iZotope has just completed a large piece of work to help put something back into the pro audio community. They have just has unveiled Pro Audio Essentials, which is a free game-based course for music producers, engineers, in fact anyone working with audio, to practice and improve their audio skills.
Pro Audio Essentials is a web-based educational experience and iZotope believe it is the first of its kind in the audio education space, offering an interesting combination of audio games, ear training, and instructional videos that help music makers in an interactive learning environment.
The course's interactive, game-based design helps users practice concepts even as they're having fun leveling up through audio challenges. Through regular practice, iZotope's aim is that 'players' will steadily improve their understanding of audio essentials like equalisation, compression, bit depth, and sample rate. Both beginners and the more experienced should reap noticeable benefits when recording, mixing, and mastering.
Pro Audio Essentials has been designed by mastering expert Jonathan Wyner who is iZotope's GRAMMY-nominated Director of Education, and reflects iZotope's deep-rooted passion for both education and empowerment. Jonathan told us...
We were eager to evolve the current landscape of audio education-to help shift the balance from passive learning to active learning on foundational topics like EQ. We challenged ourselves to develop an online resource that's both interactive and engaging, so our community can not only learn by doing, but genuinely enjoy themselves along the way.
Claire Harding Hollenbeck, iZotope's Vice President of Education and Content Marketing added...
For us, it's all about helping music makers succeed, and we know that stronger skills lead to better-sounding tracks. It's a thrill to hear back from participants who feel they are improving, and that they're eager to come back for more practice. We invite everyone to give us their feedback and comments, which will help us further develop Pro Audio Essentials as the go-to tool for audio education.
Pro Audio Essentials Availability and Pricing
Pro Audio Essentials is available free of charge. iZotope recommend that for optimal benefit and playing experience to use Pro Audio Essentials from a desktop computer.
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