PreSonus Blog


Johnny Geib of Home Studio Trainer will be presenting Studio One 3 at IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on July 25! Admission is FREE, but all attendees must register at If you’re going to IMSTA FESTA, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.

Click here to register! 

Johnny Geib is a longtime PreSonus forum honcho and all-around brand ambassador. He’s an authority on home recording, particularly with Studio One and the StudioLive mixers. While he’s known for his YouTube video series and Skype lessons, his IMSTA FESTA talk will be is a great opportunity to learn from Johnny firsthand. Here’s a quick course overview of what you can expect to learn:

Hour #1 – New Features in V3
  • Color options for both the Background and tracks
  • Console and Folder syncing improvements
  • The Browser – Thumbnails, Search Options
  • Presence XT Soundsets (demoing sounds)
  • Multi Instruments Demo
  • Control Link
Hour #2 – Recording a song
  • Creating a drum track (using the loop library)
  • Recording Acoustic guitar
  • Creating a Bass track (using the Mai Tai)
  • Laying a vocal
  • Melodyne – Correcting the pitch issues
  • Melodyne – Creating a harmony
Hour #3 – Mastering
  • From Song page to Project page
  • Mastering our song
  • Mastering multiple songs
  • Publishing
  • Questions and answers

Visit his site at or hit him up on Twitter @JohnnyTheMuzic.

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), an international non-profit organization hosts IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at SAE Institute, 820 N. Orleans Street, Chicago. IMSTA’s principal mission is to conduct public education about piracy in the music software space.

The FREE event is open to music makers of all genres and levels including songwriters and music technology professionals, semi- professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, students and educators. Take master workshops, experience new products, network with industry pros.

Aspiring songwriters in any genre are invited to enter a songwriting contest by July 4, 2015. Chicago regional winners announced at IMSTA FESTA. Click here to learn more about contest rules or how to enter radio ready songs. Winner of the International song competition will have the chance to win a FREE trip to BlackRock Studios in Santorini, Greece.


Category Studio One | 2 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Chris Tsanjoures

Rational Acoustics Smaart Basics Course Coming to PreSonus HQ in Baton Rouge, Aug. 10-11—Sign up here

Our good friend Chris Tsanjoures from Rational Acoustics will be in Baton Rouge to teach his Smaart Basics class at the PreSonus world headquarters on August 10 and 11. The class is open to the public – so if you’ve been wanting to step up your audio game using the full Smaart v.7 software  – this is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. For the uninitiated, Smaart is a dual-channel, FFT-based software platform we use in our work as audio engineers to view the frequency content of signals or measure the response of our loudspeaker systems. If you’ve used the RM or StudioLive software control applications, you’ve already had a glimpse at some very basic Smaart Measurement Technology features – now is your chance to start using Smaart v.7 like a Pro!

The Smaart Basics class curriculum covers the configuration, operation, and fundamental concepts of RTA, Spectrograph, Transfer Function and Impulse Response measurements. At the completion of the course, each attendee will have been given a functional knowledge of how Smaart operates as a tool and how to use it to perform essential system engineering tasks such as loudspeaker equalization, delay systems alignment, subwoofer alignment/arraying, multi-position live averaging and much much more.

Oh, and in true PreSonus tradition, we’ll see to it that every attendee will be well-fed.


Monday August 10, 2015 – Tuesday August 11, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Course description:


PreSonus Audio Inc.
18011 Grand Bay Court
Baton Rouge, LA United States 70809

About the Instructor: Chris Tsanjoures is a Product Manager at Rational Acoustics. This puts him in a unique position to split his time between the development of the Smaart Platform, and training folks on the use and theory behind it. Chris holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music and is an active freelance sound engineer for various production companies throughout the North East.


