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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Houston Dragna!

Here’s some things you need to know:

  • The 90s were awesome.
  • Not as awesome as the R-Series Monitors
  • Houston is super rad.
  • It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday!



How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Just over 2 years!
What’s your official job title? 
Direct Sales Associate
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Music and audio engineering are two of my greatest passions. Getting to do a job that incorporates those things is a dream come true!

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
Good question… I think I it may have been Human Clay by Creed  or the *NSYNC self-titled album. I’m a 90s kid. Sue me.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Coheed and Cambria

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
I have two! I am a worship leader and I play in a band called Oh!Kelly.
What instruments do you play? 
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Tuba, Euphonium, and I sing.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
I know it’s cliché, but it’s gotta be Don’t Stop Believin’.

What do you love about the R Series Monitors?
I love how well these monitors translate for pretty much any environment or listening device or situation. The unique AMT design on the high-frequency drivers provides such a smooth and natural response that doesn’t lie to you or fatigue you. 

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have an AudioBox 22VSL at home as well as some Eris E4.5 monitors. But I regularly use a 24AI at church and my band uses a StudioLive RML32 as well as HP2 headphone amps!

Why did you choose them as your favorite?
They are something I use almost every day, whether I am mixing, playing video games, or just listening to music. They work perfectly for all of my audio monitoring needs!

Got any tips for working with these guys?
Make use of the adjustment parameters on the back to fine-tune them to your mixing room and needs!  

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….
I got to go to my first official event earlier this year. Sweetwater Gearfest 2017! It was a cool opportunity to meet many of our fans and users and hear their personal experience with our products and how they use them in all sorts of ways that I haven’t even thought of! 

IMG_01092017_143633_0What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 
Oh!Kelly is always busy with gigs and such, but we are currently working on a new single that should be out soon!
Anything else you want to share? 
In addition to PreSonus gear, I am a huge guitar pedal/gear junkie. Some of my favorite brands are Matchless, Fender, Suhr, JHS, Strymon and Earthquaker Devices!

Keep up with Houston on Instagram here!