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Presonus Studio One 2.6 Review

Ruprect —  October 21, 2013 — 26 Comments

This week Ruprect takes a hard and dirty look at Studio One 2.6 by Presonus.

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How does flagship Presonus preamp, The ADL 600, stack up against other high end preamps? Does it belong in home recording studios? Find out in this review of the Presonus ADL 600.

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Check out this review of the Presonus Digimax D8, an audio 8-channel preamp / ADAT interface.

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Does the PreSonus Studio Channel have a place in your rack of recording equipment? Find out in this review of the Presonus Studio Channel!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 6, 2009 – The lovely Thai town of Cha-am, in Phetchaburi province, offers a variety of historical and cultural attractions, including three historic palaces and a beautiful beach on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Too often, though, tourists pass through Cha-am en route to the larger town of Hua Hin and never realize what they’ve missed.

To stimulate tourism in the region and raise money to maintain the palaces, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is sponsoring a series of special events, the first of which was the recent Chom Wang Fang Phleng Banleng Tai Saengchan festival, held on April 25. The Chom Wang festival featured a parade of classic cars and palace-style Thai food, but the highlight was a huge outdoor concert near the Cha-am beach. There 10,000 music fans enjoyed the music of such popular Thai stars as Groove Riders singer Burin Boonwisut, Saksit “Tor” Vejsupaporn, Koh Mr.SaxMan, Flure singer Suwira “Q” Boonrod, and Jennifer Kim. The artists performed a variety of their hits as well as popular songs rearranged as pop-jazz covers.

Clearly, this was a very special concert that deserved to be recorded for posterity. That meant recording 58 tracks of high-quality audio into a computer. To accomplish this, audio engineer Pruchayar “Art” Chaiyasothi combined five PreSonus DigiMax FS preamps, one PreSonus FireStudio 26×26 audio interface, and one FireStudio Lightpipe interface.

“PreSonus equipment is very easy to use, and the mic preamps have a big, clear sound,” Chaiyasothi explains. “It’s very important to us that the price is reasonable, and the quality is very good. We connected the hardware as shown (see image) and installed the drivers for the FireStudio and FireStudio Lightpipe, After that, we opened the FireStudio Control Panel to check the mixer and make sure that everything was working. We then closed the Control Panel and launched Cubase Studio 4 to check the I/O in the Device Setup. Then we were ready to record.”

Chaiyasothi offers an important tip for those who want to record with a multi-FireStudio system. “If the system shows 58 Inputs, you are ready to record,” he says. “But if the system does not show the inputs, you need to turn off the FireStudios, restart the computer, and turn on the FireStudio Lightpipe only. After the computer syncs with the FireStudio Lightpipe, turn on the FireStudio 26×26 again and recheck the inputs in Cubase Studio 4’s Device Setup. Now everything should work. But do not open the FireStudio Control Panel during recording!”

Chaiyasothi also had a request: “I hope you will release the new control panel and drivers for the FireStudio Lightpipe and FireStudio 26×26 to make visible all channels of the mixer and support daisy chaining.” That’s a request we’re delighted to honor: the new FireControl Universal control panel and 64-bit drivers will be in public beta next week, and a final release will be available very soon!

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About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. – Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’s software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 16, 2009 –In its continuing effort to keep top-quality gear affordable for all musicians, PreSonus announced dramatic price cuts on many of its most popular products. Check out these amazing deals!

Product – Old Price – New Price!

FireBox – $299.95 – $249.95

FireStudio Lightpipe -$649.95 – $499.95

FireStudio -$699.95 -$599.95

FireStudio Tube – $799.95 – $699.95

DigiMax D8 – $449.95 – $399.95

DigiMax FS – $649.95 – $599.95

Eureka – $599.95 – $499.95

Central Station -$599.95 -$499.95

FaderPort -$199.95 -$129.99

These prices are in effect immediately at your authorized PreSonus dealer!

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About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. – Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio recording and processing tools. PreSonus’s award-winning microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces, software, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio. For detailed information on PreSonus and its family of products, please visit www.presonus.com.