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Music Studio A - Ruff Ryder's Powerhouse Studio, Yonkers, New York

Home of The Superstars...

Dee and Jadakiss

Recording session at Ruff Ryder's Powerhouse Studios...

Artists at Recording Session at Ruff Ryder's Powerhouse Studios

Nado, Synanide and Murdamook at Recording Session.

Swizz Beatz and Trey Beatz

Music session at Ruff Ryder's Powehouse Studios, Yonkers, New York

Serving the Community for over 30 years


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Music Studio Program

Development Outreach, Inc., in collaborations with the Ruff Ryders Powerhouse Studio has designed a program for disadvantage and at-risk youth interested in the music industry. This program will provide marketable skills, training, and hands-on experience, which will enable them to seek internships, employment in the entertainment industry, and to becone entreprenuers.

The Music Studio Program is designed to educate youth with musical aspirations or just want to learn the process of the business of music, how to record music through the computer, how to become an engineer, understand advanced audio post production, and behavorial science.

Powerhouse Studios located in Yonkers, New York is one of the premiere, famed studios in the country, not because of the design, equipment or decor, but because of the history and the recording artists and producers that have enriched it. Well over 100 million albums sold were produced at Powerhouse Studios. Superstars artist such as Swizz Beatz, Mary J. Blige, DMX, Eve, and Jadakiss to name a few, call Powerhouse Studios their second home.

Summer Program

Calling all budding musicians, music producers and artists! If you are aged 14 to 19 and want to succeed in music, then Powerhouse Studios offers a summer program especially for you. You'll learn how to create tracks to a high standard. Our fully trained team of studio experts have worked with artists including Mary J Blige, DMX, Eve and Jadakiss. They can guide you through the skills and techniques you need. By the end of the week, students will have created a track to take away on CD. If you like, you can get it signed to our label and sell your track on the leading digital stores.

1 Year Program

Intensive Music Production & Business Course for Full-time Students consist of three days of lectures per week for a full year and as much supervised practice time as you want. Modules include Introduction to Music Production, Music Composition, Music Business, Sound Design, Sound Engineering, Music Business - Intermediate, Art of Mixing, Music Industry Project, Music Business - Practical Industry Project. This course will ensure that you are armed with all the skills and knowledge you need to start your music career in earnest. If you're ready for a challenge, this is the course for you.

Sound Engineer

Sound Engineering Course is a one year course that teaches you the skills you need to be a professional Sound Engineer. If you want to work in a recording studio, then you'll need a thorough knowledge of the mixing desk, microphones and recording techniques for drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Detailed lectures and demonstrations on recording drums, bass, guitars, vocals and other instruments. Mixing is explored in depth. The program is taught by professional audio engineers with extensive studio experience.

Music Production

Introduction to Music Production gives students a thorough grounding in essential music production skills in Pro Tools. If you are serious about becoming a producer or sound engineer, then it is crucial to master these skills before you can progress further. This music production course is perfect for beginners, but even if you have been making music for some time, you will benefit from learning professional techniques from an experienced producer with major artist credits.

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