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These Recording Connection graduates are now working in the audio recording and music producing business because of the education they received and the connections they made through our school. Some are now Chief Engineers, others are recording studio owners, and still others are producing.

Recording Connection gets you in the door of a real studio where the action happens. We open the door, we make the connection, and we train you. If you are hard-working and motivated, this could be you one day soon. "The proof is in the pudding," as the saying goes; these stories are proof that you, too, can live your dream. Please read on:

Singer/Songwriter Lindsey Kappa adds music engineering to her skills

“I knew when I was 14 that being a musician wasn’t always a guarantee,” says Recording Connection apprentice Lindsey Kappa.. “So I ended up going to a concert for my cousin’s band, and after the show he recommended, ‘Hey, why don’t you check out sound while you start trying to pursue your music career?’” It […]

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Recording Connection graduate Devin Zorn: developing a “signature” sound

Spend a few minutes talking with Recording Connection graduate Devin Zorn, and it’s apparent that he’s got some very specific opinions about sound and audio in the music he records and mixes. Take, for example, his own band The Q, which he describes as “if Pink Floyd made a dance album.” The band’s sound is […]

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Two Recording Connection students form a “Clever Empire”

Tanner Bjorklund (“T-Strix”) was a gifted teenage rap artist who attended the Recording Connection because he wanted to try and record his own music. After graduating, he had the skills he needed, but as an artist, he still found it challenging to be both in front of the board and behind it. Rodolfo Lopez (“R-Lo”) […]

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Recording Connection graduate Mike Messina: Guided by Passion and Opportunity

“I’ve honestly been interested in sound since I was like five years old,” says Mike Messina. “I just screw around with sound effects and music—sound effects from movies, video games, animation—I’ve been doing that most of my life…I’d put a sign on my [bedroom] door saying, “Recording session in progress, do not disturb.’” Looking for […]

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Jake Kiyokane lands paid gigs at his mentor's studio!

Apprenticing at Serenity West Recording in Los Angeles, Recording Connection master’s program student Jake Kiyokane has learned an important secret to breaking into the recording industry: be available as much as possible, even beyond the lessons. “I started just putting myself out there more a little bit,” he says, “just hitting them up more, like, […]

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Recording Connection graduate Garrett Pace: HIRED!

Never presume. This is one of the biggest lessons to take away from the story of Recording Connection grad Garrett Pace, because at first glance he seemed the most unlikely student to get hired by his mentor. Classically trained as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, Garrett held a bachelor’s degree in music and seemed poised to […]

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Recording Connection Apprentice lands Job at Mentor's Studio in Corpus Christie, TX

Perhaps nothing is a better birthday present for any aspiring audio engineer than a job offer and that’s exactly what Jacob Keithley of Corpus Christi, TX, got just days before turning 22! While some apprentices start Recording Connection knowing exactly what they want to do and which areas they want to focus on, others like […]

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Recording Connection Graduate Sebastian Lefeld Works with Santana, Shawn Mendes!

“Whenever I take a break,” says Recording Connection graduate Sebastian Lefeld, “I’m always thinking there’s someone else out there who’s doing what I do who’s not taking a break, and I get back to work.” It’s this very work ethic that not only helped Sebastian make the most of his Recording Connection apprenticeship, but also […]

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Thomas Dante: From Apprentice to Paid Staff Engineer in Houston!

It’s something we tell all our students: when you apprentice in a real recording studio with a mentor, you’re not only learning audio engineering—you’re auditioning for a job. Impress your mentor, and he might just hire you! That’s exactly how Thomas Dante played it, which is how he landed an ongoing job in Houston, Texas […]

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Recording Connection Student Opens Recording Studio in Nashville!

When John Curtis signed up to apprentice with Ric Web at South Studios, little did he know that within less than a year, he’d be running a recording studio of his own but that’s exactly what happened. Getting into a real studio and learning the craft was dream come true for John who, in his […]

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Taylor Crommie, Los Angeles, CA

Talk to any famous musician, producer or audio engineer and ask them what they have to say about learning, about growing creatively and technically and chances are, they’ll all tell you, learning is a lifelong pursuit. The people who make it are always growing, always gaining exposure to as many sounds and musical worlds as […]

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Recording graduate Alex Arnold quits job, launches career!

