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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Preston Jensen!

7585946512_IMG_4908 Today’s feature puts the “Pre” in PreSonus… and Precious. And Predictable. And Pretty… It’s Preston Jensen for #PreSonusFAMFriday!

How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Two years… The best two years of my life.
What’s your official job title?
Assistant Video Editor
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 
I love working at PreSonus because I get to be creative and show off products through video.
What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
I think the first cassette I purchased was DC Talk’s Nu Thang.

 

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
I would say my go-to artist would be John Mayer… Or Disney. ANYTHING Disney!

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
I own and run a video company called Wildfire Cinema with a friend who also works at PreSonus. We work on weddings, corporate commercials, and non-profit organizations.
What instruments do you play? 
I play a little guitar and keys.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
I can’t sing very well, but if I had to pick it would be “Defying Gravity” from the Wicked soundtrack… without a doubt.

What do you love about the Eris Monitors?
I love being able to edit with the monitors and really crank it up to hear the emotion in the music as I’m creating.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
There’s always new products coming out and it’s fun to see what’s coming out next! Working on new videos for some exciting new products.

Keep up with Preston on Instagram here!

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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Jon Taylor!

In case you were wondering what ULT stands for, it’s not Ultimate Lord Taylor as today’s #PreSonusFAMFriday guy would like to think. It actually stands for Ultra Long Throw and our Sales Technician for the PreSonus Commercial division, Jon Taylor, happens to be a huge fan. We caught up with him this week while he was in Baton Rouge!

6241671040_IMG_4525How long have you worked for PreSonus? 
I’ve been here since the day after I retired in May of 2015.
What’s your official job title?
Technical Sales, Commercial Division.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
I love the PreSonus forum–that’s where I got my foot in the door as an admin for the forum. I love how we relate to our customers and that was the kind of group that I wanted to be a part of.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
Hooo, got me stepping into the Way-Back machine here. I honestly don’t remember, but it was probably Genesis, Invisible Touch on cassette tape.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Mark Knopfler or Dire Straits—it always sounds good.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 
“Proud Mary,” The Ike and Tina version; no key changes.

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 

I run a small, sound company in New Jersey and cater to several of the NJ/NY/DE/PA bar and party bands.  I’ve got many years behind a live console.
What instruments do you play? 
I’m a sound guy, I play a band. I have other musical instruments and know how to make them work but I wouldn’t say they’re for anything other than noodling around.
What do you love about the ULT family?
This thing is like Yoda – not a good idea to judge it by its size. It has so many uses! Straight PA for a really good-sized room, monitor for one or many, talking head gig, flyable for install.
What other PreSonus products do you have? 
I’ve been here a while, it’d be a shorter list to say what I don’t have. I have a full AI rig with chained RM mixers and a CS18AI, StudioLive 16 (Series III), StudioLive 24.4.2AI, Classic 16.02, Eris 4.5, FaderPort, Studio One Professional,  AudioBox 44VSL, AudioBox 1818VSL, Studio 192, DP88, DigiMax FS, AudioBox iTwo…I’m sure there’s plenty more but that’s a good list.
Why did you choose this as your favorite? 
I like the entire ULT series lineup. There are so many ways you can use them. They’re just a brilliant design!

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products.
Every year Joint Base MDL, NJ has a parade of wreaths on Memorial day. I’ve been the audio contractor for that for years. I always have a solid system that I can use for the entire event that is out of the way but still audibly beautiful. I thank My RM series mixers, AI series speakers, and iPad control for that.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 
Building more relationships with contractors and integrators. That’s our bread and butter. We do everything we can make sure they can trust us to help them succeed. The future has a very early step that I can’t really talk about right now so just hang on for the ride, folks!

Got any tips for working with the ULT Loud Speakers? 
Keep it simple. The pattern on these doesn’t play well with creating clusters. One box in the right spot really is incredible.

Anything else you want to share? 
I’m just happy to be part of such an incredible group of people. They’re like old friends to me and I never feel like I’m going to work everyday.

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Connor Guiberteau!

When it comes to Quality and Assurance, here’s your guy. And when it comes to the Quantum, he considers it his own child!  It’s Connor Guiberteau for PreSonus FAM Friday!

