London-based audio school, Alchemea has announced the addition of a hands-on 4-month Live Sound Diploma Course.
The school has worked with leading live sound professionals to a practical course to ready students for the riggors of the live sound world.
All practical training will take place at Brixton’s historic venue “The Fridge”, which is currently undergoing a substantial refurbishment program. Alchemea is installing a d&b audiotechnik J-series PA system, with a Digidesign Venue Profile HD64 front of house console connected to a Pro Tools HD recording system. A Midas XL3 will also be connected to the set up for monitor mix training. Students will also receive training on the latest Yamaha’s M7CL and PM5D desks.
Alan 'Nobby' Hopkinson has been appointed as Alchemea’s Head of Live Sound and will oversee the Fridge’s new system. Hopkinson has a long and prolific career that includes work with band such as Tool, Rage Against The Machine and Joan Armatrading. The courses’ other teachers have combined experience with international acts including Van Morrison, Razorlight, Tori Amos, Estelle, Biffy Clyro, Editors, Franz Ferdinand, White Stripes, Stereophonics and many more.
Students will also gain the industry recognised “Safety Passport” through the Safety Pass Alliance and the Production Services Association, take Digidesign’s official VENUE (210V) certification program and receive a live sound tool kit.Article continues below