After working as a music supervisor/producer in the music production industry for more than 20 years, Knox was aware that there are a lot of great tracks out there created by very talented composers and producers. However, many tracks lacked the final professional polish that the mastering process can provide.
“Mastering is a hidden art and in this digital age, an important step to creating Broadcast Ready mixes,” Knox explained. “The average producer doesn’t really know about mastering, so we wanted to create a simple but powerful way to take mixes to the next level specifically for digital media. Education is key. I teamed up with engineer and mastering legend Tony Bongiovi’s company, Bongiovi Acoustic Labs, and through our partnership we’ve been able to create amazing audio technologies that are now helping artists all over the world.”
RMPro is the first of three plugins ReMasterMedia will be releasing. Next will be its AI Noise Reduction plugin (RMPro NR) and then its spatial audio plugin RMProV3D.
“CRAS is an incredibly diverse institution,” Knox concluded. “The award-winning talent that is pouring out of the various programs speaks highly of the instructors and the programs they offer. No matter what audio field you choose to enter, CRAS gives students the foundation to move on to a focused field or extensive training to get a job immediately after finishing one of their programs. With ReMasterMedia, CRAS students will be working with a truly powerful, and unique technology. Understanding mastering by using the RMPro will help them see that in this day and age, mixing loud is now replaced by mixing smart. With the help of the RMPro plugin, students will learn to take control of their mixes no matter what platform they put their music on. The science behind mixing smart is why one track sounds great on YouTube, and why another falls flat. RMPro is a tool CRAS students will use to create mixes that will stand out on the platforms not because they are loud, but because they are more immersive. That’s the new standard.”
CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.
The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.
Andrew Knox can be reached at [email protected], and more information and a free trial for the RMPro plugin can be found at ReMasterMediaPro.com and check out their online mastering and noise reduction web app at ReMasterMedia.com.
About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.