IIM Bands Are Enjoying Their Recording Studio Experience

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Immersed In Music bands have now started recording drum tracks at Progressive Enterprises Recording Studio, and they are having a great time! This week, Wingspan and This Band Has No Name experienced the frustrations and joys of this unique musical opportunity: frustrations because, in a studio, musicians hear every detail of what they are playing (and realize it might not be quite right), and joys because of the feeling of satisfaction that comes from achieving something that can be very difficult.

We have the chance to work in this state of the art recording studio, thanks to Joe Trojcak, owner of Progressive Enterprises in Elizabethtown, PA.  Joe, along with Jay Kirssin, IIM staff member and producer/recording engineer for Progressive, are giving our students a first class peek into the world of professional recording.

Joe Trojcak is a professor at Lebanon Valley College and an Adjunct Professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, as well as being a multi keyboardist, composer, engineer and owner/operator of Progressive Enterprises Sound Studio. For thirty-two years, Joe’s focus has been on creating and developing an outstanding audio space in which musicians are able to capture their music.

Professional Engineers have chosen to work at Progressive because of just how good it sounds. Over the last 34+ years, Progressive Studios has been recording music that has been sold internationally.  With over 200+ artists having recorded at Progressive and the monetary investments that have been made in gear and design of the space, it is truly an honor to be able to work in such a room. Voice over work and TV documentaries have also been recorded at Progressive.

Progressive Studios has also developed a unique bridge between small business and education. Students from universities and colleges, including Berklee College of Music, Temple University, and Mansfield University have done internships at Progressive.

The level of quality that has been captured at Progressive – in the equipment, with the staff, and through the sonic ambiance of the space – as well as the excellence of instruction for student interns, easily makes it one of the best places to record in central PA.