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Setting up your Home Teaching Office for Success

With the rapid shift to online learning many educators are experiencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many are scrambling to get their home office set up and ready to continue teaching their students. While working from the comfort of your home can seem great, it can often present challenges that you don’t see coming! Today we’ll take a look at a few considerations on setting up your home teaching space, so you can help to provide your students the best education possible!

Whether you already have a defined office space in your home, or you are just setting one up for the first time, there’s a few considerations to keep in mind:

  • Does it provide you with enough space to fit all of your essential items?
  • Is the space free of distractions to help you increase productivity?
  • If you are going to be doing video learning, does area in your background look tidy, clean, and not reveal anything you don’t want your students, administrators, or the public seeing?
  • Acoustically speaking, are you in an area that sounds fairly dry with minimal natural echo and in a quiet area of your home?

Once you’ve taken things into consideration and have chosen and refined your space, let’s next consider a couple additional factors:

  • If doing video, is your space lit in a way that brings light to your face, allowing you to be the focus and not your background?
    • Consider looking at a simple USB led light panel, or a led “ring” light if you need to brighten up things
  • Is your webcam providing good quality video, and at an angle that appears professional?
    • Consider looking at purchasing an external webcam, allowing you better quality video, and a better viewing angle. Options such as the Logitech C920 or Razer Kiyo are great options.
  • Most importantly (especially to us at PreSonus!), do you have a high quality audio solution?
    • For flexibility, simple solutions like our AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle or AudioBox iTwo Studio Bundle offer high quality, flexible combined audio hardware and software solutions. They include all of the cables and elements you need for capturing, editing, and listening to quality audio.

AudioBox 96 Studio Bundle

Last, let’s focus on your students!

  • Are they learning to edit audio as part of their process? If so, did you know there is a FREE resource available to them?
    • It’s Studio One Prime, the version of Studio One that always FREE, and available here: https://www.presonus.com/products/Studio-One
  • Are they getting the most from you as an educator?
    • Ask them how they are doing!
    • Ask them if your video or audio quality is meeting their needs!
    • Most importantly, be their champion and show them what a rockstar educator you are!

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Live Streaming with an AR or ARc Mixer!

With the StudioLive AR and ARc mixers being popular with music teachers across the globe, the current shift to online streaming as a means for teaching is rapidly growing due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our friend Gregor has put together this fantastic video showing you how to put together a simple livestream utilizing OBS and a StudioLive AR or ARc Series Hybrid Mixer/Interface!

TMEA 2020 Wrap-Up!

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 Software Licenses – FAQ’s

We’ve gathered all the FAQ’s about our PreSonus Software Site Licenses below. If there’s anything else we can add, let us know via email on musiced@presonus.com or Twitter @presonusmued

FAQ’s

Is it really unlimited? 

Yes, whether you’ve got 20 or 2000 computers on the same single site, it’s one fixed price. We do have a fair use policy, in that we will ask you for an estimate of the number of computers you’d like to install on at your site, and this is subject to our approval. This is to help you manage your activations better (and so that we haven’t put an infinite Studio One license out into the world!). We’ll give you some headroom within this amount, but if you need more, just make a tech support ticket to let us know, and we’ll increase it.

What is a site?

A site is defined as a group of buildings on one physical site. If your school has two or more campuses, or you are a group of schools administrated by a single trust, you will need an unlimited license per individual site. If you are a central instrumental music teaching service, with travelling (peripatetic) teachers, you can also qualify for a site license, just let us know. Email musiced@presonus.com

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TMEA 2019 Wrap Up

The largest music education convention of the year, the 2019 TMEA Convention did not disappoint, and PreSonus was there to be a part!

PreSonus 2019 TMEA Display

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!

OMEA 2019 Wrap-Up

PreSonus Education Market Manager Evan Brown just arrived back from displaying and presenting at the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference!

PreSonus 2019 OMEA PDC Display

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!