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The journey that a song makes between one artist's or a group of artist's heads, to the glossy, perfected track that we have at the top of our favourites list, is too often overlooked and underappreciated. The world of music production is a massive, beautiful, scientific, limitless art that is just waiting for you to get stuck into, and now at UEA we have the facilities, local expertise and community to welcome you to it with.
MRPS is a society for those interested in the composition, recording and production of music. It must firstly be stressed that you don't have to be a musician to join this society; you merely have to have an interest in its production. Secondly, all genres are welcome. From hip-hop to jazz, classical to pop, all music needs to be recorded and mixed well to make maximum impact on its audience! Finally, music production is about working with people; it means means getting to know the skills, strengths and weaknesses of the musicians and producers around you, and not being afraid to ask for, or to offer, feedback on other people's music.
MRPS has traditionally run tutorial workshops and other events in the music building and the media suite. In the creative practice lab, we have the computers and space to explore techniqes of production theory and spend time together making music as a group. The media suite facilities, intended only for media and humanities students, have been generously granted to us within reason, and we have made amazing use of these facilities so far. We base our workshops on the DAW Logic Pro, given that all the suite's computers are iMacs and all have either Logic or Garageband installed on them - but all software is very much welcome. There's a great recording studio in the media suite also, which attracts podcasters and radio producers as well as recording engineers...we can also conditionally arrange the borrowing of equipment for independent projects across campus.
Update september 2020:
COVID will make the 20/21 year difficult for us, as it will for all clubs and socities. However, pandemics can't kill our passion, so we're fully committed to remaining as active as possible. While it's fortunate that music production is a digital practise (so it can be done on computers at home), it's a practise that also hinges on hi-fidelity sound, communication and work efficiency, and so having interactive workshops online will present challenges.
Keep watching our facebook page and members emails for updates on how we will be getting you involved!
At minimum, we're a society with a shared interest, and we'd love to welcome anyone into our group who is like-minded, regardless of their musical (or mixing!) preferences or ability.
Our committee 2020-2021:
Charlie Bernardin - President
Duy Nguyen - Vice President
Cai Beacham - Treasurer
Tyler Brooker - Health and Saftey officer
Alfie Goodland - Union Council rep.
Riley Fitzgerald - Publicity officer