PreSonuSphere 2012

The second annual PreSonuSphere conference—where PreSonus users

Craig Anderton held mastering seminars

The second annual PreSonuSphere conference—where PreSonus users attend workshops and concerts, share ideas, and interact on a peer-to-peer basis with company engineers, clinicians, and executives—was held September 28 and 29 at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Expanding on last year’s one-day inaugural event, this year there were three continuous tracks of workshops, as well as multiple workstations where attendees could play with the gear and pose questions to PreSonus gurus.

Kicking off with a pre-show jambalaya dinner, the seminars focused primarily on live sound and recording. Presenters included studio designer John Storyk, live sound engineer Ace Baker, producers Brent Milligan and Fab Dupont, and Electronic Musician’s Craig Anderton—who also moderated a free-wheeling panel discussion on the future of the music business. One seminar track even took attendees through the creation of a song, from setting up the mics, though recording, mixing, mastering, and distribution (with the latter focusing on the recently-acquired site).

The track on recording, mixing, and mastering a song from start to finish was extremely popular.Plans are already underway for PreSonuSphere 2013, and PreSonus deserves credit for putting on a highly successful event that was probably a bean-counter’s nightmare—but left a trail of satisfied, and more knowledgeable, attendees in its wake.