Leipzig, Germany (August 12, 2011)–The Media Centre, a part of the Faculty of Media at HTWK Leipzig (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences), has installed a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console in its CampusStudios.
Degree programs involve the integration of general media literacy all under one roof, offering a convergence of applied class work in the print media, publishing, film, television/radio, music production and new media disciplines. Duality reportedly allows the university to teach traditional, high-level analog recording and routing techniques with DAW capture and control.
“We have taken great care to make sure our course work covers both traditional and new media production methods,” says Christian Birkner, CTO of the CampusStudios, HTWK Leipzig. “For our audio program, we needed a console that would supply the very best learning experience. Duality is a professional tool that our students will see in the field, giving them the understanding of an analog signal path and routing, while controlling DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic and Nuendo. Duality builds a strong foundation for a traditional workflow, while addressing the needs of a virtual workflow.”
Another consideration for the Duality purchase was longevity in both physical build quality and operational relevance. As HTWK Leipzig is government funded, buying a piece of equipment mandates a nearly two-year procurement process. Duality met all requirements making it a future-proof investment.
“Our degree requirements are very innovative and deliver graduates that fully understand all aspects of media production,” Birkner continues. “For example, we have students who are interested in audio, but get experience with traditional printing, film production and new media. Our audio graduate now understands that producing a music project also involves shooting a music video, creating a CD with insert and creating versions of the project compatible with web distribution. Duality fits our educational model perfectly as it delivers a superior learning experience for our students regardless of what media format they are working in.”
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