The Conservatory is installing the CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) in its A Studios over the Christmas holidays. The CLASP system allows the user to record audio through analog tape on its way to a DAW. “CLASP is an important way for us to teach the finesse and art of recording,” says Director of Education Kevin Becka. “I reviewed CLASP for Mix Magazine and immediately saw it was the next big thing in boutique audio recording. Its ability to record at different tape speeds in the same project puts some unique and tasty options in an engineer’s bag of tricks.”
The Conservatory is the first audio recording school to offer CLASP in its curriculum and will be offering a certification to all qualified students.