Our Chief Strategy Officer and cofounder, Jim Odom, is a gigging musician and is credited with two RIAA-certified gold records, one certified platinum record, and two Ampex Golden Reel awards as a musician/ producer/engineer. In 1995, Odom’s desire for studio-quality—but affordable—pro audio gear led to the founding of PreSonus. Over the last decade, he has assembled a talented international team of hardware and software engineers who share his values, his love of music, and his taste for spicy Cajun food. He brought in top engineers who keep us on the cutting edge of audio-interface and recording-software design, along with dozens of techs who work behind the scenes to make our products sound good without killing your budget. In addition to their audio chops, the PreSonus design engineers have extensive backgrounds in military-specification surface-mount technology, ensuring that PreSonus products can handle real-world situations. This critical approach to design is why PreSonus gear boasts one of the highest reliability rates in the industry.