It’s the winter, which means WGI Indoor Marching Percussion season is in full swing! PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown happened to be at the 2020 WGI Dayton Regional Finals, and was able to catch a few Independent World Class Ensembles with their PreSonus equipment in action!
Inov8 Winter Percussion, one of the newest ensembles to be rocking PreSonus gear, showed off their 2020 program, “All I Ever Wanted”, which featured the music of the very popular Billie Eilish. Inov8’s setup consisted of ULT10, ULT15, and ULT18 Loudspeakers coupled with a StudioLive 32R Rack mixer.
Perennial Finalist Cap City Percussion from Columbus, Ohio brought their innovative 2020 program, “On the Outside Looking In”, making great use of their massive ULT10, ULT15, and ULT18 Speaker Setup, coupled with a StudioLive 32SX Mixing Console.
PreSonus remains a dominant force in the marching arts, stay tuned here to the blog for more WGI 2020 coverage feature a wide range of ensembles using PreSonus!
From February 12-15th, educators from across Texas and around the globe descended on San Antonio, Texas for the annual Texas Music Educators Association Clinic & Convention. Often regarded to as the largest music education convention of the year, TMEA was bigger than ever, boasting its highest attendance figures to date. Our now annual duo of PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown and PreSonus House of Worship manager were in attendance manning the PreSonus booth, as well as our territory representatives Brandon Bishop and John Fedorko of Cowser Marketing!
The festivities kicked off Wednesday evening at the annual Technology in Music Education (TI:ME) TMEA Pre-Conference Reception. PreSonus is a longtime sponsor and partner of TI:ME and raffled 2 pairs of the ERIS HD10BT Headphones to lucky educators!
The show continued with a very busy exhibit floor from Thursday-Saturday. The PreSonus booth was home to many products, including the brand-new ioStation 24c, Quantum 2626, ARc Series Hybrid Mixer/Interfaces, and of course Studio One 4.6! Other PreSonus products on hand included:
PreSonus remains committed to serving music educators across the globe. For more information, be sure to keep visiting edu.presonus.com
PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana last week, where two spectacular events happened at the same time, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships! PreSonus had a great showing at both events, here’s a few highlights!
At Grand Nationals, PreSonus was proud to have many ensembles using various products in their setups, as well as 3 of the top 12 Finalist bands utilizing PreSonus Live Sound Products!
Across the Street at PASIC, PreSonus was displayed on the show floor by our friends at Pageantry Innovations, showing CDL series loudspeakers, a StudioLive 32SX Mixing Console, a StudioLive 24R Rack Mixer, and ATOM! Evan spent time each day in the PI booth answering questions, meeting users, and showing off the product. On Friday afternoon, our friends at Lone Star Percussion hosted their Amplify sessions, wrapping up with a panel discussion featuring 5 experts in the marching activity, including PreSonus’ Evan Brown!
PreSonus continues to be committed to the education market and marching arts! For more information on PreSonus products & educational resources, visit edu.presonus.com
On October 11, our own Software Specialist Gregor Beyerle attended WAVE AKADEMIE Berlin’s Dissertation Presentation of Audio Engineering and 3-D/Game Design to demonstrate the StudioLive 32SC mixer’s DAW mode in conjunction with Studio One. The StudioLive 32SC is the new centerpiece of WAVE AKADEMIE’s “Soundlab,” where a large variety of both hardware and software instruments are accessible to the students.
Students and lecturers alike were amazed by the hybrid workflow of the StudioLive 32SC, which excels at integrating tons of outboard gear (like drum machines and synths) with software instruments, especially when used with Studio One. The ability to assign any channel to send or receive via analog, USB, or network gives WAVE AKADEMIE the flexibility they need in their Soundlab.
The ability to multitrack record jam sessions onto an SD card was also received with great enthusiasm, as it enables the students to record songs directly into the mixer before getting them into Studio One for post production.
Check out photos and video from the event below, and visit Wave-akademie.de for more information on upcoming events!
PreSonus products had a great showing with many top ensembles at the 2019 WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, OH on April 10-13th, with 8 of 15 Percussion Independent World finalist ensembles choosing PreSonus!
Congrats to the following Finalist ensemble who use PreSonus!
Independent World: Music City Mystique (Bronze Medal), RCC (5th), Matrix (6th), Monarch Independent (7th), George Mason University (10th), Dark Sky Percussion (11th), Cap City Percussion (13th), and Atlanta Quest (15th)
Scholastic World: Burleson Centennial HS (6th), Franklin Central HS (9th), and Petal HS (10th)
Independent Open: Matrix Open (Silver Medal), and Ancient City Ensemble (11th)
Scholastic Open: Victor J. Andrew HS (11th), and Trumbull HS (15th)
Independent A: Nomad Indoor (8th), and G2 (9th)
Congrats on a fantastic season to: Veritas (PIW), Redline (PIW), Genesis (PIW), Breakthrough (PIW), Elite Independent (PIO), Tri-City Percussion (PIO), and Revelation (PIO).
What is WGI & Indoor Percussion?
WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI also serves as the governing body for the indoor color guard, percussion, and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Even with over 40 years of history, the sport continues to evolve and grow. An indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater. Although most indoor percussion ensembles are affiliated with high schools, there are also many independent groups that draw participants from a large area.
PreSonus recently displayed at the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association/NAfME All-East Division Conference on April 4-6th!
Showcasing many education essentials like Studio One DAW Software, Notion Notation Software, StudioLive AR and Series III Mixing Consoles, and Eris Monitors, the booth was filled with happy educators looking to advance their knowledge of possibilites for music technology in the classroom!
ATOM was the instant hit of the show! With it’s fun, easy to use interface and provided content from MVP Loops, it’s a powerful tool for the educator, student, bedroom producer, and more! To learn more about ATOM, visit: https://www.presonus.com/products/ATOM-Pad-Controllers
PreSonus continues to attend music education events around the country, and we look forward to seeing you down the road at the next one!
The largest music education convention of the year, the 2019 TMEA Convention did not disappoint, and PreSonus was there to be a part!
With an expanded offering of display items such as ATOM, Studio One, Notion, Eris Monitors, Faderport, StudioLive AR and Series III Mixers, ULT Speakers, and more, PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown and Product Specialist Richard Gaspard were on hand throughout the convention to help educators with questions and finding the next great fit for their needs!
Brown also presented a 1 hour clinic session in conjunction on with TI:ME on the topic of options for classroom recording with both hardware and software. The session covered popular topics such as mic placement, using audio interfaces & control surfaces, and also demonstrated how to set up a recording session utilizing Studio One DAW software!
PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown just arrived back from displaying and presenting at the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference!
Spread over 3 days, the event featured an expo hall, where PreSonus proudly displayed Studio One DAW Software, Notion Notation Software, StudioLive AR and Series III Mixing Consoles, Eris Monitors, ATOM Pad Controllers, and more!
Brown also presented 2 hour long clinic sessions on Marching Audio. Thursday’s “Systems & Application” featured the basics of a modern field audio system from the ground up, and with the help of our friends Andy Wozniak from Pageantry Innovations, even the carts! Friday’s “Instrument Amplification” featured a deep dive into properly amplifying and setting up inputs for wind, percussion, and other acoustic instrument applications!
PreSonus Education continues to be on the road in 2019, with the 2019 TMEA Convention up next from Feb. 13th-16th in San Antonio, Texas!