Ross McFarlane Guest Lecture

Drum 4

BA Commercial Sound students were delighted to welcome world renowned Scottish session drummer Ross McFarlane to the studios at Cumbernauld Campus.

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 a full day 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 freelance/session musician.

Group Photo Ross

Spectacular! Roger Waters Us+Them 2018 VIP ticket opportunity

Coinciding with the department’s new website and exciting HN courses for 2018, we can offer one lucky New College Lanarkshire student from the Creative Industries department a VIP ticket to the Roger Waters Us + Them sound check and show at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow on Friday 29th June 2108. This unique opportunity will allow a ‘behind the scenes’ tour, VIP hospitality and, of course, the chance to see Roger Water’s iconic music, breathtaking quadrasonic sound and cutting edge visuals, performing many classic Pink Floyd classics and solo work.

To get a chance to win, simply share this post to Facebook or Twitter via the buttons below with the hashtag #NCLcreativesound. The draw will take place on Tuesday 29th May at mid-day and the lucky student will be contacted with further details.

For anyone interested, you can find out more about our Sound Production courses at New College Lanarkshire here:
https://nclcreativesoundproduction.wordpress.com/courses/

New HN Creative Sound Production Course at NCL

Academic year 2018/19 will see the launch of a new HN Year 1 course to be run at both NCL’s Cumbernauld and Coatbridge campuses. The new HNC promises to redefine the teaching and course content of Creative Sound Production with the aim of remaining at the cutting edge of industry training and preparation for the continually evolving opportunities now available for sound engineers. Course content will include projects that combine skill-sets through a range of disciplines and involve productions and opportunities both on campus and off, working on joint ventures alongside other creative media departments within the college as well as utilising the ever growing list of external partnerships.

Applications for the new HNC Sound Production course for 2018/19 are open now and can be completed online.

Degree students visit STV

Students of  BA Commercial Sound Production at New College Lanarkshire and UWS got an opportunity to visit the post production facilities at STV in Glasgow last Friday.

Head sound designer and mixer Donald MacLeod entusiastically showed students around the facilities which include a state-of-the-art surround sound mixing suite and a Foley performance room.

Donald, who has his name to a number of high profile TV shows at STV, including Taggart and Antiques Roadtrip, was also able to give insight into the sound design workflow, collaborative aspects with other departments and showed them his secret favourite Foley prop (a horses bit!)

The visit will no doubt inspire the students as they continue to tackle their post production project of semester 2.

Apply Now

Applications are now being considered for our 2018/19 course programmes due to commence in August. The Creative Sound & Music Production department offer courses at every qualification level from NC through to Degree level with content that covers a diverse range of topics and projects including; studio production, live sound engineering, audio post-production, game audio, location recording etc.