In addition to upgrading its Pro Tools labs, studios and mobile rigs to Pro Tools|HD, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (Gilbert, Ariz.) has created eight mobile Pro Tools LE rigs using the new Digi 002 Rack FireWire interface.
"Having 26 Pro Tools rigs on campus enables us to give our students maximum hands-on time with this world-class digital audio workstation," explained Conservatory administrator Kirt Hamm. The Conservatory teaches the Digidesign 101, 201 and 210M programs and certifies all students as Pro Tools operators. In addition to offering students Digidesign’s Operator certification, the Conservatory offers its own certificate.
The school’s Pro Tools floater rigs are used by students for classes in post-production, commercial production and various tracking sessions in the school’s eight pro-level recording studios. Students also track live bands to HD as they perform in the 150,000-cubic-foot live sound classroom.