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On The Road Again: Phantom Regiment Trusts PreSonus for the 4th Season in a Row

After a hiatus in 2020, Drum Corps activity returned in the Summer of 2021. While tours were  a bit shorter, move-ins started later, and some things may have seemed a little different, one thing is for sure: PreSonus equipment was found on the field again this past summer! 

Our friends at Phantom Regiment, who have used PreSonus hardware and software since 2017, employed a full range of equipment including: a StudioLive Series III mixing ecosystem, CDL loudspeakers, ULT subwoofers, and Quantum audio interfaces. Their 2021 production “Harmonic Journey” brought an exciting mix of both acoustic and electronic sounds through their PreSonus setup.

At the heart of the setup, a StudioLive 64S digital mixer provided plenty of inputs to fit the  needs of their performances, which include  marimbas, vibraphones, synthesizers, hand percussion, and wireless microphones. Since setting up quickly is important in drum corps, a StudioLive 32R rack mixer in stagebox mode provided easy remote inputs on the field, all running to the main console via a single ethernet cable. 

To deliver the highest audio quality to the audience, Phantom Regiment chose the CDL series hybrid array speakers in a two-box high LCR setup, which allowed for a smooth response across the entire frequency range—particularly in the midrange, where many instruments in the marching arts reside. To provide ample low end, five ULT18 subwoofers were utilized underneath the CDL speakers. The setup provided plenty of volume and enhanced clarity for the audience in every stadium they visited.

For the synth, a Mac Mini running Mainstage performance software fed into a Quantum 2626 audio interface, which then sent multiple outputs for synth patches, samples, and effects to the StudioLive 32R . The Quantum 2626’s Thunderbolt 3 connection ensured that pristine audio was delivered to the system with ultra-low latency. Since the Quantum 2626 is rack-mountable, it made for a clean, easily-organized  setup in their beautiful Pageantry Innovations synth cart.

“Having the ability to be involved in every part of the process, from the gear selection to the audio design, I feel confident that the system far exceeded our expectations and left us with plenty of flexibility for whatever we needed to do for the 2021 production.” -Evan Brown, PreSonus Education Manager  and Phantom Regiment’s Sound and Audio Designer 


For more information on where you can find a drum corps show near you, visit www.dci.org

For more information on Phantom Regiment, visit www.regiment.org

DCI World Championships 2019 Wrap-Up!

Blue Devils, 2019 World Champions!
Photo Credit: Drum Corps International



PreSonus was on site for the 2019 DCI World Championships from August 8-10th at the beautiful Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana! Featuring 3 days of amazing performances by all, PreSonus was on display with many corps!

  • Winning their 19th World Championship, the Blue Devils of Concord, CA performed “Ghostlight” utilizing the CDL Series Loudspeakers as front fills, while the Studio Series audio interfaces provided audio output for their software synth setups.
  • A complete wall to wall PreSonus drum corps, Phantom Regiment’s StudioLive 64S Ecosystem, coupled with the CDL and ULT loudspeakers brought power and audio flexibility to their 2019 production, “I Am Joan”.
  • Another wall to wall PreSonus drum corps, Spirit of Atlanta finished their season with a fantastic performance of “Neon Underground” in semi-finals, utilizing a StudioLive 64S Ecosystem over a long ethernet run to their impressive long distance front ensemble location, and a full compliment of CDL and ULT series loudspeakers.
  • With a full compliment of ULT Series loudspeakers and a Series III Ecosystem, the Madison Scouts performed “Majestic”, finishing their season on Friday in semi-finals.
  • From Austin, Texas, Genesis Drum & Bugle corps had their best finish yet, finishing 20th in Semi-Finals with their StudioLive 64S Ecosystem.
  • Music City Drum Corps marked their second year in World Class competition with a full setup of ULT loudspeakers and a Series III mixing ecosystem
  • Longtime PreSonus console users Jersey Surf put their Series III ecosystem to work in their 2019 production, “Fantasea”


PreSonus continues to be a driving force for audio in the marching arts. For more information on PreSonus marching audio solutions, click here!