JULY, 2016; FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY: API is
pleased to announce that Mount Olive High School has purchased a Vision console
for their forthcoming recording studio and audio production program. Mount
Olive's new audio program will add to the school's already outstanding
curriculum, including a top notch television production program, an
award-winning robotics team, and a music program touting a 60-piece orchestra.
Superintendent and music enthusiast Dr. Larrie Reynolds brought in consultants
who were up to the challenge of creating a professional-level studio; record
producer, engineer, and mixer Ron Saint Germain and record producer and
recording engineer Tony Bongiovi have been hard at work on Mount Olive's studio
since the fall of 2015.
Saint Germain realized one of the first
steps in creating a world-class studio would be finding a world-class console.
Saint Germain collaborated with Trevor Campbell, who will head Mount Olive's
audio production program, to find the perfect console. After traveling to
different renowned studios and trying out consoles first-hand, the two decided
on an API Vision console.
"I knew since this is a high school, I wanted the students to have
something with a simple, basic signal flow. In the effort to keep it simple in
the studio, we decided on the Vision. It was pretty much a no-brainer,"
said Saint Germain.
Saint Germain added, "The Vision's software that interfaces with Pro Tools
and allows you to mix in the box with faders is a real plus, because everything
that's done today is a hybrid of analog and digital. The majority of great
records are still mixed on large analog consoles, and obviously the API
reputation is huge."
Campbell and Saint Germain's choice of the Vision console was due in large
part to preparing audio students for the caliber of programs available at
colleges such as Berklee College of Music, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded
Music, and Full Sail University.
"Having the Vision in a high school is going to kick the universities'
game up, because some of the students coming out of Mount Olive will already
have four years of experience," said Saint Germain.
"The Vision is truly amazing. This is
a once in a lifetime situation. We're all flabbergasted that this console is
going in a high school," said Saint Germain. "I want to see the faces
on these students coming in, seeing this console, and saying, 'Yeah, I want to
fly this plane.'"
Mount Olive High School plans to debut their new studio in early September.
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