PreSonuSphere Conference

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Jonathan Hillman previewed some of the new features in Studio One Pro 2.5.

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The second annual PreSonuSphere conference—where PreSonus users can attend workshops and concerts, share ideas, and interact on a peer-to-peer basis with company engineers, clinicians, and executives—was held 9/28-9/29 at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Expanding from last year’s one-day inaugural event, 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 John Storyk, live sound engineer Ace Baker, producers Brent Milligan and Fab Dupont, and EM’s Craig Anderton—who also moderated a free-wheeling, closing panel discussion on the future of the music business. One seminar track even took attendees through creating a song from first setting up the mics, though recording, mixing, mastering, and distribution (with the latter focusing on the recently-acquired site).

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Workstations were available for attendees to get hands-on experience with PreSonus products.

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.