GRASS­ROOTS

Un­leash your in­ner mu­sic pro­ducer

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - LAU­RENCE MACKIN

With the almost col­lapse of cap­i­tal­ism and our loss of faith in the priest­hood, it seems that safe, mind-numb­ing jobs are thin on the ground.

So we may as well just follow our child­hood dream/this week’s man-crush Jon Hop­kins and re-train as a mu­sic pro­ducer. How hard can it be?

First we need the skills to make up for the yawn­ing chasm be­tween our am­bi­tion (high five) and our abil­i­ties (down low). The Sound Train­ing Cen­tre has been churn­ing out sound en­gi­neers and mu­sic-pro­duc­tion mon­keys for 25 years, and it re­cently launched a se­ries of paid-for on­line course in mu­sic pro­duc­tion (sound­train­ing.com). Th­ese last from four to 12 weeks and also in­clude weekly feed­back and guid­ance from lec­tur­ers.

Al­ter­na­tively, cours­era.org, one of the in­ter­net’s great, un­sung repos­i­to­ries of knowl­edge, has a be­wil­der­ing list of free cour­ses that any­one can ac­cess, pro­vided by some of the world’s best ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

The In­tro­duc­tion to Mu­sic Pro­duc­tion from Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic (yes, that one) is just one out­stand­ing ex­am­ple. The next one starts on Oc­to­ber 13th, takes six weeks of study and lasts for six to eight hours per week.

See cours­era.org/course/ mu­sicpro­duc­tion for de­tails. Ex­pect our JH support slot some­time in De­cem­ber so.

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