This week the BA Commercial Sound students were delighted to welcome world renowned Scottish drummer Ross McFarlane and Bullet:dodge Records supremo Gareth Whitehead to the studios at Cumbernauld Campus for two Guest Lectures.
Gareth showcased his remixing skills in Ableton Live highlighting the workflow that he utilises when working in this genre. Gareth also walked through musical arrangements when remixing, and spoke about his work remixing The Brood album and the documentary itself.
Ross has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has drummed with luminaries such as Texas, The Proclaimers, Stilstskin, Justin Currie, Jon Fratelli, Codeine Velvet Club, Mull Historical Society, Isobel Campbell, Ian McCulloch and Kate Nash.
Ross, fresh from finishing a world tour with Texas, took part in two full days of drum recording, imparting his expert technical advice on the degree students. This was followed by an in-depth Q & A session where Ross gave a very refreshing insight into the industry as it stands today, as well as his life as a musician.