The CRAS has christened a brand new program that will give students an impressive set of tools to work with during their education, and after they venture into the workplace. Starting December 14 2007, new students will be given a 13″ MacBook laptop, M-Audio Fast Track Pro, M-Powered Pro Tools Academic, Logic Studio, Waves Certification bundle, Sennheiser 815 S-X microphone and Sennheiser EH150 headphones as part of their enrollment package. Over two years in planning, the program will integrate the laptop and gear into the 30 week on campus program using CRAS Connect, an online component used for testing, communication, online texts, glossaries, networking and much more.
“We’re excited to put the tools for study and exploration in their hands 24/7, and tying it all together with a strong web element,” says Administrator Kirt Hamm. “The package we put together represents the best software and hardware manufacturers in audio.” When fully implemented, both locations will have over 500 active Pro Tools and Logic rigs on campus.