Joe Langford – FdSc Audio & Music Technology

Sunday January 1, 2017

Winner –  Best Music Production

About Joe

I started Confetti with no prior knowledge or insight into the production of music. I had never used a digital audio workstation or helped record live sound in any context. All I had were ideas and a desire to learn, and it was at Confetti where I developed the skills I needed to make and create things that I could feel proud of. The skills and knowledge that the lecturers possess in their subject area means that they can really take you from nowhere to a place where you can create, produce and release your ideas and creativity to an incredibly high standard. The equipment available to the students really is fantastic. For all my productions I was able to craft my ideas with high end virtual instruments and software, and also record live instruments with industry standard microphones in studios that would complement my work. 

Joe’s Degree Showcase Work

I finished my Creative Music Tech module with the production of an original song I had written during my second year at Confetti, and with the help of my partner Chris we were able to record most of it during long evenings in Confetti’s flagship studio Electric Mayhem.

Most of the track was recorded with the JUNO-6, an analogue synthesiser that I would never have been able to apply to my production process had Confetti not made the investment for me. In Electric Mayhem, we also recorded drums, bass and vocals using Confetti’s equipment.

The whole process took about two months and I was so happy when I received the call from Andy that our production had been nominated for the Best Music Production award. I’ll admit I had a cheeky listen to the other nominations on the day of the Showcase and honestly had no idea which would get the award, but I was so grateful when Dan announced we’d won.

Everyone at the Showcase was incredibly supportive of what we’d done and all the hours instantly felt worth it. I’m grateful that the investments and support that I received at Confetti enabled me to realise my creative ideas and I’m super excited to start my BSc Audio and Music Technology top up degree!

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