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There has never been a better time to study at the College with our State of the Art Music and Sound facilities.

THE BEST FACILITIES: Professional grade facilities; 4 acoustically treated soundproofed practice rooms; 3 professional spec recording studios, over 60 Apple Macs and iPads

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION: The regions’ only Apple Authorised Training Centre, Authorised Ableton Centre, Roland Academy and National Skills Academy

OPPORTUNITIES: to collaborate with musicians, dancers, actors, record extra curricular bands, take the Logic 101 Apple certification, take the Ableton certification, get extra special discounts on Apple products, Roland, Focusrite, Ableton, KRK and Boss Products. Recent Tech visits have included Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Big Chill Festival, Rammstein, The Killers and the Download Festival.

GUEST LECTURES: from people who’ve worked with/for Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Kasabian, Happy Mondays, Josh T Pearson, Grizzly Bear, David Gray, Pet Shop Boys, Pulp, The Subways, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Erasure, Band of Skulls, Arcade Fire, Duke Spirit, Beverly Knight, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Ray Davies, Eric Clapton, Heaven 17, Tina Turner, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals, The Charlatans, Nine Inch Nails, PiL, Beautiful South, Spiritualized

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We Could Be Heroes

jmeredith : 14/02/2014

There’s a famous technique in the geeky circles us Music Technologists move in, and it was used on Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ track: it’s using a live space to add real reverb , but only when the you sing above a certain level : i.e. ‘dead loud’: it uses a Gate, and you set it to trigger when the level reaches a certain point: at that point it opens and lets the signal through….. very clever stuff.

Our Fd students tried recreating this technique in one of our theatres in their acoustics lessons. They had a great time…. and here’s some piccies of what they were up to

…and here’s David doing his thing

official video


Free stuff

jmeredith : 22/01/2014

Everyone loves free stuff: Free Love, Free Willy…..
We’ve had a few free workshops this academic year,and we have another coming up on saturday 8th March: this is another Ableton one with super man Mark Towers.
There’s lots of hands on time with our performance geek boxes: they light up and everything!

Places are limited , so book here : http://www.leicestercollege.ac.uk/nyns-music-workshops/

And whilst, we’re on free stuff, don’t forget our free Sessions Albums recorded at festivals around Leicestershire over the last couple of years!

http://leicestercollegemusicandsounddepartment.bandcamp.com


Jon 1st DJ masterclass

jmeredith : 19/12/2013

We were lucky enough to have World Online DJ Champion Jon 1st in a few weeks back. He demoed to our Music Tech students for two hours of decks n roll! Some of our students had a go, too: our Christmas Present from us to them :)

 


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