Unleash your inner music producer
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.