Winter Park, FL — February 2016… For more than 30 years, Full Sail University has been providing students with innovative educational programs in entertainment technologies, with a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree program offerings. Acclaimed as one of the leading institutions in film, music, gaming, and numerous other fields, the school’s 212+ acre campus offers over 100 real world production environments, delivering fully immersive education to each of its students.
The university recently installed Mackie CR5BT Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth® connectivity in their asset creation suites. Full Sail’s Program Director of the Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program, Mark Johnson, reports the compact monitors have been ideal for multimedia asset creation.
“We have three suites our instructors use for creating our own assets for use in teaching game audio production, AV post production, multimedia creation, live and recorded audio, and other skills, and the CR Series monitors are perfect for that kind of compact environment,” Johnson observes. “They’ve got a nice flat response, smooth low end, and a whole lot of power for such a small footprint.” The speaker placement switch is another handy feature. “We’ve tried them out in a couple of different rooms, and it was great to be able to set them up to fit with the layout of each space,” he adds.
The CR5BT’s Bluetooth connectivity is a valuable asset for many of the instructors, says Johnson. “Many of our instructors will have a video editing project or a DAW session on their laptop that they’re working on. Or they’ve got some tracks loaded onto their phone. They can pair it with the CR5BT monitors and within a few seconds they’re able to stream audio from their computer or their device, without having to connect anything. It really streamlines things.”
“We’ve had a number of different Mackie products at Full Sail over the years,” Johnson concludes. “Their products are well designed, easy to use, durable, and great for learning and teaching on.”