Training Tailored Toward Gearheads

Santa Clara, CA.

Future Rhythm announces the creation of its newest professional music production and audio post certification programs. These courses skip the filler material gearheads already know and focus on need-to-know techniques. They combine industry standard certification with core techniques and concepts in production, mixing, engineering, video editing and music theory. The school touts small classes, a veteran training staff and real-world curriculum in fast-track programs that can be completed in as little two months.

Future Rhythm is a digital audio/video production training/certification school located in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2002, Digidesign started its training and certification program for Pro Tools. Future Rhythm became the first Digidesign pro school in Northern California and followed suite with certification programs with Apple’s Final Cut and Logic Pro software.

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