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Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production Graduates 2017

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the graduates from our most recent Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production course. Keeping in touch with graduates and seeing how their careers are progressing is a major component of our ethos in the Sound Training College. Naturally we were extremely interested to see how our most recent class were faring in life post-STC! You can check out both video interviews and written accounts of the student experience below : Lauren Geary I had just finished a BA (Hons) in Music Production and was looking for a pathway into the live industry,

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STC Graduates – Class of 2017

Here at Sound Training College we do our utmost to keep up-to-date with what our graduates are up to. We feel it is very important to see how their careers are developing and this year is no different. Recently, we got to talk to a number of our Studio Engineering & Music Production and Live Sound, Lighting & Stage Production graduates to see what they thought of the course, what their experience was like and what they are doing with themselves now! Both our Studio Engineering & Music Production and Live Sound, Lighting & Stage Production courses prepare our students for work

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Dublin Gig Guide : 1st – 7th May 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 1st – 7th May 2017 The weekend is upon once again AND it’s a bank holiday so why not celebrate extended periods off work with our weekly installment of the Dublin Gig Guide! Lots happening over the next week so let’s get straight into it! We’ll kick off on Monday night with While She Sleeps performing in The Academy. The British Metalcore act have recently released their third full-length album earlier this month and are embarking on a month long tour of the UK and Ireland. If Metal is your thing be sure to make it down, similar

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Dublin Gig Guide – 17th -23rd April

Dublin Gig Guide – 17th -23rd April We’re back again with our weekly instalment of the Dublin Gig Guide! All the best headline shows from around the city all in one place! After the mania that was Ed Sheeran in the 3 Arena, this week is substantially quieter for big name acts, but none the less we have a number of fantastic shows throughout the week for you to sink your teeth into! Kicking us off on Monday we have Mutefish, an amalgamation of musicians from Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania and Ukraine. They categorise themselves as Progressive/Techno/Folk, so make of that

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Dublin Gig Guide : 10th – 16th April

Dublin Gig Guide 10th – 16th April It’s that time of the week again, our weekly instalment of the Dublin Gig Guide! This week we have a varied selection of gigs for you to sink your teeth into! It’s Easter this week so Good Friday means no pubs or clubs will be open but fear not as the people behind one of the best one day festivals are putting on the BD festival again this year. A huge variation of artists will be performing at the Glendalough location, including Huxley, Format : B, Heroes In Hiding, Smash Hits, Jimmy Rouge to

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Dublin Gig Guide : 3rd – 9th April

Dublin Gig Guide : 3rd – 9th April It’s that time of the week again where we provide you with all the information you need for the upcoming weeks gigs! A seriously good selection of gigs this week as always, loads of gigs to cover so let’s get started! Starting us off on Monday the 3rd, Olly Murs the former X-Factor runner-up brings his latest tour the the 3 Arena for a one-off show! Murs hit the big time after coming second on the popular reality show The X-Factor, and his career has grown massively since then. Achieving major label

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Dublin Gig Guide : 27th March – 2nd April

Dublin Gig Guide : 27th March – 2nd April   We are back here at Sound Training to bring you all the hottest gigs from around the capital! Another great week this week of eclectic gigs to suit all tastes! After a jam packed week last week with shows from All Time Low, Jack Savoretti, some of the Dave Matthews Band and more this week will be no different so lets get into it! Kicking us off on Monday night we have Car Seat Headrest, an American Indie Rock group who are making waves with their laid-back style of alternative

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Recording Guitar Amps : A Basic Guide

The faithful guitar, whether it is an electric or an acoustic, the guitar makes an appearance on almost every song ever recorded. Even for electronic productions, many of the melodies, hooks and riffs will be fleshed out first on the guitar then transferred over. Along with the developments in recording equipment, recording guitar has become as easy as turning on a light switch. All you need is a guitar, an audio interface and a computer. The easiest way to get a simple guitar part recorded would be to go straight from the guitar into the interface, which then goes to

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Dublin Gig Guide : 6th- 12th March

