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1O TIPS for a successful studio career

So you want a career as an studio engineer or record producer. You’ve chosen a path that could be littered with fun, laughter, music and even (some) money, but it’s also one of the toughest industries to crack. Follow these tips and you might just stand a better chance…

(aka ‘smile and put the kettle on’)

1 Get an education

It used to be that you could start as a runner in a studio with no proper training and learn ‘on the job’, but nowadays there are so many courses available – from the likes of Point Blank, ACM and more – that you’d be foolish to not study music technology first. A good course will not just focus on studio work but provide you with enough skills to work in other areas of the industry – live or broadcast, for example – so choose carefully. And also look for a course with an industry placement option where you get up to a year of unpaid work in the industry. The University of Surrey Tonmeister course is the most famous for this but also the most over subscribed. And talking of working for no cash…

2 Expect to work for £0

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About MusicTech

Though it was only a few issues ago that we contemplated the future of music, we came to the realisation that the future is now! With more effects at our disposal than ever before, we tour the modern arsenal of plug-in effects, tools and software that you might not even realise existed! Elsewhere, we speak to the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff about his production and DJing ethos, and join Detroit-based artist Klayton, whose love of 80s electronic and metal bands has borne many fruitful projects, not to mention an amazing studio. We put Hans Zimmer Strings to the test, as well as a slew of new pieces of gear and software in our expanded reviews section. Additionally, there’s 4 new tutorials for Live, Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools, brand-new tips, retrospectives and our Essential Guide series draws to a close with a 101 to recording. We hope you enjoy the issue!