• PreSonus MicroStation BT

    Mike Lawson | May 6, 2021The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT also can be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Read More...
  • Analog Effects Collection from PreSonus

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021PreSonus has released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor, and Tricomp. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are available via PreSonus Hub in VST3, AU, and AAX format. Read More...
  • PreSonus Debuts Deep Flight One

    Mike Lawson | July 31, 2020

    Featuring a hybrid modular synthesis approach, PreSonus’ Deep Flight One instrument library for Studio One’s Presence XT sampler draws on rare and sought-after analog and digital synthesizers and layered field recordings, sweetened with legendary and exotic signal processors, to create a huge range of organic, deep, and inspiring sounds.

  • Recording and Listening in the Digital Age

    Mike Lawson | March 9, 2015

    Shutterstock PhotoAs we approach festival season, recording your ensemble is essential for many reasons.

    1.) We can’t catch everything in class.

    As directors, we cannot hear and address every detail during a run through of a piece, so a quality recording will allow us to listen back later and plan for the next rehearsal.

  • Technology: DAW Bundles

    Mike Lawson | October 18, 2014

    Hardware & software kits for school music educators

    The term “Digital Audio Workstation” (DAW) refers to an electronic setup for recording, editing, and producing audio files. You might think of it as a complete recording studio connected to a computer or tablet. These workstations often bundle hardware with software that may have a published curriculum including lesson plans designed to work right out of the box. Here’s what a basic DAW might include:

    • DAW Software (Magix Music Maker, Studio One, Pro Tools, Logic, and so on)
    • Notation Software (such as Notion, Sibelius, Finale, or Encore)
    • Audio Interface (AudioBox USB, M-Box, MicU Solo, Scarlett) Read More...
    • 2014 Best Tools for Schools

      Mike Lawson | January 27, 2014

      Educators Highlight the Best Teaching Tools from the 2014 Winter NAMM Show

      The annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California is the place where hundreds of thousands of musical instruments, accessories, and related products are debuted to industry insiders. For the fourth consecutive year, educators at the music products convention combed the exhibit halls looking for the best products for classroom use in an array of different categories. Using an online voting process at and hard-copy ballots from attendees, music teachers made their selections, which culminated in a presentation of the 2014 Best Tools for Schools from the Winter NAMM Show.

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