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Pre Launch Audio-Visual Test

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As the clock counts down for the premiere, to prepare, Dave Young from Digital Sun Media pulled together a team to set up and test the audio and visuals ahead of the launch. It was a chance to see the venue in full effect, a stunning 180 seater auditorium kindly provided by project partners York St John University. It makes for an immense environment, and an amazing atmosphere, fit for celebrating the work of all the people involved, and in particular the young people behind the song and video!

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KRITIKAL came down to test run his performance with the audio set up.

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Next it was time to to test the video. It was starting to feel like it was all coming together for a very special event, thanks to Dave and his team of technicians and engineers from the music production course at YSJ!!!

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Dave Young – Digital Sun Media

The hard work, passion, team work and great vibe from this project is amazing. In 24 years of working with Young people, this project will stay in my memory for years to come…Quite frankly it has left me humbled! The whole team is working like a well oiled cog, Inspired Youth are not called that for no reason, Springboard workers, your energy, passion and care is a credit to you all. Rack Mount records guys, again you are showing your excellent production credentials…. Izzy, Joe Fod, Digital Sun Media are proud to have you working with us….. And finally to all the young folk involved, without you guys we would not have such a powerful, honest, heartfelt and most of all bloody well written track…. I salute you…….Now lets all get back to the job in hand, Wensley Dale anyone?

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Session 7 – Final Studio Day

last day studioThis was our last day in the studio. By now we were all really feeling like a team, and the mutual passion for the track we were making meant things quickly started to come together. The last day in the studio proved a very  inspiring and enjoyable experience. What a journey so far!Mixer

The young people were really getting confident now and taking their opportunities, on the desk, in the live room and in the recording booth.IMG_9343

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Many of the team almost couldnt believe the quality of what we were putting together. There were many funny moments and spirits were high. 
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The Rack Mount Records producers had really become an  intricate part of the team. Here is them feeling the love!IMG_9400

Being in the studio can be hard work and takes lots of focus but there were always moments of fun and laughter!

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The words of the track resounded through the studio, powerful and provocative – these words were inspired by real experiences of care and could really move audiences when they hear the track.Lyrics

In the second part of the session a reporter came from the The Press to find out what the project was all about. She took photos and asked the team questions about what it was like and what they were getting from the project. The young people spoke passionately and were very articulate with their views.
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Heres Callum holding up words from our track…
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For the last part of the session, with the track almost complete, there was time for Rack Mount Records to set up drums in the live room where Access to Music ran a live jamming session.

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Even KRITIKAL and the Springboard team got up on the drums!!

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It was an amazing 2 weeks of production and we are very proud of what was achieved. Some of the young people were so inspired they signed up to apply for a course with Access to Music

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Session 5 – Recording Mashup

mic 3With the project in full swing all we really needed to do was keep the momentum we had build up and focus that energy into the recording of the track. The session started with a professional discussion about decisions that needed to be made about the structure of the song. On the previous session all the artists, the young people the springboard team and made a decision together about how the song should go. We decided as a group that the spoken word in the middle of the song would make way for an extended chorus and that we would look to put the spoken  word as bookends at the start and at the end. Some of the photos in this blog are taken by the young people. Good skills…
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Dave Young and Fodder were so happy about the project they started hugging!

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Soon it was time for KRITIKAL to step up to the Mic and start putting down the bars on the recording.

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There continued to be a positive focus within the core of the group on the task in hand. It took patience and focus as the group learnt that the creative process can mean doing lots of takes and trying new things and exploring ideas live. The production team came together and brought their talents and ideas to the mix!

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When we werent recording we did cool stuff with our hands to make them look blurry 🙂wave

There was constant progression all around. Everyone was developing their skills and getting involved including the artists project workers and professionals in the room.techy
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Here’s some of the lads on the project giving it large! Everyone was excited about what we were creating together.
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Here is one of the group joining the recording crew in the studio as the vocals were being put down for the chorus.recording crew

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Every time we recorded something we listened back, even applauded the artists and every time felt even more hyped!!powers thinks

KRITIKAL putting bars down in the booth.

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Here are some of the actual words of the chorus written out. The group used them to sing in the live room.

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We brought back musicians from the first part of the project, who helped to vocal coach the group and build confidence.izzy laughs

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Here is some of the team singing together in the live room. Everyone was really getting into it, it was great to see so much passion. The Springboard staff also got involved which was awesome to see.
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The group have fun watching the big screens and interacting via the various rooms.discussions studio

Dave Young leading a debate about the structure of the song. As a professional and a musician he was very impressed with the level of quality we were aspiring to.Dave Young leads the studio troops

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Ali and Izzy were cracking up with laughter inbewteen takes. This photo captures the atmosphere of the project so far.ali laughing

It has been fantastic so far and the progression is next level. The whole team are excited about the final track and the video shoot that will follow to visualise the track.Singing Session

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Session 2 – Writing the Chorus

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Todays session introduced artists from the Access to Music program, who talked about their passion for music and writing songs, before performing live to the group.  They were also treated to a stunning live performance by Kritikal Powers who will be overseeing the progression of the creative process.

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The artists helped the young people explore key moments in the characters life, which inspired them to start writing a chorus for their song, about the experience of care.
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The young people were commited and brought some powerful and moving concepts forward. Some of their work will directly influence the shape of the chorus and some of it will inspire the verses which they will write over the coming days with ‘Kritikal’ – recording artist and performer.
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