Savannah, GA (February 8, 2010)–Students in the sound design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) are gaining real-world experience with digital recorders with the help of Sound Devices’ U.S. Education Dollars Program.
The program offers special pricing on select models to qualified, accredited educational institutions within the U.S. SCAD employs 30 Sound Devices 722 Digital Recorders and two 702T Digital Recorders for its on-location and studio productions.
Peter Damski, who is not only professor of sound design at the university but is also a production sound mixer, the secretary of the Cinema Audio Society and the editor of the CAS Quarterly, provides a full tutorial on Sound Devices equipment in his Location Sound course. “We rely on the Sound Devices recorders to provide trouble-free, high-quality recordings,” says Damski. “There are 50-plus student films scheduled for production this quarter. The machines will be in constant use.”
Students use Sound Devices recorders on a daily basis, enabling them to learn on the same equipment used by professionals, which gives them a clear advantage and a competitive edge for the future. “I have been using Sound Devices products in my professional career as a production sound mixer for several years,” says Damski. “The performance of the recorders has been flawless. The recorders are easy to teach and the constant firmware updates make the machines relatively ‘future-proof.’ I am hoping to purchase a couple of Sound Devices 788T recorders with CL-8 mixers in the future so that I can teach multi-track mixing and recording.”
SCAD has had a sound design department for six years. The Sound Devices products are used for a variety of classes, including Location Sound, Sound Effects and Foley, and Introduction to Sound Design, and also are used on almost all student film productions.
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