Founded by Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut), and managed by Peter Quicke, London-based Ninja Tune has established itself as one of the most credible independent labels in the UK.
Ninja Tune is currently offering amazing work opportunities this fall for business-minded music industry apprentices, and is seeking Recording Connection graduates to fill several work-experience openings. If you’re interested, get in touch with Career Services for the details!
Since finishing his course, Recording Connection graduate Dan Walsh has had nothing but good things to say about his apprenticeship experience. “I had a great experience at KDS Music Studios in Orlando,” he says. “David Mikeal (my mentor) gave me so much vital information about engineering and the overall music business.”
As an apprentice, Dan quickly became part of the day-to-day operation of the studio, meeting and working with some high-profile artists along the way—including Philip Michael Thomas from Miami Vice! “David was able to guide me through the entire recording and mixing process with real clients,” says Dan. “He showed me a lot of old-school methods of recording and mixing that helped simplify the process, which allowed me to be more concerned with the important parts of the mixing process.”
As a finishing touch on his apprenticeship, for his final project, Dan had the opportunity of assisting David through the entire process of recording and engineering the debut album for a local rock band. “I had so much fun in my sessions with the band,” he says. “I could not have been given these opportunities in a classroom, and I feel like I learned so much more from the hands-on training that this program provides.”
The Recording, Radio and Film Connection has yet another major industry endorsement for the way we break people into the business. This month, the endorsement comes from a major entertainment company. Guess our newest “best friend” from the hints below, and you could win a prize!
Here are the hints:
This supporter is a major, full-service entertainment company with the ability to get involved at any stage of a film’s development.
This company has worked with major directors that include Sofia Coppola, Terrence Malick and Steven Soderbergh.
This company’s film credits include The Bling Ring, The King’s Speech and Side Effects. An individual within the company also worked on Wrong Turn and Donnie Darko.
Can you guess our new best friend?
Think you know the answer? Submit your guess by signing up here. Get the answer right, and you can win a free copy of Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Ableton, Final Draft, or another comparable software! Deadline is September 5. Good luck and have fun!
Contest rules: Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen in drawing from all correct entries. The complete list of rules for this contest is available on the contest sign up page.
Announcing: the Recording, Radio and Film Connection OFFICIAL Instagram Contest
All disciplines included: Recording, Radio, and Film!RRF apprentices: we are looking for exciting and interesting candid photos of YOU in the studio working with your mentor on-the-job — working with gear, working with artists, etc.! Enter our OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM CONTEST and be entered to win a prize!
This contest is open to all disciplines (Recording, Radio or Film). To enter, post your photo on Instagram with the appropriate hashtag:#recordingconnection #filmconnection #radioconnection Remember, the hashtag MUST be present for your entry to be considered!
There is no limit to the number of entries per student: the more photos you submit, the greater your chances of winning! There are no boundaries here – we are simply looking for the most UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL, or INSPIRING photo!
Winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!
Deadline for the contest is Friday Sept 12. The winner will be announced in the following weeks. Good luck!
NOTE: Entering this contest gives the Recording, Radio and Film Connection the right to share and distribute your photos.
Ocean Way’s Matt “Linny” Linesch sits down withSonicScoop!
David Weiss at industry mag SonicScoop, recently sat down with Matt Linesch to interview him about his success working with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and mixing at Ocean Way Recording.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“What makes Matt Linesch shine so bright isn’t the obvious things. Yes, his mix credits are captivating – including the utterly distinctive 2013 self-titled album Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, as well as the band’s 2012 effort Here, and the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to ‘All Is Lost’ starring Robert Redford, plus clients including Dave Mason, Fool’s Gold, Australian band Wagons, Insects vs. Robots, and The Cerny Brothers.And yes, his facility at Hollywood’s famed Ocean Way Recording – complete with a prized Trident 80b board — may be a mixer’s dream come true.”Ocean Way is a prestigious company with a long legacy of producing award-winning albums for major artists. Its roots go back to the original United Western Studios constructed in 1952, which yielded some of America’s best recordings of the 1960s and 1970s (including The Beach Boys’“Good Vibrations”, Ray Charles’ version of “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, The Mamas & the Papas’“California Dreamin'”, and Frank Sinatra’s“It Was a Very Good Year”).Since those early days, the Ocean Way family has grown to include ten studios, a mastering room, Classic Equipment Rentals, OWR To Go, Ocean Way Drums, and Ocean Way Monitor Speakers. Matt Linesch became a mentor for the Recording Connection earlier this year, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be sending our students to such a skilled engineer at this world-renowned studio!
“Mixing is such an art form that I feel it takes a lifetime of trial and error to master.” – Matt Linesch
Read the whole article here at SonicScoop.com
We’re pleased to welcome yet another high-profile audio engineer to mentor our students: Ty Harris, owner and operator of Penthouse Studios in Atlanta, GA!
Ty is a highly skilled engineer who has worked with many hip-hop and R&B artists in the Atlanta scene and beyond. Situated in downtown Atlanta, Penthouse Studios features two control rooms and a terrific live room, all equipped with industry standard gear. The studio is quite busy, running about 16 hours a day, so our student apprentices should have plenty to do! Ty also tells us that the studio affords a 360-degree view of downtown Atlanta and is a great place for photo shoots!
We’re excited to have Ty Harris teaching our Recording Connection apprentices, and we look forward to seeing great things from them. Welcome, Ty!