Dave MacLaughlin with API Vision desk
Bangor, ME (October 15, 2010)–The New England School of Communications (NESCOM) has added a 48-channel API Vision large-frame surround sound analog console to Studio D.
NESCOM keeps its seven fully appointed control rooms, remote truck and 500-seat theater current with regular equipment upgrades. The installation of an API 1608 32-channel analog console last year led NESCOM to add the API Vision, which was built to specification and includes hand-selected bird’s eye maple trim, compressors on every channel and 560 Graphic EQs in the options bucket.
“Classes only started a few weeks ago, but already we’re in love with the new Vision,” said Dave MacLaughlin, executive director of audio for NESCOM. “I, and some of the other instructors, have conducted several recording sessions with students. The Vision’s sound is purely magical. It’s probably the best-sounding console I’ve ever heard. Even with the processing flat, signals come out sounding better than when they went in. In addition, the Vision looks great. It’s literally awe-inspiring.”
NESCOM’s new Vision is being used primarily by advanced juniors and seniors working in classes and independently on music and post-production video projects. So far, two students are recording and mixing full albums on the console this semester and eight students are set to do the same in the spring. With 5.1 monitoring in the room, the console’s surround sound topology will be put to use.