opinions on schools for recording...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glass88jaw, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. glass88jaw

    glass88jaw Guest

    I would like to hear some of your opinions about the many different schools to go to. I am looking for a school that will teach me enough to be able to hold my own in a good sized studio. What school did you go to? If any... thanks for any info. :D

    My ramblings that you probably dont want to read (just some backround):
    I realize that with or without school I will still be lucky to end up with an internship, or low paying job, but this is what I love so it must be done. I almost went to full sail, but changed my mind at the last minute. I didn't feel the money was worth what they offered. Instead I got a decent pro tools home set up, but I want to work in a real studio with real equipment that I can't afford. Right now my top choice is the Recording Workshop in Ohio, but have been thinking about full sail again... I have heard good and bad about both.
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    Full Sail

    Ohio University ( my Alma Mater )

    Johns Hopkins/Peabody (tonmeister degree)

    University of Miami

    Indiana Conservatory of Music


    Just remember that you get what you pay for.

    Recording Workshop has sent me a lot of their students looking for jobs but none of them seem really ready to be recording or mix engineers. They are really green but have been told, by their instructors, that they know a lot but they really don't. They got what they paid for and that is about all I want to say. Would suggest a longer course of study at a good school like the ones listed above if you are serious about becoming a good audio engineer. There are also places on the web to look for schools and Mix Magazine publishes a listing about once a year that may be at your local library.

    Best of luck.....!
  3. glass88jaw

    glass88jaw Guest

    Thanks for the advice! I think I am just going to drop some more money into the home equipment, then go to a real 4 year college when I can get some decent financial aid.

    No others opinions??? everyone is prob sick of this question...
  4. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    I went to the LA Recording workshop. This must be the Workshop that Thomas was talking about because its not good at all. The whole course is rushed and they don't give you enogh time to learn. The teachers aren't teachers and could totally careless if you learn anything or not, they would much rather go out in the parking lot and smoke pot. Not to mention that all they equipment is run down and broken all the time.

    That being said, there is actually one or two good teachers there that do care. Also you get what you put in. If you really want to learn recording you'll have they ability to do it at the workshop, but most places are probably alot better.
  5. sie7e

    sie7e Guest

    I graduated from Middle Tennessee State Univ. great place and it is a state school. You can get a real college degree not just a meaningless diploma... which was what I was looking for. I graduated with a B.S. in Recording Industry.. by the way, MTSU's recording Industry dept has a good reputation and has been featured on Mix.



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  6. ken_m

    ken_m Guest

    I'll second the opinion on MTSU. Great program. I had the best time in all those many overnight sessions.

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