BRIDGING THE AUDIO GAP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND LATIN AMERICA
The History of AudioGraph International
Until recently, most Spanish-speaking television productions and music recordings were created solely in American cities. With their excellent audio facilities, Los Angeles, Miami and New York reigned supreme. However, in the last few years, this trend has changed.
Once exclusively marketed to the English-speaking consumer, audio technology has now opened its door to the populated centers of Buenos Aires, San Paulo, Bogota, and Mexico City. High-end Latin American studios, facilities employing the latest in audio technology are growing steadily. Spanish recordings and productions are now taking place throughout Latin America & Spain resulting in final projects ready for consumption.
However, Latin American audio professionals, studio personnel and audio manufacturers are still finding a challenge in acquiring suitable training, equipment documentation and technology.
Enter AudioGraph International. The brainchild of Jose "Chilitos" Valenzuela, an audio design engineer, author and studio professional.
After publishing his first book in 1991, entitled Descubriendo MIDI, several companies approached Chilitos wanting translations of technical documentation for their equipment. Recognizing a great need in the Latin pro audio community, he decided to expand his efforts to provide Spanish-language educational resources and with this inspired idea AudioGraph International was born.
Putting his expertise into AGI would not only provide an opportunity for Spanish-speaking audio professionals to learn the latest in technology, but it would also allow Pro Audio & Instrument manufacturers to communicate their products more effectively to their rapidly growing Spanish-speaking consumers.
Today, AudioGraph International has expanded into a multifaceted enterprise. AGI provides technical translation services for a number of Instrument and Pro Audio manufacturers, and is a bilingual Pro Audio training center, including Pro Tools authorized by Digidesign. In addition, AGI's new production company is dedicated to producing Spanish/English musical acts as well as soundtrack/commercial scoring and post-production projects.
AudioGraph has successfully grown in the last nine years and with the forthcoming "The Complete Pro Tools Handbook" by Jose "Chilitos" Valenzuela, AGI looks forward to finding new ways to bridge the audio gap worldwide.
Audio Graph International would also like to thank the following manufacturers & professionals for their continuous & generous support: Digidesign, Euphonix, Apogee Electronics, Avalon Designs, Audio-Technica, Mackie Designs, Fostex, Korg, OmniRax, Westlake Audio, Lexicon, Steinberg, JL Cooper, Line 6, Alesis, Summit Audio, A.D.A.M., Speck Electronics, Meyer Sound, Roland, T.C. Electronic, Requisite, SLS, Shure Brothers, and Genelec among others.