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  • I want to be sound engineer...

    I am 16 right now and I would like to pursue this goal. If I get to the learning now, I recon I would be steps ahead of everyone else when I leave high school. unfortunently, cash is low, so I probally wont be able to make a decent homestudio, however, I am going to become an intern at my local studio, and I get free training for about a month or so. it isnt a "pro" studio, I am sure many people on this forum probally have better stuff in there home. but what I want to know is, how can I educate myself at home how to use all of these programs without having the hardware at my disposal?? are there any tutorials on pro-tools out there? Any really in depth articles or sites? I have already seen homestudio.com, and it is more of like a faq.

  • #2
    You can get pro tools free but it doesent work on Xp. I reccomend finding lots of good books on recording. It has helped me greatly. Ask many questions during your inturnship. Learning recording takes time and patients, I also doing whatever you can to get your hands on the hardware.
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    • #3
      I'm 18 and started my interests with recording 2 years ago, so here's what I got for ya! ...

      1. READ! Learn what the terms are. Learn HOW systems are ran (digital interface / all in one boards / console to tape / etc.) Learn what your tools are (compression, limiting, eq, etc.) and WHAT they do, that's the hard part. Learn how to mic things. So much to learn lol.

      2. Do it. I bought myself an Omni I/O Interface (4 inputs ... 2 of them having XLR capabilites) and used my friends Sonar 2.0 XL. I am lucky enough to have a church that I was able to use their mics and stuff though. And just start recording. Play around with compression, your levels, micing techniques, just get used to how audio really works.

      3. After you start recording stuff, read some more.

      If you are able to intern with a guy that knows what he is doing, you should be able to learn tons from him. But seriously, I find myself reading articles upon articles on stuff like compression and micing techniques. And you can always ask for stuff here.
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      • #4
        For what it's worth, I always hear new people getting into recording really worrying about how to work the software so much. I don't think you should. Pro tools is EASY to use. I think any moron can record with pro tools. But thats not where you get your sounds from. Worry more about mic placement, gear, room acoustics...etc...in my opinion they are WAY more important, and much more difficult to master than any recording software.

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        • #5
          Read this.



          Well worth it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FINgers
            Read this.

            *IMAGE*

            Well worth it.



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            • #7
              David miles huber is my hero. Well, sort of.
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              • #8
                There are some great points here. Where can I find some compressor use information? I personaly would like to get better at using compression.
                There is another point, Never stop learning! Thanks for the info about the book I haven't read that one yet.
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                • #9
                  were can I get this book?? at a regular book store??

                  I saw an ad for a protools tutorial in a recording mag. anyine know of this?

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                  • #10
                    If you go to Harmony Central's home site (www.harmonycentral.com) and click on the recording section, you can find lots of helpful articles and links to other sites that will teach you about types of mics, micing techniques, compression, limiters, etc.
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                    • #11
                      another good book which goes a little more in depth is "Audio in Media" 6th edition, i can't remember what i paid but it's good if you wanna go waaaay in depth.


                      funny little side note, i found a copy of modern recording techniques at value village (savers in america) for $2
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                      • #12
                        Lucky! thanks for the compression information links.
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