The fastest way to learn is on the job.
“I’m starting to see the picture more clearly, and how all the different fundamentals of production and engineering meet. I understand how it will benefit to understand them both hand in hand. Lessons have been great so far the power of the studio is massive and the possibilities are endless so much content to take in but I’m taking notes and training my ear!”
Gain valuable experience as you work with world-renowned musicians.
“At my last lesson I had the privilege to sit in with a metal lady from the U.K. She was really inspiring. We worked on the SSL board and she brought in another artist to cut some guitar and drums. It was a great session.”
Sit in on real studio sessions with world renowned artists.
“When I arrived at the studio there was already a recording session happening with someone at first I didn’t recognize, but later found out that he was a music legend. It was pretty awesome to walk right into something like that.”
Real Sessions, Real Musicians
“I had a great time during my last lesson and can’t wait for more sit-ins during recording sessions.”
Learn hands-on with your mentor’s guidance.
“My mentor gave me an overview of all the lessons we will be covering during my externship. He let me know what he expects from me and if things seem to be difficult that I shouldn’t worry, that is what he is there for. I’m excited and can’t wait to get started.”
The best way to learn audio engineering is at a real recording studio.
“After the class ended, I finally been able to realize what this class is doing for me. I’m able to learn a lot easier than I used to learn in community college and now I finally like what I’m doing. I have been more motivated to do stuff and now I can’t wait to go further and write my script.”
Apply what you learn to your own music.
“The main thing I took from this day was that I need to start writing on Protools. My mentor kind of lit a fire under my rear. I’d been shying away from experimenting with the free demo because I’d been really intimidated. I need to start sometime! So I promptly went home, got my reading out of the way, and started messing around with improvised drums and badly sung guitar. It was a hot mess but a lot of fun.”
Work with your mentor one-on-one.
“Vocal tracking was very exciting for me. I really enjoyed it. My mentor had to take care of some things, so he let me handle the vocal recording myself after giving me a boost in the beginning. He pretty much believed I had it figured out. This made me feel very positive.”
Learn from the pros.
“Once again i must give credit to my mentor for making this crazy world of digital audio more reasonable sounding and a bit easier to understand. when i talk with him about this subject, it doesn’t seem so daunting.”
Learn mic placement at a real recording studio.
“One thing my mentor and I went over was how to mic different instruments and how changing the angle or the position of the mic can alter the sound dramatically. Of all my questions and concerns, one thing that my mentor did suggest is playing around with different placements in my free time to understand the sound differences. He said the best way to use a mic and placement is to know how it’ll sound and that all that matters is the sound. Experimenting with the different placements and angles is helping me gain a better understanding of how to use the mics during sessions.”
Learn the fundamentals as you extern.
“It’s been very good to learn professional techniques and incorporate them with my own.”
Gain invaluable experience as you learn.
“Overall, between the lessons and the sessions I learned a lot that will help me out, going forward.”
Work closely with your mentor from day one.
“My first lesson I met my mentor in a formal manner. He showed me around his studio, which is very nice studio and it gives off great creative vibes for learning. I really appreciate a studio that has good vibes.”
Work with real artists.
“I worked with my mentor on a session where we started out by micing the vocalist and just began punching in on different parts of the verse and bridge that the singer wanted to redo. We also had some fun with tuning as well as vocal screams in the background where we used some awesome effects! I spoke to the singer who told me this was their first recording and they were giving it away for free. It was an overall cool session!!”
Personalized advice from your mentor.
“There have been several times I have tried to sit down and teach myself the right way to roll up a cord, but the other day my mentor sat down and explained it and it was like a revelation to me. I had it down in 5 minutes. We also spent alot of time going over the way microphones and speakers work. It was awesome! I am currently addicted to my recording connections lessons and am debating whether or not I need to enter a rehabilitation center for my addition to audio engineering.”
Learn studio design at a real recording studio.
"My first lesson has been a great one and has taught me lot more about the acoustics of sound as well as the studio environment and has been a great experience."
Real Sessions, Real Musicians
“I was lucky enough to be there when a gentleman came in to do some recording. I got to sit in on a vocal session my first day. I was more than excited. I am a huge observational learner and there was plenty to observe.”
One on One Instruction
"My mentor is a great teacher and really breaks down everything so that I can fully understand. The first 3 lessons were great so far, I am looking forward to the rest of them."
Gain a deeper understanding of the music industry as you extern.
"Every lesson I have it only adds to my interest towards the music field and I’m so grateful to be in the position I'm in."
“This was the first real session for me and it was very exciting. The first thing we did was going over the first and second test. After that we got started on the lesson which is studio design and monitors. It was fun to go through each room it really makes it easier to learn to see for yourself the difference of each room.”