Major Upgrade for Music Recording Studios
The music department has unveiled dramatic improvements to its recording studios: new Mac Pro computers, ProTools HD9 software, enhanced acoustic treatment, additional professional quality microphones, Lipinski 505 speakers and a headphone monitoring system.
┐Almost every student in the music department ends up in the recording studios for one reason or another,┐ says music Professor Arthur Winer says. ┐The studios are in constant use during the school year and are very important to the music department.┐
Music alumni have said that working in a professional atmosphere makes a difference in their careers. Their experience at Cal Poly Pomona┐s recording studio allows them to be more at ease and gain the trust of their employers in a ┐real world┐ studio environment.
┐The recording classes present classic examples of Cal Poly Pomona┐s learn by doing approach to education,┐ Winer says. ┐I instruct students on techniques and on how to use the equipment, but then they use this knowledge to work on projects of their choosing. This hands-on experience helps students feel at ease with state-of-the-art equipment when they encounter it in the professional world.┐
While these are dramatic improvements, Winer is quick to point out that the studios have been at a professional level for years and that these are enhancements to make them more up-to-date.
The studio is used by the music recording I and II, tracking and mixing, and the digital mastering, editing and delivery courses. In addition, seniors often use the studio for their final project.
The College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences funded the improvements from its budget for technological advancements. Winer planned the renovations and technician Will Wright-Hooks implemented them.