Learn to record live music with top producer and recording engineer, Hans-Martin Buff


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Aspiring music producers will get the chance to learn from industry professionals in the 10-day workshop Record. Mix. Produce.. Lessons will be conducted by Nic Lee (Producer and Singer-Songwriter), Eric Wong (Founder and Producer, United Records), and guest lecturer from Germany, Hans-Martin Buff.

Since 1993, Hans-Martin Buff has been an experienced music producer and recording engineer. One of his career highlights was working as Prince’s personal engineer for four years at Paisley Park Studios. During this time, he was also responsible for the studio affairs of renowned artists like No Doubt, Chaka Khan and Larry Graham. In 2001, he returned to his home country, where he continued his career as an independent recording engineer. He has since mixed and recorded for a host of international talent, including Scorpions.

He will be one of the lecturers conducting the workshop, which marks the beginning of a new partnership between local music and dance tertiary institution Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC) and German music academy United POP. The schools will be exploring other collaboration opportunities in the near future, such as student exchange programmes and recognition of academic credits.

Mr Ryan Goh, the Executive Director of SRMC, said: “SRMC is excited to embark on the partnership with a well-established arts institution like United POP, which will bring our young musicians the rare opportunity to network with and learn from experienced professionals across Asia and Europe. We believe in providing students with more professional hands-on training and international exposure beyond the classroom, which will help them stand out in the competitive music industry today.”

Participants will get to record music by a live band under their guidance, and hone their recording techniques on Protools, Solid State Logic (SSL), KOMPLETE 11, and more at Singapore Raffles Production Suite. The premium equipment, including the SSL AWS924 recording console, better prepares the participants to take on such industry-standard technology with skill and confidence in their future careers.

“As a part of the creative and media industry, all our educational programmes are strongly industry linked. Our study and training courses are of such a high quality in terms of content, didactic and teaching methods, that we decided to offer them internationally,” Rüdiger J. Veith, founder and owner of the Music Support Group, which merges media companies under its umbrella, alongside its education and training establishment United POP and Deutsche POP. “With SRMC, we found a great partner with an excellent reputation that provides high quality education in the field of classical music well known far beyond the borders of Singapore.”

To ensure that the workshop participants get maximum value out of the ten days, the sign-up will be limited to a small number on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, please visit: www.srmc.edu.sg/upopworkshop


SRMC and Singapore Raffles Production Suite Clip – https://youtu.be/CVpYCWPKyKY

Introduction to Workshop by Hans-Martin Buff / United POP – https://youtu.be/pNINWnITTZg

About Singapore Raffles Music College

Singapore-owned tertiary institution with a full focus on music and dance

Since 2001, Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC) has been one of Singapore’s leading schools for higher learning in music and dance, registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE). It is the only music and dance-focused education institution that has been awarded the 4-Year EduTrust Certification Award by CPE.

Steeped in the tradition of excellence, SRMC possesses not only comprehensive curricula, excellent infrastructure, innovative teaching methods but also a team of highly qualified, dedicated and professional academic team.

In 2010, SRMC partnered London College of Music, University of West London (UWL) – one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions in the UK – to offer accredited music and dance degree programmes. SRMC takes pride in being the first private tertiary institution outside of the UK to offer these programmes.

About United POP

30 years of experience in the field of creative education, music production, and media publishing

United POP is the international education department of Deutsche POP and part of the music support group, which includes several sub-branches like the Dorian Gray Studios, one of Europe's leading recording facilities (e.g. Alanis Morissette, Joe Cocker, Marit Larsen, Lang Lang, Wong Kar-Wai, Big Sean) or the publishing company Sonic Media with its monthly print magazines “Pictures” and “Professional Audio”.

The experience of more than 30 years of music & media production form the basis of the modern training courses and made United POP / Deutsche POP one of the leading and most innovative education partners with campuses all over Europe and its new campus in Australia. Due to high-quality education closely linked to practical experience & an expanding network of worldwide education partners, students qualify in the international creative industries.