DeBlogs > Joe Hendrix > Aspiring Musicians
By Joe Hendrix /
February 28, 2018 /
Posted in: Navigating DePaul, Student Life /
Once again Joe Hendrix is here to give you somewhat helpful information about things at DePaul that can help you! Sorry if I sound like a broken record but this is stuff that I wish I knew earlier. DePaul has a sound studio with amazing recording capabilities and guess what? It is free! Down in the loop the building for Computing and Digital Media, room 724, houses some of the best equipment this school has to offer. However, this isn’t something that you can simply just walk in and out of as you please. Considering there is a lot of quality equipment, it is extremely expensive, therefore you must have taken sound design and have a one-time training session in order to be able to use it. Don’t be afraid of that though, I know a lot of musicians are more interested in the art part rather than the technical side of things. But being able to know how to record yourself, mix and master tracks is very important in the digital age. You don’t want to be ripped off by shady studios that will overcharge you for work that isn’t quality. So regardless if you are in the CDM school or not (mandatory for most CDM students) you should take sound design and instead of paying hundreds of dollars for people to do things for you, try to learn the technology and do it yourself. After all, I believe being self-sufficient is more important than anything. DePaul has an incredible amount of things that a lot of students don’t take advantage of, don’t be one of those students.