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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
Last night we ended another successful year with the traditional Big Gig at Upper Brown Street Theatre in Leicester. The weather was gorgeous, wasn’t it? …but oh my God, it was boiling in there!
The Technical Theatre students tech-ed the whole show, so the lights, sound and stage management were all student led, and they did an amazing job!
So, we close the studios, practice rooms and Mac Suite doors for another year, it’s been a real pleasure for us all to see students grow and develop… see you in August!
(PS, still a few places on our courses.. click here to apply)
We’ve had some great masterclasses recently!
Over the couple of weeks we’ve had some amazing guest speakers……. Dan Bingham and Ricki Ahir have worked with lots of pop artists like Diana Vickers, James Arthur, Pixie Lott : they gave a real insight into what its like to be a jobbing session musician in the modern music industry: money (some!), work ethic (lots!) and versatility (loads!)
Much more to come next year!
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