WATCH: Berklee Online reveals what it was like recording with Prince

Berklee Online has released a new video showcasing behind-the-scenes stories about Prince from his former engineer and Berklee teacher Susan Rogers.

Rogers worked with Prince on numerous albums including the iconic Purple Rain. She tells the tale of her days working with Prince and fondly recounts her time spent recording with Prince in Minneapolis in the 1980s, divulging details about his creative process and super-human ability to maximise every second of the day.

Rogers worked as Prince’s staff engineer from 1983-1987 and will be teaching the Psychoacoustics in Music Production graduate course for Berklee Online – the largest online music school in the world, which launched from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This is the first video in a four-part series where teachers from Berklee’s first online Master’s Degree program will share stories about working with the likes of Lou Reed, Notorious B.I.G. and more.

Berklee Online will spread out the release of these videos over the next few months as the application deadline approaches for the two master’s degree programs — a Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business.

“This video series not only shares compelling stories but also shines a spotlight on these Berklee teachers who have made great contributions to the music industry,” said Berklee Online.

“Their talent, experience, and knowledge is priceless and is now accessible to post-graduate students accepted into Berklee Online’s master’s degree programs.”

Applications for the online program are now open and courses will begin in September. Students interested in learning more can head to Berklee Online’s website here.

Check out Susan Rogers’ behind-the-scenes Prince story below:

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