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Graduate Interview Series – Phillip Magee

Graduate Interview Series – Phillip Magee Phillip Magee is a world renowned music producer, STC graduate Phillip, has worked with many international artists during his career. He has been the brains behind some chart toppings songs, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to catch up with him! We got to hear what he has been up to and his opinion of our brand new degree course (BA) Hons in Audio Production & Music Project Management run in collaboration with Dublin Business School! Focusing on aspects of the music industry that were lacking in other courses, Our BA (Hons)

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Piracy & The Music Industry

Piracy within the music industry has a long and arduous history, from trying to record songs from the radio to portable tape machines, to illegally downloading an artists entire back catalogue in under 5 minutes! As many of us are artists in our own right, we all known the damage that piracy and illegal downloading has done to the music, recording, TV and film industries. Many bands have had to go back on tour and push their merchandise on us to make a living as there is little money anymore in making a #1 album. Also, with the creation of

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Music Industry Roundup : September 2017

TheoryBoard is a kickstarter initiative that presents itself as a “Music Theory MIDI Controller” and “the ultimate hack for production & composition.” Created by a company called Irijule, TheoryBoard is just $10,000 short of reaching their goal. It uses colour correlation between the chords and melody sides of the controller giving you The interface features coloured buttons & you can enable a scale and then play a wide range of of chords within that scale as the melodies will always fit over the top of them! Check out the kickstarter video below! The folks over at Propellerhead have announced Reason 10,

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Music Industry Round-Up : August 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : August 2017 IK Multimedia have released a brilliant all-in-one audio interface & MIDI controller. The iRig Keys I/O comes in 25 or 49 key variations and provides everything you need to get up & running, including balanced stereo and headphone outputs, combo input jack for line, instrument and mic input with 48v phantom power, gain control for the combo port and sustain pedal port too. It can also work off USB or 4 AA batteries for all the the people out there who are on the move! LANDR is the new software that makes it easier

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Music Industry Round-Up : July 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : July 2017 M-Audio have released an “all-in-one package” for the home studio enthusiast! It comes bundled with everything you need to get up-and-running including a M-Track 2X2 audio interface, Nova Black condenser microphone, premium HDH40 headphones and a software suite featuring AIR/Pro Tools plugins. With a version of Cubase LE to get your recordings down, it is a perfect starting place! Prices start from £164.99 and will be available Summer 2017. HeadRush, an innovative new manufacturer of Guitar Products have unveiled their ‘game-changing’ new pedalboard. Boasting a quad-core processor and it’s exclusive Eleven HD ExpandedTM DSP software,

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Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017 The people over at Output have branched into the studio furniture business! They are known for some of the most interesting plugins, Movement, Substance, Signal, Exhale among others! They had teased us earlier in the month via social media with posts such as “Built By Musicians, For Musicians”, “It Doesn’t Make A Single Sound”, and “It’s Not A Plugin”. Speculation was rife but they finally put everyone out of their misery and finally released Platform. They say we love making music so we should love WHERE we make music too! With enough room for you MIDI

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Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017 The people over at Propellerhead have finally added VST support to Reason! Reason hit our shelves 17 years ago and was released as a self-contained studio with synths, samplers and drum machines. In 2009 they released Record, which added the ability to record, mix and arrange audio which was another thing missing from the original Reason. They have it all now! Upgrades to Reason 9.5 are free for all version 9 holders. Learn more here.  Roland have released the SPD::ONE electronic percussion pads. There are four to choose from Electro, Kick, Percussion and WAV. All

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Music Industry Round-Up : April 2017

Sound Training – Industry Round-Up April 2017 Musical things are finally looking up for those of you who have purchased Apple’s new Macbook Pro. With the creation of a new app, the touch bar at the top of the keyboard can now be transformed into a MIDI controller! By downloading an app called MIDI Touchbar, you can use the touch bar as a MIDI controller in your favourite DAW and it also customisable! Get it here! Novation have announced two new products set for release in May and June, Peak synth and Circuit Mono Station Groovebox. Peak is an eight-voice

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Music Industry Round-Up : March 2017

Sound Training Industry Round-Up March 2017 So as March draws to a close let’s have a look at some of the main talking points that happened throughout the month, there was some interesting developments with the hardware side of things as a very popular drum machine manufacturer said they would not be updating there flagship product, whereas on the other hand a reliable well-known cheaper alternative brand were discussing the release of their first hardware synth based on the MiniMoog! Dave Smith Instruments have decided to end their development of it’s Tempest Drum Machine after 6 years on the market.

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