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A2 Music Technology Exam Revision Sessions 2017

During the days leading up the the music tech exams we will be running some revision sessions to help students with their A2 music technology exam preparations. Below is a list of topics that we will be covering each day. Follow the attached feed for the full days plan.

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The Controls of a compressor

The compressor is one of the most important tools in a studio engineer’s tool kit. Virtually every modern recording makes use of a compressor in some way. Compression is the reduction of the dynamic range. The dynamic range is the signal level difference between the loudest and quietest point of a signal.

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A Professional approach to EQ

  When approaching EQ in this manner it’s important to keep the following 3 tips at hand. These are common sense no nonsense approaches to EQ that all professional mixing engineers use in their decision-making process.   Using a subtractive …

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How much should a music tech student practice

How much should an A Level Music Tech Student Practice each week?

Here’s the thing! Most A Level Music Tech Student’s don’t practice. Their production activities outside of the classroom are non-existent.

Why is this? The most common excuses we found and how to resolve them.

Excuse 1: I don’t have the software needed to produce music
Solution 1: Practice using a demo or cut down piece of software – Garage band, Ableton live, Cubasis etc.