Liverpool’s thriving music scene is set to receive a boost with the opening of a new state of the art recording studio here at Mode.
Music Technology and performance students at our centre, on Sefton Street in Liverpool, will be joining forces to record tracks in the studio that represents a major investment in local talent.
Mode has recently been accredited to deliver a Level 3 qualification in Music Technology. Students on the course will obtain a BTEC Diploma and can use that in place of A levels to gain a place at university. Mode is one of a handful of training providers in Liverpool that offers the course. The new studio means that those seeking a career as an artist, DJ or producer will not have to travel outside of Merseyside to benefit from the latest technology.
The first tranche of students will start to use the facility in Autumn 2015. Mode students who are studying music production will also benefit from real life experience working with the artists set to record at the studio.
To give the facility a further boost and open up opportunities to a wider audience, The Arts & Culture Factory have staged a series of gigs across the city to raise funds. With their input aspiring musicians that otherwise could not afford to record will be able to get a taster of being in a studio completely free of charge. There has been a big demand for the free recording sessions that take place in the evenings on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Debbie Tagoe, Director at Mode Training, says: ‘The new studio will give a double boost to the music scene in Liverpool. Firstly our music production students will gain skills using some of the best equipment available. Then we hope to see a new crop of home grown talent coming through as we can offer them a more realistic way to get their tracks produced.’
For an affordable fee the public can also sign up for coaching sessions on how to record in a professional studio. Hundreds more unsigned local artists are also expected to benefit from the studio which they can rent at a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
Nicola Perrins, Founder of the Mersey Gig Guide advocates the launch of the new venue. She says: ’An affordable recording studio is a great addition to the Liverpool music scene. We see many great bands gigging who just want to be able to take the next step and get their tracks down. Here at Mersey Gig Guide we’re excited about hearing the results of students and aspiring recording artists and the impact new and upcoming talent can have on cementing the Liverpool music scene for the years ahead.’
Anybody interested in pursuing a career in music technology, music production or performing is urged to get in touch on 0151 709 4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org