贾斯汀·特朗特录音室 is a state-of-the-art recording facility where students can write, 组成, 生产, 并记录所有类型和风格的音乐. Made possible through a generous gift from Academy alum and hit songwriter Justin Tranter (音乐剧 ‘98), the Justin Tranter录音室 (JTRS) is propelling The Academy into the realm of commercial music and record production.
Gone are the days when making a record required a giant mixing console, 卷式磁带机, 还有摆满信号处理器的架子. (A free iPhone app has considerably more editing power than the Beatles ever had access to.) Students will gain hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art tools to 生产 original music. But most importantly, the program will foster their abilities as artists. These students will have another avenue to develop and harness the power of their creative voices.
JTRS由三个房间组成:控制室, with 24 individual digital inputs processed through high-quality Audient brand preamps; the live tracking room, 有一个广泛的麦克风收集, 专业的声乐棚, and custom designed acoustic paneling (in addition to the school’s existing professional instrument collection); and the MIDI lab, 拥有四个最先进的生产工作站.
Although these spaces serve as a full-fledged recording studio, they also double as a groundbreaking educational facility with access to equipment never before seen at the high-school level. With five top-of-the-line Apple Mac recording rigs loaded with Avid Pro Tools and Ableton Live (including Push Controllers), students at The Academy have all the tools at their disposal to take their musical ideas and turn them into tangible recordings to be shared and distributed.
The educational component of the Studio is The Academy's 唱片艺术与商业音乐专业. This program is a sub-department of the 音乐 Department and educates students in the study of recording techniques, 写歌, 作文, 音乐制作, and the music business through individualized instruction and in small classes.
The RACM program currently offers three sections of its 商业作曲和音乐制作 选修课程. This course provides an overview into the world of recording and has students create multiple music projects throughout a semester. 除了, the RACM program offers private lesson instruction with Director of Recording 艺术 and Commercial 音乐 Jack Murray. These lessons are individually tailored to meet the needs of each student and cover the topics within RACM most crucial to the success of each student’s unique dreams, 目标, 和愿望.
The Recording 艺术 and Commercial 音乐 program is still relatively new at The Academy, 因此, additions and improvements to the curriculum and course list will be made over the next few years. Future plans include expanding the curriculum to include courses structured around individual topics like music marketing, 混音和母版, 仪器记录, 现场声音制作, 除了高级水平的 商业作曲和音乐制作. 另外, we hope to expand the program to include a student electronic music ensemble with opportunities to perform live throughout the city. Through the 录音艺术和商业音乐课程, The Academy aims to offer greater opportunity for students to express their creativity, all while building content for their portfolios in an ever-changing music industry landscape.