Who teaches the workshops?
The six day Workshops are primarily taught by Ronan Chris Murphy, a producer/mixer/engineer, who has worked around the globe with some of the greatest musicians in the world. Check out his partial discography. Often, the six day boot camps in Los Angeles include workshops by other top engineers in their fields.
The shorter one day and evening classes are taught by a range of experts in various areas for recording.
Instructors at Recording Boot Camp are never amateurs or academics. If they are teaching at Recording Boot Camp, you know they will be serious professionals with prestigious backgrounds and major label credits.
What size are the classes?
The six day program has a maximum of six students. The Classes in out Italian Villa Boot Camp are even smaller. The one day and evening classes can range anywhere from 5-15 students.
What are the requirements for admissions into Home Recording Boot Camp?
Programs are open to students of any age, but each six day Recording Boot Camp workshop is geared towards advanced beginner to intermediate students and require a phone interview to make sure the student and the course are a good match.
Most one day and evening classes are open to students at any level, but please check prior to sign up for specialized classes.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about what course would be best for you. The programs are taught in English but open to students from all over the world.
How do I sign up for a Recording Boot Camp?
Before signing up all prospective students for the six day Workshop must do a short phone interview with Ronan to make sure the workshop is a good match for what they are looking to learn. Look for sign up info on the individual pages for other courses. Contact Liz Redwing to set up an interview
Where are the classes taught?
The large majority of our courses are held at Veneto West, a commercial studio in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) facility. Check out the facilities link for more detail.
How are the the Recording Boot Camps different than the big recording schools?
The program was designed to be a very different than any other options out there. Aside from being far less expensive and a much shorter, it is different in several other ways. The workshops are not designed to be internship training, but simply a way to help people make better recordings, regardless of whether they want to do it professionally or simply for a creative outlet. We will not teach you how to be an assistant an a commercial studio, we give you the tools to make the recordings you want to make.
One other big difference is that anyone that teaches a student anything at a Recording Boot Camp (or private consulting) is a full time pro with major credits. Many recording schools use instructors without significant real world experiences.
Do the Recording Boot Camps do Pro Tools Training? (or logic? or Cuebase? or Sonar? ??.)
Many of the day and evening classes focus on specific software training.
The Six Day Recording Boot Camps are “format agnostic”, all of the techniques and skills we teach apply to any software platform as well as working with stand alone analog and digital systems. Engineers that master the core concepts of recording and mixing can easily work in any recording situation.
Is financing available?
Recording Boot Camp does not offer its own financing, but accepts all major credit and debit cards through Pay Pal.
Is it possible to attend Six Day Recording Boot Camp part time?
No. When you are at Six Day Recording Boot Camp you are living and breathing recording. The programs are fun and intense and all consuming. Course run from 11am to 7-8pm.
Is there housing available for out of town students?
We do not have on site housing but there are several options for quality hotels at good prices near by. We can provide students with information about local hotels and various price points. Accommodations are arranged for the students as part of our Boot Camp in Italy.
Does Recording Boot Camp have an internship program?
Internships can be a great opportunity for people looking to learn more about life in a commercial studio. We can offer assistance to our best students looking to get an internship but we do not have a placement program. One note on internships: if you are considering attending another recording program, note that many of them include internships when they calculate total number of course hours. You could actually be paying a school money to work at a commercial business for free.
How do I register for a Six Day Boot Camp
First thing you do is contact our program coordinator, Liz Redwing to set up an admissions interview with Ronan. If Ronan approves you for the class, Liz will send you and invoice and a 50% non-refundable deposit will hold your spot in the class.
How much does a recording six Day Recording Boot Camp Cost?
6 DAY BOOT CAMP (LA sessions)
$1000 30 day advance registration
$1100 less than 30 day advance registration
$1200 walk up registration. (Class size limited to 6 participants and usually sell out)
All other courses have individual pricing for each class.
What is the cancellation policy?
Deposits are non-refundable since most of our programs sell out and we turn people away once a class is sold out. If a registrant cancels early enough that we are able to fill their spot with another student we will gladly refund the deposit.