Alfonso Alvarez: Faculty Spotlight, Career Development


Meet Alfonso Alvarez, Director of Career Development at F.I.R.S.T. Institute in Orlando, FL. Interestingly enough, he started off wanting to be a Miami rapper as a teen. So, he and his friends opened up their own independent record label, right out of high school. Very quickly, Alvarez realized that the performing side of the music […]

THE OPPORTUNITIES A MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL CAN OFFER YOU


There are a variety of different programs out there for music production. These programs include courses at more traditional colleges and universities, and some are found at schools that focus on digital media. For those of you searching in Florida, there’s one music school in Orlando you should be considering. That school is F.I.R.S.T. Institute, which has programs focusing […]

5 Avid Pro Tools Plugins You Must Try


Avid Pro Tools is an audio recording software program that acts as a digital audio workstation. Pro Tools gives you all that you need to record, compose, mix and edit TV and film soundtracks, and professional sounding music. It’s the most popular DAW used among mixers, producers and artists mostly because it’s ease of use, making […]

AUDIO RECORDING SOFTWARE: AVID PRO TOOLS VS APPLE LOGIC PRO X


On the surface, Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro X are very similar. They basically perform the same overall functions and are both very popular audio recording software options. But, there are some major differences between the two that audio engineering professionals need to know about… or, are the differences really all that major? PRO TOOLS VS LOGIC PRO: WHAT DO THEY […]

LIFE AFTER GRADUATION FROM A MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL


Life after graduation from a music production school, can you imagine what it’s going to feel like? Picture yourself in a program at a music production school — you’re working toward your goal of a music production career, you’ve completed all of your group and individual projects, and have even worked through an internship or two, and […]