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Old 02-26-2020, 04:46 PM   #6
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IMO - A formal class (with a "lab" in this case) is the best way to learn almost anything.

That said, Ill bet that most professional mixing & mastering engineers are either self-taught or had formal or informal apprenticeships, or otherwise worked their way up through the "school of hard knocks".

You probably do have to be careful about being "ripped off"... Paying way more than it's worth.

There is a community college here in Silicon Valley that had a recording studio and a variety of audio production classes. I don't know if that still exists (and I never saw the studio or anything) but community colleges are usually a bargain.

Most musicians don't have college degrees in music either, if any "formal" music education at all. But, it probably does help if you're trying to get a job with a big city symphony.

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