Students on the Music Technology programme have had the opportunity to work with two top-level record producers.
On April 21st we hosted Mike Exeter at the Performance Hub. Mike is a Grammy award-winning producer who has worked with a huge range of artists and producers including Rick Rubin, Andy Sneap, Eddie Kramer, Tony Iommi, Glenn Tipton, Ronnie James Dio, Jeff Beck, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, UB40, The Specials, and many more. His clients include Virgin Records, Sony Records, Vertigo Records, Warner Brothers Records and Music For Nations.
Mike gave a talk on his entry into the world of rock record production, and shared experiences of working with Black Sabbath, Rick Rubin and others. The afternoon saw Mike work with students on the SSL AWS948 console in Studio 1.
Student feedback on the event was excellent - 'Mike's talk was great, and the masterclass was amazingly useful. It's so inspiring to work with someone with such an amazing track record'.
George Shilling spent a day at the Performance Hub on May 4th. George is a renowned record producer and recording engineer, mastering engineer, musician, composer, journalist and teacher. He is normally based at his own Bank Cottage Studio. His credits include James Brown, Soup Dragons, Steve Winwood, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Blur, The Corrs, Gabrielle, Bernard Butler, and many more. In addition to his musical work George has contributed extensively to Studio Sound and Resolution magazines.
George presented a talk in the morning in which he outlined his career and discussed approaches to professional work with students. In the afternoon George took a masterclass in the studio.
Students loved the day - 'it is so good to be able to talk to someone like George who has done so much in his career. The masterclass has definitely helped me to improve my mixes'.
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