the larger encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed.

Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons. Zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller with the arrow buttons. Navigate and drop markers, and maintain constant control of your main level.


List of Multichannel USB 2.0 Audio Mixers/Interfaces



USB 2 logoFor years, Firewire was the reigning technology when it came to sending multichannel audio to/from an interface and a computer or other host device. While it’s still technically possible to use Firewire in many instances, the protocol is clearly giving way to other connection types like Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 (and probably down the line, USB 3.0). With that in mind, I was recently in search of a new USB 2.0 mixer. I wanted the ability to send multichannel audio to my computer for recording, and my current mixer, equipped with a USB 1.1 connection, could only send two audio channels. I began searching around for new gear options and was frustrated by just how difficult it was to find mixers and interfaces that met this requirement. After hours of searching and some suggestions I received on a couple of different podcasting-related forums, here’s the list of all USB 2.0 mixers and interfaces I could find that sell for less than $1000US.

  • Behringer X18 and XR18. Behringer’s fully digital “X” series of mixers are a bit confusing in that the X12 and X16 aren’t multichannel. But the X18 models are.
  • Soundcraft Signature 12 MTK. “The console is designed to deliver pristine recordings. Both have an ultra-low-latency USB interface that flawlessly captures every channel, which can then be mixed or transferred to a DAW for further mixdown and production.”
  • Behringer UFX1204. Another multichannel mixer from Behringer. Unlike the X series, this one is a traditional analog mixer with a USB interface.
  • Allen & Heath ZEDi 10FX. I’ll admit, I was surprised to find something by Allen & Heath in this price range.
  • Presonus StudioLive AR8. This little mixer has some intriguing features, including a built-in SD card slot for recording.
  • Focusrite Scarlett. These interfaces aren’t actually mixers but they are multichannel and Focusrite offers a full range of options, depending on how many inputs you need.

That’s all of the multichannel USB interfaces/mixers I could find for under a grand. Did I miss any? If so, leave the information in the comment section below.


PreSonus Releases Studio One 3 Prime for Free



PreSonus Studio One 3 PrimePreSonus is offering its Studio One 3 Prime audio and music production software for free. It is a feature-rich digital audio workstation that comes with some bundled content. Those that are new to audio production, and those who are seasoned audio producers who are unfamiliar with PreSonus, may want to check out this free version of PreSonus’s cross-platform DAW.

Unlike other free versions of software, this one does not time out, does not have a nag screen, and does not limit the number of songs that you can create. It is based on a the full version of Studio One.

In addition, this deal comes with bundled content. The Presence XT Sample ships with a 1.5GB library. It gives you access to 9 PreSonus Native Effect plugins (including Ampire, Beat Delay, Chorus, MixVerb, and more.)

Studio One 3 Prime offers an elegant single-window work environment that has drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support. (A multi-touch enabled monitor is required for touch operation). It comes with unlimited audio tracks, MIDI buses, and FX channels. It also has the new Presence XT expandable sampler with essential sound library.

Studio One 3 Prime requires Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, and requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Intel Core i3 or better is recommended. On a PC, the software requires Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, or Windows 8.1 x64/x86. It also requires an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor. An Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 is recommended.

Studio One 3 Prime requires 4GB Ram (but 8GB or more is recommended). It also requires 278 MB hard-drive space for the application, and 1.56 GB hard-drive space for additional content. Monitors must have 1366 x 786 resolution, and a high-dpi monitor is recommended.