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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

Alchemea Sessions 05 – Lovestarrs – Dukes Up

August 11th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Alchemea Sessions 05 - Lovestarrs – Dukes Up (Live) The second infectious pop ‘soon to be classic’ live Alchemea Session from recent Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma graduates Sara & Hamish McIntosh aka Lovestarrs (with a little help from drummer George). If you missed them

Introducing FMOD Studio

July 29th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Introducing FMOD Studio  The latest offering from Firelight Technologies, FMOD Studio is a game audio design, composition and production tool disguised as a DAW. Within FMOD Studio, you can create, add, edit and mix audio live while the game runs, no programming required. Every new

Alchemea Sessions 04 – Sabatta – I’m Not A Politician

July 28th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Sabatta – Im Not a Politician (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Sabatta is Yinka Oyewole (vocals, guitars) and Marialessia Dell’acqua (drums) Born from Yinka’s vision, Sabatta play guitar driven music with serious grooves and have host of influences but many describe the sound as Sly and

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