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Today we have Digital Audio Recording Arts alumnus Gabe Jaskowiak. He has climbed the audio engineer ladder starting at the bottom as an intern and now currently a full-time audio engineer at the Chicago Recording Company. CRC is the largest recording company in the Midwest boasting twelve studios and the largest independent studio in the country. Gabe shares crucial real-life honest advice on what it takes to succeed as an intern at a competitive recording studio.
0:59 About Chicago Recording Company 2:25 CRC Internship 3:46 Internship mistakes 4:39 Listen and observe 5:32 Get along and do it well 6:57 Need more than Pro Tools skills 8:03 Intern applications 8:42 Intern etiquette 11:36 Pay attention to the assistants 13:46 Job security and freelance 14:51 Stress levels 16:04 Basic intern jobs 17:34 Pre-knowledge for an intern 17:55 Intern exams 18:34 Signal Flow 19:38 Interns fired 20:29 Schedule of an Audio Engineer 22:09 Ear fatigue 22:22 Screw ups 23:30 Serving the Artist 24:37 Be One Step Ahead 26:14 Don’t wait for people to ask 27:57 Who You Know 30:32 Session setup 32:52 How to start as an intern 34:10 Outboard Gear and consoles 35:02 Patchbays 36:03 Templates and Post audio 37:53 Working Long Distance in Post 39:51 Signal Flow 40:36 DARA Graduate 41:34 Studio Setups for Music Sessions 45:32 Know your DAWs 46:09 Who Makes the Beats 46:40 No Fan boy 47:51 Method to pushing hard 48:39 Internship Structure at CRC 50:57 Reputation 51:30 Commute or Move 52:23 Live Sound 53:24 Freelance at CRC 53:50 Typical Post Audio schedule 54:55 Networking 55:32 Longevity of Large format studios 57:48 How to work steadily as an audio engineer 58:47 Plugins 59:59 Home setup 60:59 Outboard gear 61:40 Signal flow 63:34 Microphones 64:26 Internship no-no’s 66:02 Final Advice