Shared by Umass Lowell Music department on March 20th 2019;
The Sound Recording Technology program at the UMass Lowell recently took delivery of a new Trident Audio Developments 88 24-channel console from Parsons Audio as part of an update of the program’s intermediate recording facility, Control Room D.
“This represents a significant upgrade for this studio, which serves an important role in preparing SRT students for work on our larger consoles,” said Dr. Brandon Vaccaro, Coordinator of Sound Recording Technology.
“The Trident is a perfect console for the intermediate students. It provides all of the features of a split/in-line console, great integration of outboard gear, and a modular and maintainable design, all in a great sounding package with much better sonics and a lower noise floor that the previous console in that room.”
The console was installed in February 2019 by Bill Carman, Associate Facilities Director of SRT and Jeremy Houle, SRT Technical Staff, with assistance from over a dozen student volunteers. “I was very happy that we could involve the students in the installation process. Bill Carman has been through many console installations, and the experience of working through the process with him was an incredible learning opportunity,” said Vaccaro.
The Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program at UMass Lowell has been training successful audio professionals for over thirty-five years. Alumni of the program have achieved the highest levels of success in many audio-related industry segments including music production, audio for visual and interactive media (film, television and video games), event audio/live sound, broadcast audio, audio system design, acoustic consultation and design, audio software and hardware design, audio education, and consumer audio fields. The program combines studies in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and advanced mathematics with traditional studies in music and numerous courses related to the art and technology of recording. Small class sizes ensure that students work directly with the permanent faculty throughout their SRT studies including Dr. William Moylan, Alex Case, Dr. John Shirley, and Dr. Brandon Vaccaro.