Monthly Archives: June 2018

Embracing The Fun of Audio Experimentation

Why Nobody Tells You To Experiment It used to be the case that mixing desks used in professional recording studios were limited to 16 tracks. That was it. Before buses, groups and MIDI, recording meant using just a handful of tracks before you had to start bouncing down. Imagine those days (if you have to!)…. Read more »

Student Story: Pranayam Aquino – Student Representative, Drums

Welcome, Pranayam! Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi, my name is Pranayam and I am a drummer from Manila. I currently live in Shanghai, China and I am enrolled in the BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance (Drums). I started the course in January 2018. What is your musical background? I started playing the drums when I… Read more »

Student Story: Welcome Nuru Mnjama – Creative Songwriting

What is your musical background? Before DIME ONLINE, I studied a BTEC Diploma in Music at Brookhouse International School in Nairobi. Why did you decide to apply for an online music degree? DIME ONLINE was attractive to me as it allows me to juggle school with trying to start my music career in Kenya. What… Read more »

DIME ONLINE – Working in Partnership with City and Islington College

DIME ONLINE is delighted to be partnering with City and Islington College, London on an online songwriting project entitled ‘Your Song’. Over the last 10 weeks, students from City and Islington College have been working with one of our Songwriting faculty, Audra Kubat, an accomplished songwriter who is based in Detroit, Michigan and teaches for… Read more »

DIME Announces New Scholarship Fund

DIME Founders Kevin Nixon & Sarah Clayman recently announced the scholarship fund on Detroit News Station WDIV. “We recognize that if young people invest in themselves, then opportunity can come out of that.” Sarah also commented, “Education is about employability and getting young people into jobs, and we feel very passionately that that’s our role… Read more »

6 Tested Ways To Improve Your Home Studio

The Room The room in which you produce audio is at least half of the picture. It has a huge effect on the sound you create and the way the mix sounds through other systems in different places. It’s so vital to the sound of your recordings. If you bring a set of speakers into… Read more »