CHRIS MILLER 

CENTRE MANAGER | BRISTOL FE CENTRE

 

What is a memorable musical memory from your childhood?

Getting my first keyboard when I was about 8 - the legendary Yamaha PSR 150!

What was your most embarrassing music-related moment? 

Completely freezing doing a drum roll during a performance with the school orchestra...

What three albums would you take to a desert island (and those you'd really take, not those that'll impress the readers!)? 

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine;
Pop Will Eat Itself - Cure For Sanity;
Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street.

What would your super power be? 

The power of love!

What pop legend would you dress up as for a party? 

David Bowie - so many looks to choose from!

Music software, what's your weapon of choice? 

Logic/Ableton.

What's your fave piece of music tech hardware?

Ableton Push.

What are you most proud of? 

Musically - playing two festivals in one day, and a couple leaving the first festival and coming to the second to see us play a second time!!

Career - becoming Centre Manager for dBs Music in Bristol, so I can give students what I was given as a student and pass the baton to the next generation.


What are your three favourite music tech techniques? 

  • Reversing audio, adding and bouncing down a reverb and then switching it back to get a great eerie preverb.
  • Chopping multiple samples together to create interesting textures.
  • Using contrasting reverb types in one piece to create distinction and a sense of unreality.

What is your favourite thing about dBs? 

  • As a student - The amount of time on the gear, and the inspirational tutors.
  • As a technician - Supporting staff and students to achieve their goals.
  • As a tutor - Helping students to push their boundaries and explore their creativity.
  • As a centre manager - Shaping a creative and supportive environment so students and staff can maximise their potential.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 

Woodstock, 1969.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

More time to make music!

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