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Am I the only one that hates the "COMEDY" feel of Presonus' website?
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bigboi
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I need to start by saying how much I enjoy Studio One. I LOVE IT. This is not a hate post.

However, I REALLY dislike how unprofessional the website looks. It's clownish. Check the other DAW sites. They look professional. When clients come in and see me working in Presonus, they often times want to know more about it. I then cruise to the website to see some IDIOT smoking a cig and acting like some wanna be mobster singer. Or I see a pair of rabbit socked feet and then the saying "Tube Warmth". It's embarrasing when you are charging someone by the hour and show them this crap when they want to know more about what they will be recording on.

I mean...I get it. They are trying to make things fun I guess. Maybe I am just an old stick in the mud. It's just that I fight hard to show people that Studio One is BETTER than protools, just to tune into the website and see the pic above....a Presonus employeee surrounding himself by idiots in the studio. AND YES....I have had almost everyone of these idiots in my studio at one time or another as well. BUT I dont tell them they are idiots. LOL.

Don't crucify me here guys....you know I love you all. Just venting.

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I'm new to Studio One, first week with it, after researching for two weeks and deciding to go with Presonus.

One of the many things that swung me was this website. I found it extremely well organized and easy on the eyes.

If the site was "funny" but without useful content, I woud agree. But what's the harm in being "funny" and useful. I like the picture. Wayne's World. Better that than self-important and pretentious.

As for Studio One and your clients' reaction to the website. If you sell them the qualities and performance of the product, I'm sure they'll get past their initial prejudices against the presentation, if they have any.

Maybe the other companies are a bit stodgy?
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If you have ever had a pro studio....trying to tell someone that has no idea about recording that Studio One is better than Protools is next to impossible. The first question I get asked on the phone half the time is "uh...you got protools". I DO have protools...just dont like it. I then tell them to check out the Presonus website.

This was actually brought to a head yesterday....when a guy called me back and said that Presonus' website left him thinking it was nbot on par with Logic or Cubase...he said it looked funny. I got angry.
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I prefer to chose a DAW on how its suits my work and not by the appearance of the website or forum my friend. That said the only thing I would suggest would be a color change, dark font on light background to save my ancient eye sight other than that I think the DAW speaks for it's self.
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brent mosher
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bigboi wrote:If you have ever had a pro studio....trying to tell someone that has no idea about recording that Studio One is better than Protools is next to impossible. The first question I get asked on the phone half the time is "uh...you got protools". I DO have protools...just dont like it. I then tell them to check out the Presonus website.

This was actually brought to a head yesterday....when a guy called me back and said that Presonus' website left him thinking it was nbot on par with Logic or Cubase...he said it looked funny. I got angry.


From that perspective, you have a valid point. In context, this is all part of the larger "battle" Studio One users will have against Pro Tools and the more established competition. But, if Presonus took the same approach as everyone else, would you or I be using their product? Education takes time.
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http://studioone.presonus.com/

looks professional enough to me
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Love the forum. Hate the pictures displayed on the site. Very irritating, and something about them just makes me want to get out of here ASAP. Someone smoking doesn't help either. There's something wrong with the "Aura" of this site.

The people and the products are great.

Just my opinion.
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It's sad if professionals define themselves by not having a sense of humor.

That said, it's a well known fact that the PreSonus humor is not for everyone.

I agree a professional look and feel is very important for a website, but as has been mentioned, PreSonus isn't bad at all in this regard in general.

For a more "sober" one, I do agree that the Studio One site is really great!


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brent mosher
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And...if your prospective clients don't know anything about recording (or just enough to know the word "Protools") then you can hardly be surprised they will make the judgements of fools. I would ask them why they are asking about Protools, what they think Protools can do that Studio One (or any other quality product) can't do, and what, other than a funny picture or two, was so off-putting about the website. Was there some information about the product that was lacking? Or did you just not share the humour?

When I started my research, the very first thing I did was type Protools vs Cubase into Google. Took me about an hour to cross Protools off the list. Another three hours or so later Cubase fell to Studio One. Then there was the usual second guessing and back and forth for two weeks while I waited for the product to arrive, but the more I learned, the better I felt. And I was starting from ground zero. So...the website can't be THAT bad if you really want to learn something.

