Los Angeles, CA, July 5, 2017 – On Thursday, June 29, Focusrite held an all-day training and listening session event with multi-platinum GRAMMY®-nominated producer/composer Chris “C-Rod” Rodriguez, at his Mues Media Studios in Miami. The two-part event began during the day with Level 2 Certification training for Dante™ with Audinate’s Bernie Farkus. It concluded in the early evening with a presentation and listening session with C-Rod discussing his implementation of Focusrite Red and RedNet series Dante-networked audio converters and interfaces into his Miami-based, but increasingly mobile, workflow.
The Dante Level 2 Certification Training offered attendees advance training in the Dante network protocol, as well as follow-up discussion from Focusrite’s Kurt Howell on RedNet and its easy integration into contemporary networked audio setups. The session attracted prominent members of Miami’s contractor and system integrator community, most of whom stuck around for the evening event.
Boasting credits ranging from Latin artists Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez to recent successes in EDM and dance music world (Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys), C-Rod and his Mues Media Studios were a logical fit for the day’s events.
The evening session saw C-Rod showing off his Focusrite Red 8Pre and playing examples demonstrating the superior sound quality and seamless workflow of this key element of his studio. Additionally, some of the latest innovations from Novation, including Peak and Impulse, were available to try at demo workstations, and there was a giveaway of a Focusrite RedNet AM2 networked audio monitoring unit and a Novation Circuit workstation. The two-and-a-half hour event was a total hit, and attendees included Miami-based students, educators, artists, engineers and producers. Howell remarked, “This was a fantastic session. There was a lot of interest in the Red series in particular. C-Rod did a very simple and effective demo of our technology – he played a mix of a song he did before he acquired his Focusrite gear, and then a mix of the same song that he did using Focusrite, and the difference was readily apparent. The crowd was so impressed that they broke out in applause!”
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Photo caption: Pictured L-R: Audinate’s Bernie Farkus, Focusrite’s Kurt Howell and Chris “C-Rod” Rodriguez.
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