Since the introduction of the SAE Institute Apple Computer partnership, which ensured a laptop for every entering Diploma student in the US, SAE Institute has worked with its industry partners around the globe to augment and update the Production Package by including coveted industry standard hardware and software. The total bundle has allowed SAE students to work on their own systems while studying and after graduation. In 2009, Native Instruments joins SAE by including its KOMPLETE 5 bundle as part of the package given to students.
KOMPLETE 5 is the high-end collection of 11 ground-breaking synthesizers, samplers, emulations, and a virtual guitar studio. Perfect for both studio and stage; this is the industry-standard bundle for serious musicians, producers and sound designers. KOMPLETE 5’s instruments can be heard on platinum-selling records and in underground clubs alike, all over the world.
“This partnership is something we know new students will be very excited about.” Explains Udo Hoppenworth, the Director of US Operations for SAE Institute, “Native Instruments makes great software and they’ve been a partner with SAE by offering student discounts, but now we ‘ve reached a new level by including the KOMPLETE 5 bundle as part of the Production Package. Every student in the Audio Technology Program receives an Apple laptop, the hardware and software, and now KOMPLETE 5 – that offers an amazing level of production capability to our students.”
SAE Institute will be further integrating NI KOMPLETE 5 synths and samplers into the audio curriculum. Instructors from around the US have been avid users of Native Instruments for years, and now that every student has the software in front of them during class, it will bring the experience of classes like synthesis, sampling and sound design into a new realm.
As part of the SAE Institute philosophy of hands-on training, students utilize their systems during class, and to augment their time in the studios and labs for projects throughout the course – just imaging the kind of homework they can accomplish now with the KOMPLETE 5 bundle!
Headquartered in Oxford, England, SAE Institute is the world’s first and largest network of audio, film and multimedia education and training centers. SAE is affiliated with Middlesex University (England), Southern Cross University (Australia) and Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand). The Institute operates over 50 campuses in more than 24 countries on four continents. It offers diploma and full degree programs in audio, multimedia, digital filmmaking, animation and gaming. SAE is part of the SAE Technology Group, which also owns and operates Studios 301 (with locations in Sydney and Byron Bay, Australia, Cologne, Germany, Studios 301 is a collective group of state-of-the-art recording and mastering facilities), the Computer Graphics College and QANTM.