Designed for the aspiring musician or audio engineer who knows the best way to make your mark is by doing. Participants in Record Now experience all aspects of the music industry. From the first day to the last, the apprenticeship is focused on your success.
Essential Sessions StudiosEssential Sessions Studios facilitates projects from video game scoring and video post production to CDs for local and regional musicians. Our professional facility boasts DAWs loaded with Pro Tools HD, Logic and Abelton Live. In order to give students experience with industry standard equipment, our microphone cabinet and preamps include a wide range of class A gear. From analog tape to 192K digital converters, our comfortably sized studio is an ideal environment to study audio engineering. Essential Sessions Studios is conveniently located in St. Paul, across from the State Fairgrounds. In addition to a world class console and multiple tape machines, we have built up an array of classic outboard gear from a Fairchild 670 compressor, EMT style plate verb, and Pultec Eqs.
We are pleased to anounce that we have purchased our own building and are beginning construction this summer. Our new 4,000 sq ft studio boasts 16' ceilings, lounge, three iso rooms, a dedicated piano room, a 40' x 26' large room, and a 26' x 25' control room. For your convenience, we offer free parking. We are steps away from the A Line, Snelling Bus Rapid Transit.
Examples of Student Work