Bowie producer gives masterclass to Crewe music students

Crewe Guardian: Ken Scott – the man behind Bowie’s early 70s studio sound – gives Crewe degree students a master class is music production Ken Scott – the man behind Bowie’s early 70s studio sound – gives Crewe degree students a master class is music production

A LEGENDARY music producer who has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and Pink Floyd has passed is expertise on students in Crewe.

Ken Scott visited the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire campus to take part in a special session for students on the BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course.

Ken’s work includes Bowie’s seminal albums Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Jason Woolley, senior lecturer on the course, said: “During his visit to us Ken not only talked to students about professional studio production and musicianship, he talked at length about successfully working in the music industry all the way from the 1960s through to the modern times.

“His credit list is so remarkable, and his dedication and career pathway so astonishing, that all who attended were able to gain so much from his professional insights.

“For the students this was a master class, where the presentation contained a perfect balance of personal musical insights alongside excellent discussion on employability within the music industry.”

Ken also presented up-and-coming student Tommy Moore with first prize for a mixing competition organised by MMU.

For the competition students were asked to mix a song using the university’s SSL AWS 924 console.

Entries were judged by top professional studio engineers Haydn Bendall, former chief engineer at Abbey Road Studios, and Nick Watson, of Fluid Mastering London.

Tommy’s mix was chosen by both judges as the best, and he won professional equipment donated by Solid State Logic.

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