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South West Music Award winner launches new recording studio for Saltash students

By cg_ailsam  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

Studio 2

Andy Quick, the lead singer of the Land of the Giants

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A school in Saltash launched a new recording studio with the help of the 2013 South West Music Awards winner.

Andy Quick, lead singer of the Land Of The Giants, tested out the new Logic Pro recording equipment at Saltash.net Community School.

The band won the Best Act of 2013 at the South West Music Awards.

The new equipment includes a midi keyboard that syncs directly to the software, a mixing desk for the hardware interface and both dynamic and condenser microphones.

Andy said: “It was great to be greeted by a little soundproofed room, instantly putting me at ease and brought out a side of me as a recording artist that I very rarely see: total relaxation and playfulness with no nagging fixation on the end result.

“If I can take anything from that session it would be that the most important things in a studio are the attitude of the engineer to encourage your most relaxed state when recording, and also that you don't need a flashy environment to make great music.”

The space has been sound optimised with acoustic cladding throughout, with Sennheiser headphones and Pulse monitor speakers.

The tracks that Andy recorded can be heard on the Recording Studio page of the school’s website.

Check the Recording Studio page for original recordings by student singer-songwriters, musicians and sound engineers.

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