Tempe, AZ (May 24, 2004)–The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) recently upgraded their Pro Tools labs, studios and mobile rigs to Pro Tools HD. In addition, the school has created 8 mobile Pro Tools LE rigs using the new Digi 002 Rack FireWire Interface.
“Having 26 Pro Tools rigs on campus enables us to give our students maximum hands-on time with this world class digital audio workstation,” said Conservatory administrator Kirt Hamm. The Conservatory teaches the Digidesign 101, 201 and 210M programs and certifies all students as Pro Tools Operators. In addition to offering students Digidesign’s Operator Certification, the Conservatory offers its own certificate giving students the extra skills necessary to find employment in the audio marketplace.
The school’s Pro Tools floater rigs are used by students for classes in post production, commercial production and various tracking sessions in the Conservatory’s eight professional-level recording studios. Students also track live bands to HD as they perform in the 150,000 cubic-foot live sound classroom at the Conservatory’s Gilbert location.
The Conservatory’s Pro Tools program was featured in Digidesign’s February E-Zine which can be viewed from the Conservatory’s website at www.cras.org.