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August 24,2012

Hey there! Feeling bored? Got a camera? Why not make a video of yourself singing 8-part vocal harmony with yourself?

Just like this guy!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Today we find GeekInvaders celebrating the StudioLive 16.0.2′s feature set and pack-in accoutrements. If you’re into Styrofoam, stickers, registration cards, manuals, and packing material, this is the video for you!


Big thanks to the crew over at GeekInvaders for this. You’re so nice to us!

 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 2012… On August 22, 2012, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new high-tech headquarters and research facility. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal led the list of guests of honor, attending in recognition of PreSonus’ contributions to the state and local economy.

A leading manufacturer of digital and analog hardware and integrated software systems for the professional audio market, PreSonus has expanded from 49 employees in 2009 to more than 130 employees worldwide, including the 80 full-time employees who are overflowing its current offices on Florida Boulevard.  According to PreSonus CEO Jim Mack, PreSonus has grown its revenues by more than 50% last year and is slated to enter new product categories to continue its growth.

Designed by local architects Ritter Maher, LLC, and developed by Moniotte Investments, the new 44,000-square-foot building—located at 19151 Highland Road—will cost approximately $8.3 million including land and development.  Completion is expected in the late summer of 2013. It will easily accommodate at least 125 employees—crucial because PreSonus is continuing to grow and hire—and offers many amenities that are not available in the company’s current space.

Among the unique features of this building will be a specialized high-tech recording studio/R&D space that is being custom-designed for PreSonus’ engineering and testing teams by the award-winning Walters-Storyk Design Group of Highland, New York. The 2,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art studio will feature a control room, a 500-square-foot live-sound room, two isolation rooms, a video-production suite, five test labs as well as a separate 1,500-square-foot live-sound room.

PreSonus’ rapid growth, local hiring, and emphasis on digital engineering qualified it for LED Digital Interactive Media and Software Development tax-credits. This program supports the creation of quality digital-engineering jobs that stay in the Baton Rouge community. Historically, companies like PreSonus have usually located on the East or West Coast. However, the tax-credit program has helped make it possible for PreSonus to grow and prosper in its home city, investing these funds in new engineering staff and in research and development. Many of the new hires are highly skilled digital-hardware and software engineers residing in the Baton Rouge area.

Much of the engineering team graduated from the LSU Engineering Department, and the company was recently named to the LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses. PreSonus also is working with LSU in an effort to develop local design talent through the university’s outstanding engineering programs and internships.

August 22 marks the beginning of the next stage of PreSonus’ growth and its continuing contributions to high-tech employment in Baton Rouge. Look for much more to come from this vibrant company.

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Hey!

You’re invited to PreSonuSphere 2012 our second annual users conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and/or get more info.

Sept. 28th & 29th 2012.

 

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Mark Williams: Director of International Sales and Business Development 

On Stage: Mark’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in multimedia management from Northeastern Louisiana University. He gained practical broadcasting experience at WVUA radio, the University of Alabama Center for Public Television, and KNLU radio, and he also worked for MK Magazine in Chicago. Mark has DJ’d, mixed live sound, and recorded hundreds of bands at an assortment of clubs in several American cities. At Bluff Road Recording in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he worked with such artists as Master P, Silk the Shocker, Al Hirt, Mystikal, and Outcast. For six years, Mark did production, promotions, and marketing for Invisible Records, and material that he recorded, produced, or mastered has appeared in such TV shows and movies as The Wood, MTV, VH1, BET, and The Box.

 

Now in his twelfth year at PreSonus Audio Electronics, Mark Williams currently owns a recording studio and media label, ALAB Media, and plays in a rock band. His new album is being produced by Martin Atkins, whose credits include Public Image Limited, Ministry, and Nine Inch Nails.

 

Behind the Desk: Mark’s PreSonus bandmates marvel at how he successfully manages a territory that encompasses the entire planet except for the United States. He has built the PreSonus global-distribution network from the ground up and handles sales, service, training, shipping, and warehousing for customers in more than 60 countries. He also manages OEM manufacturing, custom equipment development, and a lot more. Mark is like a multi-instrumentalist who can play every instrument well: we don’t know how he does it, but we’re thankful he’s in our band!

 

Working at PreSonus is an absolute dream. The company is filled with wonderful people who are intelligent and passionate about our products and our industry. Everyone here is an engineer, musician, or enthusiast. It’s also fantastic that we still maintain our small, innovative company vibe yet can move quickly to produce goods for the global market.”

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Hey! Like Effects pedals? Like ‘em weird? Check out Pigtronix. We did a little interview with them at The NAMM Show, and what a bunch of cool dudes (and pedals) they were. Watch Ryan get his mind blown.

Category Summer NAMM 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Want a free AudioBox 1818VSL? It’s easy! I mean, I’d write some little thing on a scrap of paper and take a picture for a shot at a $600 prize, wouldn’t you? Heck yes. I mean, that’s all you have to do—and fill out a little form. You also have to make sure that the Sweepstakes is legal in your area. (AKA Void Where Prohibited)  We’ll deliver the prize to anywhere FedEx delivers.

It could be yours…

Here’s the short version of the rules:

  1. Shoot a photo containing you, your PreSonus gear, and the #TeamPreSonus hashtag in the photo. See example below.
  2. Upload said photo to your platform of choice. We recommend Twitter or Instagram.
  3. Submit the link to your photo and some basic entry info to the form linked here. That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random on or around September 14.
  4. The winner will receive anAudioBox 1818VSL! 

Sadly, I’m not eligible.

Complete, lawyer-appeasing official rules are over at Facebook.

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[ZOMG, we just got a great e-mail from The folks at PAR, letting us know that we were nominated so GET OVER THERE AND VOTE, #TeamPreSonus!]
Congratulations! PreSonus’ Studio One 2 and StudioLive 16.0.2 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. PAR Excellence winners will be announced in the December issue of Pro Audio Review and simultaneously online at prosoundnetwork.comPAR’s shared website with sister publication, Pro Sound News.
Nominations for the 2012 PAR Excellence Awards were developed through the brain trust of PAR Editors and Contributors. Nominations were based on the “I want to own this” principle; gear selected should have a proven field track record, performed well via PAR’s “real world” review process, or — in the case of recently released products — have shown particular promise through demonstrations, beta-testing and among early adopters.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Click here to watch on Aug 15, 12 noon – 4 p.m. CST: http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive/
NOT A RERUN: NEW STUFF!



We’ve got another live Terence Higgins Music SWAMP GREASE show coming up! This time we’re going to take the incredibly hot tracks we recorded in the last webcast and mix them into a finished product. Get an incredible behind-the-scenes look at some incredible talent—and incredible software: PreSonus Studio One. :)

Click here to watch on Aug 15, 2-4 p.m. CST: http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive/

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Hot off the Final Cut Pro, we’ve got a few more videos from the Summer NAMM show floor! First up is a look at Electro-Harmonix’s latest offerings. Mike from EHX bends your ear, while Ryan contemplates his gear hoarding problem whilst coveting a SuperEgo.

Category Summer NAMM 2012 | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard