Steve Miller is director of education at the school, and says “I don’t think
you can overstate the importance of learning Pro Tools for any audio
professional coming on the scene today. It’s great to have exposure to other
platforms too, but in terms of the job market, anyone involved with audio in a
professional capacity needs to know Pro Tools.”
The addition of the ICONs reinforces the school’s belief in
preparing students for the computer-based workflow they will see in the real
world, where there is a move away from analog consoles.
“We still have a few traditional mixing consoles, but over time we’ve been
moving toward ICON systems for all our rooms,” says Miller “Even people who
have the budget and space to use a large-format analog console are discovering
that they end up submixing on the [analog] console, but ultimately wind up
mixing inside the box. It makes so much more sense to work with a fully
integrated control surface like the ICON.