PreSonus Blog

Using the PreSonus 1818VSL With Auria: but no AC Connection!

So, this is really clever!   over at YouTube is using the PreSonus 1818VSL USB interface with his iPad running WaveMachine Labs Auria. He’s found a way to connect the 1818VSL to his iPad using a data card reader, of all things. iPad > Card Reader > 1818VSL. All of this stuff is running off the iPad’s battery.

At the time of writing, I don’t have any insights about what this will do to your iPad’s battery charge. Should you have the necessary components, give this a shot… but save often.

Two New Nimbit Videos!

Nimbit’s Carl Jacobson takes us on a step-by-step stroll down Nimbit Avenue, explaining everything there is to see and do along the way. You can publish a song, or even an entire project, to a Facebook store via Nimbit’s integration into Studio One.

These first two vids explore Nimbit setup and your first upload/publication. Jump in! Nimbit is already blowing minds, and it’s only going to get better from here!

Enter to Win a 3-month PureMix.Net Subscription!

The all-around cool guys at PureMix.Net are collecting submissions for a 3-month subscription giveaway over on Facebook!  There’s only a few more days to get your name in the hat, so enter ASAP…

PureMix.Net offers some incredibly insightful and well-produced instructional videos in all things audio recording. Check ’em out!

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).