First, the task was to expand on the size of the room, so a general contractor was hired to tackle the project, and they built a 20 x 15 control room, complete with an added feature of recessed lighting. The contractors also added a 12 input snake from live room to control room; a 6 x 10 isolation booth with 8 input snake from isolation booth to control room; hard-wood flooring, glass doors, and double-layered drywall with an acoustic sound-proofing mat in-between. Mounted on the wall are now 28 ATS acoustic baffles and bass traps and a 42 inch LCD TV!
Donny Smith not only re-modeled the studio - but gave the audio class brand-new gear: 8 core Mac Pros; TI Audio Vp1 Mic Pre; Lexcon PCM 80; Event Tr5 monitor speakers; JBL LSR28P monitor speakers; a JBL LsrP 15 inch subwoofer; and a Pro Tool 10 HD system. That’s a whole lot of gifts!
The audio students can now be seen in the new “Studio A” classroom, complete with 12 new computer workstations equipped with Pro Tools 10 and Logic Studio. With smiles on their faces doing what they love to do best - Donny Smith stands in the back ground with a sense of pride and accomplishment surrounding him like a proud father, as he watches his students fill themselves with knowledge knowing they have the best technology they can get their hands on and states, “I had a great time trying to design a space for students that would be fun and inspirational to learn in. I think we achieved that with new addition of the room here at the F.I.R.S.T School.”
To view photos of the new “Studio A” Classroom, visit: http://thefirstschoolblog.blogspot.com/
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The Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology (F.I.R.S.T. School) was established in 2004, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). F.I.R.S.T. School specializes in offering 8-month career-specific training in the digital media industry, with a focus on the recording arts and film & video production. Instructors and School Directors bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group. Graduates of the F.I.R.S.T. School are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications. The F.I.R.S.T. School is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation location, Orlando, Florida.