Sometimes, you have to close one door before another one opens. And sometimes the connections you make now will come back to help you in the future! Recording Connection graduate Alex Arnold learned this firsthand when his former Recording Connection mentor called him up a year later with a job offer—a job that enabled Alex […]

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Nacor Zuluaga Beats the Odds at New York City's Engine Room Audio

Despite a language barrier that would have deterred some people, Recording Connection apprentice Nacor Zuluaga’s commitment to the craft of audio engineering not only gained the trust of his mentor, master engineer Mark Christiansen, but also landed him a job working with his mentor long past his apprenticeship! Nacor was slated to start audio engineering […]

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Dallas, TX recording apprentice Ayaz Ismail releases Bollywood-style album with help from industry veteran Rick Rooney!

Learning on-the-job definitely has its advantages—for example, the opportunity to have a seasoned industry veteran help you produce your own music! Ayaz Ismail of Dallas, TX experienced this firsthand when his mentor, music industry veteran Rick Rooney at Planet Dallas, worked with Ismail to help record and release his own full-length Bollywood-style album! Titled Is […]

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Living in the Moment - Checking in with Engineering Graduate Clint Badal

Clint Badal is a recent graduate of the Recording Engineering program at the Recording Connection. Clint has stated that his mentor was not only very professional, but also that he really knows his stuff and wants his apprentices to be as knowledgeable as he is about audio engineering. In their workshops together, Clint’s mentor devoted […]

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Recording Connection Student Opens "Blue Creek Productions"

Dustin Bannister is a Recording engineer from about an hour and half from St. Louis, Missouri in a town called Patton. While still enrolled in the Recording Connection Program Dustin successfully opened his own studio called “Blue Creek Productions” in March 2013. During his time at the studio, Dustin had the awesome opportunity to work […]

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Mentor: Matt Stein, Brooklyn, NY

One on One: A Formula for Success Matt Stein is no stranger to success in the recording industry. In 2005, he was nominated for a Grammy award and has overseen Swan7 studio, which he founded and was recently featured in “L Magazine.” In addition to his years of experience in production and mixing, he has […]

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My TIme with Uncle J - Brandon Skylar

by Brandon Skylar, Bethlehem, PA The Recording Connection has taught me a few things. One, I didn’t know jack about audio before I attended. (No pun intended). Two, workers in the entertainment business are some of the most hospitable people I’ve ever met and finally, three, If you apply yourself and take every opportunity that […]

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Richard Sawchuk Finds Success After Graduating from the Recording Connection

I grew up with music. My father was a square dance caller and my older brother was very active as a keyboard player and vocalist. I took 4 years of Royal Conservatory piano and theory when I was quite young and went on to drumming at age 10. My brother, David, went on to audio […]

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Jasmine Charleston - Recording Connection Graduate

My name is Jasmine Charleston, and even as a very young child, I always had a passion for music. My mother bought me my first keyboard when I was 10 years old, and from there, I began to produce beats, as well as study the production of music. I couldn't wait to get to high […]

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Darlene Pech - Recording Connection Student

We pride ourselves in many things here at the Recording Connection. While many of our students capitalize on the opportunities we provide or paid employment, during and after our program, we have much more to be proud of as well. As simple as it might sound we take great pride in knowing that what we […]

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Rachael Kylie - Recording Connection Student

In our effort to highlight the achievements of our students the Recording Connection interviewed one of our our, Rachael Kylie of Taylorsville, Utah to hear share how she is making the most of her talents and opportunities. When getting started with the program: "It was awesome, like I loved it right away. I was excited […]

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Lilly Carey works with Legendary Singer / Songwriter Roberta Flack.

When Lilly started taking the program she: “thought it was really cool. My first or second week I ended up meeting Roberta Flack… (later) Penn Badgley… He came in to record a song for his movie about Jeff Buckley. That was really cool because he;s a pretty big celebrity… Elizabeth Chan, she has this pretty […]

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November 2011 Reviews from our Students and Graduates

November 18, 2011 Success Stories Work along side the music professionals. “This week with my mentor has been amazing. Actually, every week so far has been. The first week I had very little confidence in what I was doing due to all the technical jargon, as well as just overall complexities within a professional recording […]

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October 2011 Reviews from our Students and Graduates

October 28, 2011 Success Stories Learn the skills needed to become a successful audio engineer. “This lesson was with my mentor was one that I had been looking forward to for quite some time, the week where I started console training. The console is eye candy that anyone aspiring to be an audio engineer wants […]

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September 2011 Reviews from our Students and Graduates

