I’d like to talk about my mentor some.
“I’d like to talk about my mentor some. He’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met before. He’s able to take SUCH delight in this work, and you can see it and hear it as he talks about it. It comes off of him in waves. I thought I was going be knocked over by a riptide of his enjoyment! But really, when I listen to him talk about music and engineering and such, I can truly hear his love and passion for it. I can see it in his eyes. Whenever he talks about it, he’s always smiling because of it. Like he’s at peace with the continuity of the universe and at one with it. It’s truly remarkable. But more than that, he incredibly understands. He’s leaps and bounds beyond helpful as far as I’m concerned, especially with helping me to learn and retain more of the information. Above all else, he’s infinitely patient with me. I feel truly, deeply lucky to have been paired!”
I had the opportunity to work with the original bassist from FFDP.
“Hearing that I had the opportunity to work with the original bassist from FFDP put a smile on my face. Meeting him was a great first step in getting to know people since he was very rehearsed in Audio Engineering. He and Doug were bouncing ideas and thoughts around; half of what they were saying went straight over my head. But I just got Pro Tools and I’m on my way to figuring out the ropes. Can’t wait until next studio session!”
I am evolving and growing each day I spend on practicing my craft!
“Well here we are! Almost approaching the close of the first segment of my program and I must say I’m very excited! This past week I ran my own session from beginning to end and I loved every moment of it. I still have more to learn but it’s really just about repetition. I am very hungry to be the best that I can be and I am evolving and growing each day I spend on practicing my craft!”
I eventually got it with patience and consistency so I came out on top.
“Chapter six was actually a more complex article to conquer so I prepared for the chapter test a little differently. I did do the usual which was take notes regarding mic placement and set up but the instruments used with micing and how it’s used took more to get down pack. But I eventually got it with patience and consistency so I came out on top.”
My mentor is a beast.
“I was in my first studio session with my mentor on the 4th of July. We were in the studio with a Christian singing group and they were recording a single. We were working with Pro Tools and a sick Sony Microphone. I studied the recording process and picked up a couple new recording tips and techniques to use in my sessions. My mentor is a beast.”
Today was a very productive day.
“Today was a student workshop and I attended the morning and evening workshops. I learned how to properly run a session in the studio. I learned how to set up the microphones for instruments in the recording room. I learned there are a lot of microphones to be used for drums. Today was a very productive day.”
This was another great chapter!
“This chapter was a very interesting one, and yes I sound GREAT in the shower. Time based effects are the little secret that a lot of audio engineers have up their sleeves when it comes to make that vocal stand out, or making that snare sound a little more punchy. I love time based effects and think that without them, music wouldn’t be as creative as it is today. This was another great chapter!”
Pro Tools has been great and fun to use.
“I’ve learned a lot this past while. Lesson 9 there were videos I had to watch multiple times but enjoyed them all. Pro Tools has been great and fun to use I look forward to learning more and getting better with it!”
I don’t want it to end
“Midterm this is a bitter sweet part of the program getting to the half-way point all I can do is look back and say wow I’ve had the opportunity to meet music legends work on movie sets record Grammy winning musicians and set up 11 bands with top of the line equipment. I don’t want it to end and I’m going to be honest about being I little intimidated about how big this industry is and what it takes to make it and maintain there is so much to learn all I know is I’m glad that I still the half to go and I’m truly excited for war is to come.”
Thanks Uncle Joe!
“My mentor Joey Heier advised me to test out his headphone pre amp and it has done wonders for me! Thanks Uncle Joe!”
I learned a lot and I’m pretty excited for what is to come.
“We focused on the microphones, their patterns and memorizing each one so when we set up I can easily pick it. Jason was working on a song for an artist he had in previously. I got to set up some groups in Pro Tools and mess with the motherboard. I got to record him playing cymbals that he wanted to add to the song. We mixed the cymbals with some shakers and blended it into the song. Overall it was a pretty productive day. I learned a lot and I’m pretty excited for what is to come.”
Learning how each of these mics process sound through polar patterns was very interesting as well.
“This chapter was a lot to take in but was very important and great to learn from. It will be very helpful for making decisions on microphone purchases in the future. Also, it was very interesting to learn the beginning of microphone technology till its present development today. Learning how each of these mics process sound through polar patterns was very interesting as well. All in all, this chapter was very cool and it will help me much with microphone choices in the future!”
I feel accomplished!
“Had a session with Tom yesterday, showed him the progress with the track I’ve been working on. The beat is coming along quite nicely, got one bridge left to mess around with and the raw version will be done. Feels great, I feel accomplished. EXCITED!”
It has been a journey since I enrolled in Recording Connection
“It has been a journey since I enrolled in Recording Connection. At the age of 19 it can be tough to get the funds and stability to invest in a dream and an opportunity. I have risen from the bottom and have begun to push forward through life despite what may come my way. My dream is bigger than my circumstance and I represent the struggle. I have been able to experience many great things at the studio and meet numerous amounts of artist. My mentor has worked with me and has allowed me to experience what it is to be a true audio engineer and music producer. There has never been a dull moment and I look forward to every session and lesson. I can honestly say I am turning my dreams into reality. Getting adjusted has become more than just being inside the studio on a normal basis but staying focused on my creative control. I am looking forward to the following session and finally getting into recording.”
Week 12 at Chung King Studios was about mixing.
“Week 12 at Chung King Studios was about mixing. My instructor and I went over basic mixing ideas and discussed in depth that there is no exact way to mix. We played different songs to listen for differences in mixing and he encouraged me to do this with more music. I find myself now listening to songs differently and pointing out certain things that I previously wouldn’t have paid attention to.”
Once again, thank you for the times I have had.
“With two studios I have been offered to work out of, a very flexible schedule, and an ever growing amount of support that surrounds this little dream that could, I pray “thank you” every day to my main source of creativity. Can’t wait to have my Certification Posted in the front of the building I someday own as my Personal Studio, where other dreams can be chased and possibly grasped. It has been an amazing road thus far and I cannot wait to see what He has in store for me next as I continue to make more connections, cultivate my every changing sound, and venture off into college. Once again, thank you for the times I have had.”
This chapter seemed fairly important
“This chapter seemed fairly important because it consisted of all the different cables, connectors, inputs and outputs that make up a studio whether at home or in a professional environment. Signal flow or the path a signal takes from beginning to end, seems to be the main subject consisting of all the different connectors mentioned in this chapter. Anywhere from standard audio connectors, analog cables with balanced and unbalanced connections, digital cables, and patch bays were all mentioned in this chapter. All in all, I think the most important is getting to know all the different cords/wires/connectors and their purposes and all that comes with time in the studio.”
It was very interesting to learn
“This week’s lesson was on the basics of electricity. Although I had already taken 2 1/2 years of Electrical Engineering I never learned about Digital Circuitry, it was very interesting to learn how digital circuits send information instead of electricity. Either way this chapter was a good refresher of electric circuits and I enjoyed it very much.”
A lot of things made sense after we did some hands-on learning.
“Yesterday was different compared to all the other lessons because I finally got to meet other students in the program. There 3 other students I met, and it was definitely a learning experience. It was a workshop day, so I learned how to properly turn on all the equipment and set up everything for an upcoming session. The mentor broke down everything really well and went over the material in the textbook. So a lot of things made sense after we did some hands-on learning.”
I was surprised by how much I learned from one evening
“My mentor and I went over how electricity is used in the basic form, but we went into detail about how circuits can be built to greatly affect the sound through its current. It was a great experience and I was surprised by how much I learned from one evening of sitting and watching.”