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With state of the art Music and Sound facilities, outstanding success rates, and high learner satisfaction – there has never been a better time to study Music and Sound at Leicester College.
The department has access to professional grade teaching facilities, including four acoustically soundproofed practice rooms, three professional recording studios and over 60 Apple Macs and iPads.
We are an Apple Authorised Training Centre, an authorised Ableton Centre and a Roland Academy. Learners will have the opportunity to engage in a dazzling array of guest lecturers and masterclasses.
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We are very lucky to have staff who are all active in the industry. We don’t just stand in Mac suite, recording studios and practice rooms banging on about the music industry.
Mark Towers is one of the UK’s only active Ableton Trainers: uber-geek, and runs our FdSc Creative Sound technology Foundation Degree . He teaches across all of our Music tech course, too.
Last weekend, he was asked to demo a device he made at the prestigeous Music Tech Festival in London. It’s what’s called a ‘Generative Sequencer’: if that doesn’t mean much, but you like watching coloured lights bounce around and want to actually know what a Generative Sequencer is, then watch this ace demo video he put together, here:
Aren’t our students lucky, eh?
After the success of the last couple of years’ Pop Up recording studio sessions at Strawberry Fields and Summer Sundae, we were thrilled to be part of Simon Says at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.
We took over a bit of the Garden Suite and decked it out in astroturf (for outdoor vibes, man) and recorded around 20 acts over the weekend in 30 minute slots, all live.
We had students from our Level 3 and Foundation Degree courses co-engineering , and we captured some real moments.
We were lucky enough to be able to use the grand piano that was there… we hadn’t planned for this, but we did a good job capturing it on a few tracks.
So, here it is
Download, share and be proud of Leicester’s amazing artists!
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)