|Hegemony Cricket |
"You're my sugar daddy."
|Oscar Wildcat |
"I have a masters degree. In ROCK AND ROLL!"
I visited this school once to look into the film program. The short they screened for us was entitled "Puttin' On The Massa" about a Civil War era slave who outwits his owners. It was "12 Years A Slave" by way of "Sanford And Son", and left even the most roomy-eyed high school seniors in a state of disbelief.
But the sound mixing was totally pro!
I love how they imply that by hanging a blanket behind your singer and using a pop screen you'll get anything like the (lifeless, overprocessed) sound in the video. Besides having been recorded through a signal chain that's pushing 5 figures, assuming they had a preamp and converters comparable to that Neumann, parts of it have been double tracked, and all of it has at least some compression and EQ on it (on first listen I thought I heard so autotune on the high notes but now I think it's just a limiter getting pushed a little too hard - I'm on laptop speakers so it's tough to tell). It's the recording equivalent of something like this:
|Syd Midnight |
My local community college has the same classes and the same equipment, but at like 0/class, plus you get spend a few days hang out at a real studio full of old hippies who made gold albums in the 70s and record everything analog and on tape. Good times.
When I was in school the chair of the music department was a futurist who thought analog was dead; I got quite a bit of free equipment from him when he was modernizing the studio (someone caught wind of the "vintage 32 channel british mixed and half inch Otari 8 track with stand and remote for 0 total" deal I had going and offered them 00 for it, though).
You don't need a degree from a place like this to make it, you need a good portfolio.
That's not likely to do it either, you need to know the right people AND be able to back it up with actual skill AND have the right sort of personality AND not expect to actually make a living any time soon.
Or as Larry Crane said, "Simply put, buy a recording studio and don't expect to make your money back. I'm not joking."
I totally agree, OZ, but a crappy or nonexistant portfolio won't make up for a degree from a place like this. And yeah, don't do it for the money. Do it because it's what you want to do with your life.
i reversed that sentence, you know what I meant
My buddy graduated from this place. He went through the game design program. Unfortunately, 8 years later, he works at Best Buy selling appliances and has an almost 200k student loan debt. What's sad is that he has an ungodly amount of technical talent as a graphic artist and a bottomless well of creativity AND an excellent portfolio.
Then you have Jamie Harmeyer, who I went to highschool with, who also went to Fullsail (for radio broadcasting I think?)and works for the Howard Stern show. I think he's the only success story at that school, which is sad, because he's a real prick.
man with swaying hips reads basic equipment instructions to you
I can't decide which is more of a waste of time, Full Sail or Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
|infinite zest |
A friend of mine was going to Pacific Northwest College of Art and it was determined that it costs less money for 24 hour phone sex per day than the cost of one semester.
I learned more about music in any given year of my 6 years at a used record store than I did in my entire 5 year BS program (which, thank god, I got for free).
I got my first job at a record store in high school by alphabetizing the "X's" (X Los Angeles was mixed up with X Japan, etc.) Interestingly, her voice at the beginnning almost channels Mia Zapata's, before getting whatever treatment this professor guy's talking about, making her sound more like some shit I'd never ever listen to.
Lawrence, quit flicking the god damn lights! We're filminnng!!
How-to background riffs.
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