September 30, 2011 Success Stories Work with your mentors’ famous clientele. “At my lesson today with my mentor we arrived at my 4th week in the Recording Connection program. This lesson was on patch bays and signal flows. While going through the quiz assigned to me by the program, my mentor would repeatedly go to […]

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Ozzy Williams - Recording Connection Graduate

Prior to joining the Recording Connection I was working in a field that made me extremely unhappy. I realized at that point that I desperately needed to make a change. I can remember that, ever since I had attended a concert when I was a young child, working in the music industry was a true […]

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Joey Merichko - Recording Connection Graduate

“I am a vocalist and keyboardist currently now working in Chicago. I have loved playing and making music ever since I can remember. I decided to open my own home studio, but didn’t know much at the time. So I found myself at my local music store asking them how to get started. I bought […]

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BJ Francisco - Recording Connection Graduate

Musically, I have been a DJ, and still currently am, for the past twenty plus years. I have continued to evolve my passion for music by expanding into the audio engineering and production arena within the last eight years of my involvement in the music industry. The fascination of being able to create my own […]

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Todd Talbot Returns to the Classroom After a 20 Year Break

Just like with other higher education programs, the Recording Connection is open to adults looking to get a grip on how music is recorded industry wide. Read what Todd Talbot, 42 from Denver, CO had to say about his time in the program. "Having the opportunity to be in the studio and working on stuff, […]

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Anthony Zuniga - Recording Connection Graduate Success Story

Before coming across the Recording Connection, I was currently attending a private college for something I was okay at and interested in. While in college I got a part-time job, and at the job I met some people that were into music and where going to school for it. I found myself around them (co-workers) […]

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Work with your mentor in real studio sessions

"As we brought in more clients to the recording studio I matured in the sense that I felt more prepared for the next duty or session. You know, it's just as long as sessions kept coming I was able to add what I learned the previous session and it was almost as though I could […]

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Philadelphia Music Student Rachel Is Hired Upon Graduation

Entertainment Connection graduate Rachel Zeiner has not let any grass grow under her feet since completing the program at Philadelphia's Crystal Clear Recording Studios. She was hired almost immediately by owner Joe Heier, and serves not only as an Assistant Engineer but also as the studio's publicist. Recently Rachel and Joe worked on NBC's new […]

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Juma Spears - Recording Connection Graduate

We would like to congratulate Juma Spears for not only completing the program but for continuing to share his gift with his community. With his work ethic, the connections he’s made, skills he learned and the assistance of our Stay Connected program we are confident he’ll continue to find success. "During the end of my […]

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Ben Eklund

We here would like to congratulate Ben Eklund of Philadelphia for securing his own job just after completing his program. He used his time with his mentor to not only gain his trust but that of his colleagues and made his hiring an easy choice. While we can never guarantee any graduate a paid position […]

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Peter Rodriguez - Recording Connection Graduate

No matter what the job market presents we, and our mentors, are sure to teach our graduates how to be patient yet tenacious when looking for work. If nothing presents itself right away it’s not uncommon for our mentors to take on graduates in their own studio until he or she secures a position of […]

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Anthony Opher - Recording Connection Student

While many join our program to work in studios we provide many have already found success in other fields and are looking to improve upon the skills they need and other endeavors. We are proud to say our program can open the most doors for our graduates and are happy to share their varying experiences. […]

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Brian Piper: Recording Connection Success Story

Brian Piper first came to the Recording Connection looking for more hands-on experience than he was getting at the university where he had enrolled in an audio production program. “I did learn a lot,” he says, “but it wasn't real world. It wasn't real life.” When he looked at the Recording Connection website and realized […]

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Shoneen Stenftenagel Shares Her Experiences with Recording Connection

The Recording Connection truly believes our students have an opportunity to achieve something special while attending our program. Whether a member can take full advantage of this opportunity lies in his or her hands. To help illustrate this, we asked Shoneen Steftenagel of Saint Anthony, IN to share some of her experiences after having completed […]

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Checking in with Recording Connection Student Matt Baker

When asked to honestly describe his experience with his mentor so far, Matt Baker had his to say: "It's been really good, I've learned a lot a lot about ProTools and also at my house I use some (recording) software which is a little different (than Pro Tools) but it's good to know all the […]

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Kyle Thurman works with Grammy Award Winning Artist, Norman Brown

Many people work their entire lives hoping for a chance to worm a real recording session, to know their work is going to help an artist share his or her voice with the public. When the opportunity comes knocking, we are confident our students can step up and produce great works. Kyle Thurman is one […]

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Andrew Kirk: Recording Connection Honors Graduate

By the time Andrew Kirk came across the Recording Connection and enrolled as a student, he had already had nearly a decade of experience in recording—but he knew he needed more. “It's a tough industry to break into,” he says. Seeing how I never had any formal education, I had done a lot of freelance […]

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Quotes from Our Students

September 12, 2015 Student Quotes

I have learned so much already and I cannot wait to learn even more.

