Suffolk Mac User Group

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Make the most of your Mac
OK we all know our Mac’s a joy and pleasure to use –
But ever thought... there must be more?
There is, and it’s on your doorstep – Suffolk’s Mac User Group can help you...

bullet_ball-gold Step in to a new arena – digital photography, movie making, creating music...
bullet_ball-gold Stay on the cutting edge of Mac technology...
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Latest News
We have an active, members-only, Google Group. Worth the subscription for the help alone.

Meetings
Sounds Interesting?
30 Sept 2015, 7:00pm
at the St Nicholas Centre
Guest Speaker: Composer Paddy Kingsland, BAFTA nominated member of the BBC Radiophonic workshop

Paddy’s early work was for the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, in the first days of synthesisers, including incidental music for Dr Who and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After leaving the BBC he wrote music for conventional instruments combined with electronics for many TV documentaries: Pole to Pole, The Power And The Glory, The Road To War and Around The World In 80 Days (for which he received a BAFTA nomination). He has also written eight albums of music for the KPM Music Library and provided music for children’s series including Words and Pictures, Blips and The Number Crew

His latest album
Retro Electro once again features electronics. He is currently doing live gigs with The Radiophonic Workshop with colleagues from the old days.

Paddy’s talk will illustrate the history of sound recording, from the earliest methods of the 1920’s to the modern day Apple laptop. This will not be the style of meeting we are used to - Apple plays an important (very important!) role in the story, but isn’t the whole story.

Paddy’s presentation will explain why and how the Mac became such a significant instrument in the audio development timeline, but he will also illustrate how electronic music has developed, from the earliest examples of the 1920s (fancy trying to play a
Theramin?), through the experimental laboratories at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (illustrating how iconic sounds like the Tardis, the Daleks and the Dr Who theme were developed) and beyond, and demonstrate how all of this technology is used in studios today, with a peek at Protools, music production, dubbing techniques and more.

Courses
Details of our courses during 2015/16.