Category Event | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Register Now for Dante AV Networking World
This free all-day event will feature presentations, training workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry design consultants, AV installation contractors and IT networking experts. The event will also feature a major interoperability networking demonstration of Dante-enabled products and systems, several of which are debuting at ISE from the industry’s leading audio manufacturers. InfoComm RU Credits avaialableDante AV Networking World 2015 has been approved by InfoComm International as a CTS accredited training program. Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) who participate in this informative networking training will be eligible to receive 4 RU credits upon completion of the class.



09:30 Welcome to Dante AV Networking World
Ervin Grinberg – Director of Marketing, Audinate
09:45 The Audio Networking Market – A presentation on audio networking technology, the business models and the rate of market adoption. • Roland Hemming – RH Consulting
10:15 The Singapore Sports Hub
Vincent Tan – Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd
10:40 How Media Networking Drives InnovationEthan Wetzell – OCA Alliance
11:05 Coffee Break
11:20 Networking 101- Understanding Networking BasicsLandon Gentry – Director, Global Support Svcs, Audinate


Lunch (provided) and Interoperability Demo

13:00 A detailed look at Dante in the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) • Mehdi Benkirane –
Industry & PR Manager Europe, SAE Technology Group
13:30 Dante Installation Workshop
14:00 How Sydney Trains implemented a networked digital PAMark Lownds – Systems Architect, Stagetec Mediagroup Australia
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Milano Congress – A look at Dante in Europe’s largest convention center • Dick Crabb – Consultant
15:05 National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) project for the Commonwealth games in GlasgowTony Mott – Technical Manager, T.G.Baker (Sound) Ltd
15:30 A glimpse of the future Dante Networked WorldAidan Williams – CTO, Audinate

Cocktail Party / Interoperability Demo / Give-A-Ways

The Dante Installation Workshop will bring together teams from the audience to demonstrate how quickly and creatively a Dante network can be designed. The event will include raffles, giveaways and surprises throughout the day, as well as a sponsored lunch for all attendees and a hosted networking mixer at the end of the day.Seating is limited, so register now to reserve your seat for this premiere event at ISE.
To register, click here:
Register Now!
Don’t miss out on this
amazing networking event!
Panels and speakers are subject to change.
Sponsors of Dante AV Networking World
Receive 5 free Dante Virtual Soundcard licenses for attending
4 InfoComm RU Credits available

Category Event | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Our free StudioLive training series has been such a smash that it’s been extended due to popular demand—and this time around, we’re upping the stakes. One attendee at each of these training seminars will receive a free upgrade to Studio One Professional—and a single lucky winner who attends an SAE training in January, February or March of 2015 will be entered to win a StudioLive RM16AI digital mixer! You must be present to win.

SAE Institute branches in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, and Chicago have free classes coming up on the following dates:

  • 02/14/15
  • 03/14/15


Click here to visit to register for this event and make all your friends jealous.





Category Uncategorized | 190 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

image002International Sales Director of Mystery Mark Williams just got back from an incredibly successful trip to Chicago, where he and Martin Atkins hosted a PreSonus Riff to Release clinic focusing on production in Studio One and Nimbit, and followed it up by attending—and recording—the Cold Waves Music Festival, which included Front 242, Fear Factory, Die Krupps, and many more stalwart ambassadors of rivethead culture. More on that in this blog post.

The three-hour Riff-to-Release clinic at SAE Chicago boasted standing-room-only attendance—every chair was taken, and folks who didn’t show up early wound up sitting and standing in the aisles. In a flash of brilliance, SAE streamed video of the presentation into a networked room nearby to accomodate the spillover.

Longime PreSonus forum big dawg and bacon enthusiast Johnny Geib of Home Studio Trainer, presented with Mark on the Studio One portion of the presentation. Blake Novia, a student at SAE, recorded vocals into Studio One, and Johnny and Mark produced, mixed, mastered, and released the recording on Nimbit, all within the span of the presentation.

Don’t believe me? You can get the track here:

Each audience member walked away with a Studio One Artist license and a 90-day Nimbit premium account. Thanks to all who came out and helped make this happen—we should really do this again sometime.

