Apprentice Audio Engineers Expand Their Career Horizons.
Pictured L-R standing are Michael Giotto, Ocean Way owner Allen Sides, Robin Goodchild, and seated Ryan Reault, Joe Corey, and Brian Adams. Photo by David Goggin.
Apprentice audio engineers at Hollywood’s famed Ocean Way Recording Studios have completed their first online studies at Berkleemusic.com, the online continuing education division of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music.
Engineer/producer and studio owner Allen Sides commented, “We are extremely proud to have our team studying online at Berkleemusic. We have always stressed that the staff learn about recording as an art form and Berklee certainly embodies that concept. As our apprentices move up the ladder they can easily continue their formal education because online learning has such a flexible, self-determined schedule.”
New online Game Audio student Brian Adams reported: “I learned about the making of a game’s sound and how important every detail is in the design and composition of the game. I was able to work on a game demo and compose music along with designing sound effects for the environment using a game engine called Pipmak. It was a great way to get into gaming and has lead to an offer from Activision as a QA Tester.”
New online Music Theory student Michael Giotto remarked, “This was my first online course and it definitely refreshed my knowledge and boosted my ear training, which is a great advantage in the music industry.”
Robin Goodchild, a Commercial Music Production graduate of England’s University of Manchester, remarked, “I was surprised at how much I learned – by the end of the course my confidence had grown immensely. Music Theory crops up in everything that I do, and if I had known about this course a few years ago I think I would be a lot further along by now.”
Ocean Way houses what many people consider to be among the best sounding large live rooms ever built. Constructed in 1958, the studios have been the site of an astonishing number of classic hit records which have sold in excess of a billion worldwide. Ocean Way is the most awarded studio complex on the West Coast.
Berkleemusic.com is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berkleemusic’s award-winning online courses and certificate programs are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry. As the business of music continues to move online, Berkleemusic is taking a leadership role in educating the next generation of producers, performers, and entrepreneurs on this evolving industry landscape. Berkleemusic’s students come from over 80 countries around the world, and include Grammy award winners, managers, artists, publishers, music business entrepreneurs and major international touring acts.