SAE Glasgow hosts Audio workshop with Krotos

06 Jan 2021

Before the Christmas break, David Gardner from Krotos gave SAE Glasgow Audio students a demo of their products. 

Krotos plugins and libraries offer users powerful and efficient creation of sound design for post-production, game audio and music. They can be used to create monsters, creatures, animals, robots, weapons, vehicles, footsteps and Foley plus many other unique sound effects – advancing creativity and shortening the critical path from your imagination to the final mix.

David said: “I was really grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate our sound design plugins to the students in the Glasgow campus. We covered our full range of plugins and had a go at designing everything from monster sounds through to helicopters with some weapons and magic spells in between! I hope everyone enjoyed the workshop and saw the potential of our unique, performative approach to sound design. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and hope we can continue to work with and support SAE in future. Massive thanks to Nick, his team and the students for hosting us!” 

SAE Glasgow Academic Coordinator Nick Roan said: “It was great for students to get insight into sound design for film and games, alongside a view into plug-in development and project management.” 

   
 

"IT WAS GREAT FOR STUDENTS TO GET INSIGHT INTO SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM AND GAMES, ALONGSIDE A VIEW INTO PLUG-IN DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT."

- NICK ROAN, SAE GLASGOW ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

   

 

Audio Production student Julie-Anne Murphy said: “The workshop was very thorough and well delivered I thought. Krotos have developed an excellent suite of plugins in my opinion, the user interfaces were intuitive, I could fully see the potential of the products and how they would improve workflow throughout a project’s lifecycle.” 

One career path available to SAE Audio Production graduates is plug-in development; last year SAE Glasgow Audio Production graduate Greg del Savio released a free audio plugin called CollaB3 through his company, Studio427 Audio. The plugin was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a collaboration with three other developers: SAMPLESON, LALALANDAUDIO, and LIBREWAVE. 

The CollaB3 t plugin is a tonewheel organ emulation based on the famous B3, and aims to help kickstart peoples’ creativity during a time when many people are making music from home.

Greg is also working on another plugin he started developing during his Major Project at SAE. This plugin is called BlueMouth, and is an advanced Formant Filter. 

Inviting industry experts like David from Krotos in to speak to students is just one of the ways that SAE prepares students like Greg for industry by the time they graduate. 

Other opportunities include the ability to engage with industry professionals during elective modules; collaborative work-based projects that emulate real-world creative workflows, and the chance to network and meet with industry professionals via a bespoke mentoring and networking platform: SAE Alumni UK Connect

Find out more about studying Audio Production at SAE here

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