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PreSonus and P3 Amps at Summer NAMM

While patrolling the aisles at SNAMM in Snashville, I stumbled across P3 Amps and was really impressed. I mean,  nobody else is making amps that look like this. And they sound great too! With so many amp developers looking to the tubular past to come up with “new” amp designs, it’s nice to see a company who’s sense of aesthetics looks to the future.

Thanks for taking the time, guys.  You’re onto something great here.

Free Studio One Producer when you buy a StudioLive mixer

September-only… Click HERE for the official entry form!

StudioLive 16.0.2 and Studio One Professional 2 Nominated for Pro Audio Review Awards!

Check it out!  The StudioLive 16.0.2 and Studio One 2  have been nominated for 2012 PAR Excellence Awards in the Digital Audio Workstations and Small Live Controllers/Mixers/Worksurfaces (Under $2,500) categories, respectively. August 2012 marks the PAR Excellence Awards’ re-introduction as a reader-voted program, presented by the editors and contributors of Pro Audio Review (PAR) magazine. 
Online voting on the list of nominees by PAR print and digital readers (subscribers only) will be open from the mail date of the August issue through Friday, November 16, 2012, so if you want to help us out a bit, and are a subscriber to PAR, please vote for us! PAR Excellence winners will be announced in December.

Awkward Band and Musician Photos Page on Facebook

If you like this gem, there’s a lot more where this came from at the Awkward Band and Musician Photos Page on Facebook. Thanks to Carl from Nimbit for this!

Jam in the Van Nominated for the Thrillist.Com StartUp Company Contest: Help Them Win!

The vocal PreSonus advocates over at  Jam in the Van can seemingly do no wrong. They just got nommed for the Startup Company Contest. All you need to do to help out Jam in the Van is go to this link, click on the “Start It Up” button and vote for them: Tweeting the link and posting it on Facebook is also an enormous help, of course.

Below you can find some of the  latest stuff from Jam in the Van, all tracked with a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2.


September-Only Promo: Buy Studio One Pro 2, Get a Free HP4!

Free’s a great price, right?

Buy our Studio One Professional 2 DAW for $399 and get a free HP4 headphone amp with 4 screaming-loud 150mW outputs. Offer good September only. Click here to download the form!

We’re Hiring a Program Manager!

If you think you’re qualified for this job and are in/willing to relocate to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, please send a resume  to ATTN: Job Opportunities or fax to (225) 216-9621 (ATTN: Job Opportunities).

Program Manager


The Program Manager is the glue that makes products happen at PreSonus. Whether working with Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Software Development, Industrial Design, or Marketing, the Program Manager leads cross-functional teams to deliver market leading and award-winning PreSonus products from interfaces to digital mixing consoles to preamps and more.

The Program Manager manages the schedule for a program from early concept to mass production, developing the operational expense budget, identifying development bottlenecks and responding with solutions to overcome them, and organizes activities across the Company to get product out the door. This position is the pulse of the Company.

The position is located in Baton Rouge, LA that features low cost of living, vibrant arts and food culture, an active live music community, and the Sportsman’s Paradise that is Louisiana. The ideal Program Management candidate exhibits a strong work ethic during the initial phases of product conception and development. Come join us in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and work with international colleagues in Asia and Germany. We will accommodate visits and interviews here in Baton Rouge, LA. We look forward to meeting you!


  • Work with Product Management to define strategy and requirements, lead cross-functional development teams from design through delivery, and mange the timelines for projects
  • Hold regular team meetings, develop agendas, capture meeting minutes including decisions made, action items, and notes. Follow-up on action items
  • Regularly communicate with senior management on status, risks and change management
  • Develop new products, manage sustaining engineering and technology platform efforts to meet product line growth objectives
  • Develop and management development of phase documentation including Marketing, Engineering, and Requirements documents.
  • Calculate costs, labor, perform Bill of Materials analysis and calculate margins with cross functional teams in order to understand business cases for programs managed


The ideal candidate for this role must have extensive experience in defining projects and programs, managing schedules and deploying new products, interacting effectively with cross-functional roles throughout a company, coordinating efforts to scope, performing cost / benefit analysis for features and communicating results throughout the organization.

  • A strong background in electronics is required, ideally in a consumer technology product related industry such as consumer electronics or professional audio
  • Experienced in whole product development process of electronics or PC products from concept to mass production.
  • Specific experience in audio products is considered a “plus”.
  • Experience in Phase Gate Product Development processes is required.
  • Experience in program management with overseas manufacturing, strong handling skills in manufacturing, quality control issues, testing and qualification requirements, material and logistics
  • Creative thinker who is a demonstrated leader with superior analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results-oriented: the candidate has a demonstrated ability to drive the timely delivery of products
  • Organized: can track multiple efforts across multiple departments with differing levels of complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management and presentation skills are required
  • Cost, schedule and inventory control experience
  • Strong negotiation and influential management skills
  • PMP Certification – in process or completed is considered a “plus”
  • Strong capabilities in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
  • Experience – 3-5+ years in Program Management is required
  • Education – Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical , Software or Mechanical) or Computer Science; and MS or MBA is preferred


Benefits: Standard PreSonus-provided Benefits, including participation in the PreSonus 401(k) plan, fully paid health and dental insurance for you, with the ability to add your spouse or other direct family members at a competitive rate.

Please send resume or inquiries to ATTN: Job Opportunities or fax to (225) 216-9621 (Attn: Job Opportunities).

And that was that.

Fact is, we have little to report, because we’re all FINE! Yeah, we were spooked for a bit, but Isaac has moved north, and the gang’s all here, back in the swing of things. We’re really quite lucky. Electricity, air conditioning, Internet and positive attitudes are all functioning properly.

Sincere thanks to all the thoughts and well-wishes sent our way during this admittedly frightening time.

Uhh, anybody know what to do with a few dozen soppy sandbags?


We’re OK, folks!

Hey! This just in from Cave Daughdrill, who is weathering the storm in his Baton Rouge home.

“Aight, here’s my official report:
Isaac is slow moving. Very little damage in Baton Rouge at the moment – a few trees down, lots of people without power. The storm is slow moving, so we won’t be sure of our full status for another 12-24 hours.

I have a good feeling that PreSonus HQ will be just fine, and we all plan on being there tomorrow either way.”


Craig Anderton Likes the AudioBox 1818VSL, and So Will You!

I love that we get stuff like this from none other than Craig Anderton. My first memory of the guy is his seminal DIY book “Electronic Projects for Musicians,” of which I own a 1st-edition copy that was once a loaner at the Bellingham Public Library. It’s one of my favorite books.

That said, the point of this post is to discuss one of Craig’s shorter, lesser-known works, this adulatory slab of verbiage from Electronic Musician magazine.

Thanks much, Craig, for your help in flying the PreSonus flag. My favorite part is his take on our VSL technology:

“PreSonus claims “virtually latency-free monitoring,” and while this may get the skeptics’ attention, it’s true. As a result, there are three main applications. One is using the outs for cue mixes and monitoring with effects, which will make many musicians happy—especially the temperamental vocalists who want reverb, compression, and EQ in their cans.

Another application is live performance with laptop-based acts. You can process inputs on the way in to your DAW, and process outs going to the house; with the VSL mixer app and your DAW’s mixer, you don’t need external processors, mixers, or preamps. (Note that the 1818VSL comes bundled with Studio One Artist.)
The third application is recording with effects. Being able to apply limiting for live recordings is invaluable, but the effects are good enough that if you want to record with, say, compression on the bass, you won’t have to re-create the sound while mixing.”

Read the full review!

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