......The studio is working great, I still need to buy more equipment but it is working good. Its being really busy since I got back from London. All ready have recorded and mixed over a dozen artist here in Pr. Including my own that I plan on releasing next year......
Robert Dean. December 2010.
Great course. I started with no knowledge about sound engineering or producing and I now leave the course with a good understanding for these things. Friendly people, nice small classes so lots of time in the main studio. Wish I was doing the second year.
Nathan Schneider. August 2010.
TRW brought me what I could hope for and even more. Indeed, beyond the programs and the technique, we acquire a manner of listening, of analyzing, and a method of creation. We meet people with music as a shared interest, and with different universes (as well cultural as personal). A good experience.
Habish Rosario. September 2009.
The Recording Workshop is not only
well equipped for the courses it gives, it contains the
personnel to ensure the learning process goes as smoothly as
possible. Being a musician my self for over 15 years and with
the experience of 4 albums with my band I've had to learn to
comprehend the entire recording process to a whole new level. I
will seriously recommend it to anyone who is serious about
Matthew West-Robinson. May 2009.
Now a graduate from the The Recording Workshop’s Advanced Sound Engineering
Course– I cannot emphasise how much I have learnt in my two years attendance.
The first course encompassed all aspects of the industry including Microphone
Techniques, Multitrack Recording, DAW’s (Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools), Mixing,
Mastering, Synthesis, Plug Ins, Effects and Sampling. I found the course very
different to what I expected as it was taught with a very hands on approach and
it gave me a real feel for using the equipment in the studio as well as the
ability to develop and form my own recording techniques and ideas. I thought the
teaching was excellent. With such small classes, (5 or so people) I was always
assured that I had the attention and ear of a professional in the industry at
The advanced course focused much more in-depth on the topics covered in the
first year as well as live independent recording sessions with bands and also a
work experience placement which I found absolutely invaluable. I happened to be
fortunate enough to do my experience at Abbey Road Studios working with the
likes of Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Chris Slade, formerly of AC/DC.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and I would highly recommend The
Recording Workshop to anyone who wants to get into the recording industry.
Currently I am planning to establish my own recording studio.
Karl Pupé. April 2009.
It has been absolutely awesome!
I look forward to coming back in the summer.
Ruth Jones. April 2009. (Foundation course)
Great overview. The context,
history, from basics to present is very good. The tutor's experience in the
industry is invaluable and really makes a difference.
Tabosun Olowe. April 2009. (Foundation course)
Fantastic. There probabaly is not any better introduction course for
Kat. September 2008 (extract of interview for Hotcourses magasine).
What inspired you to
take the course?
My life. There’s nothing
more to life for me than music, and I knew I wouldn’t be happy doing something
else in my life. I’ve seen too many people giving up their life passion for
something they hate doing. Apparently our favorite things do not give us enough
money, but I’m a great believer of the theory where you are the creator of your
own destiny. If you can’t achieve what you want, it means you don’t want it
badly enough. If you are dedicated, no matter what you choose to do, you will
get what and where you want.
Where did you hear
about the course?
I bought a ‘Hotcourses’
guide to look around for best courses and even though there was a wide range of
schools, The Recording Workshop looked most interesting and turns out I made a
What did you hope to
achieve by taking the course?
Obviously, I was hoping
to succeed in what I started. Being a good sound engineer, knowing what I’m
What was your initial
impression of the course?
It all looked a lot more
complicated than I thought. I never had any experience in sound engineering, so
I haven’t even seen most of the equipment before. I was afraid that I will fail.
I think it is normal though if you start doing something new. Then gradually I
was learning things and I literally fell in love with it.
What was the thing you
most enjoyed about your learning experience?
I am not sure if I can
answer this question. For me everything was equally amazing, extremely
interesting. I just wanted more and more. Couldn’t get enough of that. If I
didn’t have to work I would spend every minute I could in there.
