Recording Education

WHAT DOES A CONCERT AUDIO TECHNICIAN DO?

The recording industry, and the music industry in general, is much larger than anyone likes to admit. Most people think of the music industry as just musicians, bands, and maybe producers. However, in reality, there are a myriad of jobs that exist outside of those listed above. People who fill all types of roles from…

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COMMON SOFTWARE PROGRAMS IN THE RECORDING STUDIO

The music industry can seem impenetrable from the outside. It can appear opaque and difficult to understand. Where do you start? Where do you find out how to get your foot in the door? How do you approach building a career for yourself when you don’t even have your skillset fully built up. For up-and-coming…

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WHY YOU NEED TO LEARN PRO TOOLS

If you are planning to be an audio engineer or music producer in today’s music industry, it is absolutely essential that you learn Pro Tools. With the advent of digital recording, Pro Tools has become the industry standard, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a recording studio that does not use it. Even if…

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WHAT DOES A RECORDING ENGINEER DO?

Recording engineers, like record producers are involved in the recording, editing and mixing of live audio. Many recording industry hopefuls have grandiose dreams of becoming the next record producing mogul, the next Kanye or DJ Khaled. But what most people don’t consider is that no one starts at the top. They have to work their…

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WHAT IS A STUDIO MUSICIAN

Studio musicians have existed since the beginning of the music industry. Also sometimes referred to as session musicians or session players, they’re a hired hand musicians who play the instruments on various albums or compositions of other artists. It boils down to being basically a musician or vocalist who makes the majority of their income…

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DO YOU NEED AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS?

With every passing day, it feels like the costs associated with going to school go up. Every class gets more and more expensive. If you’re aiming to study music production that begs the question how do you pay for it? How do you afford to go to school to pursue your passion by learning the…

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PROS AND CONS OF RECORDING SCHOOL

If you’re considering becoming an audio engineer or recording engineer, you’re probably thinking about attending university for audio engineering. Enrolling in recording school is a definite path forward. It’s absolutely something that a lot of people who end up working in the industry do. However, it’s also understandable that you would want to weigh your…

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TIPS FOR FINDING FINANCIAL AID THROUGH PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Getting an education can be pricey. It seems like it shouldn’t be, but it is. People go into massive amounts of debt every day in order to attempt to gain the education they need to pursue the career they have their heart set on. However, going into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt isn’t…

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AUDIO FOR FILM (SOUND EFFECTS)

Audio for film can also be referred to as sound effects. In the context of motion pictures and television, sound effects refers to an entire hierarchy of sound elements, whose production encompass many different disciplines, including: Hard sound effects are common sounds that appear on screen, such as door slams, weapons firing, and cars driving…

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IS MUSIC SCHOOL RIGHT FOR YOU?

The music industry can be a cutthroat place. People looking to make a name for themselves, get a leg up, and find their way into a very lucrative career path. Some people are able to accomplish this by putting their music projects online and attracting an audience. Some people have an X factor where they’re…

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A BALANCED PERSPECTIVE ON RECORDING SCHOOLS

If you want to be trained in audio production and music recording in order to become a producer or engineer, the different kinds of recording schools out there can be confusing. They range from full-blown degree programs at colleges and universities to short-term certificate programs at trade schools, and can range in price from a…

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CHOOSING AMONG THE BEST AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS-A GUIDE

No doubt about it—there is a lot of confusing information about there when it comes to audio engineering schools. Not only are there plenty of differing reviews and opinions, but obviously each school claims to be the best one. How do you make sense of it all and make an informed decision? How do you…

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PLACES TO LOOK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The music industry is a fast-growing and very lucrative field. Every year it sees countless individuals jumpstarting exciting careers working as producers, audio engineers, mastering engineers, and studio musicians. It’s a vast ecosystem that has a virtual cornucopia of opportunities to offer the would-be professionals of tomorrow. That being said, you need to get your…

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THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO RECORD MUSIC

The externships/externships offered at the Recording Connection put you in a unique position to focus on the aspects of the music industry that interest you the most. If you want to be a recording engineer, what do you suppose is the best way to learn to record music? The answer might not be as obvious…

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TOP 10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL

The music industry is a robust and vibrant place. It’s filled with interesting people doing weird things. It’s a place where creativity and invention reign supreme. It’s a career path that many desire but few pursue with enough gusto and verve to be truly successful. But that’s why you’re here, isn’t it? You’re someone who’s…

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