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Thinking of joining a course online

VictorLawrence

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Joining an online course can be a great way to enhance your skills and knowledge. I've had a few experiences with online courses myself, so I thought I'd share my thoughts. First, it's important to do some research before committing to a course. Check out reviews, testimonials, and the course content to ensure it aligns with your goals and expectations. Secondly, consider the course format and structure. Some courses offer pre-recorded videos, while others have live sessions or a combination of both. Lastly, you might want to explore hrdf claimable courses. They can be a great option to develop new skills in different fields.
 
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Bellatornus

New Member
I remember feeling the same way when I first dipped my toes into the world of audio engineering. It's like trying to navigate a maze without a map – frustrating and confusing. But don't worry. You're not alone in this journey. There are plenty of resources out there to help beginners like us get up to speed. Have you considered checking out online platforms like Udemy or Skillshare? They have tons of beginner-friendly courses on music production and DAWs that break things down in a way that's easy to understand. And hey, speaking of learning, I recently stumbled upon this course on Preparing For Job Interview that might come in handy, too.
 
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chrisharbin

Hall of Fame Member
The problem with courses can possibly be that they talk too much and teach very little. I don't want to hear about the background much, I want information about something w/o all the nonsense. After all, if you pay for it, you need to learn practical skills....that's what you are really paying for.

Speaking of Luna, there are plenty of really helpful youtube vids (UAD ones were the best). You have to sift through them but they are basically free and can be very helpful. Of course you can get help on just about any subject with youboob.

I know the OP started this 3 years ago, so right now, I wouldn't recommend it. Things have changed since then imo.
 

MakerDP

Hall of Fame Member
Learning a new DAW like Luna can feel overwhelming when you're just starting out, especially if you don't have a solid foundation in music production.
Compared to learning ANY other DAW, Luna is MUCH easier to get up-and-running in quickly. There is a very large advantage to having a limited feature set - even for us seasoned users.
 

hotspot

Venerated Member
Yeah, I think online courses are great but it is a good idea to have a mentor for 1on1's around, if you have no basic understanding of music production and techniques. Completely passive courses are waste of time and money imho.
 

MakerDP

Hall of Fame Member
A good course, like Mixing With Mike.... he is VERY good at responding to questions you post in the comments/questions section of the lesson. I use him for more advanced topics but he absolutely has a track that starts with assuming you know nothing. I'll even go back and review topics I learned decades ago just to refresh my focus and who knows... maybe I'll pick up some new way to look at something I've been doing without even thinking about it.

There are also very helpful judgement-free forums to post any question that may arise (like this one for example.)

But yeah, in an ideal world, a one-on-one apprenticeship is ideal, but not always practical.
 
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