Great advantage of this
course is the amount of people in a group. It was up to 4 or 5 people, which
means you can touch everything and try everything out. I had lots of time to
work on my own music, use every piece of equipment in a studio. Our tutor was
always there to help and give a valuable advice.
What was the hardest
thing about the course?
The hardest thing for me
was finishing the course. I really enjoy being there and wouldn’t mind doing it
again, ‘cause I feel so good in there.
How has taking this
course improved your life and career?
It has greatly improved
my life, because now I feel like I’m going the right direction. I can do what I
want to do most in my life. I can work with music.
What do you intend to
do with the skills you gained?
I intend to become the
best sound engineer in the universe ;)
Any words of advice for
students who want to do this course?
If you think of where to
start – I’d say The Recording Workshop is a perfect place to start your journey
leading to career in music industry. Helpful people, great equipment, no stress,
pure pleasure for anyone who’s into this.
Jamie Elliott. Summer 2007.
The summer intensive course was not only great fun but very informative. It
was well structured and not only did they teach you about all aspects of
music production but they also gave you the chance to try everything for
yourself and in your own time during the practical periods. The staff are
friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help. I have come out of it
not only knowing more about the processes and tools of music production, but
knowing more about the industry as a whole. Many Thanks!
Having just completed the
Full Time course at the
Recording Workshop, I feel that I have benefited a great deal
from it. Initially I was a little hesitant to part with the sum
of money required, as I did not see how it could be worth that
much. However, looking back now I can honestly say that in my
opinion it is DEFINITELY well worth the money spent, and I would
recommend anyone who is truly interested in this area of the
music and recording industry to take the course.
One of the things that made it a success for me
was the small class size. Having spent my entire school life (university
being the exception) in smaller classes, this format suited me
perfectly. Jose was able to fully explain to all of us the exact
workings of all the different procedures, and still take time to
further explain to an individual any things they may have
understood. This I felt was THE governing factor in the amount of
information I have learned.
The structure of classes was well thought out
and fitted together with other lessons to make best use of time.
For someone coming from outside of London this was of course a
bonus for me as it meant less travelling time throughout the week.
Jose ensured that as best as possible, the schedule was kept to
and this in turn meant that we learned everything we had set out
There are a few other factors that I could
expand on but, to summarise, I feel the full time course is fantastic
for the following reasons:
one on one teaching which suited me
very well structured to encompass
all the areas that we may need in the future
clarity of content
the availability to use all the
equipment ensured that we could understand the way it
fun studying conditions
practical and demonstrative
value for money
Overall, I think it is an excellent starting
point for anyone who is starting out (such as myself) or for
someone who is already in the industry and wants to learn or
brush up on something new. Jose is an excellent teacher who made
the learning fun.
Alessandro Salis 31/05/06:
I've really enjoyed the course and I've understood the
basics that I've been taught.
Very good overview and well-paced/structured.
It was very useful/informative for me to get an insight
into working in a music studio.
Verry happy with course - a great introduction.
I found the course informative and easy going and I am
keen to go onto other courses.
Great course - thoroughly enjoyed it!
Very enjoyable and informative course. I would recommend
it to anyone as a gounding course.
The course was excellent. Thorough coverage of all topics
in a useful way. Thank you Phil!
The workshop helped me very much. It was interesting. I
would like to come back again soon.
Very good. Developed a basic understanding of audio
engineering as stipulated. Evening availability enabled
me to be able to do the course. The right length of
Jan De Lange
It's a great course. There's a great deal of detail to it
all. Will help me for future prospects.
Teacher was very helpful and always had a way of
explaining things so I understood.
Very informative. Given me lot of ideas for my studio.
I found the course very useful and interesting and gave
me sound skills for working a recording studio.
M. Risman 12/07/03:
An excellent introduction to this new field. We very much
enjoyed the course. Philip was extremely knowledgeable
Dee Weekes 12/07/03:
It has been a great introduction for me. I feel a lot
more confident and looking forward to putting it into
Warren King 16/07/02:
I found the course very useful and interesting and gave me a sound skill
for working in a recording studio.