World famous and multi-platinum selling producer and mixer, Steve Osborne, visited us and delivered a Masterclass to the Music Production and Music Technology Degree and Diploma students from Pulse College.
Steve began his career in the 90’s dance scene as part of one of the most legendary remix teams with Paul Oakenfold, working with amazing artists including Massive Attack and The Happy Mondays. Steve then segwayed into recording studios, engineering and producing for acts such as U2, Elbow, Doves, Suede, Placebo, KT Tunstall, PJ Harvey and Gregory Porter.
Steve took the students at Pulse College through the process of producing and mixing a track for mainstream daytime Radio. Steve was employed by Decca Records A&R team to take the jazz recording ‘Hey Laura’ by Gregory Porter and remix it with the aim to get the track on the “A” playlist for BBC Radio 2. The stems given to Steve by Decca were analysed and discussed with the students, while Steve demonstrated his editing techniques in Protools (based Beat Detective and Tempo analysis) of how to take a free-time live recording and hard quantise the tracks to the Protools grid in preparation for his production and remix.
Check out this recent interview with Steve in MusicTech where he talks about his career in more detail and how his time here with us at Windmill Lane Recording Studios encouraged him to get more involved in educating the next great generation of audio engineers and music producers……