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Creating Legends Through Mixing: An Audio Engineer’s Guide

Interested in becoming an audio engineer? Understanding the role of audio mixing is an important aspect of creating a successful album. Mixing an album well can launch artists and be mutually beneficial for the engineer. Geoff Emerick, Abbey Road‘s chief audio engineer helped The Beatles reach the stars. Bruce Swedien made Thriller scary good. Nigel …

Synthesizers & Sound Design for Making Music

Interested in making music? During an audio production program at a vocational school, you will learn about synthesizers and how to use samples, oscillators, LFOs, filters, envelope generators and loops. With these audio effects, an entry-level audio engineer can make unique sounds for music and visual media. What is a Synthesizer? An electronic keyboard that …

5 Steps to Finding an Audio Engineering Mentor

Interested in working on the technical aspects of recording including microphone placement, balancing levels and processing audio tracks? Do you enjoy operating audio, video, lighting and broadcast equipment? Love talking about and making music? After vocational school, most new audio engineers start out with a few technically accomplished tracks that are good enough to get …

HopeKids: Students and Staff support a local non-profit

Recently, some students in one of Keven Bowe’s classes at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) teamed up with a non-profit organization called HopeKids to record a song.  HopeKids is dedicated to encouraging and supporting families who have children that have endured life threatening or complicating experiences.  IPR Alumni Andre Steele and his wife, …

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