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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


Sample Magic 2015 Course Dates Announced

December 15th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

After another successful year of summer courses in association with Sample Magic, we’re proud to announce a fresh run of dates for 2015. In addition to our annual Summer School and the return of the hugely popular Production Academy, there is now also a week [&hellip


Special Offer – 25% Discount on Alchemea Weekend Music Production Courses

December 4th, 2014 | by Peter Barter

Ever dreamed about learning to record, mix or master your audio with award winning engineers? Not sure what to get that special someone in your life for Christmas? Why not take advantage of this great time limited offer for Alchemea’s weekend music production courses? 25% [&hellip


Is the current music industry model sustainable?

December 2nd, 2014 | by Christian Huant

As we know, since the turn of the millennium, things have dramatically changed in the music business. The internet, piracy and more generally the zero-value attributed to easily clone-able digital media, has led to a decrease in record sales. Even though digital downloads and streaming [&hellip


Assistant Engineers ‘Utility Belt’ – Top 5 Items

December 1st, 2014 | by Jon Olliffe

After graduating from Alchemea around the turn of the millennia our current Head of Studio Sound, Jon Olliffe, spent 10 years refining his craft working in top studios around London before returning. Today he shares his top 5 accessories every assistant audio engineer should have… [&hellip


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