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PreSonus Fam Friday with Mike Cole!

04/05/2019

The StudiodLive 64S is by far one of PreSonus' most epic, most anticipated product launches in our history Here's one of the guys who helped make it happen. It's Mike Cole for PreSonus FAM Friday!

How long have you worked for PreSonus?

I started on May 29, 2018. So 29,203,200 seconds.

What's your official job title?

I'm a Software Engineer.

What's your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?

It was destiny that I came to work here. I'm from Baton Rouge, first of all, so it's awesome to be home. I started playing music when I was 13 or so and my dad bought me a 4 track tape recorder to record myself with after watching me play with our answering machine for hours. I wanted to post my recordings on the internet, so I figured out that you could plug the headphone jack of the tape recorder into the mic input of a computer, and then I downloaded a little program called Kristal to record with. Turns out, that program eventually became Studio One. This experience was the gateway to a 10-year stint as a sound guy with various production companies, and eventually a degree in computer engineering. PreSonus sponsored my senior design project. I was thrilled when I got an email from Jim Odom after graduating. It really feels like I've finally found a permanent place in the world. Never been around so many people who will nerd out on audio like me, and I love it!

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

UFO dreams: The Man Who Wears Alien Shirts

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?

In 2001, I bought P.O.D's Satellite because I was a youth of the nation at that particular time.

Who's your go-to band or artist when you can't decide on something to listen to?

I'm a big fan of Ice JJ Fish. He's really pushing boundaries.

What's your go-to Karaoke song?

I always do Last Resort by Papa Roach. It's a crowd pleaser.

Everyone has a side gig, what's yours? OR when you're not at PreSonus, what are you up to?

I've been a sound guy for the past decade or so, and I also write and play music. I'm between bands at the moment if anyone is looking for someone to jam.

What instruments do you play?

Drums, bass, guitar, vocals, and am terrible at keys and brass.

What do you love about the StudioLive?

The amount of I/O you can get with the StudioLive 64S for this price point is truly remarkable. I think it is an incredible value and has the potential to be very disruptive.

Why did you choose this as your favorite?

The StudioLive 64S was the first big release I had a significant role in here at PreSonus. I'm proud of the work we did!

Got any tips for working with the StudioLive 64S?

The user layer is probably the best feature of the console. Use it!

What are you currently working on at PreSonus? What's next for you?

Getting my design feet wet on secret projects (mwahaha) and also helping to refine some important engineering processes like automated product testing and other things most people would find boring.

What's the strangest talent you have?

I am able to pogo stick with no hands while making up jingles for local businesses.

Anything else you want to share?

Yeah, I just want to say that knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
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