New to the list of audio schools and education courses is 90Degree Studio’s Sound Production 101 course, hosted by music retailer Musos Corner in conjunction with Hunter TAFE. It’s the first ever nationally recognised Skill Set for Recording and Mixing in Australia, apparently providing over $8000 of education and training value for just $399.
As you’d hope, the Newcastle-based course puts a lot of emphasis on hands-on experience, and less so on theory and textbooks. You also get $349 worth of free gear when you enrol, including an interface, microphone, four hours of studio time, and exclusive discount offers at Musos Corner.
The course itself is described as a ‘pathway to the Diploma of Sound Production’, and provides 24 hours of recording training in the 90Degree Studio. The learning style is highly practical, collaborative, and outcome-focussed. Each course is delivered by an experienced producer and teacher. Successful completion of the assessments gets you a Certificate of Attainment towards a Diploma of Sound Production.