I'm 16 years old and it has been a lifelong dream of mind to be a sound designer. I have been obsessed with sound and the way it works my whole life. I love devices that make sound such as air horns and sirens (especially the latter) because they will cover everything, including harmonics, waveforms, and reverberation. Because of this, I will make siren sounds on the computer using additive synthesis and then add reverberation with Audacity.
What do you guys think? I plan on getting education in all sorts of things that will cover what I need, such as electronics theory, signal flow, troubleshooting, acoustics theory, writing and communication, microphone and compressor theory, file management, and business fundamentals. Then I plan on making myself known by making a demo reel and starting small, such as in clubs or editing for local bands (a few of my friends are in bands).
What do you guys think of the sounds I made above? It's all from scratch. Do you have any advice on what I should do in terms of education and making myself known? I live in upstate New York. Any advice on what schools (I prefer community colleges or other small schools, as degrees are pretty much useless in this field) I should go to?