Producer Gives Sound Music Industry Advice
Since graduating from SAE Melbourne with a Bachelor of Audio, Luke Cincotta has spent several years working his way up through the ranks of the Australian music industry, to ultimately land his current position as Music Producer/Engineer at the highly acclaimed Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne.
Having worked with some of Australia’s biggest artists including The Amity Affliction, Matt Corby, Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, Katie Noonan, Tina Arena and Airbourne, Cincotta is without a doubt one of SAE’s superstar graduates.
Meeting one of his favourite producers face-to-face in a masterclass was a defining moment for the aspiring engineer, as it set the wheels in motion and led him to his dream role at Sing Sing Studios. What started as a two-week studio sitting watching and learning from his mentor, turned into three months of spending every spare minute helping out where he could. His determination and patience paid off - Cincotta secured an assistant engineer’s role that would kick-start his studio career.
“I believe having access to the same type of equipment at SAE as I would later be using in world-class studios was a huge help in transitioning from the classroom into a professional environment.
“The fact that I already had hands on experience with gear I normally wouldn’t have access to, meant that I was immediately familiar with the practices and equipment being used in professional studios.”
Cincotta’s words of advice to aspiring producers are “Work hard and never give up. Nothing comes easily and nobody owes you anything, but persistence, dedication and a good attitude can take you a long way.”
Sae Melbourne – Info Night
Calling all aspiring filmmakers, animators, game developers, audio engineers, designers and web developers. SAE Creative Media Institute in Melbourne is opening the doors to their state-of-the-art campus and hosting an Info Night on Thursday December 15 from 6pm – 8pm.
It’s chance for high school students, career changers and anyone contemplating a creative career, to take a guided tour of the campus, sit in on an information session, check out the student’s work, meet the lecturers and chat to SAE staff about study and career options.
If you’re considering studying creative media next year, now’s the time to pursue your passion and discover why SAE is the world’s leading global specialist in creative media education. Located in South Melbourne, it’s just one of SAE’s 53 campuses in 27 countries, offering government accredited certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees across six disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games.
With a 40-year history of delivering work-ready creators, your future is set with an SAE qualification. Visit: sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/ to register to attend.