Jersey City, New Jersey, March 23, 2021 — The Hudson County Schools of Technology public school district in New Jersey is preparing students for careers in the music recording industry with a new classroom and studio complex outfitted with two Solid State Logic mixing consoles. The County Prep High School program, which provides vocational education for students in grades nine through 12 at the Jersey City campus, is equipped with an SSL SuperAnalogue™ AWS 948 δelta in the main studio classroom and an SSL XL-Desk in a second teaching space.
“We wanted to incorporate the sound of SSL, which is used on a lot of pop recordings, into our studio, with all the patchbay setup and components,” says Wilkis Figuereo, Supervisor of Instruction, Music & Audio Technology, Hudson County Schools of Technology. “We teach students how to write their own songs and produce their own music. As their senior project they put their own label together and release songs.”
Students also receive Pro Tools and Dante network certification as part of their music and audio technology training. “We are exposing them to being able to record in a professional recording studio,” says Figuereo, who is also CEO and founder of Itec Audio Studios.