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Category Archives: Audio Production and Engineering

Audio Engineering: Essential Tools for Beginners

For those looking to begin a career in audio engineering, gear is the name of the game. Big, expensive equipment, pricey plugins, quality reference tracks, and a large time commitment can appear to place a barrier to entry into the audio engineering. However, by focusing on mastering a few skills and pieces of equipment, future
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An Audio Producer’s Guide to Songwriting

Songwriting and Music Publishing All artists benefit from songwriting, but many people do not know what this aspect of the industry is really about. Because this part of the process is done behind the scenes, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the topic. Songwriters, audio producers and music publishers work together to make songs
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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
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Recent Trends in Auto-Tune and the Hip Hop Genre

Auto-tune has long been a controversial topic in the music community.  Some detractors claim that auto-tune is little more than a lack of originality. Proponents claim that auto-tune is part of the creative process and shows technical ability. Some artists like Jay Z claim that auto-tune is false or fake music and deserves no respect. 
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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
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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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IPR Students and Alumni Tackle Super Bowl Productions

Super Bowl LII landed in Minneapolis on Sunday February 4, 2018 and with its downtown location, the Institute of Production and Recording was right in the middle of the action. With all of the events and activities associated with the Super Bowl in the weeks leading up to the game, it is no surprise that
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