THE MUSIC & RECORDING INDUSTRY (01/99)

"Did You Know This About Our Industry?"

MAKING A RECORDING SCHOOL FOR THE 21st CENTURY

BY ROBERT DENNIS

Editor's Note:

Many changes are being made to Recording Institute Of Detroit operations to assist the student to learn the subject well with a minimum amount of time spent on the campus. By the year 2000, all changes are expected to be in place.  For the plans and progress towards those plans, there are several articles:

RECORDING INSTITUTE INSTALLS SIX TASCAM DIGITAL CONSOLES FOR STUDENT TRAINING
The Recording Institute Of Detroit is pleased to announce that it has ordered six Tascam digital consoles to be installed for student training by the end of March, 1999.  The equipment to be installed is as follows:

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RID has installed one TMD-8000 in its Student Control Room and the other in its classroom.  Student's begin their training on this console.
 

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RID has installed a TMD-1000's in its Student Control Room and another in the cd replication area.  These consoles are used for student labs and student interning.
This installation means that students will be using the TMD-8000 console during classes in Studio C and class sessions and then have the same model console for individual study in the Student Control Room.
In choosing the TMD consoles, RID has a console with all of the features of a digital console but one that is flexible enough to easily work with all major formats including DA-88, ADAT and Analog 24 track.  "It is the easiest digital console to run with one format for one class and then immediately convert it to another format for the next class."
THE PHYSICAL PLANT OF RID
Our 1999-2000 delivery plant for many recording classes and lab sessions is our studio C complex.  The lecture and practical classes for Basic and Intermediate Recording Courses are given in the studio and Control Room C.  The students have lab time available in the Student Control Room and Studio C with a duplicate TMD-8000 Console and use of the studioroom.  Late hours operation of the facility allows every student extensive lab opportunities in a fully-functional facility.

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The lectures and practical classes for the Advanced Recording Course are taught in Studio A which is equipped with a large SSL analog and 02R digital console.

 


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The RID Classroom is used for music theory study as well as recording theory makeups, intern study,  and interactive study of RID materials.

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Studio B and the Mastering Room D (not shown) are used for lab and intern practical experience.

THE RECORDING INSTITUTE OF DETROIT

CAMPUS PROGRAMS 2000 - 2001

ONE COURSE PROGRAMS

PRO AUDIO SPECIALIST

35 CLOCK HOURS

Students receive 10 hours of campus instruction (3 meetings) in the basics of recording that includes one live recording session.  Students, in addition, study 57 interactive lessons in basic audio and take a final exam.  Up to 25 additional campus contact hours are available to students for study, assistance and lab time.

TUITION: $449.00     BOOKS/MATERIALS:  INCLUDED

The graduate obtains essential knowledge and exposure to basic audio theory and studio recording techniques.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES I

42 CLOCK HOURS

Students attend 12 classes in recording (42 hours) with in- depth lectures/demonstrations/equipment practice and 4 live recording/mixing sessions. Students record the final recording project with instructor guidance.  Up to 20 additional campus contact hours are available to students for study, assistance and lab time.

TUITION: $799.00     BOOKS/MATERIALS:  $70.75 + sales tax

The graduate basic knowledge and hands-on ability in the studio recording techniques used in recording bands.

ASSOCIATE RECORDING ENGINEER PROGRAM

("RECORDING TECHNICIAN PROGRAM")

97 CLOCK HOURS

The Associate Recording Engineer Program provides the graduate with the minimum professional competence in completing the recording of of both live musician and computer-generated music recording projects.  The program consists of three courses, for 97 clock hours of campus instruction: 

RECORDING TECHNIQUES I (42 Clock Hours)

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY (15 Clock Hours)

Over 6 classes, the graduate learns the basics of music theory including rhythm/beat, putting music in written form, musical keys, major & minor scales,   plus  the basics of musical harmony and chords that are necessary to the programming of drum machines & computer-generated music.

MUSIC PRODUCTION I (40 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 8 classes, the graduate learns the operation of additional recording equipment and is certified as having minimum professional competence at using this equipment for recording projects.  The student also obtains basic competence in both the programming and recording of computer-generated music projects. The class includes four recording projects done by students, one of which is a computer-generated music project.
Up to 20 campus contact hours are available (in addition to class time) to students for study, assistance and lab time.

