Grunge royalty gives masterclass at NCL

Musical legend Jack Endino gives masterclass to New College Lanarkshire students

Production stalwart and musician Jack Endino swapped his Seattle base for Glasgow as he flew in for this years Question Session event organised by New College Lanarkshire’s Music Business students and staff. The event, now in its fourth year, has built a formidable reputation as both an industry event as well as a showcase for the college, successfully tying together different curriculum areas across the Creative Industries faculty.

However, HN sound production students from Coatbridge and Cumbernauld along with UWS BA Commercial Sound Production students were given a rather surprising and special masterclass the day prior when Jack arrived to outline his mixing approach and philosophy to a full audience eager to hear from the man behind the seminal albums of Mudhoney, Soundgarden and Nirvana.

Lessons in mixing

Working through a session that was presented and unseen beforehand, Jack imparted some of his mix engineering skills and wisdom discussing workflow and technique interspersed with anecdotes from his long and illustrious career as a world travelled record producer and musician.

The enthralled class were then treated to an extensive Q & A session that covered a range of topics including his early career and break into the music industry, the plethora of Sub Pop acts he has worked with over the years, his time in Brasil recording super-band Titas and his views on studio technology.

Question time

This wholly unique event provided an intimate opportunity for students to listen and learn from a giant in the production field and perfectly encapsulated the positive results of synergy across the department.

Course lecturer Ruaraidh Sanachan said, “This was a fantastic opportunity for New College Lanarkshire Creative Industries students from multiple disciplines to work with a legendary industry figure. Jack shared fascinating insights with our Sound Production students at the studio masterclass. The following day, he participated in discussion panels and seminars at the Music Business department’s Question Session event. I am thrilled we were able to bring Jack to Scotland for these events.”

“I really enjoyed my visit to New College Lanarkshire and was glad to share some of my knowledge and experiences with students.” – Jack Endino

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