Student Spotlight: Reid Willis
“Student Spotlight” is a recurring segment where we feature an SAE Institute student and some of the projects they’ve been working on. This week’s featured student is Reid Willis from SAE Atlanta.
Four bleak synthesizer tones descend in a chilly progression to open Radiohead’s Kid A, generating the unique atmosphere of an album that’s the aural equivalent of an animatronic hug: a pre-programmed electromechanical assurance that everything was, is and will continue to be all right. It’s a promise that the album conveys in a manner that is vaguely comforting and familiar, despite the unmistakably frigid dispassion of the machine’s caress.
For SAE Atlanta’s Reid Willis, the album –which was produced, engineered and mixed by SAE alumnus Nigel Godrich– was also an initial glimpse into the whirring, automated cybersoul of electronic music, a genre that has enchanted Willis since the 8th grade. Read More
Student Spotlight: Steven Chen
“Student Spotlight” is a recurring segment where we feature an SAE Institute student and some of the projects they’ve been working on. This week’s featured student is Steven Chen, from SAE Miami.
With such a large Latin influence, words adorning the shops, stores and street signs of Miami are understandably printed in both English and Spanish. Consequently, navigating the city’s cultural climate is significantly easier if you’re bilingual.
For Steven Chen, ATP student at SAE Miami, the creation of music is also a process that requires two different languages of understanding. Read More
Student Spotlight: Rob Ballingall
“Student Spotlight” is a recurring segment where we feature an SAE Institute student and some of the projects they’ve been working on. For our first Student Spotlight, we’re excited to showcase Rob Ballingall, an aspiring engineer and producer studying at the New York City campus.
“I’m not a big city person,” says Rob Ballingall, a statement that sounds more than a bit contradictory considering Ballingall is currently leaning over a mixing console located at the SAE Institute campus in Herald Square: practically the geographical center of a city that is arguably the world’s “biggest” (considering all connotations of the word). Read More