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MediaTech Graduate Eric Mikulak aka ‘Click Clack’ Q & A

  Eric Mikulak, better known as rapper Click-Clack, could very well be the face of Austin’s ever-growing hip hop scene. The local artist finds inspiration from an assortment of groups, his do-it-yourself ethic bringing to mind alternative hip hop groups such as Death Grips and Odd Future, to name a few. Along with being a talented rapper, Mikulak is a great producer; he splices together ideas and sounds with the utmost precision and detail, his production moody and atmospheric. Having released his debut full-length album, Housework, Mikulak is ready to take Austin by storm. The artist spoke with The Daily Texan Read more
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MediaTech Institute OPEN HOUSE | August 18, 2011 7-9 pm

You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all the skills you need to succeed in the Entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER AT MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! MediaTech Institute – Dallas Campus 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 972.869.1122 MediaTech Institute – Austin Campus 200 Academy Drive, Suite A Austin, TX 78704 512.447.2002 MediaTech Institute – Houston Campus 3324 Walnut Bend Lane Houston, TX Read more
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MTI Austin Graduate launches Astral Plane Studios and cool AudioBlog

Astral Plane Studios is the brain child of professional audio engineer, Josh Hayward, a graduate of Mediatech Institute in Austin, TX for Recording Arts. Producer, recording engineer, audio mixing, you name it, it’ll be done to the highest possible standards that can be achieved! Astral Plane Studios number one focus in this business is the CLIENT. Josh believes that you must both have a COLLABORATION to succeed in this industry. What matters most is that the artist walks out with a smile as to how their music sounds; he does not let record labels or other individuals stand in the Read more
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MediaTech students help Brain Injury Survivor walk again

Sean Carter, 27, was your typical college kid with his whole life ahead of him. One night he went out drinking with his friends and got into a terrible car accident on the way home. Around 3 am Jenny Carter, Sean’s mom, received a phone call that the vehicle had lost control and slammed into a tree. Sean was in the passenger seat. He had broken bones, cuts, and was unresponsive. “Worst of all was his traumatic brain injury,” Jenny said. “He did not move at all. Sean was in a coma and paralyzed. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t talk. Doctors Read more
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Congratulations To One Of Our Own!

Our receptionist, Rae Nyx, will be featured in a CD Sampler for MB Agency in California! Her band, Diminished 5th have decided to place the acoustic version of “Come With Me” on the CD have been working hard to finish their album in hopes of having it out in the next year! Rae has been keeping herself busy with her band and Chae Balistreri, an artist from Longview, Texas. She is the producer and engineer for his album. She has put alot of her time into getting his album just right, as well as her own. To hear the song Read more
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6 Important Things About Singing

by Rae Nyx, Vocal Coach There are many different philosophies on what is most important when it comes to singing. I feel the most important is Passion. It’s pulling the heartstrings of the person listening to the song. I have gotten into sooo many arguments with other vocal coaches about this very thing. Here are the six main aspects to think about or to bring up to your own vocal coach: 1.  Breathing – This is going to sound weird, but almost everyone breathes wrong in the music industry. It’s the most common comment I’ll make when I watch singing Read more
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Student Work Receives Grammy Nomination

Eric Lopez, an MTI Austin June 2010 graduate, worked on several projects during his schooling.  One of the bands being Tortilla Factory, and how surprised he was to find out on December 2nd that their latest album, Cookin’, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Tejano album. “I worked mostly on doing live drum overdubs on top of hip hop tracks,” said Lopez.  “Out of the seven tracks on the album, I had worked on two as head Engineer.  Those were the two they were most impressed with.  The tracks were smokin’.” The drum tracks were recorded in Studio A Read more
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SXSW Releases 2010 Income Figures

[From the KXAN website] The economic impact from the annual South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals on the Austin area is on the upward trend again compared to last year, as officials released 2010 income figures. The overall total for 2010 — the 24th year of SXSW — is $113 million. This compares to a dip to $99 million for 2009, $103 million in 2008 and $95 million for 2007’s events. The breakdown of the 2010 numbers was given as $84 million from attendance, including people from outside Austin who came to the city for SXSW. Read more
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The SESSIONS

This is “The Sessions” latest video. The Sessions is a production company founded in 2009 by two of our former students, Lauren Bucherie (Fall 2009) and C.J. Vinson (Winter 2010). The Sessions has been growing rapidly and are employing the use of kickstarter.com to continue their growth and expansion. The Sessions is truly an extended Mediatech family with former graduates Devin Carlson (Spring 2010), John Riggins (Winter 2010), Tony Zamora (Fall 2010), Christian Burrows (Winter 2010), and Chris DeVore (Spring 2009) assisting with the production. Look for former graduates John Wittenmyer (Fall 2009), and current Financial Aid representative, Cam Rogers (Winter Read more
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Bruce James Soultet

Massaging the 88 and growling Tom Waits gravel, Austin local piano man and MediaTech graduate Bruce James leads his fivepiece Soultet on a smoky sojourn of classic soul that gives three sides of the story:  Yours, Mine, and the Truth.  Recorded live in an eight-hour session, the originals nod to Donny Hathaway and Dr. John, while Les McCann gets the cover treatment on a jazzy marathon of “Compared to What”.  The Bruce James Soultet is kicking off their Kickstarter campaign.  You can see them play at 8 PM every other Saturday at Eddie V’s on 5th St. in Austin.  They Read more