photo caption: Cycle 4 students learning their way around a Neve VR large format console
Once you reach Cycle 4 at the Conservatory, a scant 20% into the program, you are ready to dive into large format console operation on one of the school’s two Neve VR consoles . The basics concepts of soloing, talkback, stereo aux sends and headphone mixing translate not only to other consoles like SSL, Trident and Neotek, but to DAW platforms such as Logic and Pro Tools. The point is that a Conservatory education prepares you to work on a variety of gear by breaking it down into core concepts that translate to any format. Once you master the basics, in later cycles you can concentrate on advanced functions and the creative end of audio production.