Pictured at AudioGraph International are (standing, l-r) Avastor VP Richard Wilson, instructor Bobby Fernandez, students Robert Walser, Chris Allen, and Michael “Indijinouz” Garcia. Seated (l-r) are Jose “Chilitos” Valenzuela, students Billy Yates, Marques Wyatt, and Kevin “Krash” Lauer. Photo by David Goggin Santa Monica, CA (November 7, 2007)–Jose “Chilitos” Valenzuela is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his AudioGraph International training center. A mixing engineer, author, educator and magazine editor known throughout Latin America for bringing his understanding and practical training in Pro Tools, he also publishes in English and is now offering a wealth of cutting edge bilingual training courses at his studios in Santa Monica.
Valenzuela endorses Avastor hard drives, particularly the triple interface HDX-800, for his courses in music production, post production, digital sound editing, sound FX design and DVD/CD mastering.
“We use Avastor drives in all of my Pro Tools certification courses,” he explains. “Students get the opportunity to use them and experience firsthand a drive that can withstand rigorous sessions and provide a workhorse reliability that is consistent and dependable.”
Bridging the audio gap between the U.S. and Latin America, AudioGraph International has expanded to include technical translation services, and recently launched a new production company designed to produce Spanish/English musical projects as well as offering soundtrack/commercial scoring and post-production services.
“In addition to my courses offered here at our Santa Monica headquarters, I travel all over North and South America as a guest lecturer,” Valenzuela explains. “We have found that the internal auto-sensing power supply works worldwide and Avastor’s LockBox cases are the best for shipping and for carrying valuable data. The integrity of the drives is amazing.”
The AudioGraph studios are equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art digital recording equipment, including software sequencers (Reason, Cubase, Logic and Digital Performer), and five Pro Tools|HD2 and HD3 systems with a large number of plug-ins and DSP power, as well as hardware-based signal processors suitable for large mixing and recording projects. The facilities also include a Digidesign ProControl, HUI, MIDI synthesizers, MIDI samplers, all formats of digital recording machines, synchronizers, 3/4-inch VTR, digital video capture cards, digital and analog mixing boards, and digital and analog signal processors among other recording equipment.
AudioGraph has a number of composers, arrangers, musicians and engineers available upon request, articulate in both English and Spanish.