The New Engineers Program hopes to encourage people of all ages and walks of life to take an interest in audio engineering.
The principles are simple, the execution is tricky and the results are magic. At least that’s how we feel about recording, mixing and mastering music. If you feel the same way, then you also know how hard it is to get your hands dirty doing this sort of thing. The New Engineers Program addresses that need directly.
New Engineers do things like:
- Help set up the studio before a recording session.
- Work with the software and hardware to monitor and control the recording process itself.
- Assist with mixing and mastering the final tracks.
If you’ve ever felt a little intimidated by things like MIDI, Phantom Power, phase shifts, isolation, direct interfaces and all the other music engineer jargon, look us up as we can help with that. It’s the same for things like Compression, Reverb, Delay, Echo and all the rest of the effects and tools of mixing. You’ll get real world experience which will teach not only what all of that stuff does but why and when to use it as well.
Members of the program are brought in to help with our recording and mixing sessions across all of our programs. So you’ll get a chance to work on different projects with a variety of artists. In order to keep the program manageable and a rich experience for its members, we limit membership to four people per quarter.
Here’s how it works:
- Let us know you’re interested by filling out the sign up sheet (link below).
- Once a quarter we host an “Engineers Open House” at Tire Swing Studio where we get together in an informal meeting to tour the studio and feel each other out.
- Then depending on the number of eligible applicants we start to schedule members’ sessions so no one person has to make be there for every session. In fact, if we handle it properly, no one should have to make more than a quarter of the sessions in the quarter.
- When the quarter is over we’ll make sure you have representative examples of your work and the references you need to grow that experience further in the industry.