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Spectrasonics Software in Berklee College of Music Courses

Virtual Instruments Now Integral Part of Boston Film Scoring Program & Lab

Spectrasonics has announced that the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA is now using Spectrasonics virtual instruments to teach their Film Scoring courses. Students at Berklee get to work with in the film scoring lab for their own school projects using the Spectrasonics instruments. This offers the students a very real-world experience with Spectrasonics software that is widely used in major films and acclaimed television shows.

“Our new relationship with Spectrasonics assures our film scoring students access to the state-of-the-art professional tools they are most likely to use when they enter the profession,” said David Mash, Vice President for Technology at Berklee.  “We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our students and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Spectrasonics.”

Here’s what Berklee’s Professors in the Film Scoring program have to say.

Sheldon Mirowitz notes, “Spectrasonics virtual instruments are among the finest and mostly widely used tools for Film Scoring professionals.  From old standards like Distorted Reality to new plug-ins like Omnisphere and Stylus RMX, Eric Persing and his Spectrasonics team have been designing professional music production tools that consistently extend and define the ‘state-of-the-art.’  Giving our students access to and (hopefully) expertise on such tools is a great boon for them, and an essential part of our mandate at Berklee, which is to provide a ‘state-of-the-art’ musical education that is plugged in and real-world relevant.”

Jonathan Klein added, “Spectrasonics virtual instruments probably give the biggest bang for the buck of any tools we have in the Film Scoring Department.  They sound great right out of the box and are incredibly fun and easy to use.  Beyond that, however, students have found they can produce original sounding textures or rhythmic patterns for their scoring assignments through the use of the ingenious layering techniques that are so easy to apply.”

“Spectrasonics is honored to have the Berklee College of Music faculty and students working with our virtual instruments,” said Spectrasonics Founder and Creative Director, Eric Persing. “In the years to come, it will be exciting to hear the music of these new composers as they move from an educational environment into the music industry.”

About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music.  For over half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business.  With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today -- and tomorrow.

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