Tell me if something similar this has happened to you….
You’re checking out a tutorial video, probably on YouTube, and the engineer is going through some neat tricks, but you just don’t quite understand why he is doing what he’s doing. He goes onto the next part of the tutorial, but you are hoping that he would stop and explain it a little more.
Well, it’s happened to me.
While I do believe that there is a lot of great info to be learned from these tutorial videos, I still think that the best way to learn is in person and face-to-face.
There’s nothing better than being able to convey to your music instructor that you don’t understand what he is talking about, and you want him to slow down to explain it a little bit better. You know, saying something like “I didn’t quite understand that, can you show me again?” or “I don’t hear a difference, can you try that one more time.”
If that sounds like something that’s a little more along your pace and workflow than I suggest you try and find an engineer that you respect and see if they would be willing to take you on as a “student.” So instead of interning for a studio you could instead be a student.
Everyone wins because you get to learn, and the studio can make a little extra money.
I have never reached out to a studio myself, but I have been lucky enough to have friends who are incredibly talented in the music space. They have been gracious enough to bring me into their working environment to show me the ropes.
I can’t tell you how fast I was able to learn just by having someone there that I could bounce my ideas off of.
Anyway, hopefully, that can help you out in the future.