Audio Recording Technology Program
Audio Recording Technology is a concentration of the Business Management, Mass Communication and Jazz/Commercial Music programs at Five Towns College. This concentration promotes a hands-on style of learning that very few music producing colleges can match. Audio recording program professors are devoted, knowledgeable and incredibly passionate about elevating students to the next level. Most importantly, they’re completely committed to their craft.
Combining state-of-the-art analog and digital equipment with an exciting classroom environment, these instructors have developed a truly unique philosophy centered on molding students into future leaders in this field—while staying true to the audio recording skills that allowed them to excel for so many years.
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 to completely immerse themselves in the audio recording technology industry by seeking out internships with some of the best entertainment companies in the world.
But before embarking on professional life, students learn important lessons that will set them on the path to successful careers as engineers and producers in many different fields of audio and recording engineering technology.
Hands-On Audio Recording Education
Early on, the concentration’s unrivaled staff provides expert lessons about the industry. But more importantly, students get the hands-on-experience that only Five Towns College can offer. The audio recording program is designed to instill in students the tools they need to succeed in recording, engineering procedures, music production techniques and audio/video post-production, all the while training in four cutting-edge recording studios.
State-of-the-Art Recording 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. Then it’s on to Studio C, which houses a stunning variety of outboard equipment from world-class manufacturers. It’s in that studio where audio/video students can edit stereo and 5.1 multichannel recordings and soundtracks. The next studio, MIDI/Non-Linear Lab, offers individual workstations equipped with top-notch technology, such as KORG M3 Keyboards and powerful iMacs—all pre-installed with the latest versions of revolutionary software. Students can also use this space to sign out microphones and audio equipment for their own projects.
Real World Experience
One of the most important aspects of this concentration happens away from campus. All students are required to complete two 90-hour audio recording internships, which allow them to explore the world of audio recording engineering in a way that gives them confidence in their training and offers unquantifiable 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.