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Question About recording schools.

Hey everyone. IM sorry if this isn't the best place on this forum to post this topic but it was the closest relation out of the topics. Im just curious if i could get suggestions on great recording schools. Like top of th eline schools. The best one ive seen so far is the institute of recording in minnesota but its frustrating because I'm dying to go there but its just in the middle of no where. And i would like to perform a lot still as well and its just not the best commercial area to do that. So i was wondering if anyone knew any school that are equivlent or even better than the school in minnesota or any suggestions. Im trying to teach myself everything because it seems possible but theres jsut some things i cant get. Micing technique and many other things that no matter what i do. I just wish i had someone there to teach me about freq. and mastering and all the great topics of recording. Any advice would be great.


THeBLueROom Sat, 11/25/2006 - 13:47
I suggesst asking questions here to start, then hitting up a local studio with some clout and ask to assist for free. It will be free and just as valuable. The top schools are VERY expensive and you would end up starting at the same position that you would had you never went at all. I know three people that went to XPressions in Emeryville CA that is highly regarded and none of them would ever do it again had they had the chance. They all said they'd spend the money on gear and start recording for free for awhile, as well as assist in local studios for hands on and training.

jonyoung Sat, 11/25/2006 - 16:55
Both approaches are valid.....MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has a well regarded 4 year program and nice facilities. Their job placement rates are pretty high, and it's within an hour of Nashville. There's lots more than country music going on here. I run a commercial studio and haven't done a country CD yet (mainly because I don't like country that much!). The curriculum there can put you into many different types of jobs within the industry, but their engineering school is very comprehensive. I didn't go there, but have run into many folks in the area who have and think they got good skills there.

RemyRAD Sat, 11/25/2006 - 18:30
Here is another suggestion!

Find yourself a good recording studio and book yourself some time there. Take a band with you and tell the engineer you are the producer and that you would love him/her to do it up right for you. Make a recording and pick the recording engineers brain, as to what he/she is doing and why. It's like private instruction! You don't need no stinkin' skool! Besides, it can be a lot cheaper that way.

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