No Fixed Mix 2021

Suzanne Ciani, sound designer, composer and synth hero.


The fabulous team behind String and Tins will once again be hosting “No Fixed Mix” a programme focused on improving the gender balance in technical sound roles. In 2019 String and Tins were delighted to welcome five aspiring sound engineers into their studios. This year they have expanded the programme to reflect the growing variety of projects that String and Tins is working on, incorporating foley, field recording and long form into the updated course curriculum. They aim to have more assignments, to help develop showreels, and a wider variety of lecturers and hosts. This is on top of their bread and butter; music and sound design.

In order to apply for this year’s programme, interested female or non-binary applicants must be of at least 18 years of age and are required to email their single-page CV along with a single piece of sound work that they have created to the email, [email protected]. The work submitted can consist of audio only sound design, a collage of interesting field recordings, sound design to a picture, or a piece of music with unusual instrumentation that should last between 10 seconds to 1 minute in duration. For more information go here.

This year HHB Communications along with Avid, iZotope, and NUGEN Audio are happy to support this great programme. Participants of the programme will be provided with a free 12 months subscription licence to Pro Tools, the industry standard DAW (worth £299), iZotope Stutter Edit  2 (worth £171) and a copy of NUGEN Audio’s the Focus Bundle (worth £139), so they can continue to develop their audio post-production skills.


The deadline for applications for No Fixed Mix is midnight on March 28th, 2021. 


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