The Berklee College of Music in Boston is now incorporating Spectrasonics’ Atmosphere, Trilogy and Stylus RMX virtual instrument plug-ins in its film scoring courses. Spectrasonics’ software has been used in motion pictures such as Crash, World Trade Center, Chronicles of Narnia, Ray, Inside Man, Batman Begins, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. It also been used in television shows including Lost, 24, Arrested Development, American Idol, West Wing, CSI and others.
“Our new relationship with Spectrasonics assures our film scoring students access to the state-of-the-art professional tools they are most likely to use when they enter the profession,” stated David Mash, Vice President for Technology at Berklee. “We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our students and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Spectrasonics.”
“Spectrasonics’ virtual instruments probably give the biggest bang for the buck of any tools we have in the film scoring department,” says associate professor Jonathan Klein. “They sound great right out of the box and are incredibly fun and easy to use. Beyond that, however, students have found they can produce original sounding textures or rhythmic patterns for their scoring assignments through the use of the ingenious layering techniques that are so easy to apply.”
“Spectrasonics is honored to have the Berklee College of Music faculty and students working with our virtual instruments,” says Spectrasonics’ founder and creative director, Eric Persing. “In the years to come, it will be exciting to hear the music of these new composers as they move from an educational environment into the music industry.”