Winter Park, FL (June 25, 2014)—A year into Full Sail University's ownership of its 64-channel API Vision analog console in Studio B, the school’s recording arts degree program has become a key tool in the education process there, being used for everything from recording sessions to classroom examples of signal flow and more.
“The Vision is a great match,” said Darren Schneider, session recording course director at Full Sail University. Schneider teaches students about signal flow, using the Vision’s signal path to illustrate his lessons. “Signal flow is easy to ‘see’ on the Vision,” he said. “We run it in-line, and every section falls in order – from the preamp, to the compressor, to the EQ, to the assignments. API also built us a custom switch which allows the compressor to insert pre- or post-EQ, which is also instructive.”
Schneider notes that the Vision’s ability to simultaneously mix in stereo and surround also lends itself to new educational perspectives.
“Exposure to API gives our students real life experience with the analog sound that everyone in the industry talks about,” comments Schneider. “It enriches, and often changes, their perspectives.”
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