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rhmusic
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Here is some of what I've done, and I couldn't do it without PreSonus!
I have been using the Firestudio Tube interface for years now, and I am currently using
Studio One v2.5 for all of my productions on my iMac with mountain lion v10.8.3.
I am hoping to get the StudioLive 32.4.2AI soon, and take my studio productions to the next level!













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www.insearchofsight.bandcamp.com
www.insearchofsight.bigcartel.com

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-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
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-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
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Dawfreak
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Seriously My good sir..
THAT IS AMAZING!!!
Cool stuff.....

Keep posting dude!

Rock ON
/ J

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rhmusic
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Thank you so much for the feedback Dawfreak!
Glad you dig the tunes! But like I said, I truly couldn't do it without a company like PreSonus putting out such wonderful quality products for small, self-produced home studio musicians like me. THEY are the amazing ones here!
-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
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rhmusic

PreSonus just makes the awesome tools to work with music, Then its up to you learn how to use the tools correctly!
And you have managed very well!

Thanks for sharing
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rhmusic wrote:Thank you so much for the feedback Dawfreak!
Glad you dig the tunes! But like I said, I truly couldn't do it without a company like PreSonus putting out such wonderful quality products for small, self-produced home studio musicians like me. THEY are the amazing ones here!


Did you get started in StudioOne because of the FireStudio? Had you used any other DAWs prior, or since?

What role does StudioOne play for you? With only 8 inputs, surely you had to multitrack these songs in different sessions, what was your setup? Did you use room mics on the drums, or a mic per piece of kit?

Any outboard gear? Mics, pres, compressors, mixers, eq?

How many tracks did you end up using? How did you manage your takes, or was everything recorded once through? Did you use any busses? Any effects other than the ones provided by Presonus?

Did you get into any advanced techniques, like time/pitch correction, drum replacement, side-chaining?

In what ways do you believe the 34.4.2AI will help you?
rhmusic
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Hello thunderkyss,
To begin with all of the music is from my Dallas, Tx based band In Search of Sight. I wrote, recorded and produced all of the material in the videos above using products from PreSonus.

-I originally started out using Pro Tools and Logic since graduating with my Sound Technology and Audio Engineering degree, and was trained on both of these platforms. Unfortunately after years of dealing with bugs, glitches and hassles within both programs I began searching for a better DAW. A couple of years ago I was recommended to try Studio One by Keith Merrow, who is an amazing performer and metal amp demo'er on YouTube and is well renowned throughout the music industry. After finally giving Studio One Artist v1 a try, I was hooked. It has all the features, ease of use and the pristine sound quality I have been after for so long, and only recently did I finally upgrade to Studio One Professional v2.5 and become an active member of the PreSonus community!

-For me, Studio One Professional v2.5 does it all---recording, mixing, mastering, midi programming, quantization, publishing---everything.

-The Firestudio Tube is actually a 16-input unit, with a whopping 10 analog mic inputs (not eight), and remaining line inputs.
So multi-tracking is always a breeze. As for tracking I do not usually track everything at once in one take. The final guitars, bass, drums, vocals, etc. are all tracked separately over rough tracks, to ensure perfection in the end.

-As for true analog outboard gear, I use none. All inputs are recorded only through the Firestudio Tube, and everything else is done using the PreSonus in-the-box plugins---with a couple of great free vst plugins I also use from time to time.

-After being trained on high-end gear and freelancing at some high-end facilities over the years, I have learned to 'do more with less'. Remember that phrase----DO MORE WITH LESS.
Some of the nicest studios around have engineers who don't utilize things to the fullest and think that buying expensive equipment is going to drastically change their recordings, and sometimes it clearly does not. I recommend learning to use and appreciate what little you may have to work with, and use it to the fullest.

-I occasionally use some advanced techniques for correcting mistakes and things, but it's usually best to tackle the problem at the source instead of always fixing it later.

-I believe that the StudioLive 32.4.2AI will help me because I am wanting to expand my studio soon to do bigger and better things. Plus I love the new active integration feature, as well as the Fat channel! It's so amazing and has so much to offer.

