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Ableton Live Course Discount

March 26th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

We are pleased to announce that we are currently offering a whopping 40% off all of our Ableton Live courses until the end of April 2015. To take advantage of this offer please use the discount code ABLE40 during online checkout. For those new to the [&hellip


Marcel Down Under – Part 2 – Vocals

March 24th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

As promised here is part 2 of Marcel Van Limbeek’s comprehensive gear rundown from the Australian leg of Tori Amos’s recent ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ tour. In this post he discusses the all important monitor vocal chain! Microphone “Tori has the most beautiful and expressive voice. All [&hellip


Mihai Meirosu – Alchemea Alumni Profile

March 5th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

Name: Mihai Meirosu aka Mike Klash Course Studied: Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma Graduated: 2009 Before Alchemea I tried to learn music production as much as possible by watching online tutorials and learning from other people. Luckily for me my parents were very supportive and allowed [&hellip


Alchemea graduates sweep Awards Season

March 2nd, 2015 | by Erica Basnicki

The Grammy Awards, the MPG Awards, the BRIT Awards…this year graduates have been winning all of them and we couldn’t be prouder! AS SEEN ON TV The celebrations began back in early February when Jimmy Napes (or as we know him, James Napier) was seen onstage [&hellip


7 Essential Tips For An Aspiring Sound Engineer

February 23rd, 2015 | by Christian Huant

I recently saw an interesting blog on the Pro Tools Expert community website which, while it makes some very valid points, prompted me to make my own list of 7 things an aspiring sound engineer needs to know. With technology becoming so readily available, and [&hellip


James Kirk – Alchemea Alumni Profile

January 28th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

Name: James Kirk Course Studied: Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma Graduated: 2012 “After freelancing for Strongroom for a year and working with artists such as Tensnake, Bondax, Wookie & Syron I’m now currently working for Liquid Violet. We work with major game development studios [&hellip


An evening with: James Wiltshire (Freemasons) – 18th Feb

January 27th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

Alchemea are really excited to announce that James Wiltshire (Freemasons) will be giving an exclusive evening presentation at Alchemea on 18th Feb 2015. This free evening event is open to all current Alchemea students AND past alumni, so take the opportunity to hear what one [&hellip


Marcel Down Under – Part 1 – Piano

January 20th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

At the end of 2014 Alchemea lecturer Marcel Van Limbeek escaped the bleak British winter and joined long time collaborator Tori Amos as her monitoring engineer on the Australian leg of her ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ tour.  During this trip down under he decided to document a few [&hellip


Alchemea gets Softube Plug-ins

January 7th, 2015 | by Peter Barter

We begin 2015 with the wonderful announcement that Alchemea now has the entire suite of amazing Softube plugins installed throughout the college. Founded in 2003, Softube develops both hardware and software for the audio industry. Their plug-ins are the products of partnerships with great hardware [&hellip


2014 Albums of the year – Alchemea Staff Pick

December 30th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Just for fun we decided to compile a list of our favourite albums of 2014 – let us know if you agree or not in the comments section below! Tony Garston The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream. This is sublimely crafted. Listening [&hellip


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