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d&b audiotechnik APAC strengthens education initiatives with Transformative University partnership

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d&b audiotechnik has announced a partnership with Bangkok’s renowned Mahidol University College of Music, heralding a strengthened era of pro-audio educational initiatives in the region. The collaboration marks d&b audiotechnik APAC’s inaugural collaboration with a non-Singaporean educational institution in Southeast Asia and underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of pro-audio talents.

In early 2023, one of Thailand’s renowned AV consultants, Sarawut Sonamit of Maple Integration Co., Ltd, specified a d&b audiotechnik sound system for the college’s Black Box theatre. Vichai Trading, a local d&b audiotechnik partner, was responsible for the installation of d&b T10 loudspeakers, Y-SUB subwoofers, and 30D amplifiers. The “exceptional results” and d&b audiotechnik’s strong commitment to training and education led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the institution and d&b audiotechnik, with a specific focus on enhancing student-centered audio education.

This new MOU paves the way for d&b audiotechnik-designed courses, certification programs, and ‘train the trainer’ initiatives, with an emphasis on system design optimization and software enhancements. It also opens up opportunities for students and instructors to immerse themselves in d&b innovations such as ArrayCalc, NoizCalc, and the d&b Soundscape system, experiencing their real-world applications and benefits.

Dean of Mahidol University College of Music, Narong Prangcharoen, shared: “We aim to enhance education quality in audio technology and sound engineering through this partnership, and via workshops and courses, equip students with the knowledge to be more competitive in the employment market. Supporting education in any country can lead to the development of more proficient audio professionals, a growing demand for advanced audio equipment, and more creative work on a global scale.”

Gareth Kelbrick, director of Education & Application Support at d&b APAC, added: “d&b remains dedicated to reaching out to educational institutions that are supporting the next generation of pro-audio experts. We are excited to share world-class experience, knowledge and equipment and apply this to research and education to help advance pro-audio in Thailand and look to the future of what can be achieved.”

Mahidol University College of Music boasts an enrolment of over 1,300 students across pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate programs, with the majority hailing from Thailand. The partnership officially commenced in October 2023, marking the beginning of a transformative journey in pro audio education.

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