“I can’t believe how far I have come in such a short amount of time and with very little recording experience! I have learned so much already and I cannot wait to learn even more. More importantly, I want to challenge myself to do more and work on music projects to get ready for recording some things on my own and with other people. I have some potential prospects on the line and I know somebody who wants me to work with them as he is starting his own music recording company which I am very honored and was not expecting. For the next couple months, I want to get ready for this opportunity on the horizon!”

I’m thoroughly enjoying this experience as well as the course material

“It has been a while since my last blog entry as I wanted to sum up the past few sessions in one entry. My last 4-5 sessions with my mentor Dick Orr have been very interesting and for lack of a better word Awesome. Combined with the material in chapter 10 I’ve also been working on my music project, laying down some multiple guitar parts and preparation to lay down some vocal tracks next week. I would say the the past 2 weeks were also dedicated to reviewing the material for the midterm as well as showing my mentor the sinewave project and discussing various situations I may run into with future projects. I was also fortunate to be able to sit in on a voice over session my mentor was working on with a regular client. Being able to hear a professional voice actor was such a cool experience especially how the client directs the talent. The key lesson I learned from that particular session was that patience will be key when working with clients. It was very cool to watch the voice over talent adjust his approach to the changes made to the script at that very moment. It was great to see my mentor at work giving helpful advice and just keeping things running smoothly. It was definitely one of my favorite studio sessions. I’ve also started learning to play the piano to enhance my own musical ability which will definitely come in handy when working with musicians, in that I will have a better understanding of what they are working towards and if a problem arises I will be able to troubleshoot more effectively. So needless to say these past few sessions with my mentor have been eye opening and very exciting. I’m thoroughly enjoying this experience as well as the course material, it’s just getting more and more interesting and I’m pumped for the upcoming mix theory chapter.”

September 2015

Mixing continues!

“I’ve been learning so much from recording connection that my mixes have improved tremendously! I’m even working on an album with one of my friends and have a couple of tracks that he sent me so I can practice and have fun! Devon has really helped me out a lot and has been making sure that my mixes stay on point. I’m so grateful that I’m just not another producer another but that I am also becoming an audio engineer. Which means that whatever I produce, I can take it to a whole other level with mixing. Since being a producer and audio engineer are 2 different worlds. But still, super excited on being part of the album and working with people in the industry!”

Beginning of school!

“So this week I enjoyed my first two days of college inside Virlouise Studios with my mentor Bill Davidow. I went on Monday Sept. 7th and Wednesday Sept. 9th from 10AM to 5:30 pm. The first 3 hours we went over the curriculum and reviewed what I needed to know about hearing and waves. It was extremely intriguing and I understood it fairly well. After the curriculum was done one of Bill’s Client’s Rendell Young came over to work on re-editing one of his songs. Communication was a key role here because Rendell had an idea in his head of what he wanted the sing to sound like and he had to explain to Bill what he wanted to do. Rendell decided to approach this project by recording note for note and beat for beat the entire song which made things simpler yet complicated. Something I noticed about him was his perfectionist attitude. He tuned before he played every note and made sure that the note wasn’t buzzy in any way and was a pure as possible to keep it in the mix. While shadowing them I observed them working with Pro Tools 10 HD, a Fender J-Bass guitar, an Avalon VT 737SP, Adams S3A monitors and a mac pro computer. It was amazing to see just how professional they worked and how everything needed to be perfect. The next day I was able to experience the type of people to avoid working with. A client came in to pick up his master CD of a live performance that was mixed and edited by Bill but the client had told him something different than what he wanted in the past. He then told Bill “You’re just the engineer and I’m the producer” even though this client never produced a record whereas Bill does this for a living. This experience gave me some insight on the good and bad side of audio engineering and how to best deal with people in this situation. It was definitely a learning experience. I look forward to what the next week has in store for my education and experience!”

