Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | May 19, 2009

ESPA Music Program is first in nation with Audio Recording Simulator!

This summer, UCLA Extension’s music program is thrilled to offer a new cutting-edge simulation technology to train students in the skills required to mix and produce professional studio recordings!

Developed in Colombia by innovative software designer, Luis Fernando Henao, the “Sim-AV” program gives students a hands-on approach to recording in a professional studio.

UCLA Extension will be the first academic institution in the US to offer Sim-AV technology to students with its exciting summer course, Audio Recording Theory, taught by highly accomplished record producer and engineer, Darryl Swann (Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def). Check it out!

Sim-AV can be downloaded to most computers and provides a detailed visual representation of popular equipment used in commercial recording studios. Students will be able to zoom-in to see the equipment on their computers and can adjust levels and connect electronic components to simulate signal flow. From there, they will be able to hear and manipulate playbacks of their own recordings.

A built-in tutorial system assists students with refining their recording skills. The students’ work can be saved and emailed to the instructor for corrections or suggestions. Students have the flexibility to practice and hone their skills at their own pace and from the comfort of their own personal computers.

The unlimited practice time and tutorial feedback is an incredible added value for the UCLA Extension, Audio Recording Theory course. With Sim-AV, students will bridge the gap between classroom theory and the actual studio recording experience. The Sim-AV simulator gives students a thorough understanding of the components in a studio so that they know what to look for when they get into one.

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