Tell us what you’ve been up to at SEM with your studies?
I am on the Master Diploma, currently studying Advanced Music Production Module and have also studied the Complete DJ module at SEM. I’m grateful to have two teachers who galvanise a classroom so easily. Tom Lonsborough (Advanced Music Production) is brilliant and has made learning about all aspects of music production within the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Ableton. I’ve really enjoyed investigating the inner-workings of “Drum Rack”, manipulating audio, the history and technology behind drum machines, synthesis, sampling, and the mix and mastering phase.
In our assessed assignment (where you have to create an original piece of work and a remix of someone else’s work) my whole class did really well, which was great to see. Secondly Mark One, my DJ tutor, like Tom, is awesome. He has accumulated over thirty years experience and his mixing methods and understanding of the science and art of DJing is inspiring, and the lessons are also fun. I would say our whole class have become seamless at mixing under Mark’s guidance. Quick-mixing, creative-looping, drop mixing, hot cue drop mixing, FX and X8 intro mixing means I feel really inspired now when I DJ.