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CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA—Aviom’s Personal Mixers are helping to expand the musical minds of Widener University’s music students. The University recently set out to create a professional environment for its students by upgrading its recording facility to the latest technologies, and it selected Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers for its new audio setup. Widener University has a unique music program comprised of students who are majoring in fields of study other than music but would like to continue their musical growth in a collegic setting.

With the addition of a new cue system including the A-16II Personal Mixers to its studio, student musicians can now adjust their own audio levels when recording tracks, giving them added control during sessions and providing students access to an industry standard system. It also helps students to develop their ability to review and critique their progress via tape playback.

“Our students were amazed the first time they used the Aviom Personal Mixers,” says John Vanore, director of Widener’s music program. “They couldn’t get over the fact that they can have complete control over their own submixes. Now we can concentrate solely on the music rather than being distracted by individual submixes. Aviom helps keep the creative energy moving without the mechanics interfering.”

The 1,400 square-foot facility includes three isolation rooms, a tracking room and a control room, and its acoustic design is reminiscent of Avatar Studios in New York City. The studio’s equipment upgrade also includes the addition of a Yamaha DM2000 mixer, a Pro Tools HD System, and a Cubase digital audio workstation.

In addition to making the students’ lives easier when monitoring their projects, the Aviom system also made the task of installation an easy one for the University staff. “The installation of the Aviom personal mixers was a lot easier compared to other installations that we have done in the past,” comments Vanore. “All you need is some Cat-5 cables to run A-Net®, Aviom’s digital audio networking technology, for the audio to be digitally distributed to each mixer.”

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA.