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more production oriented schools

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Cat, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Does anyone know anything about IPR...(Institute of Production and Recording) in Minnesota? The production program sounds a lot more up my alley becuase it's more 'producer driven' than engineer driven. But it's a relatively new program and I don't wanna be a frozen guinea pig in vein.
    Do people go to recording arts schools because they WANT to become recording engineers, or for some is it because they want to become producers and think that's how to get there? Is there training for producer wanna-bes? I haven't heard much about things from a producers standpoint. Can anyone shed some light on that please?

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Welcome to RO ... I have some qualifing questions before I can answer ... Do you have a musical background? Do you play? What instrument? Can you read and write music?
  3. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Hi Kurt! Thanks. Yes I do have a musical background. I play the keyboard and used to play sax. I can read and write music (the basics). I play in a reggae band and have spent much time 'producing' music and recording 'artists'. But I really want to take it to the next level and do it professionally.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I think you would be an excellent candidate to become a producer.

    I know nothing of the institute in Mini-sohh-thaa ... You could ask for some references from alumni and then ask them how benifical the course was.. That would be the best source of the answers / information you're looking for.
  5. Cat

    Cat Guest

    I'll try to get a hold of some of the alumni and get a feel from them....

    Thanks again....
  6. Cat

    Cat Guest

    music tracks

    Hey Kurt,

    How can I get my music (instrumentals) into the hands of the powers that be? I have some tracks that I am pretty confident would truly compliment the style of certain artists in the reggae/hip hop genre.

    Can you tell me how to get it from my home studio into the hands of the people that can make it happen?
  7. KTek

    KTek Guest


    it's expensive, but it's like this:

    every mainstream album/movie/radio station/internet company/even new video games!!!!!..... has someone from full-sail behind it. it's a big-time media production school. check it out


    i'm trying to go, but i doubt i can afford it!!! :cry:
  8. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Yeah.....actually, that was my first choice. I was almost sure that that's where I'd be, until I saw IPR. Unlike Full Sail, they have distinct programs for both recording engineers AND pruducers. I would like to learn the engineering side just so I'd be able to navigate my way through the entire recording and mixing process on my own if I have to, but not necessarily because I genuinly want to know the intricate processes that a recording engineer would have to know. I'm more into the creative process. There's actually a program where you combine both there to, but like I said it's a relatively new school so I just wanted to know if there were any other schools with the emphasis being placed in the 'education' of the producer.
    But yeah, Full Sail was where I was definately heading (or at least trying to head to....expensive) till I saw IPR.
  9. KTek

    KTek Guest

    that one sure looks like a winner. there aren't too many schools like that, i don't believe.

    do you know how long the degree program takes?? i know with fullsail you can get both degrees in recording/music business in 2 years compressed learning. what's the time frame like with IPR???
  10. Cat

    Cat Guest

    The diploma programs in Audio Engineering and Audio Production can be completed in a year. Unlike Full Sail though, you could be sleeping at 3am instead of being in class. The degree program can be completed in a year and a quarter. There's supposed to be a new entertainment business degree starting in Jan....don't know how long that would take though.

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