Winter Park, FL (September 19, 2005)–Full Sail Real World Education has purchased a new live sound system consisting of eight JBL VerTec VT4888DP boxes with DrivePack technology. The boxes, along with Crown-powered VerTec VT4880 subs, are being used for Full Sail’s Show Production and Touring curriculum.
Full Sail’s program director of Show Production and Touring, Dana Roun, remarked, “Our approach has always required utilizing current industry equipment with hands-on labs. We buy gear that students will see when they leave here. Students learn audio systems starting from separate components and follow signal flow by setting up simple systems first, building amp racks, and learning how to interface FOH and monitor areas.”
The school plans to further purchase a complete Harman Pro Group HiQnet audio system, which links system components from different Harman companies with a network control software package. “We plan to use the entire system including HiQnet technology within our production labs,” he said. “These labs feature live artists performing on stage. Students learn many positions including engineering for conventional and moving lights, front of house, monitors, simulcast recording and a three-camera video shoot.”
Since the Show Production and Touring program’s inception, Roun has seen a significant increase in the curriculum’s popularity. “This year the program has grown over 20 percent from the previous year,” he said. “We started out offering ‘concert sound and lighting’ curriculum beginning in 1981. The advent of the 13-month program in October, 1998 enabled us to expand to include a far more comprehensive curriculum for incoming students. The depth of training can go way beyond what might be available during a seminar or course offered within a recording program.”