The best way to learn audio engineering is on the job.
“The studio has been working on a video game project for the past few months and they decided to schedule a weekly session to speed up the process. They even asked me to come in every week to help out! This video game uses MIDI, similar to Guitar Hero, and requires recording new music tracks to replace the originals for copyright purposes. This particular day I was helping them record some cymbal parts for the Crash Test Dummies song “Mmm mmm mmm”. I set both mic lines and used a Shure SM81 for the splash, hi-hat and ride parts, and used a Neumann TLM103 for the crashes. I then patched both mics through compression and gates before recording into Pro Tools. Very valuable learning experience for sure!”