Mark shot a LOT of video on this trip—you’ll find it popping up on PreSonus’ blog and social media platforms sooner than later.


Category StudioLive RM Series | 249 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Join Mark Williams—PreSonus’ Director of International Sales, and Martin Atkins—Music Business Department chair, entrepreneur, label owner, and producer, for an in-depth clinic at SAE Chicago on how to record, mix, master, digitally release, market and sell your music with Studio One recording software, PreSonus StudioLive mixers and recording interfaces, and Nimbit direct-to-fan online marketing and sales tools.

We’ll record Blake Novia‘s stunning vocals LIVE, mix them, and have them available online for sale by the end of the presentation. Attendees will leave with a copy of Studio One Artist and a three-month subscription to Nimbit Premium—you’ll be able to repeat the process and have your own music for sale online, direct-to-fan!

Not only that, but attendees will also be entered to win a pair of Eris E5 studio monitors!

Sept 26, 2014
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
SAE Chicago
820 North Orleans Street, Suite 125/135, Chicago, IL

Click here to register!screenshot20140908at5.26.37pm


Category Event | 152 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

We’re proud to be sponsoring the Cold Waves Music Festival in Chicago September 26 and 27! Come on out and get your ears cleaned by some of the true legends of industrial.


We’re donating some great gear to a silent auction, and will be recording the show on a StudioLive RM32AI. Shortly after the show, some tracks will be made available on Nimbit, with proceeds going to Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement committed to utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide. Great bands for a great cause—what more could you ask for?

Here’s a list of the PreSonus gear that’s up for auction:

Get tickets at the following links:

Sept. 26 show
Sept. 27 show
Two-day pass

Category Event | 224 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Hey Baton Rouge locals! This one’s for you!

Come hear an audio demonstration of WorxAudio’s line arrays and PreSonus StudioLive AI Speakers. Hugh Sarvis, General Manager of Worx Audio and Rick Naqvi, VP of Sales of PreSonus will host the event, and it’s open to the public!

Thursday, August 21, 6-7pm

Abundant Life Church
206 Edgewood Drive,
Denham Springs, LA 70726


Category WorxAudio | 152 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

The Music Education Expo is the UK’s largest conference for anyone involved in music education. Over 150 exhibitors will be present! This is an excellent opportunity to network and scour for the latest and greatest educational resources from the world’s best manufacturers! Registration is FREE, and the event takes place at the Barbican Centre in London.

While you’re there, be sure to visit Source Distribution at booth C13 to see the latest from PreSonus, including Notion 4, Studio One, StudioLive AI mixers, Eris 4.5 and models from the AudioBox series. Not only that, but all visitors can get a FREE copy of Studio One Artist recording software, a £79 value! 

Click here to register! More info can be found at



Category Event | 213 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

It’s only a couple weeks until Islington’s Emirates Stadium roars to life with MPS2013 on November 29 and 30!  The Music Production Show is the UK’s leading recording and technology show. In addition to a vast exhibition all filled with the latest gear from myriad manufactures, attendees are also privy to an outstanding seminar series where they can learn tips and tricks from world-class experts. Mark your calendar!

Among these seminars will be a session on Marketing and Selling Your Music that will focus on using Studio One‘s Nimbit integration to get your music not just produced—but also published and monetized. Don’t miss it!

Tickets for MPS2013 are priced at £12 in advance (£15 on the door) and are available from Discounts are available for educational group bookings.

Like MPS2013 on Facebook

Category Event | 159 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/blog//index.php/category/event/index.html): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/super-static-cache/super-static-cache.php on line 280 Call Stack: 0.7838 9659440 1. WPStaticCache->save_cache_content() /var/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/super-static-cache/super-static-cache.php:0 0.7839 9660360 2. file_put_contents() /var/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/super-static-cache/super-static-cache.php:280