A new website aimed at giving aspiring musicians the low-down on music technology has been launched by Northern Irish firm Sonic Academy.
www.sonicacademy.com is a web resource for anyone interested in music technology, particularly in the use of software-driven music systems.
The site offers video tutorials, information, news and reviews, as well as being an online community for musicians to learn and share knowledge with each other.
Musicians can download full courses or individual tutorials covering the latest software and hardware products. Registered members can also upload their own music and have it rated by other music makers.
Leading manufacturers of music technology hardware and software such as Pioneer, M-Audio, Vestax, Steinberg, Ableton and the Ministry of Sound have endorsed the site, according to Sonicacademy.com.
The website is an extension of the highly successful Sonic Academy training centre in Belfast that provides face-to-face training for music presenters and broadcasters, as well as accredited education courses for school and college students and training for home enthusiasts.
Sonic Academy is one of six successful companies to receive funding from the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment’s Broadband Content Initiative (BCI). The BCI was designed to encourage creative and IT entrepreneurs to seize the commercial opportunities of developing content for the internet.
By Niall Byrne