September 2015

Fluidity and Flexibility

“My midterm test for this course is coming up very soon, and I’m making sure not to underestimate or overlook any past material! Fortunately, the writing style of this e-book flows well, and it’s easy to stay on track. Between my latest chapter reviews, I researched the subjects that I really sought to go in-depth with, and the searches were more focused because of my Recording Connection studies. In contrast, my mentor was just telling me about how surprised he was after encountering a few students, from other schools, who had never gained a full understanding of the fundamentals of studio equipment or practices. This week he has left me with another valuable piece of advice: “Take care to build that solid foundation of knowledge, so that the pertinent information is concrete, and always at the ready.”

Lesson and Q&A w/Joe

“This week’s lesson was about Plugins & Processing. Very informative course which will be very useful in learning Pro Tools. He explained to me the way set up Inserts and Aux inputs and apply them to the Sends. He also gave me 5 key steps in doing so. I will be doing mad practice on this program until i get it down to a T. After the lesson, I got a chance to sit in on a recording session with Rec. Connection graduate Fabian.”

Being in this school is helping me become better at what I do.

“Showing me the insides of the industry which truly benefits for business. I have learned but so much so far and is really excited move up and forward with music. I’ve bin learning the basic and knowing way more about social media then before. This gives me a chance at success in life to achieve greatness with help only if i take an opportunity of what’s given. Everything is so ironic because stuff is really starting to make sense and fall right in to place. The transfer of music is made possible through so many different parts of equipment and vibrations. Great to finally understand!”

This chapter will be really helpful for future studio work

“This week was really cool because I learned a lot about functions that I already use in Bruce’s studio! Assisting in sessions is such a huge help when it comes to understanding Pro Tools. This chapter will be really helpful for future studio work throughout this program.”

September 2015

It has been an interesting month.

“Finally have my first session with my mentor on Thursday. I’m really excited about that. I finished chapter 1 and I will say it was really educational for me. It has helped me with my production as far as sound and frequency. I am listening to my tracks differently now and learning to play with the levels of bass and kick.”

September 2015

Learning at my own pace

“On this continual learning journey and experience just being in house studios has afforded me the opportunity to sit in live recording sessions with both underground and mainstream artist from various genres of music. Jake, my Mentor/engineer is allows me the flexibility to learn at my own pace while still providing inputs to better facilitate my growth and learning -stay tuned.”

September 2015

September 5, 2015 Student Quotes

it actually turned out to be a bit more challenging than I expected.

“Having a good bit of experience with DAWs I thought I would breeze through the sinewave assignment, but it actually turned out to be a bit more challenging than I expected. It forced me to get used to the Pro Tools interface in a way that I hadn’t before, and it really got me thinking intuitively about how I could make a song with just a single sine wave. I ended up duplicating the sine wave a ton so that it filled up about 15 seconds, and then copying it onto 4 different tracks so I could create some polyphony with the pitch shift plugin, which I’d also never used before. I extended each part out so they came in staggered and exited staggered, with each track effected a bit differently. I then applied some fade-ins and fade-outs as well as reverb to create smooth transitions. The whole of the piece is short, sweet and ethereal though not all that crazy. It was definitely a good experience for me to start getting used to the key commands and the interface as a whole, especially in terms of differentiating it between Logic and Ableton.”

Friday was my first class ever at Blast off Productions with Joe, and it went perfect!

“Joe is good at breaking down big terminology and making it all understandable with examples that help even more. Being in a actual studio works out better because there is no way you can get bored or distracted. I was learning the fundamental science behind engineering from an industry professional with all the equipment in the world. Not only is it inspiring but I don’t feel the obligation of having to go to “School” versus going to the studio. All the A class music artist you can name have recorded there from the old to the new generation and that alone talks for itself. This Tuesday will be my second class with Joe and he mentioned us getting a bit more hands on so its definitely something I’m looking forward to!”

September 2015

August 29, 2015 Student Quotes

Learning about microphones was pretty sweet.

“Now I know why people still tap the microphone to see if it’s still on. Not that they need to, we have surely progressed since the carbon microphone. Another interesting thing was to see how some microphones developed and how some stayed the same. I was watching a show where someone was using a Shure SM 57 and I [excitedly] pointed it out. It’s an accomplishing feeling being able to apply what I’m learning into more daily actions. My goal this week is to record a few different talk-shows and name the microphones that they are using.”

I scored 100 percent on all section reviews!

“Today I completed my reading, section reviews and chapter 1 quiz. I scored 100 percent on all section reviews which resulted in 100 percent score on Chapter quiz. It has been a very good day. I’ve learned a number things about sound and how the body perceives sound. This chapter helped me better understand what will be required of me as an audio engineer and how important my knowledge of how sound works and my ears are to my craft. This chapter has been beneficial.”

