ARTHUR gives students a different "hands on" mixer experience.
Students attending the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (acm.uco.edu) in Oklahoma City recently had a rather different "hands-on" mixer experience. Under the guidance of educator and audio engineer Harold LaRue, class members were able to closely explore the individual modules that make up their new ARTHUR mixer before putting it to work in the studio. La Rue explains further: "This is my Studio Recording II class, where they learn about advanced signal flow, gain staging, fundamental tracking and mixing techniques. The students had never seen anything like the ARTHUR mixer and were intrigued. I'll be introducing two other classes to this mixer soon: my most advanced Studio Recording IV and Audio Mastering students."
LaRue also travelled with ARTHUR to the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, where he was able to introduce the modular mixer to a group of top producers and engineers. "Much interest was expressed in using [ARTHUR] for compact studio mixing applications: the ULN's Line In mode with the parametric EQ was of most interest to the mixing crowd. … Home-based, professional production studios are, of course, becoming the norm and the Arthur mixer appeals to this type of workflow," he commented.