JMC Academy invests in SSL
AUSTRALIA: JMC Academy, the first college in Australia to have accredited courses in audio engineering, digital animation and digital television, recently invested in a Solid State Logic Duality console for its advanced degree programmes.
The new Sydney campus is a multi-studio, 4,000 sq-m space offering degree and diploma courses in audio engineering, sound production, music performance, animation, game design, film and television production and entertainment business management.
The new facility includes four recording studios, seven rehearsal rooms, a large film and television studio with green screen, two Midi labs, three animation and games labs and a film and TV edit suite, as well as an auditorium that seats over 400 people. Duality is used in Studio 4 for the practical recording and mixing classes for the Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Engineering and Sound Production) students.
‘The new JMC Academy campus was purpose-built to satisfy the needs of our students both present and future, therefore a lot of thought went into the design of the studios, teaching spaces and the student areas,’ explained Martin Cass, managing director, JMC Academy, Sydney. ‘We also wanted to ensure that this new campus was set up with the right equipment. SSL, being synonymous with the recording industry for so long, was the clear choice, not only based on reputation but also on performance and versatility.
‘We wanted our students to have access to cutting-edge, 21st century technology that is truly industry relevant,’ continued Mr Cass. ‘Duality is able to meet both the educational and industry needs of our students. The coursework on Duality is really the culmination of a student’s degree programme. By having students work their way through a variety of studios and consoles, both analogue and digital, they become better engineers, allowing them to maximise both their own potential and that of the Duality by the time they graduate.
‘The fact that both students and staff have access to the latest technology when working on the Duality is beneficial to all concerned,’ he concluded. ‘Having the opportunity to access such an advanced console in the final stages of study sets our students up to be able to quickly adapt to the real world and any situation that may be thrown at them.’