The Academy

Those who are following the academy via online channels will be aware that the academy is having a Students Music Club it is named as SEA Music Club.

The SEA Music Club was introduced among the students of 1 year Diploma (2014-2015) batch.

It didn’t turned out to be a sucess and there was not active participatiom from students during that time.

But things got changed in the previous batch (2016-2017) and eventually it was most active SEA Music Club since it was introduced by the academy.

The music club of 2016-2017 Batch had regular practice sessions and live music performances during Independence Day, Onam, Navrathri, Christmas and during World Music Day celebrations in the academy.

The music club had successfully done their final performance on the final day of SEA Music Band Festival 2017 which received huge appreciation from those associated with the academy as well as from public.

In the current batch also there are students who are enthusiastic about singing and playing various instruments.

Thus formed the latest SEA Music Club of the academy comprising of students from 2017 – 2018 batch.

Today members of the newly formed Music Club had their first practice session in the academy.

Being an active music club and it is expected that there will be live performances by the club members in the coming 1 year as well

We, the staff and management of the academy wishes all success for the Music Club of 2017 – 2018 Batch.

audio tips

Howdy SEA Fans, welcome to another blog post discussing about tips related to sound engineering.

This week we are talking about Music Profession.

This weeks blog post is focused on those Sound Engineers or aspiring Sound Engineers who are looking forward for a career in music and topic discussed below will helpful for them to streamline their march towards a strong career in the field of music and entertainment.

Depending on the generation you represent, the focus on the music business turns from a nightmare to a sea of ​​opportunities.

Today more than ever it is important to adapt to the changes that have changed the industry. Anchoring into traditional practices can mean the difference between sailing freely or waiting for the boat to make water.

It is not wrong to carry out the traditional processes, as long as there are sufficient economic resources to promote it at all stages. Unfortunately, it does not happen so often and deciding which projects are likely to do so requires many filters.

So what are the 5 key elements that define a Professional Musician?

Organize

If you do not organize, you will face serious problems to fulfill the goals that as a musician you have drawn. It does not mean just knowing what day you have bone, touch or event and feel that you are extremely organized.

Do you know the conditions under which your team is?
Are you practicing enough?
Have you worried about checking your health?

Although it seems that you do it naturally, many aspects of the musician require specialized attention.
If you have not taken this into account in your day-to-day organization, you open a great gap to your professional development.

Planning

The basic equation of the musician is
I learn to play + search for a band + I write songs + I record a demo + I present myself live + I send my demo to the radio + people worship me = musical success“.

If you think that’s all you need to know to succeed, then the only thing you’ll find is dead ends that do not get you anywhere (if not already in one of them).

Effective planning requires knowing how the music business works, a more comprehensive understanding of the market, knowledge of the tasks that best lead you to achieve specific goals (not just act for acting), information from external situations that may violate your project and hundreds of etceteras you surely have not contemplated.

Focus

It means that you must understand from a general view every aspect of your project and be able to crumble it consciously.
Dimensioning aspects like the musicality, performance, recording, promotion, business and real legal situations of your project will impel you to make more assertive decisions.

Continuous Communication

The contemporary musician has no pretext to be partially keep away from the new technological uses of communication.
This implies knowing how to choose which means are appropriate and which are simply complementary.
Investing time in developing fans with minimal economic resources does not mean that you are saving resources.

You could be losing money!

Writing properly and taking care of the visual language through your communication channels are fundamental in this process.
If you do not separate it properly, you are playing against yourself.

Contacts

Your Networking network is the basis for extending your strategic planning. Sooner or later, meeting key people (not the same as meeting famous people) will allow you to build more effective alliances.

Developing your interpersonal relationships and improving your perception as an artist (strutting and having a “rockstar” attitude will not do you any good at this level) is a fundamental part of this process.

You also have to learn the right balance between friendship, more personal relationships and business contacts to get the best result, as well as new opportunities.

Conclusion

Generations before millenials, see in the music business a severe necrosis that is consuming the market, transforming it into economic zombie. Recent generations lacked the economic support of creating, distributing and marketing a musical product.

Times have invariably changed and taking a lifeboat is also not an option.
The ideal is to endorse your knowledge to take advantage of your environment.
The atmosphere in the music business is constantly changing.

Many musicians understand “adaptation” as “grabbing wherever they can”.
Nothing is more false than this perception, because as the environment changes, the musician constantly evolves, a vital element for artistic development and the source of youth for new projects.

Hope you find this information useful and do share your views as comment below.

audio tips

Howdy SEA Fans, For the past couple of years, on every tuesday, our official blog is updated with weekly tips related to Sound Engineering.

As you all know the section is named ‘Tip Tuesday’. From this week onwards we are providing tips in video format along with text content.

This week Sanu Dharan, our faculty member is discussing about how to use the hi-pass filter switch with a Dynacord Mixer.  and here is the video.

What is High Pass Filter?

A high-pass filter (hpf) is an audio frequency filter that cuts (filters out) frequencies below a set level.

The high-pass filter (hpf) switch is available in almost all consoles and it is the most under-used one in Audio Console and it is commonly labeled as labeled as “/80” or “/100.”

Some consoles have 80hz, some others have 100hz and others have a knob which can be used to set the frequency the hi-pass filter must be applied and digital consoles which are prevalent in the industry have the same on the EQ Side.

Today we are looking a Dynacord mixer and the switch’s function. The console is having 80hz cut off.

If you press this button it is going to cut or roll off frequencies below 80hz.

What is actually the use of it?

Ofcourse it is going to cut-off unwanted noises, wind sound which you want avoid while mixing a band.

Speaking in the real sense, if you have 4 chorus microphones and you want to cut below 80hz it will roll of the wind sound and all the acoustic mess.

This you can achieve quickly by pressing a single button.

But keep in mind that Guitars doesn’t need that and it is recommended for kick-drum and base guitars too.

The high-pass filter channel control shouldn’t go untouched.

It’s one more way you can clear up your mix and provide the best sound possible.

New Sound Engineers and those who are enthusiastic about the field will be finding the information useful.