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August 2012 l 19


studionews UNITED KINGDOM Second Cardiff summer school a success


Positive response as The Gus Dudgeon Foundation/JAMES post-graduate course returns to Glamorgan University


FOR THE second year running, The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES (the Joint Audio Media Education Support group) have run a post-graduate summer course in the Gus Dudgeon Suite recording studio within the Atrium building of Glamorgan University, Cardiff. This year, producer Phil


Harding and engineer Dan Turner ran the sessions with nine students graduating from JAMES Accredited music technology/production and sound courses around the United Kingdom. The students


were actively engaged in the sessions as assistant engineers, often running the MCI JH500 series mixing desk (once owned by the late Elton John producer Dudgeon), and running the Pro Tools recording system. The team recorded Robert


Song by Tereza, who, at the age of just 18, graduated from the JAMES Accredited BMus course at The Institute in Kilburn. Five sponsors were involved in this year’s event: Sonic Distribution, PMI Audio, Michael Simkin LLP, Focusrite and Unity Audio.


from The University of the West of England. Mehrabi commented: “The Gus Dudgeon summer school was a fantastic opportunity to meet people in a similar position. Working with a great producer, talented musicians and a skilled engineer gave a valuable insight into the production of a pop music song from a demo to a final recording.


“The course made it


(L-R): Phil Harding, Adib Mehrabi and Dan Turner, plus the Egg studio monitors and Focusrite ISA One awarded to Mehrabi for being ‘Student of the week’


Sonic Distribution and Focusrite generously donated equipment as a prize to the


‘Student of the week’. This was an honour lauded upon Adib Mehrabi, who is graduating


possible to learn this process in a way that can only be achieved in a professional, real-world environment. Many thanks to all at JAMES, the MPG, the APRS and the sponsors for creating opportunities like this for graduating students.” n www.jamesonline.org.uk


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