How long have you worked for PreSonus? 
I will make 2 years this October.
What’s your official job title? 
QA Tester.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 
I get to play with all of the new gear before anyone else. I specialize with interfaces.  
Why did you choose to work here?
PreSonus products helped me greatly in paving the way to being an audio engineer. It was pretty much a no brainer.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
Blink 182- Enema of the State. The way Jerry Finn mixed changed how I heard music. 

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
It really depends on the day. I jump genres a lot so at any time I could be jamming anything from Pepper, PEARS, or Wu Tang. 

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I play in a band called Odie–It’s fast punk music with Beach Boy harmonies.

What instruments do you play? 
Mainly a drummer but I also enjoy playing bass and guitar.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 
Africa by Toto!

What do you love about the Quantum?
Quantum is super simple and straight to the point. It works so well that you can get lost in your mix and forget you’re even using it. Plus it’s so easily expandable. 

Why did you choose the Quantum as your favorite?
I was heavily involved with the QA process for this device. It’s like a child to me. 

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have a Studiolive 16.4.2,  Studio Channel and a Monitor station v2.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus.
Well, I don’t really do live mixing anymore, but I did do a 13-hour local festival called MitchFest. The bar’s previous sound guy couldn’t make it, and they knew I had a 16.4.2, so I got called up to fill in. It was actually the first time I ever ran sound, it was also the first time I ran sound and played in three of the bands at the same time. Ultimately, the experience there is what brought me here.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
Odie put out a 3 song EP and I also just finished a 12 song LP with Heavy Mantle. Looking to get back in the studio with Odie in about a month or two.

Got any tips for working with the Quantum?
Don’t overthink it, have fun, and maybe grab a slice of pizza. 

Anything else you want to share?
Check out the new Odie – Wet Sounds EP on BandCamp or Spotify.  We put all our music out for free. 

 

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Houston Dragna!

Here’s some things you need to know:

  • The 90s were awesome.
  • Not as awesome as the R-Series Monitors
  • Houston is super rad.
  • It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday!

 

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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Just over 2 years!
What’s your official job title? 
Direct Sales Associate
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Music and audio engineering are two of my greatest passions. Getting to do a job that incorporates those things is a dream come true!

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
Good question… I think I it may have been Human Clay by Creed  or the *NSYNC self-titled album. I’m a 90s kid. Sue me.

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Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Coheed and Cambria

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
I have two! I am a worship leader and I play in a band called Oh!Kelly.
What instruments do you play? 
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Tuba, Euphonium, and I sing.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
I know it’s cliché, but it’s gotta be Don’t Stop Believin’.

What do you love about the R Series Monitors?
I love how well these monitors translate for pretty much any environment or listening device or situation. The unique AMT design on the high-frequency drivers provides such a smooth and natural response that doesn’t lie to you or fatigue you. 

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have an AudioBox 22VSL at home as well as some Eris E4.5 monitors. But I regularly use a 24AI at church and my band uses a StudioLive RML32 as well as HP2 headphone amps!

Why did you choose them as your favorite?
They are something I use almost every day, whether I am mixing, playing video games, or just listening to music. They work perfectly for all of my audio monitoring needs!

Got any tips for working with these guys?
Make use of the adjustment parameters on the back to fine-tune them to your mixing room and needs!  

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….
I got to go to my first official event earlier this year. Sweetwater Gearfest 2017! It was a cool opportunity to meet many of our fans and users and hear their personal experience with our products and how they use them in all sorts of ways that I haven’t even thought of! 

IMG_01092017_143633_0What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 
Oh!Kelly is always busy with gigs and such, but we are currently working on a new single that should be out soon!
Anything else you want to share? 
In addition to PreSonus gear, I am a huge guitar pedal/gear junkie. Some of my favorite brands are Matchless, Fender, Suhr, JHS, Strymon and Earthquaker Devices!

Keep up with Houston on Instagram here!

 

 

 

Save 25% on Eris MTM-Series Monitors NOW through October 31, 2017!

25off_mtm_600x600_01_neeNew month, new promo deals!

The Eris MTM Monitors have a discount price right now—no rebate form or paperwork required, just less cash at the register! The Eris E66 and E44 are 25% off NOW until October 31, 2017!

