I see all these different schools online that are specifically for people looking to become a producer like dubspot and sonic academy and Icon Collective Production School . I'm wondering is it worth it? A lot of these schools are extremely expensive and I know a lot of really big producers that didn't go and really big ones that did. Basically I've been producing for about 2-3 years and I work on music for about 6 hours a day while pursuing a career as a firefighter paramedic. But as a firefighter you only work 10 days a month and I'm wanting to chase my dream as a second career. I'm 21 years old right now and will be 23 as a firefighter so I'll have about 4 to 5 years of experience. Basically I don't know if going to an expensive producer school will be worth it especially with all of the free information that's out on the internet and forums these days and I just want some opinions and if anyone has been in this same situation please let me know what you did
Okay cool! I'm looking at going to some specific school like Iconic Producer school or dupspot or something because I know they have some online courses and it'd probably work out better to do it online for me.
Berklee seems awesome. Get a tour of the school if you can. It's good for networking too.
I went to Columbia College of Chicago and it was great also, but I kept studying a lot on my own and it helped fill in the computer science gaps.
A lot of extraordinary artists are trained at what they do, but there are plenty of dedicated, self-taught ones as well. If school is an option for you, I think it's a good investment / very worth doing. Being a firefighter is cool as shit though, so why not have both?
If you want more of a technical approach go to berklee. If you want a program based around more of an artist go with Icon.
Both very good schools and well respected.I went to Fullsail back in the very very early 90's (94) after college( my head Engineer made me LOL )..but back then it was mainly geared toward recording and mixing and to be honest was very much about the student much more hands on then coursebook. Now they seem to have more of a churn um and burn type curriculum.Still a decent school though and plenty of campuses in the States.
Never have enough school..
“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.”Frank Zappa
“Hell is full of musical amateurs.” -George Bernard Shaw
I learnt so much from college and university music courses, but the majority you learn at home on your own through experimenting and putting things into practice. I would say it really helps though and is definitely worthwhile.