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    Any SAE Students ??

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    was checking this school out and was wondering if anyone here could give me a little insight as to whether or not its worth it/a good school. im going to the open house in may hopefully.

    any info would help.

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    I went there.. got my diploma and really enjoyed it.

    However, it's not for everyone. It's pretty intense, especially the full-time course and it's a lot of money to spend. I went because I wanted to know more of the theoretical side to sound engineering.. and to get my hands on a Neve VR !!!

    It's quite theory based so be prepared to learn mathematical formulas and **** like that..

    If you're just interested in sitting behind a PC with Reason and Cubase then don't bother going, you won't get much out of it. But if you wanna learn theory, microphone techniques and how to use great big recording desks, then I recommend it.
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    thanks for the reply!

    "If you're just interested in sitting behind a PC with Reason and Cubase then don't bother going"

    thats exactly what i DONT want. i can get that by sitting at home and twiddling. what im interested in is learning stuff that i cant learn from teaching myself.

    just curious.. what kind of job opportunities does it open up, if any? im not really intersted in becoming a big time wheeler and dealer in the business. i want to know as much as possible to help me become a better producer and possibly get a job at a studio. did it elevate your knowledge in the production realm?

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    you can be the best engineer in the world... or a total novice.. still at the end of the day the music recording business revolves around WHO you know, not WHAT you know. So in terms of getting a job in a studio, it's still just as hard with or without a qualification.

    However...

    If you put the hours in and are really interested in learning, going to SAE is a good shortcut to understanding the basic skills that REAL producers and engineers have.
    Since doing SAE I have been confident enough to do a lot of freelance stuff and take bands into big studios and record/produce them.
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    "you can be the best engineer in the world... or a total novice.. still at the end of the day the music recording business revolves around WHO you know, not WHAT you know. So in terms of getting a job in a studio, it's still just as hard with or without a qualification."

    understood. as far as this goes i look at it like this... its not going to hurt my chances of meeting people if i do attend this school.

    ive already put in hundreds upon hundreds of hours into learning.. spent thousands of dollars on hardware/software and feel like i know nothing.. maybe im to the point of the old cliche, 'i know enough to know i dont know anything.'

    my point is im very interested and could certainly learn a lot from an environment that would be willing to teach me. i see youre from the uk so you obviously didnt go to the one im looking at *nashville, in the states* but i really appriciate all your help as im sure it applies to all of the SAE schools. thanks again!

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    that's cool. I did goto the London SAE, but I should imagine the Nashville one is similarly equpiied, if not better!

    Good luck with it if you do go.
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    Originally posted by eternalYouth
    was checking this school out and was wondering if anyone here could give me a little insight as to whether or not its worth it/a good school. im going to the open house in may hopefully.

    any info would help.
    I know a few guys that went to sae and fullsail, most of them said they wished they would of saved that money they spent on school and bought gear with it instead.

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    "I know a few guys that went to sae and fullsail, most of them said they wished they would of saved that money they spent on school and bought gear with it instead."

    lol well yeah of course theyd say that.. who wouldnt?

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    I graduated from Full Sail and it was probably the best thing i ever did. I learned so much in a short amount of time, howevr i wish it would been longer, you have to cram the knowledge they feed you and so your bound to forget a few things here and there. It did open a lot of opportunity for me and gave me a ton of hands on training on boards like Neve, SSL, Sony, Mackie, Soundcraft, we learned both live engineering and recording engineering, and i also took out a FAT STUDENT loan to purchase my gear!!! and it was all at a discount price for students! Do it, its fun and you learn alot. although i dont know much about SAE, do they offer an Associate degree when you graduate... full sail does. check it out
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    trust me ive looked into full sail. cant afford it.

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