Engineering power trio (L to R): Khaliq Glover, John Mills and Jim Odom.
Baton Rouge, LA (October 30, 2013)—PreSonus recently held its third annual PreSonuSphere user conference; the gathering brought 450 musicians, producers, engineers, and others to Baton Rouge to learn more about the gear and software they use daily.
The event kicked off on Thursday evening, October 24, with a rooftop jambalaya cookout, serenaded by Louisiana country/folk-rockers L’Angelus and Baton Rouge bluesmaster Chris LeBlanc.
The next morning started with Breakfast with the Chiefs, in which journalist, musician, and Pro Sound News columnist Craig Anderton hosted a panel consisting of PreSonus CEO Jim Mack, chief strategy officer Jim Odom, chief technology officer Bob Tudor, VP of Sales Rick Naqvi, and Executive VP John Bastianelli about industry trends.
Friday and Saturday were filled with presentations on a range of topics. Anderton, Grammy-winning engineer Khaliq Glover, noted acoustician John Storyk, composer and sound designer Justin Lassen, veteran FOH engineer John Mills, producer and clinician Martin Atkins, and church-sound specialist Doug Gould were among those presiding over seminars and fielding questions on recording, mixing, mastering, acoustics, music education, stage lighting, the music business, and more.
PreSonus staff offered in-depth tips and techniques for the company’s StudioLive AI-series digital mixers, Studio One music-production software, Notion music-notation software, and Nimbit direct-to-fan service. Attendees heard the presentations and music via PreSonus’ new StudioLive AI PA speakers and auditioned Sceptre- and Eris-series studio monitors, as well as getting a sneak peak at as-yet-unannounced products.
Multitrack recordings of performances by L’Angelus were captured live to Studio One, and attendees were treated to an up-close and personal journey from recording the first riff all the way to final release on Nimbit. An assortment of partner companies staffed booths where attendees could check out their products and ask questions.
PreSonuSphere 2014 is already in its planning stages.
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