Confetti students win over £600 each in music equipment from Focusrite

Wednesday March 29, 2023

Four Music degree students have bagged themselves over £600 worth of professional music equipment each following successful applications to a partnered scholarship with Focusrite Group.

Focusrite scholarship winners pictured

Alfie Wallace, Niall Hopkins, Caine Laskowski and Cam Hinge were awarded the gear by Focusrite Lead Hardware Designer, Danny Nugent, for their phenomenal applications. Each student took home a bundle of equipment including the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio, Launchkey 37 MkIII and ADAM Audio T7Vs. The new gear is perfect for home recording, song writing and music production.

The applications: 

To enter, each student was required to submit the following:

  • Create a short video, telling us who you are, why you are studying on the course, and why the scholarship would be great for your creative career progression.
  • Compose a track with no real boundaries.
  • Share a presentation (10 minutes max) of the project (why that song, how they made it etc.) in either a video format or via a recorded presentation.

Submissions were shortlisted by industry specialists across some of the best known brands within the Focusrite Group: Focusrite, Adam and Novation and the winners were chosen by the Confetti course teams based on potential and studentship.


Senior Vice President Focusrite Group EMEA, Nick Venables, had this to say about Confetti and our students:

“The Focusrite Group and Confetti have had a strong relationship over many years. The philosophy and culture at Confetti is highly impressive, and the opportunities they offer are incredible. Indeed, as a former student myself I have benefited from Confetti’s success story, and long may it continue ! We are proud to be involved with the scholarship and have our name alongside Confetti.”

One of the scholarship winners, BA (Hons) Music Performance student Alfie Wallace said:

“The main thing I will be using this for is to bolster my home recording and try to be a more affluent producer.”

Our Head of HE Music and Events, John Meredith, added:

“I’m over the moon to have four deserving students win these studio packs which will support their future recording and composition careers…. And to have companies such as Focusrite, Novation and Adam on board really does mean they have the best chance to do some amazing work…we can’t wait to hear what they use the gear for!”

About Focusrite:

Focusrite are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional audio equipment and are especially known for their audio recording interfaces. The company create a variety of products ranging from entry level all the way up to industry standard pre-amps for professional studios. Their iconic red 2i2 interfaces have played a huge role in providing new musicians, producers and engineers with affordable, quality equipment – encouraging a new generation creatives.

Focusrite are also the parent company to several well-respected audio equipment manufacturers including, Adam Audio and Novation. Collectively, the companies create a range of products perfect for a variety of creative situations and projects. One could quite easily create an entire studio from the products Focusrite offer.

As part of our partnership with Focusrite, Confetti students can enjoy up to 25% off all Focusrite products. If you’re currently studying with us and would like to find out more about this initiative, please contact your course leader.

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