Why You Shouldn’t Consider Audio Engineering Schools Online?

We get it, everything is going “Jetsons” and digital, versus “Flintstones” with old school meeting in person. From dating to education, there are a lot industries using digital technology to do everything online.

However, when learning Audio Engineering there is still so much value in learning in person vs. audio engineering schools online and here’s why…

Top 9 Reasons You Should Go to an Audio Engineering Schools vs. Online

  1. In person instruction from instructors with years of experience
  2. Hands on experienced learning being able to touch and feel the equipment.
  3. Ears on experience being able to hear the difference the room acoustics flavor the recording.
  4. Collaboration with students at all learning levels
  5. Access to the top audio equipment that allows you to gain an appreciation for a real world career opportunity.
  6. In person Networking with the people in the industry with access to guest lecturers that you will meet.
  7. It only takes 11 months with our audio engineering school program vs. 4-year college
  8. Laptop Recording Package included in our tuition!
  9. Resume builder, companies respect education that is focused from a hands on school

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How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 6

How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 6

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Our final “How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry” Top Ten List is from Greg and Rachel of our very own Internship Department, with their suggestions on how to make the best of your internship experience.  Resumes, relocation, interviews, interning, finding jobs and keeping in touch with grads are just a few things that our intern coordinators deal with on the daily. So if anyone is going to have great tips on how to be a successful intern, these are those people!

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How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 4

How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 4

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Part 4 of our series on “How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry” is submitted by our IT Technician, Jess Repanshek.  He’s put together a good list of Top 10 tips and great quotes from graduates on how to be a successful audio engineer.

Thinking about going to school to learn audio recording? Have you always really wanted to learn the tech tools and secrets behind making those killer albums? I’ve gathered some tips from our grads over the years and compiled a list of the best ways to be successful at an audio recording school for your enjoyment.

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How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 3

How to be Successful in the Audio Industry – Part 3

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Part 3 is by Chris Holloway, Studio Manager at Omni Sound Studios in Nashville.

CRAS has maintained a great relationship with Omni Sound Studios for many years.  They are always excited to take on an intern and help them acquire the hours needed for graduation from our program.

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11 Questions to a Better Church Mix

Church sound can be one of the most challenging arenas to work in. It is very similar to live sound. However, church sound happens on a much more regular basis, and at a standard venue. Sound for Worship is a great way to have constant, weekly work available. But, many church patrons are very picky about their audio, and trying to mix live instruments at a listenable volume can be a challenge. Especially considering often the program goes between spoken word and worship music, there are a lot of intricacies involved in making that work smoothly.

While there generally may not be a lot of heavy lifting, getting the mix set right for a discerning audience can be quite a task. Making sure the band is balanced and at the right level, while still being able to hear the pastor giving his sermon, and at the same time ensuring the audience members at the front aren’t being blasted out of their pews, a lot of planning and work has to go into a good church sound mix.
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Chris Huff from ProSoundWeb compiled a list of 11 questions you can ask yourself to see if you are heading in the right direction with your mix:

  1. Can I hear all the musicians and singers?
  2. Can I hear the lead vocalist and understand what they are singing?
  3. Is it clear which instrument is leading the song?
  4. Does the mix fit the genre of music?
  5. Does the mix fit the music the congregation likes?
  6. Do the instruments have distinct sounds?
  7. Does the mix vary within the song?
  8. Does the effect benefit the sound?
  9. Does the vocal sound squashed?
  10. Does the mix fill the whole sonic space?
  11. Do the backing vocals sit in the best place in the mix?

Read all of these questions and more in-depth explanations here.