August 2015

For day one, that was awesome.

“Day one brought me to a new level of understanding in studio life (as I expect everyday will). It was so thrilling just to be in a music making environment with the producers and clients. The lessons are starting off very slow, meaning I hope to be fed information much faster in upcoming lessons. But for day one, that was awesome.”

August 2015

I found myself going back to mixing my music project

“This lesson taught me a lot about compression and like othes chapters this also gave history to the progression of different compressors that led to where we are today. And like other chapters I found myself going back to mixing my music project to see where I would apply compression and what sounds good. This week I was able to sit in on another session where I met another RC student who was learning from the same studio as I am. The client came in with two tracks and couldn’t quite make up his mind as to which song to create so he let Joe from Miller Street Studios decide. He (the client) talked about how long he’s been seriously pursuing music and how expensive it is a well. When I created music in the past it was for recreational purposes so I never looked at the financial aspect of going professional. I even played one of the songs I produced off of my phone that seemed to impress Joe.”

I’m really enjoying myself! :)

“This week at the studio, we went over balancing music. I was able to balance a song myself and it turned out pretty nice! My mentor taught me how to edit with Pro Tools, and we went over mic placement some more. It’s incredible how much a of a difference mic placement makes to a recording. Correct mic placement can save hours of editing, and I find that cool. I’m really enjoying myself! :)”

August 15, 2015 Student Quotes

I cant wait until my next lesson

“My first lesson with my mentor K.E.V was amazing. We worked together on a new beat and it was a pretty cool track. He taught me how to take different instruments and separate them to work with each one. I cant wait until my next lesson and working with some more awesome equipment!”

Looking forward to every chapter to come!

“I was really surprised at how quickly I was able to grasp these topics about electricity. I am grateful for all the extra information my mentor has been giving me. He has really helped me to understand the practical applications of this knowledge in the studio. So far, I’m still excited and have been looking forward to every chapter to come!”

August 2015

This week I learned a lot about compression.

“My mentor explained how important this is to make your mix sound that much better. It keeps everything in place like if a vocalist goes really high and low it will keep it all at a consistent level so it doesn’t sound all over the place. He got into really good detail on how it works with the threshold, attack, release, and ratio. I also learned a cool trick on pro tools where if there a popping noise you can re draw the wave to fix the unwanted pop. My mentor was also moving some of his equipment around so I was able to see exactly how everything was set up and why it was set up the way it was. This was a really good learning week because I always have known about compression, but now I know exactly why and how it is used.”

August 2015

Learning about the different cables and connectors was pretty interesting

“I actually got a break down of each cable and connector, what they are mainly used for and how they are wired. In the studio Thomas showed me a few of them and explained how some connectors have balanced and others have unbalanced connections. The balanced connection consists of three components which are hot, cold, and ground; these can travel at a further distance and sounds better then a unbalanced connection because unbalanced has two components: hot and ground. This chapter also showed examples of patch bays, explained the purpose for them and what cables are plugged into them. I was happy to finish this chapter, it was good to learn about the basics but it will be interesting to get started on learning about the mics and how to mic up an instrument properly or what mic will be better for certain situations.”

August 2015

Chapter Three: Digital Audio

“What a week, chapter three was INTENSE! The process of sampling and quantizing and how a device automatically goes through this process, using the Nyquist Theorem, is quite amazing. Learning about the history of past recorders, seeing how the have progressed and improved was also really cool to see.”

Tracking! Wow!

“It seems to be the most important part of recording. If you don’t track things well, there is only so much you can do in post to try and ‘fix’ any issues that arise. I learned a lot about what types of questions you need to ask yourself before the initial recording starts to ensure that the session goes smoothly, and sounds great. I can’t wait to put what I learned into practice and try it out with real equipment.”

August 2015

It was really neat how it all came together.

This week at the studio I got to watch an electric guitar being recorded. One of the mics we used was a Royer 121. It was really neat how it all came together. I got to study microphones a little bit more. We went over metering, and also how to record at the perfect volume. Really cool!”

Another very important chapter

“Another very important chapter for me because mixing is a big part of what I want to do in the music field. This chapter really clarified what I need to do to be a professional engineer/mixer and how I can achieve that. I wasn’t 100% aware on how important panning the music is and how big of a difference it can make a song. This assignment for this chapter will be great practice for me and help me learn how to become a master at it.”

August 2015
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