Berklee College of Music, the world’s largest independent contemporary music college, has deployed Avid professional audio production solutions to help enable real-time, high-definition collaborative workflows between its newly unveiled 16-story tower in Boston and its campus in Valencia, Spain.
An ultra-high speed internet connection links Berklee’s 10-studio audio production complex in Boston, which is among the largest of its kind in the United States, to the campus in Valencia, enabling real-time collaboration on a global level – now a standard practice in many professional project workflows. For example, musicians playing on one campus can be recorded and mixed by students at the other campus.
“One of our founding philosophies is that students need practical, professional skills for successful, sustainable music careers,” states David Mash, senior vice president for innovation, strategy and technology at Berklee College of Music, and chairman of the executive board of directors for the Avid Customer Association. ”With Avid audio solutions, we can provide access to industry-standard tools that will enable them to excel in the professional world. The Avid Everywhere vision complements our commitment to giving students real-world experience with collaborative workflows on a global scale.”
For both campuses, Berklee has chosen audio solutions that are integrated with the new Avid MediaCentral Platform, giving students access to an even wider range of tools and experts, from music creation to distribution. These include Pro Tools|Software, Pro Tools|HD systems with Avid analog and digital HD interfaces, Sibelius music notation software, and two System 5 digital audio mixing consoles.
Berklee has also selected Pro Tools as the official digital audio workstation (DAW) on all laptops distributed to every incoming student as part of its Berklee Bundle Licensing Program (BBLP), fulfilling its commitment to giving students unlimited access to industry-standard tools.
“As the world’s premier music learning lab, Berklee plays a critical role in the industry by developing the music professionals of tomorrow,” states Jennifer Smith, senior vice president and CMO, Avid. “By embracing change, anticipating trends, advancing its curriculum, and adopting cutting-edge technology, Berklee sets a new standard for music education, and gives students hands-on experience with the same tools that audio professionals use to create award-winning music.”