In case you were wondering, MTM stands for Mid-Tweeter-Mid and describes the physical layout of the E44 and E66 drivers—twin mid-range drivers (actually bass/mid drivers) located on either side of a high-frequency driver. Read more about the monitors from our friends at Sound on Sound here!

And check out what Performer Magazine had to say about the family:

PROS: Perfect sound in vertical or horizontal placement, tunable to room space, excellent frequency range.
CONS: None.

This offer is available worldwide and ends October 31, 2017 so hurry up!

We can’t wait to get this deal in your hands.

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Get a FREE BlueTube DP v2 When You Buy a Studio 192 Mobile!

free_btv2_600x600_01_neeFor the next two months score a FREE BlueTube DP V2 when you buy a Studio 192 Mobile!

Everyone is talking about the Studio 192 Mobile! Including our every own Product and Documentation Manager Wesley Smith:

“I use the Studio 192 Mobile in my home studio because it’s small enough to fit on my desk but still has 16 channels of ADAT (I have a rack full of preamps that I hate patching, now all my gear is connected all the time). It’s also easy enough for my husband to use on his own, so I don’t have to do tech support on the weekends. Win. Win.”

The BlueTube DP V2 has been around for awhile, and it’s still an all time customer favorite. It offers two independent channels, each with an XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A BlueTube will usually set you back around $230 USD, but with this deal you get the following for FREE:

  • Class A XMAX microphone preamps give you phenomenally clean sound and tons of gain
  • Dual 12AX7 tube gain circuits let you dial in rich tube saturation
  • Not just great for mics—this preamp’s a killer tone box for your guitar or bass

Also included, the Studio Magic Bundle! That’s seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU and AAX formats all free! All you need to do is register your device and the plug-ins will show up in your my.PreSonus account.

Interested?  Find a dealer in your area and take home the Studio 192 Mobile AND a BlueTube DP v2. You won’t be disappointed.

Click here to download the required rebate form.

This offer is available in the US only!

To find a dealer in the USA, click here: http://bit.ly/QgUIJL

Channel Strip Collection and Acoustic Bundle Discounts in the PreSonus Shop for September 2017!

30_off_acoustic_bundle_600x600_nee01We’re offering a couple deals this month right out of the PreSonus shop!

Here’s the first one: 30% off the Acoustic Bundle for Notion!

If you’re looking to add some acoustic instruments to your mix, this bundle has you covered... You get four instruments with this bundle which include banjo, mandolin, acoustic fingerstyle guitar and the ukulele samples recorded by Brad Newell, Neil Zaza, and David Doucet. Also included are additional samples for open strings, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and left-hand and right-hand fingering control. This bundle plays nice with Notion 5.1 or later and Progression 3 or later.

Click here to Purchase the Bundle!

 

 

You want seconds? Here you go:  30% the Channel Strip Collection!

30off_channelstrip_600x600_01_neeThe PreSonus Channel Strip Collection for Studio One Artist and Professional provides a unique way to add tasteful depth and color to your tracks and mixes without leaving the box. Included in the collection are the RC500 and VT1 modeled channel strip plug-ins. RC500 is modeled after the PreSonus RC500 FET Channel Strip. VT1 is a modeled on a high-end tube channel strip. In addition, the free standalone VU Meter plug-in is made from the same components used in the Channel Strip Collection.

 

Click here to grab it out of the PreSonus Shop!

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Broadus Maximus McAndrew aka Broadie!

We have a special treat for today’s #PreSonusFAMFriday…. It’s Man’s Best Friend and the PreSonus office mascot Broadus Maximus McAndrew! This guy is a talker and has a lot to say about his favorite piece of gear, the StudioLive 24!

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Who’s been a good boy?
Bark, bark bark bark barrrrrk bark.
How long have you worked for PreSonus?

Bark, bark bark bark barrrrrk bark.

What’s your official job title? 
Bark Bark Bark.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 

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bark bark rrrrrr bark.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 

Bark bark bark barrrk. Bark bark bark bark bark bark.
What instruments do you play? 
Ruff.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 
What do you love about the StudioLive 24?
Ruff arf arf ruff. Bark bark bark barrrk. Bark bark bark bark bark bark.
Why did you choose this as your favorite? 

