Presonus tells us that they are celebrating the release of PreSonus Universal Control 1.7 with integrated Rational Acoustics Smaart audio-analysis and optimization software - and they want to spread the good cheer. They say if if you buy a StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixer between March 1 and May 31, 2013, you'll not only get a great mixer and software bundle - including Universal Control 1.7 with Smaart - you will also get a free PreSonus PRM1 precision reference microphone. Here's the details in Presonus' own words:
Smaart Measurement Technology™ provides a spectrograph and real-time analyzer (RTA) that let you see, graphically, what's going on in your mix and quickly fix frequency problems and squelch feedback. But that's just the beginning. The new Universal Control 1.7 adds three amazing Smaart wizards that make it easy to view the frequency response of a venue, quickly calculate and set delay-system timing, and verify output connectivity. Now you can quickly tune your PA to whatever venue you're in-no engineering degree required!
To use these new wizards, you'll need a reference, or "measurement," microphone like the PRM1 - a super clean, omnidirectional mic with a flat frequency response for capturing the sound in the room as accurately as possible.
Normally, we offer the PRM1 reference mic for $99 U.S. but until May 31, you get it free with the purchase of a StudioLive 24.4.2!
Pricing and Availability:
This offer is valid at all U.S. PreSonus dealers and at dealers in several other nations. Customers outside of the U.S. should check with their local dealers to find out whether they are participating.
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