In short, to answer the question “Why ASL?”: we truly care about the type of talent that is being fed into the music industry. The better the talent at all levels, the better the music, the better the music business commerce.
The plight of technical schools seems to be balancing effective education and job placement. It becomes a sort of play for some who find that it may not be consistently possible to maintain both of those dynamics by means of traditional practice. ASL is a working recording studio with a goal to teach people how to do the job of audio engineering correctly. Being in an active recording studio ASL, through the eyes of quad, has observed the current conditions and trends of students who have come out of other educational facilities and has identified the typical deficiencies found in new arrivals seeking employment and, consequently, has developed solutions to improve the outcome for those seeking a strong career in audio engineering.
Some schools face the staffing challenge of balancing the budget by hiring instructors who come in at the right price but cannot provide quality teaching. Other schools, especially in the fields of music and film, advertise the feature of celebrity-level instructors. The problem they face is that these individuals are typically too busy with their own career and do not have the time to become a true mentor to the student.
Job placement is a key topic in choosing a technical/trade school. Some schools have found themselves having to justify their placement promises by claiming “gigs” that last a day or two as a placement number just; an effort to satisfy state education regulatory guidelines and requirements. These types of activities don’t spell out “experience” to future employers and the consequences are that the school runs the risk of penalty.
At ASL you’re not walking into a typical educational institution. Besides the fact that we are all very passionate about advancing you in your career, you’ve entered an internationally known working recording studio filled with professional engineers, producers, and advisors. The facility is visited frequently by professional music industry artists and major labels.
In a nutshell, you have just walked into the music industry itself. When it comes to the master classes at the last part of you experience, you may be sitting in the company of other more experienced professionals who are there to pick up on some new tricks, brush up on some old ones, or just keep themselves sharp and up-to-date. You may be taught by Grammy award winning people who want to share their experience with you.
What better way to learn than to be in the middle of the action? We invite you to compare this program with any other audio systems education program available. Weigh the cost against the benefits and we’re confident that you will find this to be a very attractive offer.