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Five characteristics that make a great sound tech

Whether mixing front of house or helping a band record their next release in the studio, here are a few things most sound engineers will have in common.   1. Have a balance of technical and feel While you need to know your way around a mixing desk, technical skills can only take you so…
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Five reasons social media is a great tool for creatives

Social media has come a long way from the meme-focused, cat video based site it started out as. Now it’s become a great business tool for creatives, companies and musicians with more than 50 million businesses utilising Facebook to connect with their fans and customers. If you haven’t got an Instagram, Facebook or YouTube, here…
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A chat with ex student Gordon Traill

Hey Gordon, thanks for taking the time to have a quick catch up with us! Firstly, tell us a bit about the exciting opportunity you have had working on a project with Michael Madden… Hi Luke, about five years ago my wife told me that I needed to get a hobby after I had been…
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JORJA performs at St James

Local Pop/Hip Hop artist and Oxygen College student JORJA launched her debut self-titled EP at St James on Friday night. The performance also featured her friends, Isabella Khalife and Glass Wolves in what was an intense night of live performance. The evening kicked off with a performance by Isabella Khalife, who had recently released her…
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Oxygen College photography exhibition night 2016!

If you were to ask our current batch of photography students about Oxygen College they would have a bit to say. They will tell you about the knowledge and skills that they have developed, the friendships and community that they have built, the dedication of the staff and the confidence they have gained in their…
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Face the Music

Melbourne welcomed musicians from all over Australia on November 17 & 18, for its annual Music Industry Summit, ‘Face the Music’. This was Oxygen College’s 3rd consecutive year of being involved in the event, with students and graduates from music business, music performance and audio engineering all heading down to learn, network and immerse themselves…
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Facebook; is it good or bad for the music industry?

Facebook is the most powerful community the world has ever seen. It has re-shaped the way we consume music and follow our favourite bands. On the surface you would assume this tool has been good for the music industry, or…. has it?   Everyone can be published Positive: Lots of bands we love would have…
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The Open Air Showcase at Flying Brick Cider Co

Oxygen College capped off a huge year with a music event on the lawn at Flying Brick Cider House. In what was a first for the venue, a full stage and live sound was set up on the grassy area with punters free to enjoy lunch, a drink and live music. The event had performances…
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First years hit the stage at The CQ

The Diploma of Music students hit the stage at The CQ Bar last Wednesday night as part of their ongoing gigging program. The CQ is an ambient venue, with sun setting over the water, fairy lights twinkling on the ceiling and a corner stage set up. It has all the ingredients required for a good…
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Guest Speaker – Lloyd Spiegel

Oxygen College was lucky enough to have enigmatic, guitar virtuoso, Lloyd Spiegel drop past to chat with our music students on Tuesday the 9th of October. Lloyd is a multi-award winning Melbourne based blues musician and his amazing performance and industry insight was an invaluable experience for those in attendance. Lloyd's booming voice filled the…
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