Getting into a top music school or conservatory is one of the biggest hurdles you will face as a music student and the Audition Recording will be the school’s first impression of you.
A great sound quality is essential to ensuring that the audition committee can hear how great you are without the distraction of technical issues related to the recording process and space. The recording has to be flawless so schools can properly assess your abilities.
Using a recording studio can be expensive and recording by yourself is not always the best answer because of a variety of problems that can arise, such as: inappropriate recording space, excess noise in the background, wrong recording equipment or placement of microphones, wrong settings and levels while recording, and so on.
Schools are looking for the best representation of who you are and Music Vault Academy’s audio/video recording services help you showcase yourself in the best possible way, so the schools you’re applying to can get the best and most accurate first impression of you.
For audition recordings, the recording space is very important and there are a lot of things to consider. The acoustics of the room will have a great impact on your recording. Also, make sure that there are no disturbing outside, or ambient, noises. And lastly, the recording space should have no distractions that would make you loose your concentration.
Music Vault Academy has multiple recording rooms. Each is acoustically treated in a different way to provide a variety of sounds and ensure the best quality sound is captured (for your audition tape). It also has a concert room with great acoustics and lighting.
If you are looking to track music for College Auditions, we believe that you should only prepare for the actual performance and not worry about the recording equipment, how to run it, and all the other details related to running the session.
High-end professional equipment and microphones are all available for audition recording sessions; ensuring the best possible sound is recorded and presented to schools.
Sometimes, you can’t take your instrument with you to a recording session. Our pianos, Marimba and other instruments are available in case they are needed.
A professional recording engineer can make your recording sound professional without sounding overproduced. The engineer can ensure that your recording is the best one you can have not merely acceptable. Music Vault Academy has sound engineers who are also classically trained musicians who understand and know what needs to be done for audition recordings.
Using audio effects to enhance the recording is not advisable and some schools explicitly forbid it. The reason is that these effects can change the way you sound and schools want to hear the real you. On the other hand, there are a lot of things that can be done to enhance the recording without changing how you play and sound. When recording multiple instruments, the right balance between instruments is extremely important as well as making sure that the recording sounds great on any device.
Music Vault Academy has a number of great teachers and musicians that can accompany you on piano, violin, percussion, guitar or any other instrument you might need.
You can bring your own or use one of our great teachers.
The same as with your sound recording, your video should be professional. No shaky looking videos, videos with technical problems, or videos where the video and sound are not synced.
Music Vault Academy will ensure that schools will both see, your technique, and hear, your playing, in a clear and professional way.
Audition Recording Prices
Audition Recordings Highlights
- Sound Engineers with classical training
- Great instruments (pianos, marimba, timpani, etc)
- Professional recording studio with all necessary equipment
- Multiple acoustically treated recording rooms
- Concert room with stage
- The very best accompanists with great performing experience
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Music Vault Academy
Music Vault Academy is one of the most innovative music schools in Orange County that emphasizes both classical instrument training, through technique and music theory, and performance training, through many in-house and community events.
The school’s curriculum is based on the belief that the best way to learn is to play music that you love; so, students are encouraged to learn the songs they listen to, in the style they love: rock, pop, classical, jazz or country.
The Academy is equipped with specialized gear, from various instruments in all 14 classrooms to professional recording studio and a fully equipped stage. The MVA students are exposed to industry standard equipment.