Learn Audio Engineering in the Era of CoronaAdrian Clausing
The consequences of the corona pandemic affect us all. As in spring 2020, many are faced with the challenge of dealing with these effects and using this time in a constructive and positive way.
As an online school for audio engineering, we at HOFA-College can provide unrestricted support during this time. Of course we thought about how to minimize the risk of corona infection and allocated all our tutors to different studio rooms. From there, we can do the mix analyses without any risk and are there for you personally – by phone, chat or mail.
We have also expanded our structures for online learning this year. This includes livestreams of the monthly online studio workshops. Of course, you can watch recordings of these workshops in the continuously growing online campus afterwards. You also have the opportunity to chat with other students during the livestream, ask questions to the lecturers and thus participate interactively.
One of the consequences of the pandemic is that we all spend more time in our own homes. So if you are complaining about too little time for your hobbies, you can now focus on the things that make you really happy – e.g. audio engineering & music production 🙂 This is the chance to develop your own sound engineering skills in a focused way – from home!
Advantages of distance learning
Of course there is no risk of infection when taking an online course. Apart from that, the advantages of distance learning are of course that you can simply study from home. Even exams can be done comfortably at home. If the institute also has a lot of experience with the necessary structures for distance learning, everything is ready for your learning success, even in times of Covid-19.
A glance at the music industry
It would be a lie to say that Corona would not hit the music industry hard with the absence of shows and events. However, it is actually advisable to take a closer look at the details.
While the live sector is virtually non-existent, enormous growth can be observed in the digital sector. Platforms such as YouTube, Twitch and the social networks are reporting record access rates that are directly related to economic opportunities.
Every crisis also presents opportunities that should be recognized and used. We therefore advise you to think about a streaming concept, for example, or a podcast. Service portals that enable project-based cooperation through convenient communication channels are also especially popular at present. A number of audio engineers, for example, use the Fiverr platform to offer recordings, provide custom productions or handle mixing and mastering jobs.
In the media industry, there are also Corona beneficiaries such as the video game industry. The Activision Blizzard Group (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, etc.), for example, reports sales increases of almost 40%. This budget goes into new projects that offer additional opportunities for producers, composers & sound designers. So if you take a closer look at the changes in the industry in detail, you will see the opportunities to compensate for missing jobs.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our online courses. Stay healthy and positive.