AWS 900+ SE Services Music, Film, TV & Radio Classes and Labs
MIAMI, FL â€“ Miami Dade College, an eight campus institution that is home to over 160,000 students, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console to service the multi-discipline audio needs of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT). Located in Room 2140 at the North Campus, the AWS 900+ SE serves as an instructional tool for the Music Business, MIDI and Sound Recording classes and labs. The console is also used by film, television & radio students for production, post production, Foley and dubbing.
From left to right: Le'darius Nixon, SEDT part time staff; William Kreitner, Chair of the Commercial Music Department within SEDT; Angelo Riquelme, SEDT part time staff and Philip Colodetti, lab instructor for SEDT.
â€œSince Miami Dade Collegeâ€™s mission is to offer world-class education to its students, the choice of installing an industry-leading console such as the SSL AWS 900+ SE was crucial in providing the necessary experience that students need to secure jobs in the field,â€? says Philip Colodetti, lab instructor for SEDT. â€œThe console delivers the exceptional sound quality, flexibility and functionality we can employ for many types of course objectives from music production to Foley. This console is an excellent teaching tool,â€? Colodetti added.
Philip Colodetti, lab instructor for SEDT, behind SSL AWS 900+ SE.
The AWS 900+ SE allows students and staff to work in different applications that would otherwise require separate pieces of equipment and rooms to house that equipment. Currently, Room 2140 addresses a main control room, three isolation booths with rhythm section instruments, an isolation booth for voiceover work and a Foley stage for film and TV sound FX recording. The studio also features an ensemble space, control and mix rooms, and an observerâ€™s lounge.
â€œThe AWS gives us a 24-channel console where students can learn how to use an analogue board versus working entirely inside a computer,â€? states Colodetti. â€œIt gives us 24 channels of moving faders and full total recall automation allowing easy setup changes between classes. It also has a comprehensive master section with professional dedicated stereo to 5.1 monitoring that is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of film, TV, radio and music production. Finally, the AWS offers a full multi-DAW controller and complete session management software that facilitates the integration of several computer recording systems such as Pro Tools, Digital Performer and Logic. The AWS gives us the perfect platform to address the needs of all our students.â€?
Barry Gordon, Director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology explains: â€œSEDT is a college-wide cluster of entertainment technology programs including our new Bachelor of Applied Science in Film, Television & Digital Production degree. This new recording facility will handle all aspects of sound and music recording for our students to complete their productions.â€?
Bill Kreitner, Chair of the Commercial Music Department within SEDT, says, â€œWe also offer music business courses with emphasis on management, creative production, and creative performance. Miami Dade College, North Campus will provide a world class recording studio that includes the AWS 900+ SE console to offer our students the very best in music recording technology.â€?
Solid State Logic is the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.