Bark bark bark bark bark…. Bark! Raaahhhh Bark.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….

WOOOOOFFFF!

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?

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Woof woof… Hoooooowwwwwwl.

Got any tips for working with the StudioLive 24?

Woof woof woof.

Great answer! Anything else you want to share? 

BAAARK Woof bark. ARFA ARF????

 

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Learn more about the StudioLive Series III family here!

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Eric Welch!

We’re going to keep this fast–Quantum fast. It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with our Product and Studio Manager Eric Welch.
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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
3.5 years, I worked for Notion music for 10 years before we joined up with PreSonus.

What’s your official job title?
Product Manager and Studio Manager.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Getting to be around musicians, music and music technology every day. I choose to work here for the reputation of the company, and the work culture of being around great musicians and engineers.

What was the first cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
It was a cassette. Def Leppard. Pyromania. 1983.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
The Clash!

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I am the FOH engineer for Phat Hat.

What instruments do you play? 
Bass and trombone.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
“Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys!

What do you love about the Quantum?
Speed, aggregation, and sound quality.

Why did you choose this as your favorite?
I choose the Quantum because of the low-latency over Thunderbolt, Ease of integration with Studio One, and audio performance. I’m also the Product Manager for it which is pretty great.

Got any tips for working with the Quantum?
Don’t forget to take advantage of the DC Coupled outputs!

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have a lot. Sceptre S6s, ADL 700, 16.4.2, Eris E66s, FaderPort, Central Station, Studio One Professional.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
Some exciting new interface products that I can’t discuss at this time. 🙂

 

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Daniel Patterson!

Daniel “D-Pat” Patterson is PreSonus’ Web Application Developer. He is the architect of PreSonus.com as well as its chief maintenance engineer and bugsquasher. He’s also responsible for some of the behind-the-scenes work on shop.presonus.com.

In short, he is responsible for getting all of our zeros and ones in all the right places.

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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
I’ve been here for a little over three years now, and what a three years it’s been!
What’s your official job title? 
Web Applications Developer.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Getting to work with great people doing the things that I love. Johnny (McAndrew) had been a friend of mine for a while and mentioned that there was a need for a web developer, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to combine my two biggest passions in music and web development.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
I think the first CD that I actually purchased with my own money was 311’s Transistor. My dad listened to cool stuff when I was growing up so I was usually “borrowing” his before that.


Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
This changes a lot. Right now it would be Purity Ring’s Another Eternity, but the Strokes, Built to Spill, and Band of Skulls are some of my consistent go-tos.

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
Surprise surprise, I am a musician on the side. Until recently I had been hosting a local open mic for over eight years, and I play in a band called Handsome Machines.
 
What instruments do you play? 
I am a singer and also play bass and (mostly acoustic) guitar.

What’s your go-to Karaoke song? 
It’s been a while but The Beatles’ “Come Together” is usually a crowd pleaser.

What do you love about the Monitor Station V2?
The Monitor Station V2 adds some great flexibility to my small home studio.

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I also have a pair of Eris E8’s and a StudioLive 16.0.2 Classic!

Why did you choose the Monitor Station as your favorite?
We’ve been doing a lot of tracking for Handsome Machines at my house for demos, so being able to use the Monitor Station V2 so the three of us can hear ourselves nicely in headphones and not annoy the neighbors too much is really great. I have it hooked up to my Eris monitors and another set of speakers running through a small PA, so we can quickly listen back to what we recorded in a few different ways.

 

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….
I used to bring my 16.0.2 out to the open mic every once in a while, and it was really great to be able to use Capture to easily record everyone and offer them a recording of their performance. It’s not something you usually get for an open mic so it was a cool thing to be able to offer people. 

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
As far as PreSonus web development goes we have some exciting stuff coming up for this fall. Handsome Machines is working on recording our next EP and my wife and I are working on moving to Oregon—but don’t worry, I’ll still be with PreSonus!

 

Got any tips for working with the Monitor Station? 
Double check your sources! With all the options it’s easy to have the wrong button pressed.

Anything else you want to share? 
I like turtles.

 

 Check out Daniel and Handsome Machines here!

 

Learn more about the Monitor Station V2 HERE!