When I got my start in the music industry, it was working at big studios with professional engineers, mixers and musicians. I was able to learn from them, apply their techniques and tricks to my own mixes, and create a portfolio that has helped me springboard my career into what it is today.
I got to be in a room with people who really knew what they were doing, and I was constantly asking questions to learn more and more about what they were doing. When it comes to developing your skills, it is that ability to learn from others that is absolutely huge.
Today’s music industry is a bit different than it was back then!
Recording studios like I started out in are few and far between. Getting signed as a rock and roll band to make an album for six weeks with world class producers and engineers just doesn’t happen anymore. You may get into a big studio, but even if you do, chances are you will be spending a few days there, instead of weeks
But, the biggest difference is that almost no one had a HOME studio.
In those days, they had a community of friends and professionals at the larger studios where they worked, or interned at! They could learn from each other, help each other out, and grow together!
This allowed them to drastically improve their skills in a short period of time and make names for themselves in the industry!
For me, the most important thing is to surround yourself with a group of talented, like-minded people who will encourage and support you. With most people working in home studios, and not having access to the big studios and experienced engineers to teach them how to do things, this can be more difficult today than it used to be. The days of interning at a studio and working your way up are gone.
However, it’s still crucial to surround yourself with a group of talented people who encourage and support you! This is why I started the Produce Like A Pro Academy.
Over the last 6 years, we’ve been building a community of like-minded, supportive audio professionals, some of which have gone from hobbyist to full time engineers, mixers, and producers!
The Produce Like a Pro Academy was built on the foundation and experience of the old music industry and was infused with today’s best practices, It’s the closest thing you’ll get to working alongside the some of the greats, and having a community who will support you in your journey and allow everyone involved to grow together!
For the next few weeks, you can get an Academy membership for only $99! Click here to join the Produce Like a Pro Academy!
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