|Worldwide leader in pro audio education, SAE Institute, announces the purchase of 10 Digidesign Icon Integrated Consoles for installation in their state-of-the-art campuses worldwide. Beginning with the premiere European installation of the Icon console at SAE's Amsterdam campus, delivery of the remaining units will take place throughout the rest of 2004.
Known for its innovations in leading education initiatives and professional audio programs, SAE has chosen the Digidesign Icon, an 'integrated console environment' to further advance its many courses in ProTools-based recording and production. As a completely custom-configurable audio production environment, the Icon utilizes the Pro Tools HD Accel as its core DSP engine. Options include expandable analog and digital I/O, integrated remote mic preamps, Digidesign Development Partner effects processing plug-ins and software options, seamless Avid picture support, and comprehensive synchronization and machine control options. This will allow students and instructors at SAE to more easily access and utilize some of the more in-depth ProTools functions, while providing the most intuitive tactile control surface available for the system.
"We are obviously very excited to take delivery on the new Icon consoles," stated Tom Misner, SAE Institute CEO and Founder. "These new systems represent the highest standards of processing control and audio perfection available, and will now serve to enhance our facilities around the world. Our relationship with Digidesign has helped enable us to bring the highest standards directly to our students, and to be able to bring such large scale integration and standardization as a whole to SAE globally. The Icon's unprecedented design and excellent sonic characteristics will remain an asset for our school as the technology, along with our curriculum, continues to shape the cutting edge or professional audio," Misner concluded.