Train in real sessions with talented musicians and engineers.
“Tonight was pretty cool. The bluegrass band from my first session was back again tonight except this time they were all there. Great bunch of guys and gals! The final mix sounded amazing Kris done a great job but so did the band! I can’t wait till the next time I get to be with this band not only because they sound good but because they are just great people in general.”
Real Sessions, Real Musicians
"Overall this was a very hands-on lesson because my mentor let me basically get in there and get my hands dirty and record a band. I'm so thankful for this course, it has taught me so much up to this point!"
Build connections as you learn.
“Interning is going very well and I’m having a lot of fun and meeting a lot of really cool and talented people. I brought in my guitar when I did my interning and was asked by Sean to lay some guitar tracks down on a few songs he was working on. The song isn’t completely finished but it sounds pretty good and I’m proud to say that I had a part in creating some of the instrumental pieces in the song.”
Learn signal flow on professional studio equipment.
“Seeing how a patch bay actually works in real life helped the concept sink in for me on how the signal flow works so everything is going to its proper place.”
Apply what you learn to your own music.
“Today we corrected vocal pitch in our cover recording. This took about half of the lesson, and the other half we mixed a little bit more and Chrissy showed me how to apply parallel compression to drums, which was a very big help for me when I applied it to my home recordings.”
Apply the course curriculum at the studio.
“These first couple chapters and lessons are really giving me a good insight and background behind the big picture of recording and how music is made. I look forward to futures lessons and really can’t wait to get more and more hands on learning.”
Learn audio engineering at a real recording studio.
“My first day at the studio was very exciting for me. I feel like a kid in a candy store at this place! Chaka is a very knowledgable and professional teacher and has so far made me feel very comfortable here.”
Learn hands-on with your mentor’s guidance.
“I really enjoyed my first lesson and Jesse has a great way of explaining things. The reading text in the workbook and the textbook is very informative, but I am the type of person that needs to see it before I really get a good grasp on it. Jesse has a great method of making new information more simple to understand and he made sure I understood what he was talking about before he moved on to another topic. I look forward to my next lesson.”
Real Sessions, Real Musicians
"I can see his thought process on how he moves through a mix. It has helped a lot with my mixing songs at home, I feel like I have a better grasp of the whole concept and idea of what mixing actually is."
Learn from the pros.
“Today was an amazing experience! My mentor and I went over over-sampling, the most important compressed audio formats, mid-side mic techniques, bit depth (new 32bit), and the different kinds of mics and how they work.
I felt like the time just flew by and it did. It was amazing to sit down with someone with so much knowledge about both the technical and creative side of music.”
Make connections and have fun while you learn.
“The people that work at the studio are great; they all have a sense of humor and I feel very comfortable asking questions. I’m really having fun and can’t wait to start the more complex parts of the course. Thank you for this program.”
Learn live audio on the job.
“Today I helped set up for a show at the studio. We spent this time in the crow’s nest which I didn’t mind because this is something audio engineers do. I never set up for a live show before and I had fun doing so. Today was a whole new experience for my audio engineering experience with professionals.”
Real Sessions, Real Musicians
“After the lesson I interned for a bit. With my mentor, I sat down on another mixing session with a previous rapper I’ve met before, it was a good vibe and done quickly.”
Real projects, real studios, real deadlines.
“This has been eye opening for me, as I’ve never completed a full track before or gotten the chance to work in a real studio with amazing acoustics. Lately all I do is compose and engineer audio. I have about 5 different projects I’m working on right now and I hope to have an EP together relatively soon.”
Perfect your technique.
“I got to play my new song throughout the whole amphitheater at the University of Detroit. Paul loved my song and that gave me inspiration to make more music and work harder. Today was a good lesson.”
Work with real artists.
“After the lesson I interned for a bit with my mentor. I participated in another mixing session with a previous rapper I’ve met before, it was a good vibe and done quickly.”
Work on your own projects with your mentor.
“This lesson I got a chance to bring in a recording that I had done at home to mix on the professional studio monitors. The difference of the track was night and day when I played it in my car. It sounded professional! It was a fun lesson and I look forward to bringing more of my work in in the future.”
Get one on one instruction from your mentor.
“This lesson I learned a ton about mic placement and Jesse as always answered all my questions perfectly, looking forward to my next lesson.”
An exciting opportunity.
“It’s been going very well here at the studio. They are very informative and committed to this program. I am very much enjoying it here and I will send you an email next week after my next lesson.”
No classroom can reproduce what you’ll learn at a major studio.
“Yesterday I went and did the mix down of my original track at my mentor’s studio. It was an amazing experience. I’m so used to mixing and producing in my apartment on bookshelf sized monitors, and hearing my track on the Augspergers, Tannoys and Yamaha NS-10’s was mind blowing. At one point John came in and turned the system to about half way up and was jamming out.”