SSR Jakarta teaches students to go pro with new programmes
INDONESIA: SSR Jakarta has launched three new programmes for its students this September, each designed to prepare its pupils for the professional working world by offering them access to pro-standard A/V equipment.
The first new class is named ‘Music Technology’, and is a sixth-month long programme that educates students about the recording studio environment, including mixing, microphone techniques, recording, and mastering. The second new class is ‘Digital Film Music Production’, which is an 18-month long class offering students the chance to make a short film or advertisement on location or in the school’s studio. Lastly, ‘Live Sound for Worship’ is a new three-month course designed to equip potential sound engineers with the proper knowledge needed in order to become professional engineers in the future.
'During the Music Technology course (in addition to the Audio Engineering Techniques and Technology (AETT) programme) students will have access to SSR Jakarta's state of the art GSR-24 recording studio,’ stated Jason O'Bryan, head of audio and EMP at SSR Jakarta.
Included in the studio’s inventory is an Allen & Heath GSR-24 mixing desk, in addition to professional audio equipment from manufacturers such as Genelec, Drawmer, DBX, Lexicon and Yamaha. The studio also features Pro Tools HDX, Pro Tools 10, Logic Pro, Ableton and Reason, in addition to a range of Shure microphones for the students to use. In addition to this, students from the AETT course can progress to use an Avid D-Command 24 ES console, which Mr O’Bryan states is ‘the only one currently in use in an educational facility in Indonesia.
‘The classes are a great way for students to experience real world studio environments,’ he enthused. ‘Students can gain confidence and expertise in all areas necessary for working in industries such as sound recording, post production and music for television and games.’
‘SSR Jakarta always try to keep in line with the industry’s needs, and the A/V industry is growing rapidly in this country,’ added Dhani Agustinus, vice head of digital film and music video production at SSR Jakarta. ‘Now Indonesia has more than 100 films produced a year, many private and local TV companies and hundreds of production houses that produce TV programmes, commercials and music videos – and they each need qualified human resources to work in this field.’
Continuing, Mr Agustinus said: ‘At SSR Jakarta, we introduce and teach our digital film students with the latest industry standard tools, including using Sony digital video cameras, Canon DLSR 5D cameras, Tascam audio field recorders, Sennheiser microphones, Avid’s Pro Tools and Media Composer, in addition to Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects and Premiere software.’
‘There are so many talented people working in the music and film industries in Indonesia, but it is quite difficult to get a good formal education that reflects international standards in this area,’ added SSR Jakarta founder Danny K Murniadi.
‘Since there are so many live concerts in Indonesia, and that there has been such a rapid growth in the church and technology sector, these new courses will allow students to become experts in the field of A/V for when they eventually work in the industry,’ he concluded.