Top Ten Pro Tools Quick Keys

Our Top 10 Favorite Pro Tools Quick Keys

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Pretty much every aspect of life these days is computer controlled (shout out to Frankie Bones!). To be a good audio engineer, you must be a good computer user. One thing that will absolutely make you stand out in a crowded computer lab is your proficiency behind the QWERTY keys. The mouse is perhaps the most commonly used computer peripheral, but the keyboard can absolutely out-perform it in many cases, if you know what you are doing! So to be an elite Pro Tools ninja, you must know your quick keys.

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New Classes for Post Production @CRAS

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With the expansion of the curriculum at CRAS, there are new classes for Post Production @ CRAS that are now being taught that expose students to more opportunities for work in the industry.  Staying true to our mission, we are always looking for topics to teach that can add additional skills to the employability of our students.


One of these classes is our new production shoot that has been added to our Post Production course.

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5 Things I Learned About Being On Tour From the Front-Of-House Engineer for Paramore

There’s something energizing about seeing an entire concert being assembled from load in to sound check — especially if you are there to watch and learn as a student.

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Paramore on Monument Tour

A handful of CRAS students got the opportunity to observe this process for the Monumental Tour with Paramore and Fall Out Boy at the Ak-chin Pavilion with special guests New Politics.  I’ve learned this tour has been a long awaited tour for fans of both Paramore and Fall Out Boy.

Students were given the opportunity to see and learn from the Front of House engineer for Paramore, Eddie Mapp, a CRAS graduate.  They got to see the process of an entire show being loaded in and set up for the upcoming evening’s performance.

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CRAS is PARAMOUNT at PotLuckCon This Year

This year, CRAS participated in many aspects of the PotLuckCon, hosted by Sweetwater in Tucson, Arizona.  CRAS hosted a demonstration room, Wired For Sound with Focusrite.  Brock, one of our great instructors at CRAS was on hand to demonstrate the capabilities of Focusrite’s RedNet audio interface and how it can work in cooperation with many audio sources being passed over network systems, even sending signals out to our Mobile Broadcast Unit.

CRAS Mobile Broadcast Unit – Studer Consoleinside cras MBU

Our very own technician, Jeff Harris was a moderator for a panel on Bass Response and Subwoofers.  The Director of Student Services, Greg Stefus participated on a panel about Interns and Studios: The Role and the Reason.

We had a booth on the exhibit floor for people to learn more about CRAS.  It was great to see the students and graduates stop and visit with our Director of Admissions.  We also had instructors and our Tempe Campus Director, Mike Jones, in attendance working the exhibit floor creating opportunities with manufacturers for potential internship opportunities and future gear purchases for our campus.

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