I basically just started by recording shit demos for bands I was in, and friends bands. I went to University of New Haven for a year and a half as a recording major. If I remember correctly for the first couple years you don’t even take recording classes at that school. It’s mostly general education classes and music theory. That school is an absolute joke and waste of money if you’re going there for music. Essentially a massive scam. I had taken AP music theory in high school and learned nothing from the few theory classes I took at UNH. Most people in the classes didn’t even know what a major or minor scale was, yet were in college as music majors…..
Anyways I left that school to avoid further student loan hell and was touring a decent amount with My Heart To Joy. We recorded vocals at Silver Bullet for our last EP. I basically bugged Greg a ton until he let me intern there. I interned for about a year. I would be there about 70-80 hours a week, and usually not sleep for multiple days at a time because I was also going to college full time as a History major. I had my college schedule worked out where I would have my 4-5 classes all in a row two days a week from 8am-3pm. I would leave school and immediately go to the studio until 7am. In that same time period I got asked to play bass for TWIABP on a tour to SXSW and back since josh had a job that wouldn’t allow him to tour. The tour was during my mid term week. I told all my professors I was going on tour and that I had to take my mid terms at a different time.
Basically you have to pursue recording/music outside of school. If it’s something you really want to do you’ll find time for it. Listen to as much music as you can and analyze the shit out of it. It will always be a learning process no matter how long you’ve been doing it or not. Record your bands practices, make demos for bands whenever you can, read recording forums online, watch YouTube tutorials for hours, and get practice. Going to school for music can be helpful to some, but for the majority of people it’s absolute garbage and a waste of time.
Good advice from the #1 homie