First Day of AUS 230

Welcome back everyone! I hope you have all had a good time since we last met and have been making some really cool creative stuff. I would like to share my thoughts on the first day of AUS 230 but first I would like to talk about the wrap-up from last trimester, where your humble blogging host received a high distinction for AUS220, with a mark of 95/100! Needless to say I am over the moon about it and all the hard work paid off, giving credit to the old saying “you get out what you put in”.

The first day of AUS 230 was held yesterday (June 3rd, 2015) and it felt great to be back. Everyone is pumped up to make some exciting projects and these first few weeks are when we decide what we will be working on for our major project. To put it in perspective, we are in Trimester 5 and the BA is six Trimesters long, so now we only have 26 weeks to change our view of the world from student, to industry pro. One valuable resource to help make this transition is the P&E Wing Guidelines, a service set up by the GRAMMY foundation and covers topics like the recommendations for delivery of recorded music projects, surround sound productions, important documents for music production and much more. For more on the P&E Wing Guidelines click this link.

The main areas of study that we will cover in the coming 13 weeks are Mastering, Advanced Studio Techniques and Surround Sound Techniques, as well as polishing skills like studio etiquette, communication and time management, with tuition from specialist Guy Gray who is an award-winning producer/engineer/mixer from Studios 301 to help us on our journey!

In the following weeks I will be working on a plan for my final project for AUS 230 and for now the ideas are plentiful, for example one concept that I would really like to work on is to record an orchestra for use in a game soundtrack. This will mean composing the music, arranging the score, finding the location, rehearsing, researching how to record large ensembles and more importantly finding the orchestra itself! lol

It’s awesome to be back at it and I cant wait to see what this trimester produces! See you soon 🙂


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