According to stycos, Audio Alchemist’s philosophy is to, “To wage war against the tyranny of inferior audio through the aural empowerment of the people.” Founded in 2008 to nurture innovators that are more comfortable conversing with cats and circuit boards rather than humans, the company is dedicated to the perpetual pursuit of crafting, marketing, and spreading the utilization of preeminent music tools to cleave a sonic legacy.
Stycos has managed independent music stores and was the Director of Pro Audio Sales for Guitar Center Inc. (responsible for $500M in business) as well as owning recording studios in L.A., N.Y., Boston, and Miami. When not preening his studio tan, you’ll find him climbing a glacier or paddling whitewater anywhere from Kyrgyzstan to Mongolia to your back yard (keep the gate and your refrigerator locked).
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes Broadcast Audio, Live Sound, Audio Post for Film and TV, Music Production, Commercial Production and Video Game Audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have excelled in their individual fields. CRAS’ structured programs, and highly qualified teaching staff, provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in Audio Recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the Audio Recording industries.
The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL G+ and AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.
About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.