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I plan to attend IPR

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by GeraldMorgan, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. GeraldMorgan

    GeraldMorgan Guest

    I plan to attend IPR and I have 3 questions, and before you say I should attend a college or university, I have no plans to ever attend one1

    Who would be a good source to get a letter of recomendation from, if the city you live in has nobody that's musically inclined expect for being apart of a band ?

    Who here's has attended and can you tell me your experience?


    Can anyone write me a later of recomendation please ?

    Thank You
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    First things first. You need to improve your writing skills. I have no idea what "IPR" is? If it is an independent recording school, you shouldn't need any letter of recommendation, that's ridiculous.

    You don't need to go to college to learn audio and I guess you won't? But you should be able to enroll in the recording school of your choice without need for recommendations from anybody! If they require a recommendation, look into another school.

    If you think you will gain employment after you complete a recording course, think again. There is no guarantee that you will gain employment. It's all in who you know and how much money you got and whether you have any actual talent. You learn how from a recording school, how to record. They don't teach you real-life situations about recording, only what the knobs do. The rest takes years of experience, trial and error.

    Go with what you know
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. GeraldMorgan

    GeraldMorgan Guest

    After School I am going to start my own independant record label, and open my own recording studio.

    IPR stands for Institute of Production and Recording

    I think it is ridiculous for a professional letter of recommendation but that is what it says
     
  4. GeraldMorgan

    GeraldMorgan Guest

    After School I am going to start my own independant record label, and open my own recording studio.

    IPR stands for Institute of Production and Recording

    I think it is ridiculous for a professional letter of recommendation but that is what it says
     
  5. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Gerald, I know one of the staff members there, and it's a good school - for what it is. I have also been there personally and had a fairly complete tour of the facility. Its NOT a college or university, though. You'll get some good audio chops, but that's about it. The rest will be what you make of it.

    You have no profile information or contact info, so I can only guess where you're from, and what your experience is. Perhaps if you told us a bit more, maybe someone could help you with that letter. (Contact me privately and perhaps I can do something for you in terms of a general reference to the person I know...)

    I agree with Remy about writing skills as well. I know "kids these days" think it's hip and cool and OK to write like idiots (and I'm not saying YOU do), but do I think details in writing are important. IMHO, Capitalization, spelling, grammar and punctuation are as important in expressing oneself as is machine alignment and calibration, spec sheets, good listening skills and overall attention to details.

    Please don't ask me to treat you as a peer or respect your skills as an enginneer if you can't even write a complete sentence, with a subject, verb and object, properly punctuated. It's NOT cool, and again, IMHO, it casts serious doubt on one's ability to know the difference between a 1 db and 2db change, operate a complex DAW, read an manual, etc. I see no difference between the two skill sets.

    Yes, neatness (and spelling) counts. :cool:
     
  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    I assume you are independently wealthy and have no money concerns? To start a label and a recording studio takes some very serious capital even at the entry level. If you have not already done so sit down now and figure out what you really want to do, how you will do it, and how much it will cost to do what you want to do and how you will pay for it. It is called a business plan and most businesses that fail don't have one. Don't be the one that fails.

    As to the letter. Ask them why they need it and from whom they would want it. Then you can approach the person you need to get it from. What they are probably looking for is a recommendation from someone in the recording industry that knows you and can give them some idea of what you are about.
     
  7. GeraldMorgan

    GeraldMorgan Guest

    I am not wealthy, I do have a businees plan, I have been planning on doing this for 3 years now, I have no current money issues
     

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