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Remote Learning Series Culminates in Remix Challenge

Posted on 31 March 2021

A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.

Distanced Deviations was a series of additional teaching sessions provided for students during the most recent lockdown.

Running every Friday afternoon these showcased staff specialisms in music and visual production, including 'beat the clock' track creation demonstrations, 'scrapheap challenge' approaches to creating audio content, modular synthesis and coding for audio-visual work. Now the challenge is for students to take a set of audio samples, provided by the University's Borthwick archive from its collection of historically significant recordings, and craft completely new music productions from them.

Valuable prizes worth hundreds of pounds have been donated by Nugen Audio, who recently worked with the Department on their Paragon reverberation product. The competition, which closes in May, is open to all students currently enrolled on taught courses in the Department will be judged by an expert panel comprising staff, and industry figures including Gazelle Twin.