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cryophonik
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Yup, I agree with the OP. I also think that the banner on this forum is annoying and distracting, and I wish they would do away with all the Flash content on the Presonus website. No, none of these minor annoyances have any bearing on my buying decisions, but they are annoying IMO nevertheless.

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Also, the line to call something "professional" has been blurring all over for a number of years now ...
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I fail to see how this site looks unprofessional... http://studioone.presonus.com/
You are talking about showing them off Studio One right? So why not open the Studio One site instead of Presonus site?
I also agree that the main presonus site needs to make the HTML5 jump to look better, but disagree about the humor statement.
Presonus guys show that there can be also humor and fun to the professional side of the things (just look at their humor songs and zombie videos on youtube ), instead of "sterile" and "look how awesome we are" approach.
I remember going on the steinberg site and watching some interviews about the 25th years anniversary in their virtual museum.... man the guys in charge there (Steinberg himself and the other interviewed) had no sense of humor and were so boring (event after some jokes attempts from the interviewer) that I had to skip some parts... is that supposed to be professional?

While having an interesting approach with ads IMHO Presonus have put up really professional products and updates (it's not like they've added something like FL Chan and called it Johnatan San )
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foxfury wrote:I fail to see how this site looks unprofessional... http://studioone.presonus.com/
You are talking about showing them off Studio One right? So why not open the Studio One site instead of Presonus site?
I also agree that the main presonus site needs to make the HTML5 jump to look better, but disagree about the humor statement.
Presonus guys show that there can be also humor and fun to the professional side of the things (just look at their humor songs and zombie videos on youtube ), instead of "sterile" and "look how awesome we are" approach.
I remember going on the steinberg site and watching some interviews about the 25th years anniversary in their virtual museum.... man the guys in charge there (Steinberg himself and the other interviewed) had no sense of humor and were so boring (event after some jokes attempts from the interviewer) that I had to skip some parts... is that supposed to be professional?

While having an interesting approach with ads IMHO Presonus have put up really professional products and updates (it's not like they've added something like FL Chan and called it Johnatan San )


The OP is talking about this Presonus site. http://www.presonus.com/

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Again....it's not that I dont see what they are trying to do. I DO. However, clients that spend THOUSANDS of dollars to record tend to not be so JOLLY when researching the software that I will use to record them.

If I were doing this as a hobby, or just for fun, I would not care about the image that Presonus is trying to present. Dude....I have a great sense of humor. Ask my wife. (actually dont ask my wife).

I simply mean that WE (thats you and me) fight an uphill battle trying to champion Studio One against Protools, Cubase, Sonar, Logic. And I literally have turned away clients (yes...paying clients) when I felt that I could do a better job in Studio One than Protools. If that is not loyalty, I don't know what is.

I simply want to convey a sense that Presonus is a "serious" alternative to Protools (and others).

With that said, the new Studio One website (http://studioone.presonus.com/) is a huge step in the right direction. Thanks Toth!

Obviously, someone at Presonus shares my opinion....or their would not be a seperate "serious" website showcasing Studio One.
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bigboi wrote:Again....it's not that I dont see what they are trying to do. I DO. However, clients that spend THOUSANDS of dollars to record tend to not be so JOLLY when researching the software that I will use to record them.

If I were doing this as a hobby, or just for fun, I would not care about the image that Presonus is trying to present. Dude....I have a great sense of humor. Ask my wife. (actually dont ask my wife).

I simply mean that WE (thats you and me) fight an uphill battle trying to champion Studio One against Protools, Cubase, Sonar, Logic. And I literally have turned away clients (yes...paying clients) when I felt that I could do a better job in Studio One than Protools. If that is not loyalty, I don't know what is.

I simply want to convey a sense that Presonus is a "serious" alternative to Protools (and others).

With that said, the new Studio One website (http://studioone.presonus.com/) is a huge step in the right direction. Thanks Toth!

Obviously, someone at Presonus shares my opinion....or their would not be a seperate "serious" website showcasing Studio One.



....and in the same breath, I've lost some of my best clients showing them how to record themselves......lol

But when folks ask, I point them to the Studio One website, not the Presonus one.

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