WELCOME VIDEO: Audio Recording Technology Chair John Machado

Concentration in Audio Recording Technology


Audio Recording Technology is a concentration of the Business Management, Mass Communication and Music Performance programs at Five Towns College. Therefore a student can earn either a B.B.A., B.S. or Mus.B. with an Audio Recording Technology concentration. That’s exciting for those who love audio! This concentration promotes a practical, hands-on style of learning that very few music producing colleges can match. Audio engineering technology professors are devoted, knowledgeable and incredibly passionate about elevating students to the next level. Most importantly, they are completely committed to their craft.

We combine industry standard analog and digital audio recording equipment with an exciting classroom environment. Plus, we have developed a truly unique philosophy centered on molding students into future leaders.

Five Towns College has launched a new Graduate Studies option leading to the Master’s in Professional Studies degree (M.P.S.) in Sound Recording Technology! This is for technologists who have completed their undergraduate studies at Five Towns College with a concentration in audio recording technology.  Moreover, industry professionals can also benefit from this esteemed credential. Learn more about the M.P.S. in Sound Recording Technology here.

VIDEO : Audio Recording Technology at Five Towns College

A Key Location for Music Production

Five Towns College’s  proximity to New York City, the Media Capital of the World, offers students a one-of-a-kind opportunity.  Therefore, due to our location, students can  seek out internships with some of the best local entertainment companies in the world.

Practical, Hands-On Audio Recording Education

Early on, the concentration’s unrivaled staff provides expert lessons about the industry. Above all, students get a practical, hands-on-experience that only Five Towns College can offer. This program will give you the tools to succeed in recording, engineering procedures, music production techniques and audio/video post-production.

Recording engineering technology at Five Towns College

Professional Studios

Studio A, a professional audio recording and mixing facility, is replete with top-of-the-line equipment. Studio B is where beginner students learn multi-tracking techniques, plus signal flow and troubleshooting. And, Studio C, houses a stunning variety of outboard equipment from world-class manufacturers. It is in that studio where audio/video students can edit stereo and 5.1 multichannel soundtracks. In addition, the next studio, MIDI/Non-Linear Lab, offers individual workstations equipped with top-notch technology, such as KORG M3 Keyboards and powerful iMacs.  These call come pre-installed with the latest versions of revolutionary software. In addition, students can also use this space to sign out microphones and audio equipment for projects.

Real World Experience

One of the most important aspects of this concentration happens away from campus. Students are required to complete two 90-hour audio recording internships.  This allows you to explore the world of audio recording technology, moreover, builds confidence in your training and experience. This opportunity, to work alongside professionals, provides the groundwork for future employment as they learn to network and build essential relationships with some of the best business minds and entertainment organizations in the country, including SONY, MTV, KORG, Universal Media Group and HBO.

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