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Studio space takes audio production to next level
August 27, 2022
Students will be able to take advantage of working in the studios here at the VSU campus come fall 2022.
Most of the activities in the studio are geared toward providing students with assignments that they can use to develop a portfolio of work that they can then show to potential employers. They are also used to promote their own services and encourage others to pursue a career in creative work.
“Our goal for these spaces is to provide students with a strong foundation and understanding of audio production techniques and history while providing them with a space they can integrate their own workflow,” Professor Dustin Painter said.
Professor Wells Gordon and Vice Provost Dr. Kawachi Clemons had the idea for the studios. Gordon has been working on the foundations of these studios and the curriculum based around them since he arrived on campus a few years ago.
“The studios will have multiple uses,” Painter said. “They will serve both Mass Communications students pursuing the Contemporary Sound Production track, and music students in the Sound Recording Technology track.”
Dr. Clemons has been a tremendous help and source of support as staff worked on the spaces during the past year.
“What’s great is the spaces will work for anything audio and music related: music production, recording, live sound, postproduction, sound design, film/media music composition, beat production, electronic music, etc.,” Painter said.
The studios will benefit the following courses: Introduction to the Recording Studio, Studio Seminar, Live Sound, Post-Production, Pro Tools Certification (levels 1 and 2), Electronic Music, Sample Based Production, and anything else related to sound and audio for Music and Mass Comm.
Right now, the plan is for these studios to be used by students with appropriate Mass Communication or Music classes. Though, students are encouraged to find talent on campus to bring in for their projects.