Annville, PA (March 18, 2016)—Lebanon Valley College (LVC) added a second mixing console from Audient for its Audio & Music Production Program in time for the current school year.
LVC’s traditional liberal arts-based Audio & Music Production Program was founded in the late 1980s. Students in the “professionally oriented” program study music, studio recording, mastering, electronic music, audio for digital media, live sound, game audio and other disciplines. Graduates have gone on to work with creative companies such as The Hit Factory, DreamWorks Animation, ESPN, Insomniac Games, Sony, Universal Music Group, Disney, and even the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus.
As part of training students for a diverse job market, the program employs a duo of Audient consoles. “Audient consoles are perfect for students to learn on,” says Dr. Barry Hill, professor of music and director of audio & music production. “Signal flow is extremely easy to see and follow on these boards. It’s not crammed, and the color-coding of the channel, mix path, and operational layout is very accessible for learners.”
LVC’s Studio A is a traditional control room and tracking room setup centered on an Audient ASP8024 with 36 channels and a Command 8 that the school has used for some time. Studio B has classroom seating and features a brand-new Audient ASP4816. The two consoles are configured to meet the needs of each space while providing students with the continuity to move from learning in a classroom setting to working on projects in the studio.
The Audio & Music Production Program has approximately 60 students that spend time on the consoles. “Using the Audient board is a great way to learn signal flow,” said senior Nate Merrill. “The way the board is organized makes it a great learning tool for college students like me.”