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Alchemea Sessions 08 – Hattie Whitehead – 23

October 22nd, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Hattie Whitehead – 23 (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Hattie and her band are back with their second Alchemea sessions track ’23′ – hope you enjoy! if you missed the first one – check it out here Hattie Whitehead – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Peter Hill


Information Dissemination

September 29th, 2014 | by Jon Olliffe

In the early days of commercially recorded music, studio techniques were passed on to the tape op either explicitly, via conversation, or implicitly by observation. This was necessary so that the tape op could, after some years, progress into the role of engineer. Methods of


Latency and Buffer Sizes

September 23rd, 2014 | by Christian Huant

How to tackle latency? You’ve probably all heard of latency, and have probably experienced it too, but many people are still confused about what it is. Latency can affect any recording into a DAW, be it audio or MIDI using virtual instrument plug-ins. It manifests itself


Alchemea Sessions 07 – Hattie Whitehead – Worse Than Me

September 8th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Hattie Whitehead – Worse Than Me (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Hattie Whitehead was born and raised in South West London constantly surrounded by music and words. She has been singing since she can remember, taping her first album at the tender age of 3, with


The Joy Of SYSEX

August 31st, 2014 | by Christian Huant

SYSEX is one of the 8 types of MIDI messages (see my previous blog on MIDI for a bit of background), and is short for System Exclusive. This means that, instead of focusing on musical performance-related information, SYSEX transmits system messages, used for configuration purposes, for


Student Success – Rob Brinkmann

August 29th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

At Alchemea, our goal is to prepare students for a career in the professional audio industry. We don’t sugar coat how tough it is or how much work is required to succeed meaning our students will generally leave the college with the right attitude. Take


Alchemea among the sponsors of 2015 MPG Awards

August 26th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Alchemea are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the “Breakthrough Engineer” category at the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards. Alchemea are committed to supporting the industry and particularly the efforts of producers, engineers and studio staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create


Alchemea Sessions 06 – Sabatta – Always You

August 26th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Sabatta – Always You (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Sabatta return for their second Alchemea session with this quality track – you can check out their first session here and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more exciting sessions. Sabatta is Yinka Oyewole (vocals,


Tales from the Alchemea Production Workshop

August 22nd, 2014 | by Christian Huant

As part of the regular Production Workshop classes in the final part of the Diploma in Studio Sound Engineering & Music Production, students get to produce a track to commercial standards, as a team, in just a few days. Of course, all students have to


How does digital audio work?

August 18th, 2014 | by Christian Huant

How does digital audio work? Sound is a complex wave, made up of many sine waves, which continuously vary the air pressure around our ears. So-called ‘analogue’ technologies (microphones, tape…) convert this acoustic energy into other types of energy such as electricity or magnetism, while


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