Originally Posted by XxFeendogxX
Yeah it helped. Trade schools like yo bash on other trade schools. It's just what they do.... I moved to l.a. And interned for 3 days before I got hired. Then I became a runner, than an assistant and after 2 years I was engineering. It's all about your drive and what you make of it. Most kids that go to that school are just aspiring musicians who think that their education will help their ''artist career''. They are the ones that do not end up doing much. I learned so much there and the teachers are awesome. They have platinum and gold records. You might want to ask yourself why your learning from a guy that works at a community college, rather than a school that's credit list can be found in mix magazine and have Grammy award winning students. The guy that recorded your band was a student..... That's his time to make mistakes and learn. Some people have years of experience before going to school for audio engineering. Others have none. Your teacher is probably jealous because they turned him down for a job or something. In this industry you come across a lot of know it alls. Don't believe everything you hear.
I definitely agree with the whole "you get out what you put in" statement. Which is what I hear from a lot of people who went there. Still though, I believe you are paying for the name recognition. I was shocked when I attended SCC, I just decided to take a recording class for fun. But the amount of gear they have there, and let you use is insane. It was weird that they did not let the students at the conservatory use ribbon mics at all, and they only let them use higher end mics if they had a 4.0 GPA. That really sucks IMO, and aren't you missing out learning to use those mics?
I have a ton of respect for my teachers at SCC. For simply having a small studio in Tucson, the guy has recorded some very well known artists (can't remember any right now). I'm sure a lot of his badmouthing was probably out of bitterness. But I do know that I believe I learned just as much, if not more, than the conservatory students at a fraction of the cost.