While itʼs easy to say ʻno two students are the sameʼ in any education program, itʼs harder for education programs to admit they can give something different to EACH of their students. On top of that, it can be hard for a student pick and choose what they would prefer to study while in an academic setting.

What the Recording Connection does well is letting our students guide themselves through their study of the industry, while being mentored by an industry professional
whose been there himself.

Here youʼll read how just one student was able to mold his time to learn what was most important to him, while still adhering to our curriculums rigorous assignments.

KT: Pretty much, the most important thing for (learning) ProTools (in the studio), some basic things that turned out to save me a lot of time was saving, correcting files every five minutes or so. If your computer crashes it’s best to always have a backup files. Kind of like problem solving and time management skills were what I focused on the most and felt that was pretty important and kind of cool just in case anything goes wrong in the future you know what to do. Or your saved by something in case you don’t have it in future.

Did the program help you with your recording skills for the future?
KT: Oh yeah definitely, because learning the techniques of setting up for sessions was also a big eye-opener because I had no idea how to do it for different mics for drums and
how to work a guitar and stuff like that. I learned a lot from that and it made a big difference.

How do you feel about working with recording artists today?
KT: I definitely think I’m better off now just by how I’ve seen that you’re supposed to communicate with the artist and how you’re supposed to work with them in the studio.
How you pretty much can produce them by making suggestions and to build their sound without trying to (push) your sound onto them, it’s just shaping their own sound into
what they want pretty much.

For now I am doing the freelance thing, just looking for studios that have a staff and see if I can go in there to start out as a runner and potentially build myself up as an engineer. I also have, in October, an assistant engineering job line with my friends dad. He’s in a jazz band and they’re going in the studio in late October.

Kyle Thurman, Northridge, CA

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