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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Connor Guiberteau!

When it comes to Quality and Assurance, here’s your guy. And when it comes to the Quantum, he considers it his own child!  It’s Connor Guiberteau for PreSonus FAM Friday!

How long have you worked for PreSonus? 
I will make 2 years this October.
What’s your official job title? 
QA Tester.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 
I get to play with all of the new gear before anyone else. I specialize with interfaces.  
Why did you choose to work here?
PreSonus products helped me greatly in paving the way to being an audio engineer. It was pretty much a no brainer.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
Blink 182- Enema of the State. The way Jerry Finn mixed changed how I heard music. 

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
It really depends on the day. I jump genres a lot so at any time I could be jamming anything from Pepper, PEARS, or Wu Tang. 

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I play in a band called Odie–It’s fast punk music with Beach Boy harmonies.

What instruments do you play? 
Mainly a drummer but I also enjoy playing bass and guitar.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 
Africa by Toto!

What do you love about the Quantum?
Quantum is super simple and straight to the point. It works so well that you can get lost in your mix and forget you’re even using it. Plus it’s so easily expandable. 

Why did you choose the Quantum as your favorite?
I was heavily involved with the QA process for this device. It’s like a child to me. 

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have a Studiolive 16.4.2,  Studio Channel and a Monitor station v2.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus.
Well, I don’t really do live mixing anymore, but I did do a 13-hour local festival called MitchFest. The bar’s previous sound guy couldn’t make it, and they knew I had a 16.4.2, so I got called up to fill in. It was actually the first time I ever ran sound, it was also the first time I ran sound and played in three of the bands at the same time. Ultimately, the experience there is what brought me here.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
Odie put out a 3 song EP and I also just finished a 12 song LP with Heavy Mantle. Looking to get back in the studio with Odie in about a month or two.

Got any tips for working with the Quantum?
Don’t overthink it, have fun, and maybe grab a slice of pizza. 

Anything else you want to share?
Check out the new Odie – Wet Sounds EP on BandCamp or Spotify.  We put all our music out for free.