On a scale from one to Beyonce, Josh Nee ranks at about a Solange which, let’s be honest, that’s pretty high up there. Today we sat down with him for a quick get to know you session and interview about his work here at PreSonus and what he loves about his StudioLive AR16 USB.
How long have you worked for PreSonus?
It will be 4 years in October.
What’s your official job title?
The people. I love my coworkers, I love our mission here. I’m excited to come to work everyday.
What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD, digital download you purchased?
Everyone has a side job, what’s yours?
I do freelance design (mostly show posters) and play drums in a few bands, I guess mostly notably Thou.
What do you love about The StudioLive AR16?
Its ease-of-use and durability. We use it to demo new songs out at practice each week (literally one click in Capture), and then pack it up and bring it to the gig. A 16-channel mixer that doubles as a USB interface is one of the most practically brilliant pieces of equipment I’ve ever owned.
What other products do you have?
A Studio 192 and a pair of Eris E66, which I have set up in my incredibly modest home “studio.”
Why did you choose this?
The aforementioned durability. Being able to record demos and also use for FOH (while getting live recordings) is awesome.
Tell us about a successful event you worked.
One time in high school our band department sent kids to work a concession stand at an LSU football game. I made nachos. I don’t know if we made any money but we were in high spirits and it felt successful.
What are you currently working on?
Being more punctual, making more time for reading, and looking at my phone less.
What’s next for you?
Got some tips?
This is probably old news to most, but the FX-chain presets in Studio One are very cool.
Anything else you want to share?