5 Benefits of going to an Audio School

Ronak Ronwal

Ronak Ronwal

5 Benefits of Going to Voice School

This is a very common question that I come across and I put the answer to it simply, “It depends”

There are a lot of good audio engineering programs that impart some quality education to students. But still, there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to join an audio engineering program or audio school

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structured learning

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The Internet has changed the rules of the game in providing easy access to information for people and it is very easy for anyone to search for and learn something specific through these mediums, but there is a big problem with this. There is so much readily available information that it becomes extremely difficult to sift through the piles of incomplete/incorrect information out there.

The lack of a proper structure for any form of learning can leave some major gaps that can take years of non-learning to correct. Aside from all this, usually in the course, students are given assignments each week that they are expected to complete in the given time frame in order to be able to pass the course. Without these structured learning systems in place, it can be very difficult for a novice to understand where to start and what to learn first.

2.

Practical Training

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Many people tend to think of audio engineering as a hard science. Yes, a lot of what we do as sound engineers is science, but it’s equal parts creative, too. There are many ways to get a drum sound using the same technical knowledge of how microphones, amplifiers, or transducers work. What we personally believe is that in order for students to truly internalize the concepts, they need to go through the whole process of doing and learning from these things for themselves.

There is no substitute for the hands-on learning that can be obtained through vocal school.

You may theoretically know which microphone to use, where to use and how to get the best tone from a guitar, but in the real world, there are so many other variables to consider that this theoretical concept doesn’t hold true anymore.

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Quick Notes System

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Everyone has heard of the 10,000-hour rule, which states that if you spend 10,000 hours of your time doing something, you can achieve mastery. The important thing to take away from this is the feedback system for how we learn as human beings. When we learn something new we learn a lot of challenges and issues that we face, whether it’s difficult math problems or completing a mix. Along this path, we make countless mistakes, and as we adapt and learn from those mistakes, we get better each time we face a similar challenge. For this to work, you have to make these mistakes, learn from them and move on to the next project.

The advantage of signing up for a course is that you have access to an experienced faculty who can guide you through these mistakes and make you aware of them, since most of the time we don’t even know what mistakes we are making. This learning process can be very powerful and I have personally seen many students excel tremendously when they put what they have learned into practice.

4.

industry connect

Becoming a good audio engineer is one of what makes a successful engineer, besides that you also need to be someone who has good connections with the right people in the industry as well as other soft skills that cannot be taught. Working in a studio environment can provide all of this for beginner students. When you work as an assistant sound engineer in a studio, you can interact with the musicians and other clients who have booked the studio and in some cases even allow you to show them some of your skills.

Working in a studio environment also teaches you how to communicate with clients, how to present a brief, and how to set up a workflow so that you can deliver the quality expected of you, and not forget how to think quickly on your feet.

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Portfolio Building

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The sound engineering and music production industry is essentially a service-based industry that hires people based on their skills, experience, and the quality of the work they produce. We encourage students who join the course to use their time here to build a strong working group, using the four studios in our facility. Here students can work on projects from Live Band recordings to doing surround mixes for movies.

The stronger the student’s profile, the better chance they have of getting a full-time job opportunity after completing the course. Most of our students have been able to get placement in different institutions, just based on the merits of their work profile.

All of the above are in favor of joining an audio school, and apart from that, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to audio school to become an audio engineer. Going to a good school can speed up the learning process and save you many years of time that you might have to spend doing this learning on your own.

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