It’s been said that “Not all heroes wear capes,” but maybe our Software Specialist Gregor should consider adding one to his wardrobe. He’s launched a new YouTube series where he covers the basics in Studio One, covering everything from installation and setup to basic beat-making, and even time-stretching and working with Ableton Live. His tips really will save you time and frustration if you’re just getting started in the DAW—and there’s more to come for advanced users! You can watch the series here. Be sure you like and subscribe!
But who is Gregor? Good question…
We wanted you guys to get to know the man behind the Studio One madness for PreSonus FAM Friday!
How long have you worked for PreSonus? I have worked for PreSonus since February 2019.
What’s your official job title? My official title is PreSonus Software Specialist. I produce videos for my series “Studio One with Gregor” on a regular basis. I’m also collecting user feedback for Studio One, and present at our software at workshops and other events.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? My favorite thing about working for PreSonus is that I get to work every day on the exact same things I’d spend my free time on, with some of the most incredibly talented people I’ve ever met. It sounds corny, but it’s seriously the best feeling in the world to love what you do!
What was the first 8-track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? My first ever cassette was “Sleeping in my Car” from Roxette. That song still rips!
Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? When driving or clubbing, Malaa is always a safe bet. I’m also a massive fan of the German Synthpop band Seabound.
What’s your go-to Karaoke song?
Probably Johnny Cash’s Cover of NIN’s “Hurt.” If the Karaoke bar has that one, get ready for one dramatic performance.
Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? OR when you’re not at PreSonus, what are you up to? Besides working for PreSonus, I’m producing, mixing and mastering for several Artists, primarily from the Electro-Industrial / Wave / Gothic scene. Check out Coma Alliance, We Are Temporary or V2A if you want to hear some of my work!
What instruments do you play?
I’m a mediocre keyboard player, but a total champ at the triangle and when it comes to the triangle, I love the versatility!
Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….
I really loved doing IMSTA FESTA in Berlin last year, as well as SuperBooth 2019. Generally speaking, every event where like-minded people get together and passionately talk about music is a successful event to me.
Got any tips for working with Studio One?
Definitely… spend more time exploring all the amazing Macros that Studio One 4.5 comes with, and don’t be scared to create some of your own. Embrace the fact that you can adapt Studio One to YOUR personal workflow—not the other way around!
I took my first steps in semi-professional music production with Cubase more than 10 years ago. I knew my way around fairly well, though I always felt that there were just too many steps involved in getting the result that I wanted. When I decided to make producing, mixing, and mastering a full-time career, this annoyance became a serious issue—because I just couldn’t earn a living if each project took so long to finish.
That’s the main reason why I switched over to Studio One. Within just a couple days, I was able to work so much faster than before.
What are you currently working on at PreSonus? What’s next for you? “Studio One with Gregor” will be a regular series, so expect more and more episodes to be released going forward. I’m also working on several other projects that will help people get to know the power of Studio One better, every day. Besides that, I love consolidating user feedback and constantly gather ideas for future Studio One versions. If you have feature requests that you’d like to see implemented in future versions, please keep them coming over at PreSonus Answers.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I can tell you exactly how heavy your suitcase is just by lifting it—in Kilograms, to the decimal place. I believe this is because I was a scale at an airport check-in… In a previous life of course.
Anything else you want to share?
Learn every day. Stay open-minded. Collaborate with talented people around you.