Winter Park, FL (December 12, 2007)--Full Sail Real World Education recently purchased a selection of 13 Solid State Logic AWS 900+ Analogue Workstation Systems and 13 XLogic X-Rack Modular Rack Systems. This is the largest single installation of AWS 900+ consoles and X-Racks in the world.
A dozen of the 13 AWS 900+ consoles will be housed in Full Sail's Mix Palace and serve the teaching of fundamental elements and skills such as advanced signal flow, mixing and automation, explains Bill Smith, director of Full Sail's Recording Arts Program.
"The AWS 900+ hit all of our objectives," says Smith. "We looked at a lot of consoles and workstation controllers and found the AWS 900+ offers a functionality that we're looking for in a teaching tool. SSL EQ and dynamics are industry standards, and the more experience a young person has working with those, the better. The automation is also standard: people reference SSL automation everywhere, so being familiar with the SSL automation and Total Recall is a tremendous asset to our students.
"It's also an SSL," Smith adds, "which means its ergonomics are the industry standard. One of the great things about SSL is that if you're familiar with one console, it's easy to adapt to another. On top of that, we are able to teach students to interface the AWS 900+ with DAW platforms, because they are using it with the Pro Tools|HD system. The interface capabilities between the AWS 900+ and Pro Tools are outstanding."
Each of the 12 AWS 900+ equipped studios will also feature an XLogic X-Rack outfitted with eight Dynamics modules. Michael Reaves, director of Session Recording, noted, "It was the logical addition to give our students the benefit of working one-on-one with eight channels of SSL dynamics processing, which has a recognizable signature within the recording industry. I love the fact that the X-Racks can be integrated with the AWS 900+."
The thirteenth AWS 900+ and X-Rack will be based in a classroom. "In this way," says Reaves, "we can demonstrate techniques and methods more dramatically. We can demonstrate anything we talk about, and use the AWS 900+ and X-Rack to illustrate answers to questions."
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