Audio Production School: Taking Digital Recording to the Next Step

3 Reasons to Not Consider an Audio Production School

Studying digital recording at an audio production school is not for the faint of heart. You must be dedicated to studying and daily improving your skills in the craft of digital audio recording. It requires significant dedication of time and resources. But, here are 3 reasons why you might NOT want to consider an audio production school.

1. No Desire to Succeed 

If you don't want to succeed, you will fail. That's actually a general life lesson, and applies to much more than music. But going to a recording school is a waste of time and money if you only want to try it. You can find that out on your own - just learn about it and do it at home, home recording, and you will soon discover if you want to go on.

2. No Time 

Studying at the level of audio schools is time consuming for the course of the study time. It's like college, only focused specifically on recording. It will require a lot of time.

3. You Are Already Recording With Ease 

If you have already dedicated yourself to learn how to record at home, and are successfully doing it and love it, why go to the extra bother of spending the money and time? The point is, if you are enjoying it, you don't necessarily HAVE to study further. Self study goes a long way. After all, that's why you come to, right? 

However, here are a few reasons you might want to consider an audio production school. 

Take Your Recording to the Next Level 

Studying something in a focused manner for several weeks on end (programs vary, some 12, some 42 weeks) with knowledgeable instructors is one of the best way to gain confidence and gather the skills and knowledge to master something. If you love recording and want to go further, this is a good way. 

Firm Desire to Succeed 

If you have the firm desire to succed in your recording endeavors (and even business, maybe), you are a good candidate for an audio school. The inner drive keeps one going when the "going gets tough." 

But what about money? Don't let that stand in between you and your dreams. Where there is a will, there is a way, and a lot of schools will offer some level of student aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Costs are not actually that expensive. Do your homework and check with several places, and look at the tuition costs. They will oftentimes post them somewhere on their website.

So, is an audio production school for you? The considerations above may help you make your decision. The choice is yours, and I wish you the best.

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About the Author Lee Weaver

Lee started his career in recording with an auspicious goal - record tracks of his own voice singing in harmony. As a hobby project, it didn't have the funding to go to a studio and pay for someone to do it for him. Like many of you, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps to learn the art of recording.

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