Montreal, Canada (January 24, 2011)–McGill University’s Schulich School of music recently installed a 64-channel API Vision console for students in its Graduate Program in Sound Recording.
“The Schulich School of Music recently completed a new building,” explained Prof. Wieslaw Woszczyk, who founded the recording program in 1979. “We now have three recording studios, four concert hall recording spaces, an ear-training lab, post-production suites and a multichannel audio research laboratory. The scoring stage with which we have paired the API Vision is 80 ft. x 60 ft. x 50 ft. and is acoustically stunning. Its control room is the largest in our facility and, when it is not being used as the meeting space for classes, it’s used for internal and external recording projects.”
Woszczyk said he and his colleagues fully studied their options before committing to the Vision. “Professors George Massenburg and Richard King recommended the API Vision initially,” he said. “Everyone agreed it would be good to have a high-end analog front end that was not slave to a particular digital word length and sample rate. The Vision’s unique ability to deliver stereo and surround mixes was very attractive because, in addition to its obvious advantages on a sound stage, many of our Ph.D. students research multichannel delivery systems.”
Several classes use the new API board, including Audio for Video Post-Production, Music for Films, Sound Recording Theory and Practice, as well as Ear Training and Critical Listening.