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Graduate Interview Series – Alex Borwick

Alex is a graduate of our Sound Engineering & Music Production diploma course and he was kind enough to take some time out of his very busy schedule to meet us and have a quick chat! He talked about his time here and also gave his expert opinion of our brand new BA (Hons) Audio Production & Music Project Management course! Ran in collaboration with Dublin Business School, students can experience the best of many different aspects of the music industry and in particular, focusing on ‘real-world’ industry projects. Since graduating, Alex has been going from strength to strength in his

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Student Experience – Major Projects

Throughout the college year, our students will embark on multiple major projects as part of our courses. These projects coincide with assignments & exams as all college students must endure! Over the course of our Sound Engineering & Music Production full-time & part-time courses & Live Sound courses there are usually three major projects. Searchlight, our EMP Showcase & Charity Album. Real World Experience These projects are aimed at familiarising the students real-world experience in the industry with giving them access to real-world situations! Working with clients, establishing relationships, gaining practical knowledge & gaining experience are the main goals. We are delighted

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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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5 Best Microphones under €400

As nice as it would be to have a studio full of top-end expensive and classic microphones at our disposal, for many of us it is just a pipe dream! But thanks to the ever-developing technology these days, there are so many affordable mics available to us that you don’t have to break the bank to get a decent sounding recording anymore. Even when buying them brand new, many microphones will be quite affordable and again even cheaper if bought second hand. Weather you are a home-studio hobbyist or a seasoned professional, many of the mics mentioned in this blog post

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Graduate Interview Series – Jamie McEvoy

  Jamie McEvoy is currently working as the resident in-house Assistant Engineer at The Pool Recording Studio in London, the studio is jointly owned by Miloco and producer Ben Hillier. He has worked with countless big names including Noel Gallagher, Placebo, Years & Years, Emeli Sandé, The Wombats, Skepta, Mumford & Sons as well as Stephen Street, Catherine Marks and James Ford. Jamie graduated from the Sound Training College in 2012 and has worked in a number of different studios across Ireland and the UK. We recently got a chance to chat to Jamie about his experience in STC and

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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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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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