Music students from Telford College spent a day at a professional recording studio to take part in a series of workshops and receive guidance from industry experts.
The group of HND music production students learned about recording, editing and mixing professional recordings during their time at RML Studios in Wolverhampton.
Music producer Ryan Pinson, who owns the studios, also answered students’ questions on his journey into the music industry and how he has grown his business over the years.
Students were then able to take the hot seat and, with guidance from the RML team, used the recording studio to record a song by ‘The Losing Score’ – a band made up of current HND music students.
They tried out the range of different microphones and recorded drums, bass, electric guitar and vocals using the mixing console and outboard equipment.
One of the students, Marcus Byczkowski, said: “It was really good to get an industry professional’s insight on how the music business works.
“It was useful to see how he works in the recording studio and to learn his techniques. Since the trip, I’ve found that I’m more of a perfectionist and have raised my standards when working on my own projects.”
Andy Turner, course leader and manager for the creative and music area at Telford College, said: “We have a great link with Ryan and have been bringing Telford College students over to his studio for the last three years now.
“The experience of running a session in a commercial studio gives our students a real insight into the industry they are preparing to work in.
“Ryan’s vast knowledge of music production and the music industry in the West Midlands is such a valuable resource for the students to tap into.”
RML Studios has also recently been nominated for the best recording studio prize at Birmingham Music Awards.
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