October 25, 2016 7:49 PM ET


Company Overview of PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.

Company Overview

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. designs and manufactures audio products. The company provides mixers and control surfaces, recording systems, monitoring products, live sound reinforcement products, preamplifiers and processors, mobile applications, and accessories; and software for Mac and Windows, notation software, and control software for mixers and loudspeakers. It markets and sells its products through retailers, sales representatives, and distributors in the United States and internationally, as well as through its stores. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

18011 Grand Bay Court

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer
Founder and President
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of Product Management
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. Key Developments

PreSonus Announces New PreSonus® Studio 192 Mobile USB 3.0 22 X 26 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center

PreSonus announced the new PreSonus® Studio 192 Mobile USB 3.0 22 x 26 audio interface and studio command center. Studio 192 Mobile delivers the same high-end audio, low-latency monitoring, tight software integration, and studio command center functionality introduced in PreSonus’ Studio 192 audio interface but in a smaller form factor suitable for both mobile and studio use. The Studio 192 Mobile records at up to 192 kHz and combines 2 digitally controlled XMAX Class A, solid-state mic preamps and premium Burr-Brown converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. It offers 18 channels of digital I/O, making it easy to add up to 16 additional remote-controlled microphone preamps when expanded with two DigiMax DP88 A/D/A converters. Like its big sibling, Studio 192 Mobile was designed to provide more than just abundant I/O and an impeccable sounding front end. It’s also the central command center for users studio, featuring talkback control, Mono and Dim for the main mix output, word clock I/O, a dedicated DAC for the headphone output, and the ability to use its six balanced outputs for monitor mixing or for speaker switching. Studio 192 Mobile also features the same Fat Channel plug-in found in PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® DAW to add parametric EQ and dynamics processing, which can be used for near-zero-latency monitoring or printed to tracks. When used in conjunction with Studio One 3 (Artist edition included), the hybrid Fat Channel plug-in shifts to native processing on playback for a seamless experience between recording and playback. In addition to Fat Channel processing, the Studio 192 Mobile features extensive integration with the Studio One production environment, including full preamp control and zero-latency monitor mixing. All Studio 192 Mobile features are also controllable from Studio One Remote for iPad®, giving user the freedom to step away from users computer while recording. For third-party DAW users, PreSonus’ innovative UC Surface touch-ready control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad is included for easy management of all Studio 192 Mobile functions, including speaker switching and talkback. Use users iPad or Windows Surface Pro as a second screen dedicated to Studio 192 Mobile functions, including preamp control, to simplify gain staging when recording alone. The preamps can also be controlled from the Studio 192 Mobile front panel and via MIDI in third-party DAWs. The Studio 192 Mobile offers 2 front-panel mic/instrument inputs and 2 rear-panel direct-to-ADC line inputs; 16-channel ADAT Optical In and Out (8 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz); coaxial, stereo S/PDIF I/O; and BNC word-clock I/O. user get four balanced TRS outputs, balanced stereo Main outputs, and a headphone amplifier with independent output, level control, and Cue Source switching. The Studio 192 Mobile is expected to be available in March 2016 from PreSonus dealers worldwide. In the U.S., Studio 192 will have an estimated street price of $599.95.

PreSonus Unveils Next-Generation DigiMax DP88 Preamp/Converter

The PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-channel microphone preamplifier and A/D/A converter combines eight remote-controllable, high-headroom mic preamps with advanced remote control features, superior connectivity, and unprecedented integration with the new Studio 192 audio interface . The newest member of the company’s ever-popular DigiMax series, the 24-bit, 96 kHz DigiMax DP88 delivers exceptional audio quality due to its clean audio path provided by Burr-Brown A/D/A converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. Eight digitally controlled XMAX Class A preamps employ true analog circuitry, with a separate digital volume control circuit. Phantom power is individually switchable for each preamp. Each channel is equipped with an eight-segment LED input meter and a phantom power indicator. In addition to offering front-panel control, the DP88’s preamps use simple MIDI CC messages to control level, phantom power, and direct ADC input, making MIDI management from any DAW easy and intuitive. When connected via ADAT Optical to a PreSonus Studio 192 audio interface, the DigiMax DP88’s preamp controls also are accessible from PreSonus’ Studio One ® DAW and UC Surface control software for Mac OS X and Windows. No additional setup is required; the DigiMax DP88 becomes a natural extension of the Studio 192 inputs and outputs. All inputs and outputs are on the rear panel, making it easy to incorporate the unit into any studio. The DP88 provides eight channels of ADAT Optical I/O at up to 96 kHz (using dual SMUX). Mic inputs are on XLR and DB25 connectors. Eight direct, analog-to-digital, line-level inputs are available on DB25 and can be accessed per channel with a front-panel button, allowing to keep all of gear connected at the same time. Eight balanced direct outputs are provided on a DB25 connector, as are eight balanced DAC outputs that expand interface outputs for monitor mixes or speaker switching. Use the DP88 as the master clock, or sync it externally via ADAT or word clock. The DigiMax DP88 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2015 with an expected street price of $699.

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. Appoints Stephen Fraser as CEO and Jim Odom as President

The Board of Directors of PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. announced that COO Stephen Fraser has become the Firm's Chief Executive Officer, effective February 10, 2015. The Directors also announced that Founder and former Chief Strategy Officer Jim Odom will become President. New CEO Stephen Fraser's career began in corporate banking at Bankers Trust Company and he held senior positions at Credit Du Nord and Banque Bruxelles Lambert, where he was head of Corporate Finance. Fraser joined the PreSonus team in January 2010.

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