Let the students keep developing their music talent
Faculty of Contemporary Arts (FCA) is proudly driven by the idea that students should develop and nourish their talents not only during their formal education, but also throughout their life. Inspired by this very wish to help them develop and perfect their musicality, they have at their disposals one of the most modern multimedia studios in the country at an educational institution. All FCA students are welcome to use the modern multimedia studio and work on their music talent and knowledge using top quality instruments and devices, as well as become acquainted with music production using the best equipment available there.
The multimedia studio is situated in the very heart of the city, on school premises in Belgrade Palace, and consists of a soundproof room and a recording room. The perfect soundproofing allows the artists the freedom to sing, play and compose whenever they want, enjoying their talent without bothering anyone.
A great atmosphere where magic takes place
The studio has been built to inspire the students to express their musical talents, advance their knowledge and develop new skills. With the professors’ support, they can create and explore their gift and their talents, and since music is always accompanied by a good atmosphere, laughter and good time are guaranteed.
The best instruments for the best music
A large portion of the multimedia studio’s space is taken by the soundproofed room – the room where the process of artistic creation begins. It can accommodate up to 20 people, it is covered by pyramidal foam panels and insulated with mineral wool and partitioned by plaster walls, which provides excellent conditions for creating high-quality sound.
The soundproofed room is the place where the performers themselves (instrumentalists and vocalists) spend the most time and where all instruments are located, included a Yamaha keyboard, acoustic drums, electric guitars and a Marshall guitar amplifier, a PA system and dynamic and condenser microphones, including the mainstay of all the world’s most prestigious studios – the Neumann U 87 Ai.
Recording room – the plase where the sound gets a new meaning
Next to the soundproofed room, the contemporary studio boasts the futuristic multimedia space – then tone room. This is where the recorded vocals and instruments are mixed (to adjust the sound levels and the effects), which is followed by mastering, which gives the song its overall tone, while it makes the individual sounds fuller and better.
In this space, the students are introduced to analog devices used in the creation of songs, and with a Tascam DM-4800 console everything is adequately processed and translated into a new form. Using this console, the music world’s ultimate mix platform, the students can create a new mix of signals using UAD LA-2A and UAD 1176LN compressors, which create music with no noise whatsoever.
All sound aficionados are welcome
Audience is always welcome in the studio; everyone can find their place and relax in the talented students’ immersive output. In front of the stage, one can fully experience the magic that is created as a result of the interaction between young artists and state-of-the-art music gear.