Introduction to Project – 5 Track Ep

This trimester I will be working on a project under the group ‘Team Bedlam’, which includes members; Zoe Stewart, Wyatt Nicholls and myself (Connor Arthur). We will be recording, mixing and mastering a five-track EP with the artist Monique Dombrowski, also known as MTea. This project will also outsource several other professionals, including Riley Guerin […]

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Weeks 1 & 2, A Reflection

The first two weeks of this Trimester have been hectic! Lots of planning and liaising has been necessary to get projects up and running and on the way and I have already learnt so much from some wonderful people! First off I’m gonna quickly summarise the first week this Tri. Mostly I just focused on […]

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Trimester 5, An Introduction

Last week saw me start the last leg of my journey in my Bachelor of Audio at SAE. I’m super keen to keep on learning and continue my journey here, and as a qualified professional in the future. So here is a brief introduction to my activity over the past month or so, as well […]

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Mix Analysis – Lost

The boys from Lush (Riley, Carter and I) and Apollo Bay got together to bust out a nut track because we wanted to! Originally, the track was approximately 15 minutes long, and consisted of various guitar licks, the same, simple drum beat, a kick-ass bass-line and a droning, dry synth pad. Here is the complete […]

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Side-Chain Compression

So, side-chain compression. What is it and how does it work right? First of all, lets take it back a little to make sure that you understand compression first of all. There are several elements to a compressor, these include the threshold, ratio, attack, release and knee. The threshold of a compressor allows you to […]

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Genre Analysis – Synthwave

Synthwave is one of those genre’s everyone can just kind of get behind. Evolving bass-lines, grungy, bright lead synths, heavy drums and many more elements make up a genre that leaves the listener feeling like they’ve been told a story. Synthwave originated in the early 2000s in various niche communities and grew exponentially, gaining popularity […]

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1 Hour Mix – Analysis

About a week ago now I attempted to mix a track in an hour and it taught me a lot about my own mixing practises and where and how I need to improve. The brief basically stated that I had an hour to mix the track (below) to some certain reference tracks by the Black […]

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