The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) in Las Vegas recently purchased a classroom's worth of Focusrite's VRM Box headphone monitoring systems for the school's suite of audio computers. IADT Studio Manager Bobby Ferrari chose to install VRM Box.
From left: IADT Gaming Chair Shawn Treants, Audio Chair Ron Herbes, and Studio Manager Bobby Ferrari
"I needed a solution for 26 Alienware gaming computers running Pro Tools 9," Ferrari explains. "The machines were not equipped with the proper drivers and we didn’t want or need a digital I/O device for that classroom. GC Pro turned me on to the Focusrite VRM Box; problem solved!"
Jason Cropper, the account manager at Guitar Center’s GC Pro who recommended VRM Box adds, "VRM Box is easy to use, sounds great and has the versatility needed for plug-and-play applications in the educational environment. The VRMs were taken out of the box, plugged in and worked perfectly. IADT in Las Vegas met their curriculum deadline well under budget and on time, thanks to Focusrite."
Ferrari and his team have had VRM Boxes at their disposal for some weeks now, Ferrari states they are completely satisfied. "They were easy to install [and] they sound amazing, with almost no learning curve for the students and staff—literally plug and play!” Ferrari says. “As far as I’m concerned, the VRM Box is the only solution for critical listening when you don’t have access to a true studio environment."
Visit The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) in Las Vegas at www.iadt.edu.