AGI Student Testimonials
Multiple Grammys/Engineer Producer
(Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt)
"I called Chilitos and set up my Pro Tools education with him. He made it fun, easy and was able to get my head wrapped around the theory and operation and minutia of this thing that I resisted learning for so long.
Within one week, I was comfortable enough to be mixing, fixing, importing, exporting, editing, tuning, effecting, affecting, tweaking, sliding, gridding, burning, backing up....and all the other things that I needed to do to make music. Thanks Chilitos, for giving me the tools and for helping me to keep making music through these changing and difficult times... you made it a whole lot easier than I ever thought it could be."
"After attending one of Chilitos' two week pro tools class I can say with much enthusiasm that any interested in learning this software should attend...No! Must attend. You will leave his class with a first class education that is second to none. Too be brief...Chilitos knows his sh#$@! I don't know if you can print that, but this is how strongly I feel about his class. I will be taking his class on mixing also. Who knows, I just might become a producer and steal somebody's publishing and become rich!" (Smile)
Richie Gajate-Garcia - Los Angeles based percussionist
(credits include: Phil Collins, Sting, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Diana Ross, Hiroshima, Patti Labelle, Amy Grant, Brooks and Dunn, Luis Miguel, John Denver, Art Garfunkel and many, many more.)
"As a musician getting into the music production world. I needed to expand my limited pro-tools knowledge. Finding Chilitos and his Pro-Tools School was a dream come true. With a hands on class and Chiltos vast knowledge of the software in English and in Spanish I was able to progress rapidly getting immediate results in my desire for stepping up to a different level in my Pro-Tools operation.Today, I engineer many projects in my studio and I am grateful to have been able to have been under Chilitos' guidance. Thank you Chiltos for making it possible for me to be called a 'Certified Pro Tools Operator."
Robert Fernandez (Film Scoring Mixer-Los Angeles, CA)
"For the beginner interested in learning Pro Tools, or the power users wanting to perfect there skills Chilitos's class is the way to go. Having taken the class I went from watching other people running Pro Tools to running it myself. Chilitos takes all the mystery out of learning Pro Tools by taking you through the process step by step with hands on training, and for me that, is the best way to learn, by doing it!"
Tony Kanal (No Doubt)
"This is the best way to learn Pro Tools...small class size, hands on training at your own workstation, personal attention that caters to your needs. For anyone looking to take their Pro Tools knowledge to the next level, Chilitos is the man to see."
"I took the class because I wanted to learn all about Pro Tools. My Dad is in the business and he told me to talk to Chilitos. I really like the class because he answered all my questions and I got to work on the gear. While I am younger than most and a girl, he treated me the same as everybody else.
Right now I actually have an intern job at a studio, learning ProTools will help me to get more involved in my work this year. While it's nice to assist my goal is to run my own production company/studio and call the shots. I have seen a lot of this business working with my Dad, so I know ownership is where it's at."
"Nothing better than to learn with someone who really knows how to teach!"
(LA- based Re-Recording Mixer)
"I've been a working television Re-Recording mixer in Los Angeles for 20 years . Mixing was 2nd nature to me that is.... until Pro Tools began to flood my end of the industry. I realized that if I didn't jump aboard quickly I'd soon be up that creek without a paddle...or a job!~
The program at AGI seemed to be perfect especially with my ongoing crazy mixing hours at the studio. Nightly classes with some time in between to absorb what I had learned the night before as opposed to the 2-3 day fast food versions offered at other facilities.
Having small groups with our own Pro Tools stations afforded the individual attention I wanted with lots of hands on time.... I definitely made the right choice with Chilitos. When I began the class I knew next to nothing, by the end of my classes, I had the tools and understanding necessary to move forward on my own and feel confident in my abilities. I spent the next year mixing episodic dramas on pro tools work surfaces and working "in the box".
Chilitos, I thank you with all my heart for your patience, wonderful teaching skills, wisdom and most of all for all the support you've provided me during my journey."
Colin Hay (Men At Work)
"Techno fear is a terrible disease; I had a case of it, not terminal, but slightly debilitating nonetheless. Chilitos, through patience, skill and kindness, guided me into the world of Pro Tools, and I don't believe that I've ever been as happy. He helped making going to work every day, a joyful experience. Take the cure!!"
Louise Pearson (LA-based singer songwriter)
"I bought a Digi 002 intending to teach myself how to use it. NOT! Chilitos saved me. The course is GREAT!!! Not only did I learn an immense amount about using my Pro Tools, I met wonderful people that will be friends long after the course."