The Recording Engineering & Music Production Program is a six-month, 144-hr program. In addition to the 144 hours of in-class training, student engineers will be invited to countless hours of observation and internship opportunities working real studio sessions with Ripple Studios' recording clients and session musicians, thus gaining the practical experience necessary to obtain the reputation of a professional recording engineer or producer.
The program is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to operate professional, industry-standard analog and digital audio recording equipment. Whether you dream of being in the studio with a groundbreaking artist; in audio post production on a major motion picture; creating sound effects for video games; or using digital and analog tools to produce your own tracks; at Ripple Studios, you’ll be surrounded by a group of fellow interns, and supportive industry professionals who share your passion for sound and music.
Upon completion of the program, you will receive:
- Certificate of Completion
- Letter of Recommendation
- Your Audio Portfolio
Next session begins : June 4, 2013
The 6-month RECORDING ENGINEERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM comprises the following 6 modules:
1. SESSION TECHNIQUES
Singers, Rappers, Rock Bands, Ska Bands… Films scores, Corporate Advertising, Radio Commercials. This portion of the Recording Engineering & Music Production program deals with the dynamics of working with clients of all varieties.
That perfect lead vocal, those soaring lead guitar tones, deep drums and fat kicks. They all originate with the perfect mic, great mic placement and technique. How do you know what microphone to use and where to put it? That’s what this section is all about!
3. SIGNAL PROCESSING
Compressors, Expanders, Limiters, Gates, ADC, DAC, Patch bays… Get the picture? Everything you can physically touch in the studio is our focus in this section. How to tweak the knobs, crank the tubes and push the limits of contemporary and classic studio hardware.
4. STUDIO SOFTWARE
Training in the music industry’s leading production software… Logic, Pro Tools, Melodyne, Waves and more! Our goal here is to learn to operate all of the leading software on an efficient, advanced level. Being an professional software operator will set you ahead of the rest.
5. MUSIC PRODUCTION
Let’s produce a song! We’ll look at some music theory and music production techniques and put them to use to produce a track in the studio together! This track will serve as a demo of your work to showcase to your future clients.
6. MIXING TECHNIQUES
What separates the hundreds of thousands of tracks from the current day classics? What reaches into a song and pulls out the colors making it timeless for years to come? A great mix! We’re going to look at mixing techniques for all styles of music and show you the advanced techniques used by the professionals to get that “hit record” sound. We’ll then apply those techniques to the song we'll create in the “MUSIC PRODUCTION” portion of this program for a demo that you can be proud of.
Call 757.468.4884 to learn more.
(Private instruction in Vocal Technique, and Drums is also available.)