“This week in the studio was pretty cool. A young band came in to record their jazz songs. I got to observe the specifics of setting up a session. The whole process is pretty tedious, but was very informative when it comes to getting a band set up. Where to place instruments, the miking process, getting the loads of wires connected and plugged into the corresponding input, setting up all the musicians’ headphones, tuning all the instruments, getting a rough mix together, and finally recording their music. I got to help with my mentor next to him on the console tweaking here and there, setting up and routing the effects to specific instruments using the patch bay, getting the pro tools session together, the works. All-in-all it was a fascinating experience, and I learned a lot about recording an actual band!”
Every week we ask our students to review how they are progressing with our program.