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SHARED STORAGE FOR POST AUDIO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Igloo Music is a state-of-the-art audio post production complex located in the Burbank Media district, focusing primarily on multi-channel film mixes, ADR, voice-over, sound design and live music production. Owner Gustavo “Gus” Borner is no stranger to success in the audio industry, personally earning 30 Grammy Nominations, winning 24 Grammys & Latin Grammys combined across his extremely talented team.
“I’m very proud of my team. The only reason we keep expanding is that we have such a talented pool of audio engineers, producers, and mixers” commented Gus Borner, Owner, and Chief Engineer of Igloo Music.
https://youtu.be/nHSwiIyMG58

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO FEATURE FILM

To say Igloo Music is experiencing growth would be an understatement. What started as a small audio house, expanded into a new larger facility in 2000. Expanding into four large control rooms and three audio mix rooms brought on a host of new collaboration complexities for their audio engineers.
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION RESELLER FOR IGLOO MUSIC

Gus holding one of his five Grammy Awards.

“Our entire facility was running on hard drives- USB drives, firewire drives, USB sticks. As you could imagine, things like backing up and syncing drives between six audio enginners became a real problem. This was a total pain.”

THE NETWORKED STORAGE DIFFERENCE

Igloo Music reached out to Avid and Key Code Media to help simplify their audio production. After evaluating the facility and reviewing options, Key Code Media designed a network-attached Avid NEXIS SAN environment connected to each Pro Tools audio suite over IP- enhancing collaboration.
“Having the SAN [storage] available for us is maybe not something the client is aware of, but it helps for our own piece of mind. Also, if we’re running out of space we can just expand now. It’s pretty amazing.”
AUDIO MIX SUITE RESELLER FOR IGLOO MUSIC

One of the four Audio Mix suites now networked through Avid NEXIS storage.

Igloo Music mixes primarily on three Avid D-Control Consoles, using Pro Tools HDX. There is also an upgraded triple-stack HDX card so they can expand to 600+ tracks for their major theatrical film projects. Each room is now connected over the Avid NEXIS storage network, completely changing their business.
“Our workflow is now a lot more efficient. For example, any of my audio engineers can instantly jump into a client session, from any Pro Tools station, and assist with the project. We’re really able to help our clients do a lot more cool stuff. It’s exciting,” concluded Gustavo.
https://youtu.be/nHSwiIyMG58

SHARED STORAGE FOR POST AUDIO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Igloo Music is a state-of-the-art audio post production complex located in the Burbank Media district, focusing primarily on multi-channel film mixes, ADR, voice-over, sound design and live music production. Owner Gustavo “Gus” Borner is no stranger to success in the audio industry, personally earning 30 Grammy Nominations, winning 24 Grammys & Latin Grammys combined across his extremely talented team.
“I’m very proud of my team. The only reason we keep expanding is that we have such a talented pool of audio engineers, producers, and mixers” commented Gus Borner, Owner, and Chief Engineer of Igloo Music.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO FEATURE FILM

To say Igloo Music is experiencing growth would be an understatement. What started as a small audio house, expanded into a new larger facility in 2000. Expanding into four large control rooms and three audio mix rooms brought on a host of new collaboration complexities for their audio engineers.
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION RESELLER FOR IGLOO MUSIC

Gus holding one of his five Grammy Awards.

“Our entire facility was running on hard drives- USB drives, firewire drives, USB sticks. As you could imagine, things like backing up and syncing drives between six audio enginners became a real problem. This was a total pain.”

THE NETWORKED STORAGE DIFFERENCE

Igloo Music reached out to Avid and Key Code Media to help simplify their audio production. After evaluating the facility and reviewing options, Key Code Media designed a network-attached Avid NEXIS SAN environment connected to each Pro Tools audio suite over IP- enhancing collaboration.
“Having the SAN [storage] available for us is maybe not something the client is aware of, but it helps for our own piece of mind. Also, if we’re running out of space we can just expand now. It’s pretty amazing.”
AUDIO MIX SUITE RESELLER FOR IGLOO MUSIC

One of the four Audio Mix suites now networked through Avid NEXIS storage.

