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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Daniel Patterson!

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

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!

PreSonus Interface Comparison Chart

This might come in handy if you’re in the market for a new recording interface. Click the image below to download a convenient PDF to get a convenient at-a-glance look at I/O, sampling rates, connectivity methods, and more. Enjoy!



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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Camille O’Kelley!

Camille O’Kelly is our newest newbie here at the headquarters and we’re excited she’s a part of the PreSonus FAM! She brings with her positive energy and good vibes and candy… lots and lots of candy. Everyone that passes by her cube is welcomed to an assortment of treats, and she keeps it fully stocked with the good stuff. I didn’t even know that Hershey candy corn white chocolate was a thing until Camille showed up. And we’re all the better for it.

Besides being a candy connoisseur, she’s also a fan of PreSonus gear! Her husband’s band, Oh!Kelly are PreSonus artists who have been featured in some of our videos. Learn more about Camille and her favorite product, the Eris 4.5 Monitors, below.
How long have you worked for PreSonus?
I’m a newbie! Started six weeks ago.
What’s your official job title?
Inside Sales Coordinator.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
My coworkers are my most favorite thing… They make it feel like I’ve known them for a long time even though I just started here. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at PreSonus play a big role in my decision to start working here.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
My first music purchase was a cassette when I was maybe nine years old. It had some old party songs from artists like Leslie Gore, Claudine Clark, The Ronnettes and other Motown songstresses.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
Ehh, nothing in the music world. I’m a big gamer though.
What instruments do you play? 
The flute, but I am VERY out of practice.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
I Will Survive!


What do you love about the Eris 4.5? Why did you choose this as your favorite?
I have a pair at my desk. They’re the perfect size–there’s no competition for desk space between the tasks I need to get done and the speakers that make doing that work more enjoyable. They give a full, rich sound without dominating my desk or disturbing my coworkers!

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I also have an AudioBox USB 96… Well my husband’s band, OH!Kelly, they have a lot! They have an RML 32, HP2, a StudioLive 16.4.2 and they work with Studio One 3.5 Professional.

Got any tips for working with the Eris 4.5?
The Acoustic Space function helps me tune the speakers perfectly for my cube. Also, gotta love the headphone jack and Aux In inputs are on the front–SUPER convenient!

Learn more about the Eris Monitors Fam here:


30% Off Notion String Technique Bundle for August 2017!

This month score 30% off Notion’s String Techniques Bundle—No strings attached! Well, sort of. You get the idea. 30off_string_techniques_600x600_01_nee

Click here to get it from the PreSonus Shop!

The String Technique Bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all string sections and includes a full array of dynamics, articulations and performance techniques for the String Section playback in Notion. These were all recorded by London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios in London!

What’s included?

With this bundle you get:

  • Violin Section
  • Viola Section
  • Cello Section
  • Bass

This kit is compatible with Notion Version 4 and later.

Hurry, this offer is only good for August 2017!

Click here to get! 

Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% Off in August 2017!


Looking for a boost in your workflow with Studio One Artist… This will do the trick!

Grab the Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% off for the month of August right out of the PreSonus Shop!

Studio One Artist is a powerful DAW–the Artist Booster Pack takes it next level.

With this bundle you get five of our most popular add-ons for Studio One Artist!

  • VST and AU and Rewire Support
    • Use your third-party plugs in Studio One.
  • Studio One Remote Support
    • Control transport and fader functions with your iPad.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2
    • Create interesting grooves for any style of music.
  • MP3 Converter Support
    • Import and export files in MP3 format.
  • Ampire XT Metal Pack
    • Includes 6 high-gain amps, 6 cab sims, and a metal drum kit.

This pack is compatible with Studio One versions 3.3.3 and higher.

Click here to get it!