Sweetwater and Digidesign present free seminars on Pro Tools 8 and the new Digidesign Eleven Rack

Fort Wayne, IN (October 18, 2009) -- Sweetwater and Digidesign are teaming up to provide free Pro Tools clinics across the nation. The clinics will feature information on using Pro Tools 8 and the new Eleven Rack.

Clinics start at 5 p.m. with an introductory session for those new to the software. The full clinic begins at 7 p.m. Registration is required.

Dates & Locations
10/20/09 - Oklahoma, OK - Registration
10/21/09 - Overland Park, KS - Registration
10/22/09 - Omaha, NE - Registration
10/27/09 - Sharonville, OH - Registration
10/28/09 - Columbus, OH - Registration
10/29/09 - Independence, OH - Registration
11/3/09 - Tinley Park, IL - Registration
11/4/09 - Brookfield, WI - Registration
11/5/09 - Northbrook, IL - Registration
11/17/09 - Baton Rouge, LA - Registration
11/18/09 - Memphis, TN - Registration
11/19/09 - St. Louis, MO - Registration

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