Presonus Buys Notion

notion-presonusPreSonus has announced that it has bought Notion Music, the developer of music-notation app Notion 4.0 (Mac/Windows), Notion for iPad, Progression 2.0 guitar-tab editing software (Mac/Windows), and Progression for iPad.

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Korg Wants To Give Your Home Studio An Extravagant Makeover

KronosX_Studio_ContestToday Korg USA announced the “KronosX Studio Makeover Contest*.

One contestant will win a complete, over-the-top home studio prize package, featuring Korg’s KronosX Music Workstation and a full suite of gear that includes new monitors, studio furniture, software, headphones and even acoustic room treatment.

The prize package includes gear from PreSonus, Neumann, Dynaudio, Audio-Technica, Mogami, On-Stage and Auralex.

All you have to do is film a short video – terrible video phone footage will do – and show them why your studio needs an upgrade.

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PreSonus Buys Nimbit, Adds Music Distribution Services To Studio One

PreSonus has announced it has acquired music marketing service Nimbit and integrated its technology and services into Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional. The integration will be available on August 1, 2012, via a free Nimbit Extension for Studio One 2.0.6 and later.

With integrated Nimbit, Studio One users can:

  • Sell and promote their music and audio the moment it is created;
  • Sell MP3s, CDs, merchandise, and event tickets through stores for Facebook pages, Web sites, NimbitMusic.com, and services like Jango, FanBridge, and PledgeMusic;
  • Create sharable, interactive promotions for Facebook, Twitter, and email that feature music and video players, messages to fans, and free downloads to drive sales; and
  • Grow their fan base and understand their fans better thanks to detailed analytics and sales reporting.

Integrated Distribution

From Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional v.2.0.6 and later (with the free Nimbit Extension), you can select an individual song from the start page, or select File >Export and upload to Nimbit. You then add details, upload a product image, and set a price, and your music will be immediately available for sale.

When you export to Nimbit from the Project page, your project metadata pre-populates the Nimbit product setup, allowing you to sell and promote your music almost instantaneously.

Studio One Free – A Digital Audio Workstation For Beginners

PreSonus Studio One Free is  - as you might expect – a free version of their Studio One DAW.

Here’s what PreSonus has to say about it:

Intended for beginners who don’t yet need the advanced features in Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional, Studio One Free provides all of the recording and editing features needed for basic music production—and as its name implies, it’s free.

To use Studio One Free, download the Studio One installer, install, and then click on Run the Free Version when the activation dialog comes up. You can then immediately use Studio One Free, no Internet connection or user account is required, no product key is involved, and Studio One Free will not time out.

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PreSonus QMix Lets You Control Your Mix With An iPhone, Lets Everybody Have ‘More Me’

At the 2012 NAMM ShowPreSonus introduced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for remotely controlling monitor mixes for up to 10 musicians, using the PreSonus StudioLive products.

QMix works by networking one or more iPhones wirelessly with a Mac or PC, enabling QMix to remotely access Virtual StudioLive to control one or more FireWire-connected StudioLive mixers.

As each iPhone connects to the network, its copy of QMix will “discover” all StudioLive mixers on the network, letting each musician create their own aux mix that includes all mixer channels. QMix also gives the StudioLive engineer the capability to set permissions, so that each iPhone on the network only controls a specified mix.

Enough with the blah, blah, blah, though. It’s all about you, isn’t it? Check out the rather awesome PreSonus Qmix intro video, which explains how the free app lets you have ‘more me’.

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