Hebden Bridge, U.K. (November 20, 2015)—Video production and audio engineering students at Husson University's New England School of Communications (NESCom) in Bangor, ME, will receive hands-on training on a Calrec Summa audio console.
"A huge advantage of our program is that students train on the same equipment they will be using to earn a living," said Rodney Verrill, NESCom’s executive director. "We knew a few years ago that we wanted a Calrec console, not only because that's what graduates will see in the workplace, but also because of Calrec's reputation for ease of use, flexibility, and customer service.
NESCom offers bachelor's degrees in communications technology, entertainment production, and mass communications. The school’s video production and audio engineering students use the Summa in a studio environment to produce live newscasts and recorded public affairs shows. The layout and operation of the board is easy for beginners to learn and use, yet the underlying features are advanced enough to satisfy any expert user, such as the industry professionals who serve as instructors.
"The Summa is a Ferrari disguised as a Chevy," Verrill said. "To the beginner, it looks very simple, but the flexibility and availability of patching and DSP are among the best in the industry."
Verrill added, "Now that we have the Summa, we have a new reason to reach out to employers and remind them that we are current with industry standards, which means our grads will be able to hit the ground running when they're hired. It gives our program and our graduates an edge."