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CDIA Listens with ADAM

Boston, MA (July 21, 2010)--ADAM Audio monitors have been installed in the main control room at Boston University's Center For Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA).

Boston, MA (July 21, 2010)–ADAM Audio monitors have been installed in the main control room at Boston University’s Center For Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA).

“They are uncompromising and very accurate,” says Liz Teutsch, director of audio production at CDIA. “You don’t miss anything with ADAMs. If there’s a problem with the mix, you’ll hear it on these monitors. We find that it’s worthwhile mixing on a set of monitors where nothing’s hidden.”

ADAM Audio S4VA (LCR) monitors are used in the main control room, along with a pair of S2.5As and two Sub12s.

“There are two different scenarios we deal with–the recording and mixing environment where students are actually doing work, and critical listening situations,” Teutsch continues. “In the critical listening situation, you want a flat response across the majority of frequencies. And the fact that ADAMs don’t lie is important so the students can understand how vastly different monitors and rooms can sound, which helps get their ears working so they can function effectively in all kinds of recording situations outside of the school.”

“Sometimes students just throw up a microphone or an effect and call it done, so one of our main goals is to get students to appreciate quality so that they get the jobs instead of people working in their basements or bedrooms. We want them to understand why this kind of equipment exists, like a $5,000 stereo EQ, when you can get a plug-in free with Pro Tools.”

A totally separate school from the University, CDIA offers a two semester, eight-month certificate program with rolling admissions throughout the year that offers a diversified program that appeals to “everyone from high school graduates, college students and career changes, to people nearing retirement age,” says Teutsch. “Our program is very much job and career-oriented and although it’s still young, we have quite a few students who’ve achieved positive results.”