PROGRAM TUITION: $1798.00     BOOKS/MATERIALS:  $140.70+ sales tax

RECORDING ENGINEER PROGRAM

("SECOND RECORDING ENGINEER PROGRAM")

255 CLOCK HOURS

The Recording Engineer Program provides the graduate with the training and exposure necessary to operate full-service professional recording studios using all of the common recording types of equipment and techniques in this class of studio.   Training is included in analog, digital and hard disc recording systems and console automation systems.  Included in the program is training using professional equipment such as Pro Tools and the SSL Console.  After the campus classes, the students must complete an extensive internship for a total training of 255 clock hours.

ASSOCIATE RECORDING ENGINEER COURSES (97 CLOCK HOURS)

The three classes described under the Associate Recording Engineer Program (described above) are the first three classes taken in this program.

COMPUTER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (48 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 12 classes the student learns the use of computer-based programs used in audio production.  Included in the class is training on advanced MIDI programs, hard disk recording & editing, mastering techniques, Internet audio encoding, computer based mixing, computer based sample/loop production techniques and synchronization.  Recording projects include audio post-production, commercial production and hard disk music production.

ADVANCED RECORDING (60 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 11 classes the student learns advanced recording techniques based around large studio / large console / analog multitrack formats.  Training is completed on an SSL console. Included in the class is advanced console recording & automated mixing techniques, advanced micing techniques, advanced signal processing, integration of analog recording with both digital recording & MIDI production and synchronized 48 track analog recording.  Recording projects include an analog music project,  and integrated projects of both analog/digital and analog/MIDI. 

ADVANCED RECORDING INTERNSHIP (50 CLOCK HOURS)

PROGRAM TUITION: $4247.00     BOOKS/MATERIALS:  $295.30 + sales tax

Up to 20 campus contact hours are available (in addition to class time) to students for study, assistance and lab time.

The logical extension of a recording engineer is music production.  With today's market, music production is a quickly growing activity in the field.  Unfortunately many of the projects being independently released are only of a "local" or "demonstration" quality. The Recording Engineer / Program is designed to train the graduate in national-release quality of production, giving the graduate a distinct edge in this competitive field.

ASSOCIATE RECORDING ENGINEER COURSES (97 CLOCK HOURS)

The three classes described under the Associate Recording Engineer Program (described above) are the first three classes taken in this program.

COMPUTER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (48 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 12 classes the student learns the use of computer-based programs used in audio production.  Included in the class is training on advanced MIDI programs, hard disk recording & editing, mastering techniques, Internet audio encoding, computer based mixing, computer based sample/loop production techniques and synchronization.  Recording projects include audio post-production, commercial production and hard disk music production.

ADVANCED RECORDING (60 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 11 classes the student learns advanced recording techniques based around large studio / large console / analog multitrack formats.  Training is completed on an SSL console. Included in the class is advanced console recording & automated mixing techniques, advanced micing techniques, advanced signal processing, integration of analog recording with both digital recording & MIDI production and synchronized 48 track analog recording.  Recording projects include an analog music project,  and integrated projects of both analog/digital and analog/MIDI. 

DOING MUSIC BUSINESS (36 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 12 classes the students learns the basics of the music business and business planning, as well as planning the release and marketing of a music production.   Topics include setting up the business, obtaining professional guidance and council, copyrights & publishing, performance rights,  production, promotions and marketing as well as obtaining a record deal with major companies.   

MUSIC PRODUCTION, PROMOTION AND MARKETING (45 CLOCK HOURS)

Over 10 classes and a series of individual coaching sessions the student formulates both a specific business and production plan for the completion of a music production, as well as its release or its presentation to national record companies.  The class is usually taken as the student's production project begins.

MUSIC PRODUCTION PROJECT (110 CLOCK HOURS)

Students complete a national quality music production under the guidance of a professional recording engineer and producer.  Students complete the planning, the demo recording, the final recording, mixing and mastering of the project.

PROGRAM TUITION: $5898.00   PLUS ESTIMATED $2250.00 STUDIO TIME FOR PROGRAM  PROJECT

BOOKS/MATERIALS:  $495.30 + sales tax

Quick-StudyTM Programs
Recording Institute Of Detroit Quick-Study programs are condensed hands-on training modules for students who have thoroughly studied the online training modules to prepare for the final theory examination of the campus course or program.  
Pro Audio Specialist Students attend one or two weekends - $299.00
Recording Techniques I Students attend 7 weeks - $595.00
Associate Recording Engineer Students attend 7 weeks - $595.00

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