We're not joking when we say Collarts is industry connected. Our Audio Engineering and Music Production degree has access to star professionals who are making waves in their field, from our local scene all the way to the global stage. During remote study, these guest lecturers have still been stopping by to impart their wisdom and experience: here are just a few of them.
From Australia to Los Angeles, TRISTAN HOOGLAND is a producer, mixer, and engineer who has worked with the biggest names in both local and global scenes: Joji, James Blake, Flume, Flight Facilities, and more. Speaking with our RST production students, Tristan discussed how different the L.A scene is compared to Melbourne and gave us a sneak peek into his Pro Tools sessions and how he produces vocals.
This American record producer, mixer, engineer has a microphone collection to die for. World-renowned SYLVIA MASSY has worked with icons like Prince, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, and more, meaning she's got firsthand experience with a diversity of vocal talents. Collarts students received an comprehensive guide to what vocal microphones are best for recording different voices, with Sylvia showing off the precious and unique equipment in her home studio.
A passionate ambassador for local indie music—and literal APRA AMCOS Ambassador since 2018—ANNA LAVERTY is a producer, engineer, mixer, and writer who brought the technical skills learned in London at the famed Miloco Studios to her Australian projects. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Florence and the Machine, Depeche Mode, Courtney Barnett, The Peep Tempel, and Lady Gaga are just some of the names on her repertoire, making her uniquely poised to host a guest lecture on tips for breaking into the industry.
Audio legend ANDREW SCHEPS is still imparting his wisdom shucked from a 30-year-long (and counting) career in mixing, recording, and producing. This time around, students and alumni were gifted one-on-one feedback from the Grammy Award-winner about how they can improve their mixes, following on from last year's on-campus visit with a special lecture in the Wellington St campus Auditorium, as well as an exclusive recording masterclass.