Igloo Music mixes primarily on three Avid D-Control Consoles, using Pro Tools HDX. There is also an upgraded triple-stack HDX card so they can expand to 600+ tracks for their major theatrical film projects. Each room is now connected over the Avid NEXIS storage network, completely changing their business.
“Our workflow is now a lot more efficient. For example, any of my audio engineers can instantly jump into a client session, from any Pro Tools station, and assist with the project. We’re really able to help our clients do a lot more cool stuff. It’s exciting,” concluded Gustavo.
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PT101 Pro Tools Fundamentals I Overview

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) class introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown. Students also learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the class material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text. Together with the second class in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this class provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam. 

Audience

This class is designed for both new and experienced Pro Tools users seeking to build a solid foundational understanding of the software.

Objectives

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: 
  • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings 
  • Accomplish common audio production tasks 
  • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track Pro Tools document 
  • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment 
  • Analyze and interpret session file structures 
  • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set

Prerequisites

No experience with Avid Pro Tools software is required A working knowledge of Windows or Mac operating systems Basic audio recording and DAW knowledge, such as a familiarity with microphones, understanding of basic audio and MIDI recording techniques, knowledge of basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning), and familiarity with digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces.

Certification Available

Completion of PT101 and PT110 classes unlocks the Avid Pro Tools Certified User exam.  

PT110 Pro Tools Fundamentals II Overview

The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) class expands upon the basic principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) class and introduces the core concepts and techniques students need to competently operate a Pro Tools system running mid-sized sessions. Students learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes and improve the results of their recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises provide experience setting up sessions, importing media, working with digital video, spotting sound effects, using loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques, working with virtual instruments, warping with Elastic Audio, applying Real-Time Properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation, and using submixes and track groups to simplify a final mix. Together with the first class in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101), this class provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

Audience

This course is designed for moderately skilled users looking to continue expanding their skills in Pro Tools.

Objectives

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: 
  • Manage large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs 
  • Create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings 
  • Select appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog 
  • Set up and modify input/output (I/O) settings 
  • Assess and integrate virtual instruments and specialized plug-ins for specific music 
  • Utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession 
  • Analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options 
  • Utilize Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes 
  • Apply clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks 
  • Incorporate automated mixing techniques into a Pro Tools workflow for selective during a session post-production tasks automation 
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam

Prerequisites

Completion of Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) class, or equivalent experience. Ability to create sessions, select appropriate session parameters, record audio and MIDI, use Edit modes and tools effectively, set Grid and Nudge values, create and recall memory locations, navigate tracks and media, create Edit selections using a variety of common techniques, use plug-ins for signal processing and virtual instruments, create a basic mix, and use basic automation techniques recommended.

Certification Available

Completion of PT101 and PT110 classes unlocks the Avid Pro Tools Certified User exam.

PT400 ACSR Pro Tools System Support Certification Overview

The ACSR Pro Tools System Support (PT400) is a blended class providing online content prior to attending a classroom Instructor-led training program. Students will learn configuration and troubleshooting techniques to minimize system downtime and maximize productivity, focusing on Pro Tools | HD software and hardware problems. Lab work and role playing give students practical experience. After completing the class, participants are able to provide first-line support to the Avid Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD customer base. There is an initial Online Exam and the hands on activity concludes with a significant practical exercise in preparation for the certification exam. This class prepares candidates for the Avid Certified Support Representative: Pro Tools certification exam, as well as being the foundation of the program for candidates pursuing the full certification path to become an Avid Certified Support Representative: Elite.

Audience

This class is designed for: Support and maintenance personnel. Pro Tools | HD users who wish to expand their technical expertise.

Objectives

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: 
  • Identify and configure Mac & PC CPUs and Operating Systems for use with Pro Tools software & hardware 
  • Install and configure Avid Pro Tools | HD software & hardware 
  • Review and identify Pro Tools | HD hardware including audio interfaces, PCIe cards, synchronization devices, etc. 
  • Explore, install, configure and troubleshoot synchronization concepts 
  • Compare capabilities between Pro Tools product lines 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems on Avid Pro Tools systems 
  • Be ready to sit the ACSR Pro Tools certification exam

Prerequisites

The following are highly recommended: Completion of Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101) class, or equivalent experience. Familiarity with Windows and Mac Operating Systems Technical and operational knowledge of Avid Pro Tools | HD systems is recommended.

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