Dublin Gig Guide – 6th – 12th March 2017 We’re back with our weekly Dublin Gig Guide providing you with all the information you’ll need to plan this weeks gigs around Dublin City! So let’s get started, kicking off the week on Monday evening we have a double header of Irish performances, of very different nature albeit. In the National Concert Hall we have contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming are performing the first of a seven gig stint, all of which are sold out! Formed in 2011 the supergroup has expanded the roots of traditional Irish music and developed it

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Dublin Gig Guide 27th February – 5th March

    Dublin Gig Guide 27th February – 5th March 2017 It’s the Dublin Gig Guide back once again on this fine Friday afternoon! We’re here to give you all the info you need for this weeks upcoming gigs to help ease you into the weekend! Good variety of gigs around the city this week. Starting off the week with their second successive sold out show at the Olympia is Elbow, playing another sold out show on Monday night, if you didn’t catch a ticket you can still catch them in Cork during the week as tickets are still available

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Dublin Gig Guide 20th – 26th February

Dublin Gig Guide 20th – 26th February It’s Friday and that can mean only one thing…It’s the Dublin Gig Guide brought to you by Sound Training! As the year progresses on more and more headline gigs are being announced every week, Arcade Fire announced a massive show in Malahide Castle later on this year and it is sure to be a great show as they haven’t performed in Ireland since 2014! Also announced is a string of mouth-watering gigs this summer all set to take place over the span of 5 days. Acts announced include Pixies, Fangclub, Bell X1, Alt-J

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Stereo Recording Techniques

Stereo microphone recording techniques are commonly used in the recording process and can offer great flexibility and advantages to recording specific elements. Imagine you have landed a session in a church recording a 15-piece choir for example, you are hardly going to set up 15 individual microphones and lug along a desk or interface with enough channels for the session, it’s unrealistic, unnecessary and a huge amount of work. Employing one of the many different stereo recording techniques can be much simpler, faster and you can achieve high quality recordings with minimum mics. Below we are going to go through some

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Dublin Gig Guide 7th – 15th January 2017

Dublin Gig Guide 7th January -15th January First off let me wish everyone a happy new year! Hopefully 2017 will be one to remember as 2016 was one to forget music wise 🙁 Anyway not to dwell on the past lets crack on, as the case can be with this time of the year there is a number of gigs on over the next week but the quality is not what is to be desired, but there are some good things happening so let’s get into it! Kicking off the weekend we have a big double header for the metal

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Guitar Amp Emulation – Software & Hardware

Guitar amp simulators, loved by many, loathed by many. You can not be a guitarist in society today without hearing names such as Kemper, AmpliTube, Guitar Rig, the list goes on. As many of us have delved into recording at home with our own reasonably/not so reasonably sized bedroom/garage home studios, the idea of having a room dedicated solely to building up a collection of high quality tube and solid state guitar amps and heads, loads of effects and rack mounted gear has for the most part, been dashed. Many of us, can find solace with the number of hardware

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Expect Delays – A Brief Insight Into Delay

Delay In today’s ever growing realm of technological advancements, Delay has maintained its crown as one of the most effective and versatile audio effects there is. Delay, at its simplest, is a delayed or repeated audio signal that is fed back into itself. The sound is recorded, stored and then is played back after a certain length of time, which is determined by the setting on the Delay unit. Delay units possess many parameters that can help alter and manipulate the sound. Delay is commonly used on multiple elements including, but not limited to, Vocals, Guitars, and even Drums! Delay

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Student Experience Update – April 2016

Updates on the latest goings on around Sound Training College including Searchlight 2016, moving home, launching of the Music Academy and guest lecture masterclasses.

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Second Term STC Student Experience Update

Live Sound, Lighting & Stage Production It’s a busy time for the live class students as the pre-production rehearsals for Searchlight 2015 get under way in The Button Factory. They have been mapping out the venue for the main and acoustic stage set-ups. Over the next few weeks leading up to the Searchlight Show on March 25th, each band will come in and spend 2 days with the students working out their stage show, both audio and visual. One of the bands Luna Luna are pictured here making use of the BRAND NEW SOUND TRAINING DRUM SKIN! (Which we’re very excited

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