New York, NY (September 21, 2012)—With the philosophy that video plays a vital role in the future of education, Alan Parsons’ video series The Art & Science of Sound Recording (ASSR) is now available for educators to install as software.
The Educational License comprises all 10-hours of videos contained in the original DVD set, installed in a custom video browser for Mac or PC workstations.
Installed from a USB card, icons for the first five videos appear in the navigation slider with left and right arrows to locate all 24 videos in the series—everything from acoustics to live recording sessions to mixing to ‘Dealing With Disasters’.
This navigation system lets students use the software as an immediate source of reference during study or even while undertaking a recording project. The video browser features play/pause, time skipping, volume and full screen controls and a clickable “Lesson Guide” provides instant access to each video’s main ‘topics.’
Even though the Educational License videos play locally on each workstation, the Art & Science Of Sound Recording website can be called up from the within the software. Additional online resources include a forum monitored by Alan Parsons himself, source materials such as uncompressed audio files and a ‘Student Center’ where all students at an educational institution can take quizzes on each of the 24 videos.
Course instructors can also monitor quiz results, per student, per quiz or per class via a ‘backend’ that producers KeyFax NewMedia set up for each school. The Educational License can be purchased direct or through music and pro audio dealers via distributor Hal Leonard.