Winter Park, FL (August 6, 2014)—Full Sail University’s flagship recording arts degree program recently celebrated the first anniversary of its 64-channel API Vision analog console in Studio B.
The console, installed in Studio B of the university’s extensive studio complex just over a year ago, has since been used for session recording courses. “The Vision is a great match,” said Darren Schneider, session recording course director at Full Sail University. Schneider teaches students about signal flow, taking advantage of the Vision’s comprehensive signal path to illustrate his lessons.
“Signal flow is easy to ‘see’ on the Vision,” he said. “We run it in-line, and every section falls in order—from the preamp, to the compressor, to the EQ, to the assignments. API also built us a custom switch which allows the compressor to insert pre- or post-EQ, which is also instructive.” Schneider notes that the Vision’s ability to simultaneously mix in stereo and surround also lends itself to new educational perspectives.
“Both our new and advanced students benefit from working with API’s undeniably great sound,” said Dana Roun, education director of audio arts at Full Sail University. “Just walking into the room is an experience for first-timers. As more and more students come in with exclusively digital experiences, the sight of the console inspires them. The sound is something most of them have never experienced before.”