GUS DUDGEON FOUNDATION + JAMES SUMMER SCHOOL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES, 2019
Bigger and better this year, with two individual weeks running at two different universities, the Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES ran their Post Graduate Summer Course once again in 2019.

The event at the University of South Wales, was tutored by producer George Shilling who invited singer/songwriter James Passey and his band into the studio in the USW Atrium Building. Much of the week, the nine students were working in the control room whose centrepiece is Gus Dudgeon's favoured (and restored) MCI console. A real treat for any aspiring engineer/producer!

Long-time Summer School sponsor PMC provided nearfield monitors for the students to use during the week and Sonnox, Steinberg and SSL supplied various plug-in bundles to the top performing students of the week. Many thanks to all sponsors.

Listen to the James Passey track as recorded by students on the 2019 Summer Course… and now watch the video on YouTube!
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JAMES SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
Click above to read the full feature as published in Resolution magazine.
www.resolutionmag.com

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Patron: Sir Elton John

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SOME QUOTES FROM OUR 2019 GRADUATES
Last week I met some great friends for life and connections for the future, as well as experiencing and using one of music's most iconic mixing desks under the watchful eye of a great producer. It is certainly something I will never forget.
Tom, University of Huddersfield
Overall it was a fantastic week. Being able to meet fellow musicians and producers from around the UK was an invaluable experience. Also, being able to ghost George Shilling while he worked proved to be very educational.
Jack, University Studies at West Suffolk College
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, 2019
The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES held the first of two Summer Schools in 2019 on 7 July at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

The five day course attended by nine top-performing students from around the UK was led by producer Simon Gogerly with the aim of recording three EP tracks with local pop/punk poet trio, Pink Lemonade.

Loudspeaker manufacturer PMC, once again sponsored the event for 2019, are provided near field monitors for use throughout the week. Also, Sonnox and Steinberg supplied prize plug-ins to numerous students at the end of the course.
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Patron: Sir Elton John

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Simon Gogerly, students and Pink Lemonade

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Day one - drum set-up

I've gained so much information from Simon, and everyone. Editing with Pro Tools, microphones… It's just nice to be surrounded with people who are so wealthy in knowledge studio-wise.
Edward, University of Lincoln
I'm certainly going to take away a lot on how I edit tracks and on recording drums - specifically we used the Recorderman technique for drum overheads which sounds great.
Phil, Leeds Beckett University
I've learnt people skills here, you adapt, you have to get to know people on the job. I also want to keep in touch, collaborate - you never know who's going to do what later on in life.
Chantelle, University of Hertfordshire
SOUNGS RECORDED FROM EARLIER SUMMER SCHOOLS
2018
Artist: Heir
Songs: Adventure & Automatic
Host: Leeds Beckett University
Course led by: Ken Scott
2017
Artist: Matt Deighton
Song: Heaven
Host: Leeds Beckett University
Course led by: Ken Scott
2016
Artist: Cat-Una
Song: The Jolly Good Fellows
Host: Leeds Beckett University
Course led by: Ken Scott / Steve Parker
2014
Artist: Caesars Rome
Song: Earth from Space
Host: University of South Wales
Course led by: Romesh Dodangoda
2013
Artist: Charlotte Campbell
Song: Songbird
Host: University of South Wales
Course led by: Greg Haver
2012
Artist: Tereza
Song: Robert's Song
Host: University of South Wales
Course led by: Phil Harding

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