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Full Sail Engineering School?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Adrenaline, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. Adrenaline

    Adrenaline Guest

    Hey what's going on...it's your friendly amateur beat maker. Look, i'm interested in going to this school for the recording arts, FullSail Real World Education..that's the tag. It's $25 grand a year but i'm interested in hearing weather you professionals recommend it? How did you get started and what do you look for in engineers aspiring to work for you in your studio? I've got about 6 months experience with audio programs like Samplitude and Cubase but want the opportunity to learn from other professionals.
    Thanx.
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Its good that you have computer audio experience and some physical gear experience...but there's still sooo much to learn. I went to Berklee college of Music in Boston, MA where I soaked up a ton of knowledge from some really serious cats..Full Sail from what I hear is not a real intensive school for engineering but I could be wrong...it could be a great experience. Most of what you learn is from real life hands on experience and not book knowledge..you can have all the book knowledge you want but that's not going to get you a job. Whats going to get you a job is a professional attitude, professional expereience and a persistent work ethic. You have to bust your balls to get ahead in this industry. You cant have the attitude you are the top $*^t and that you know everything. One always learns new things every day. It definately helps to have a degree, showing that you can at least follow thru on something and that you can learn. Again, A piece of paper can prove nothing unless you can prove yourself in the real world.
     
  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Using the search function, I found a few old threads in the protalk area that mentioned full sail.


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    Enjoy.
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Here's another argument for not going to Full Sail...they dont teach you the music side of things..going to Berklee I learned every aspect of music theory, harmony and even the most useless $*^t that I thought I'd never use..but let me tell you...it helps..when you learn the engineering(mic placement, EQ tricks, Gating tricks, cutting 2" tape etc etc) and music...you get a full respect for the musicians and you can also relate to them. When you can relate to the musicians you get a better respect from them and you show them that you understand whats going on. You can be in their shoes at the same time you are engineering. If you are going to shell out the cash for a full school degree..look into Berklee College Of Music...the connections, the networking that you make there is unparelleled to anything. Berklee has more of a reputation than any other school yet is still undermined in some way. Learning on SSL's, Otari's, Sony's, DA88's, O2R's, Amek's, Neve's, GML's and every other major piece of gear found in major studios. The teachers are world class...no joke..some of the teachers there have worked with HUGE artists and still do. Just thought I'd chime in on that issue after reading what Ang posted for the other discussions
    Opus
     
  5. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    I don't know of anyone undermining Berkley, per se. Maybe they just aren't as aggressive getting the word out as other schools. I work with a lot of Berkley grads, and the experience is usually fantastic. I very much agree with the concept of learning how to make music before you try to record it! That's a "V8" moment for ya... "Like, DUH!" :)
     
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