For the past seven weeks I’ve been flexing my audio engineering muscles at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio. I’ve been able to work closely with audio engineers from multiple eras and genres of the music industry honing in skills of recoding techniques, mixing strategies, and mastering final products. Spending a few weeks here has allowed me to focus in more about what I enjoy about the audio industry, where I find my strengths and weaknesses, and how to elevate my skills in both of those areas.
Some of my favorite projects I’ve worked on and coordinated while at the Workshop were all the recording sessions, especially those on analogue tape! We were able to record various musicians and bands giving us real experiences with actual artists, building rapport, and recording great sounds as always. Some of the most exciting moments were those spent with my fellow classmates and future audio engineers. Having a strong team that works well together makes sessions more fun and helps them run smoothly because we know each other’s strengths and we can divide and conquer.
Since being down in Chillicothe, I’ve been preparing myself for an internship due to start in March at OmniSound Studios down in Nashville, Tennessee. This is an opportunity I have never felt more ready for! I’m looking forward to be able to travel to a new city which double’s as a music capital, work opportunity, and a new place for exploration. While I’m down there working with OmniSound, I’ll be working with session set ups and tear downs, some pitch correction and editing as well as the usual coffee runs and studio maintenance. I’m excited for everything I’ll get to do with the studios both in sessions as well as getting to explore the city getting coffee for the musicians and myself.
Here’s to an exciting semester!