I hope this give some insight into what I'm all about. I don't have a huge, high-end studio packed with tons of analog gear and $$$ to blow. I am simply a strong advocate at the forefront of this wonderful new "home recording era" that the industry is headed towards, thanks to companies like PreSonus making it all possible. Here in Texas, many legendary high-end studios are downsizing and shutting down left and right, while the 'little guy' home studios like mine are on the rise, and thriving!! I hope this serves as proof that you can get great sounding recordings with nothing but a DAW, simple interface, a good computer, and a knowledgable and passionate outlook on doing what you love---------MAKING MUSIC!!!

-RHMusic

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-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
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Great stuff, RHMusic. Very good quality and production. I'm completely with you in the mindset of making the best of what you have. Here's some of the latest metal stuff I've done with just S1, the ADL600 and A Geoff Daking compressor. Everything else was dome in the box.
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Very very nice ! I think your philosophy is right on.. and I can totally agree that often less is MUCH more! Clearly you have mastered the process! Keep up the good work!
NOTE: If your having an issue, open a tech support ticket and bring the number here if you want help!
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I too have been using the Firestudio Tube since it was released. I also have the Studiolive 16.4.2 but for my studio, the FS Tube does all I need right now. If you upgrade to the 32.4.2 your sound quality won't improve (same mic pres) but it will open the door to TONS of flexibility for your home studio. Like total Zero Latency monitoring options on the fly, headphone routing options and so on.

But one thing to remember, the Studiolive mixers are NOT DAW controllers. They can not be linked to the faders in Studio One for mixing. Many people buy a Studiolive with that misconception.

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rhmusic
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Indeed themuzic, but I probably will not be getting a StudioLive mixer anytime soon, I just really like all the new added and improved features on the 32 and think it would be cool to own one eventually. I definitely cannot afford one now, but maybe one day! haha
-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
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Would be cool with some Studio One videos of your work
I think a lot of people who are sceptic or new to S1 can learn from you.
The way these tunes sound heck a lot of us can learn if you don't mind letting us in

I Would love to get one of them Firestudio Tube, sadly they r discontinued and no B-stock anywhere.
Wonder if PreSonus have any hiding ?

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rhmusic
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Thank you so much for the kind words Dawfreak!
I have always thought about making some tutorial videos demonstrating my methods, and I will eventually in the future, but overall I consider many of my actual plugin choices and settings to be my 'secret sauce', because I have literally put in countless hours of hard work and dialing everything in to be able to achieve this sound by---of course---DOING MORE, WITH LESS!!!

I am by far, not even close to being one of the best engineers out there. I love to learn new ideologies and techniques every single day, and for me every day is part of the journey! I simply strive to stay humbled, and work really hard to always improve my sound.

I will however say that I utilize many great free VST plugins along with the PreSonus stuff.
And I am confident in saying---many free plugins out there I have discovered sound better than many expensive high-end plugins on the market!

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-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
rhmusic
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If anyone has any questions about production, I'm happy to answer! Also if you have any tips or techniques for producing awesome metal/rock/progressive, feel free to share them here as well!

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-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
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So I figured I would go ahead and share some of my choice plugins that I consider to be crucial to my sound!

-For starters *console emulation* to liven and warm what some believe is a digital lifeless sound of daw recordings.
Two of my favorites, which are not free but very cheap compared to Slate VCC, are the Sonimus Satson Channel & Buss, and the SKNote Stripbus. When applying one of these first on every channel, they give some added saturation and warmth, as well as depth and separation.

-Another great emulation is tape! One of my favorites that might still be free is the Massey TapeHead Medium. It is a great way to instantly add that analog tape fullness and smoothness to a mix buss or master track!

-Stillwell Audio and Schwa make some amazing sounding plugins that have an unlimited free trial, but are very cheap to buy! Obviously if you like these after trying them out it's worth the purchase.

-Voxengo, LePou, Ignite, Nugen, Audio Damage and QuikQuak make some great free vst plugins as well! Some of these are a must in my arsenal.

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-27" iMac, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
-Snow Leopard 10.6.8
-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
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-PreSonus Studio One v2.6 (64-bit)
-PreSonus Firestudio Tube 16x16
-KRK Rokit 8s
-JBL Control 2P
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra v11
-Line 6 Pod X3 Live
 
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