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Student Spotlight – Dec08

These Students Will Be Working in the Music and Audio Business by June 2009. WILL YOU?

James LaMarca

My mentor and his assistant engineer gave me a brief outline of what I could expect from their instruction for the near future as well as an overview of the equipment in the studio. We proceeded to cover the curriculum for the week in detail and them my mentor showed me an actual project in their DAW of choice, Samplitude.

I enrolled with the recording connection for an assortment of reasons. First, this has been a goal in the back of my mind for at least a couple of years. I struggled in undergraduate school for mechanical engineering with the realization that I had a passion for something else. I’ve been a musician for about seven years now, and I found myself in a position in which I HAD a bare bones, rudimentary recording studio (for recording band practices, etc.), without the necessary skill set to control all of my equipment. I looked around and found the recording connection: a relatively short and inexpensive yet intensive hands on program that could potentially give me exactly what I was looking for. I hope to find work in the industry upon completion of the program, whether it be live sound or audio engineering in the studio. I also have a dream of my own recording studio as a business venture someday, but I realize that I may be getting ahead of myself. I know that doing just the bare minimum isn’t a strategy for success. I’m prepared to do whatever it is that I need to do, whether it be learning in the studio, social networking, or just making an effort each and every day to strive for success to get my foot in the door in this industry. This program got me in the door, the rest is up to me.

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