Posts Tagged ‘AS’

Chemical Brothers ‘GO’ – Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques, theory
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A quick and simple breakdown from Computer Music on the recent Chemical Brothers song ‘Go’. Useful for AS and A2 students looking for information on how to structure a song for maximum impact while maintaining the flow.

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/anatomy-of-a-hit-chemical-brothers-go-636615

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Interactive Synth Timeline

Posted: December 9, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in hardware
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Ever wondered how many oscillators there are on a classic Minimoog? What year was the groundbreaking Fairlight CMI released? Where does the Arturia Minibrute fit into the history of analogue synthesisers? All these questions and more can be answered by taking a look at this fantastic resource. A2 students will definitely want to bookmark for research.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/timeline/

A really useful resource for AS and A2 students looking to improve their awareness of what a good mic pre-amp can do. Each link at the bottom of the main page takes you to a console mix, highlighting the different Focusrite options. If you click on the track names it also details how each one was recorded, including mic choices. Don’t forget we have a Focusrite ISA one pre-amp in the studio that is available for students to use!

http://uk.focusrite.com/mic-pre-masters

An excellent article from the Studiospares blog, explaining speaker/amplifier power ratings and why greater wattage is not always the desired characteristic! Good extra reading for AS pupils moving on to A2, or anyone interesting in beefing up their home listening setup.

http://proaudioblog.co.uk/2015/04/pa-power-ratings-part-1-whats-watt/

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AS Music Tech Exam Complete!

Posted: May 22, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in revision
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Well done to the AS students for completing their examination, (looked like a reasonable paper to me!) and good luck in your remaining exams.