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Sound Engineering Academy has been a welcoming anchor for diverse music cultures and acts as a promoter of different kinds of music since 2004.

As part of our constant endeavour in promoting different genres of music, students of the academy can now enjoy band music or listen to the performance of renowned musicians every month in the campus itself.

Tho who are associated with the academy will be aware that, every year academy is organizing SEA Music Festival (5 Day Long Public Musical Event in Trivandrum) and SEA Navrathri Music Festival (A Public Event Inside the Campus) for music enthusiasts in the city.

A band or a renowned musician will be coming to the campus and perform for the students on a particular day every month.

The yearly music festivals have taken a new path and became a monthly affair without affecting the regular classes of SEA Students.

What persuaded us to think in a different way?

It is been learned that, when music events are held in the academy, students were getting rejuvenated and they seem more conscientious in their studies.

Moreover, it will help students to meet eminent music personalities and they will get a chance to learn about the pre-production, production and post-production part of a live music event.

Gazhal leaves SEA Students Spellbound

It was a treat to those Gazhal enthusiasts to hear some of the best soulful melodies of all time.

The playlist comprised selected soft, slow and heart-wrenching numbers which were Presented by the acclaimed and distinguished Gazhal Singer Padmakumar.

His younger son Adithya was also one among the performer, the popular Gazhal songs in a different way.

Padmakumar has been closely associated with the academy and has performed with his two sons in the second edition of SEA Navrathri Music Festival in 2018.

The audience was mesmerized with the astounding performance by the artists and has helped in creating love and affection for ghazals among SEA Students.

Something there was hugely appealing about the melancholic songs of love, heartache, and loss, sung by Padmakumar while his long and tapering fingers which flew over the keys of the harmonium.

Staging this concert in the campus, CEO of the academy has assured that, the academy would take this new attempt to reach more heights in future with more monthly music festivals in the campus with renowned artists and bands from around the country.

The students participation and turn up has been overwhelming and we take this opportunity to thank all those who are associated with the event in making it a success.

Special thanks to Padmakumar and Team for elating us with the fascinating world of Hindustani Music and making the day a jubilant one for us.

News, Projects / Activities, The Academy

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Expanding the lineup of expert sessions by the academy, the 3 day training session by Rahul Samuel has revolutionized the approach of students towards Live Sound Reinforcement.

Aimed at those students who are interested to learn more about Live Sound, the topics covered and concepts introduced during the training has made the live sound reinforcement job to a more fascinating one.

DSC02067Continuing the training from the second day, the whole session was a unique blend of both theory and practicals in which more prominence was given to practicals on the 3rd day.

Intriguing sessions by Rahul Samuel on various Live Sound topics has helped the students to acquire those skills to make their job a lot easier in the real world.

The unique way of imparting the technicalities of Live Sound to students by the trainer deserves the highest commendation. Moreover his active engagement with students during their practical sessions needs a special mention as well.

Same as the previous day sessions there were a set of topics which where covered and here are those covered on the third day : System Design, Rigging, System Tuning, Sound Check, Running a Show, Tear Down Safely.

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Started with Sound Mixing and Mastering session by Prasanth Valsaji in the previous week, the 3 day training session on live sound is a part of our on-going series of “expert sessions” to be conducted in the coming weeks exclusively for students of Diploma in Sound Engineering.

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News, Projects / Activities, The Academy

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One of the reasons why we are rated as the top institute in India is the expert sessions conducted in the academy as well as the project guides associated with us.

Second semester of our diploma course comprises various project activities where the students will get hands-on experience regarding what they learned.

The different projects done by the students in the semester is a actually learning process to fathom out the reasons behind those real world audio issues and tackle it effectively in the shortest span of time.

Learning sophisticated technologies, latest software and equipment the project works assists the students to educate themselves those out of the syllabus topics and practice it accordingly.

In the previous post we have mentioned that an expert session is being organized in the academy to train students for their Live Sound Project.

rahul-samuel-session-day2Continuing it on the second day, the session has covered topics which included :
Sub-woofers, Amplifiers, Venue – Data collection, Venue Recce (Practical), Compiling Data, Stage Design and Planning, Making and Reading tech riders, Electrical Power, Mixing Console

Afternoon session was the session for activities and practicals based on what the students have grasped during the theoretical session in the morning.

Trainer has demonstrated various techniques while installing sub-woofers like where it has to be placed during a live show, how to setup sub-woofers for quality sound, how much should be the distance between 2 sub-woofers etc.

As part of the demonstration, 2 cardioid subwoofers has been hand-picked from our range of training equipment.

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a-view-of-the-academy-building-during-expert-sessionStudents have installed the speakers along with other supporting equipments.

The trainer has explained to students on how to perfectly put to use the speakers during a live performance.

The 2 days session has turned out to be interactive and quite informative for the students who were keen on learning new aspects of live sound reinforcement.

The training session will continue for 1 more day.

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