Over the past few weeks, Gareth Jones – a music producer and engineer notable for working with Depeche Mode, Erasure, Indochine and Interpol – has been doing mixing masterclasses with our Audio and Music Technology degree students.
The highly skilled producer spent time with our students providing valuable and interesting insight on his career, while also teaching them a few new skills. He not only covered a range of specific techniques on mixing, but also more abstract skills including session management, managing people involved in the making of a record, and financial aspects.
“Recently I had the pleasure of doing four classes about Mixing at Confetti. Working with highly motivated and intelligent students, and helpful and facilitating staff made the whole experience positive and enriching.” Gareth Jones
Gareth was a pioneer in the use of digital equipment. He introduced sampling to many legendary bands such as Depeche Mode and Einstürzende Neubauten. He began recording with new electronic instruments such as AMS digital delays and the Synclavier sampler synthesiser which was brought in by Daniel Miller of Mute Records.
Music Curriculum Leader John Meredith believes our students will benefit from the sessions:
“Having someone with such an amazing and influential discography come in and show students some of his working practices was a really valuable experience for them: they all left inspired to create!”
If you’re interested in our music college-level or degree courses, sign up for our open day and explore our facilities.