Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Sound Engineering


Course Code(s):  MF
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Learn how to record, mix, produce and master music using classic vintage gear alongside cutting edge technology in any of our three studios. Our tutors will guide you through the ins and outs of a professional studio, teaching you how to turn your rough mixes, or track ideas, into commercial masters.

Get to know the industry secrets behind Mic Selection, EQ, Compression, Level Balancing, Spatialization, Drum Programming & Synthesis. Step by step you will be trained from first principles all the way through to mix master. If you want to know how it all works, from the very basics of the craft all the way through to the art, enrol at the Bray Institute of Further Education.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Employment Opportunities
Studio Routing & Wiring
Mixing & Recording Consoles
Microphones
Equalisation
Dynamics and Effects
Sampling & Synthesis
Audio Analysis
Music Technology for Hardware & Software
Composing with Technology
Development of Studio Recording

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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