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ProMedia Training, the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training, is pleased to present an all-new intensive Pro Tools 8 Career Program, February 6 – April 18, 2009, at its state-of-the-art Training Center in the Nashville area (3326 Aspen Grove Dr., #606, Franklin, TN 37067). Featuring music producers and sound designers, Shawn Simpson, Mark Hornsby and Ed Seay, these pros will delve deep into using Pro Tools 8 for music and sound design production.

In three months, ProMedia’s Audio Career Program will provide aspiring engineering professionals with a proprietary Pro Tools centric education and the credibility they need to start a career in the music and audio post-production industry. Plus, they’ll receive a complete, self-contained mobile Pro Tools studio worth $6500, providing them with the equipment they need to create and pursue opportunities. Upon successful completion, they will receive three Certifications from Digidesign and Waves, a ProMedia Certificate of Completion and have a professional portfolio.

ProMedia’s Audio Career Program provides an intensive environment in which to accelerate learning and develop creativity and skills needed in today’s audio marketplace.
The value of ProMedia’s Audio Career Program can be found in our modern, accelerated audio curriculum, designed to offer enrollees an affordable, well-rounded practical education using contemporary production tools. We focus only on what they need to be creative and start a career as an audio engineer in a modern audio environment. Our faculty of engineering professionals have significant industry recognition including a dozen Grammy Awards, hundreds of Platinum and Gold Albums and multiple Emmys, and have successfully trained thousand of engineers. Our program is designed for today’s audio industry, can be completed in just 3 months, and costs 50%+ less than competing programs.

About the Career Trainers:

Shawn Simpson is a Nashville based audio engineer and producer with over a decade of experience in the Music City community. His credits include The Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Hank Williams, Jr., and many others. Shawn’s abilities as an engineer and producer along with his skills as a Pro Tools operator have garnered him acclaim from all quarters over the years. He was originally tapped to lead the development efforts for a revolutionary Pro Tools training program in 2000. He later contributed to the development of Digidesign’s Certification program as one of its first instructors.

Mark Hornsby has earned a solid reputation over the years as an award-winning engineer, producer, and certified Pro Tools expert, guiding artists and helping them bring out their unique sound—be it country, gospel, barbershop, blues, rock, Latin, or anything in between. His resume reflects that diversity, and includes entries with artists ranging from Jon Anderson (Yes) and New Found Glory, to Travis Tritt and Steve Winwood. Recently, Hornsby re-recorded a Genesis classic, “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway�, at his own Java Jive Studio in Nashville, featuring some of Music City’s best players. As a sought-after consultant and sound designer, he has his expertise to a variety of high-profile audio technology companies such as IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality; the “Studio ProFiles� library he co-produced for Sonic Reality will be released at the 2009 NAMM Show. He is a regular contributing writer on music technology for Recording Magazine, EQ and Tape Op.

Ed Seay is a renowned mixing engineer with over three decades of experience in various genres including Country, R&B, Christian, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Dance, and Rock. He mixed the first #1 song on the country charts in Pro Tools. He has a wealth of experience having worked with high-profile artists including Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Paul Davis, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Melissa Manchester, Ricky Skaggs, and John Prine’s Grammy-winning, “Fair & Squareâ€?, among others. He has numerous Gold and Platinum Albums and several dozen songs that have reached #1.

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About ProMedia Training
With locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, San Diego, and New York, ProMedia Training is the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training. In addition to individual instruction at professional facilities, the company provides on-site training for corporations, allowing industry professionals to upgrade their skills in their own working environment—some of which include MTV, HBO, and Turner Broadcasting; Dolby Labs, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Loyola University. The faculty includes Grammy and Emmy Award winners that have worked on hundreds of gold and platinum albums with such artists as U2, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Ozzy Osbourne, Outkast, and Dixie Chicks. ProMedia Training partners with manufacturers such as Digidesign, Apple, Propellerhead, and Waves. ProMedia Training is the leading authorized Digidesign Pro School, having certified more students than any other organization. For more information visit: