This was an exciting chapter for me.
“This was an exciting chapter for me. We looked at all of the studios microphones.. Including dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics. We talked about the different ways they worked. Through moving coils, carbon pieces, charged plates, or magnetically suspended strips of metal. We also looked at the history and how far microphones have come.”
This week we went over Chapter 15
“This week we went over Chapter 15, and over our songs to make sure we did what we were supposed to do in the editing page. There were a few things that I didn’t do right, but was shown the proper way. Before next week comes, Rick wants us to play with the Equalizer, De-Esser, Compression, and Delay on both of our songs that we have. We’ll see how it turns out next Monday!”
This program has been a great experience.
“Today we talked about my future goals in the world of audio engineering. We discussed the possibility of taking a master class and working on my certifications. I plan on recording some friends over the summer to practice what I’ve learned so far. This program has been a great experience!”
This is a passion of mine.
“I must say this had to be the most complex chapter yet but I made it through with a low “A”. I followed through with my intentions and executed my overall plan by following my typical procedure. That procedure was as simple as taking notes. However I didn’t only use notes to memorize this particular chapter, I also read the article over and over again until it was forced into my head practically trying familiarizing myself with what I was reading. Safe to say that it worked, I came out on top, and finished strong. Regardless of what, this is a passion of mine so I could never forget to have fun while I’m at it!”
There is a lot to be learned.
“Chapter 4 about connectivity really gave me a big heads up on what I would be doing as an audio engineer. Clearly there is a lot to be learned from reading this chapter and I’m actually excited to make this stuff a second nature to me.”
I enjoyed this chapter very much.
“Love the fact that I can finally start thinking like an engineer. It’s very important to prepare a mix, without a doubt one of my favorite things to do.”
All of my micing questions have been answered.
“All of my micing questions have been answered thanks to this chapter. I’m sure my mentor will have some more insight as I form opinions on why he mics certain ways, but now I can see why we mic the drums the way we do and amplifiers the way we do.”
It was exciting to actually feel in control of the recordings.
“It was exciting to actually feel in control of the recordings. It is also interesting to come home and play with my software and see the similarities of the functions. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store.”
This chapter helped me a lot.
“It’s been only 2 weeks and the amount of knowledge I’ve gained has been great. I’ve learned so much about the multiple features on Ableton, different techniques and plenty of other information to make me a better producer/audio engineer than i once was. Can’t wait for next week’s lesson”
Learn the fundamentals for achieving a professional sound.
“I really liked Chapter 5 because I never thought about different frequency responses in different mics. It’s very important to check this information, same as the polar pattern, before you even think about recording an instrument! I started with chapter 6 recently and I already love it right now!”
This specific chapter was actually a challenge.
“This specific chapter was actually a challenge but I guess being taught about atoms and elements in high school finally paid off. Reading about electricity and how it’s created is a complex objective so you have to come across a strategy in order to completely understand the information given to you. How I did it was the typical way which included taking notes and constantly reviewing and going over the article to mentally process everything and familiarize myself with it and that was a big help.”
Today we recorded three members of the 220s band.
“Today we recorded three members of the 220s band and they were very good. I think that with their style of music we have ample work ahead for me to learn the operations of editing and mixing with room to spare. I find that the thought process of what’s next is starting to form for me with the help of my mentor. It’s not just obvious that he is an experienced engineer, but he’s also a good teacher by knowing what you need to understand. The whole idea of learning frequencies truly fascinates me. For years I’ve been performing and have dealt with frequencies when there were problems. Now with recording it becomes something that is crucial from the moment the sound is produced, so I plan on studying this topic more in the future.”
The course is almost over and I’m starting to feel comfortable.
“The course is almost over and I’m starting to feel comfortable. I’ve accomplished so much because all I’m trying to do is become an artist in music and I now feel like it’s getting easier to become one than before I joined the Recording Connection.”
I have to say he is quite talented!
“Here in the studio with my mentor this lovely Monday morning! He has these two hard rock genre looking kind of men, looking quite intense. The session will last at least from 9-12. We’ll go over the lesson and quizzes afterwards. Glenn is warming up with his guitar and I have to say he is quite talented!”
Looking forward to Session 2!
“My first session went great. Walked in a little nervous but after a few minutes my mentor made me feel comfortable. He went over the first chapter of the textbook and explained the different concepts of sound thoroughly. He utilized audio samples to show me the different waveforms and how it affects hearing. He explained that this course is geared towards what “I” want to learn as well as the course material, which is very important. Looking forward to Session 2!”
I have been learning a lot over the last few weeks at the studio.
“I have been learning a lot over the last few weeks at the studio. A lot of the information covered in the early weeks is technical in nature but necessary in application. Recording and engineering is constantly evolving in technology and accessibility, it is important to keep up with the curve. It seems in this business it can be almost beneficial to be a Jack of all trades as opposed to a Master of one.”
I am very motivated to take the required steps and to learn the necessary skills.
“Given that this was my first time sitting in a live recording session at the studio, it was a very gratifying experience that opened my eyes to see what it is to be an audio engineer and the skill sets that are needed to run a live session. There was a lot to soak in and take note of. It was particularly great to observe the dynamics between the engineer and the artist. It was also very humbling to observe the skills that are necessary to successfully and efficiently run a live session. I was very thankful for this opportunity to watch and learn, and though the goal of running a live session seems distant, I am very motivated to take the required steps and to learn the necessary skills.”
This next lesson is going to be awesome!
“Once I learn Pro Tools I’m going to try and record as much as I can with the program. Practice does make perfect after all. The good news is I know a bunch of people who have been wanting to record on Pro Tools once I get it down so I won’t have to look hard for some practice! This next lesson is going to be awesome!”
I’ll be ready soon!
“I just finished my lesson on compression this week and it took a little effort to comprehend this one. Joe gave me a good understanding though. I’ll be ready soon!”
I’m excited for my next session.
“Today was my first day and it was more of a walk around and learning about each part of the studio. What each room, panel, plug in and machine did. Jason answered any questions I had and explained a little more about the history of the studio and what they do during their time at work. I had a lot to take in and a lot to take note of. I’m excited for my next session and look forward to the lessons to come.”