- Nimbus is more than just a school. It is a philosophy, an attitude, a way of life. While my instructors taught me invaluable lessons about recording techniques and technology, they went far beyond all that. Success in the music business isn't really about gear, it's about knowing how to work with people: producers, engineers, assistants, runners, record labels, managers, agents and (most importantly) musicians! I learned the role of everyone involved with a session, from keeping things rolling smoothly as a runner or assistant to dealing with an artist's psychological issues as a record producer. It is this focus on working with human beings that sets Nimbus apart from every single other recording school. My experience there has made me not only a better engineer, but a better person as well!
- Being a student at Bob and Garth's school Nimbus, I was lucky enough to be chosen to help out on the main day of tracking. (Young Artists for Haiti at the Warehouse Studios). Let me just say what an experience it was, definitely something I will never forget. The song sounds dope and I wish these organization(s) all the best! NIMBUS baby!!
- After spending the majority of my life in construction I made up my mind that life is too short to be content trapped in the rat race, waking up annoyed every day to go to a job you only ever did for money and necessity rather than enjoyment. Music has always been, and always will be, my biggest passion. I decided to make a change.The decision to attend Nimbus has been one of my best to date. To my knowledge there are no other schools like it. It's a fact that the best way to learn anything is to physically do it. At Nimbus you don't sit at desks in stuffy classrooms learning how to 'theoretically do things' out of books. Instead you are situated in a professional recording environment where you are able to put to use the theory you are taught immediately after learning it. There is no better way to learn.The staff at Nimbus are world class as well. Not only are they happy to pass on tried and true tips and tricks on all kinds of technical aspects of recording, but they are also friendly, grounded, and more than willing to help accommodate you in the pursuit of your education in music. After having knee surgery and having to attend the final month of my course on crutches, the staff frequently went out of their way to ensure that everything was as comfortable for me as possible while still offering what is, in my opinion, the best musical education money can buy. I want to sincerely thank the entire Nimbus staff for supplying me with not only an incredible wealth of knowledge, but also one of the best years I have ever had.On top of all that, you never really LEAVE Nimbus after you graduate. Instead you stay a part of the ever growing 'Nimbus family' where the alumni are both invited and encouraged to be a part of ongoing Nimbus activities such as musical showcases featuring live acts and other events that involve current students, giving you even more contacts in the industry.Never in my life would I have thought that I would both enjoy, and look forward to, going to school every day. That is probably because Nimbus doesn't feel like a school at all. Nimbus feels more like home. There really is no other place like it.
If your dreams are in the music and recording industry, your money will be wasted going elsewhere.
Nimbus is the future of music. Fact.
- To Whom It May Concern: Nimbus is simply the best school there is. If you're interested in classrooms of 30, little to no hands on instruction, and a dated curriculum then Nimbus is not the place for you.
The professionalism of Mark Gordon, and Scott Ternan, far exceed all expectations as instructors and learning is simple with the hands on method of teaching in a small classroom environment (the max is 6 per class). Not to mention the one on one interaction and instruction from industry professionals, such as Bill Kennedy, Garth Richardson, Chris Shaw, and Bob Ezrin, who allow you to sit in on their sessions as they mix, track, and produce.Simply put Nimbus prepared me for the PROFESSIONAL world of engineering by giving me the skills and having the right tools to work with, and I received an internship at the Armoury Studios upon graduation. Without them, this would've never been possible.
- I would like to take the time to thank everyone at Nimbus for how you've helped me over the past year. I can honestly say that my time at Nimbus was one of the best years of my life. I learned more in one year then I would have expected to learn in five.Not only did I learn how to engineer and produce, I learned how to utilize my time and energy for something I really care about, and all the while having more fun then I ever imagined possible. I am truly amazed at how much it has changed me as an artist and really just as a person. Before Nimbus, I knew I had potential but never had an outlet other than songwriting. Once I arrived at the school, it gave me a place to feel safe, a place where I could focus on the one thing I was good at, the one thing that stemmed all my potential.I cannot begin to explain how freeing it was to be surrounded by likeminded people who encouraged my curiosity and love for music. I am truly inspired and I want to thank you for that. I really have not been this happy in a long time and I'd say that Nimbus saved my soul in a way. I finally feel like it's all going to be okay, like my once far-fetched dream to work in music is more than just possible, it's inevitable.All I have to do is go for it, and that's what Nimbus taught me, to just go for it.
- I went to school for audio in the UK for 3 years and worked in a studio for two years before I came to Nimbus. I found myself constantly under prepared for what was needed in order to succeed in the music industry as a recording engineer. When I came for an interview at Nimbus one of the things that struck me as being the most interesting was the sense of community and family among students and mentors. It dawned on me, that it would be a place where I could learn all the skills I needed technically and socially. But it was also a place where I could be creative without judgement or set backs.One of the best things about Nimbus is that they offer 24 hour studio access, which has afforded me a great deal of opportunities and resources. My last audio school would lock its doors at 9pm which was extremely frustrating for someone like myself who was so keen to learn. However, above all of this Nimbus gave me a level of independence and work ethic which I can take with me into any walk of life and any avenue of work. I flew halfway around the world to go to this school and I back them 100%. If you want to learn how to record music, learn to record music right!