Mic’s Eye View

Mic’s Eye View

CRAS session drum recording

Session Musician Joe Morris

In Cycle 10, students get a chance to exercise their drum recording chops using a variety of mics in the Conservatory’s Studio D, which is sometimes more affectionately known as the D Room.

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Blue Blows Into Town

Blue Blows Into Town

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is big on building bridges between the school and the top manufacturers in the industry. One such company is Blue Mics, who’s products are in the mic lockers of both campuses.

CRAS Blue Mic

(l to r) Eric Boyer from Blue tours Gilbert campus with Jayson Khademi of the Internship Dept.

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In Sync

In Sync

4th Cycle students learning the basics of synchronization with instructor/engineer Jeff Harris

4th Cycle students learning the basics of synchronization with instructor/engineer Jeff Harris

Synchronization, or just “sync”, is one of those things that doesn’t get a lot of notice, until it goes wrong.

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Soldering Clinic

Soldering Clinic

CRAS Soldering Clinic

CRAS Soldering Clinic

When it comes to audio, the Conservatory not only teaches how to operate the gear, but how to repair it as well. Students are given an under-the-hood look at studio and live sound operations in their Troubleshooting and Maintenance classes.

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Surround Sound Live!

Surround Sound Live!

Students record a live band in the Conservatory’s 6,000 sq. ft. live sound classroom

Students record a live band in the Conservatory’s 6,000 sq. ft. live sound classroom

Today, 3rd Cycle students got a taste of surround recording in their Live Sound class. During the band clinic, Instructor Keith Morris set up the Trinnov SRP array that has been making its way around campus.

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Students “Surrounded” By Sound

Students “Surrounded” By Sound

Students setting up the Trinnov SRP array and mapping out an ITU template on the floor of Studio D

Students setting up the Surround Sound mic array in Studio D

Cycle 8 and Cycle 10 students recently recorded Sax and Percussion in surround with some of the latest gear from Trinnov and LatchLake. The Cycle 8 surround recording class used the Trinnov High Spatial Resolution Surround Recording Platform (SRP) to capture various passes of Baritone, Tenor and Alto Saxophone in the Conservatory’s Studio D.

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Audiokinetic Discusses Game Audio

Audiokinetic Discusses Game Audio

Audiokinetic’s Simon Ashby lecturing students on the ins and outs of game audio

Audiokinetic’s Simon Ashby lecturing students on the ins and outs of game audio

Simon Ashby and Genevieve Laberge from Audiokinetic, makers of the Wwise audio pipeline solution software for game creation, visited the Conservatory to give a guest lecture to an assembly of over 350 students.

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