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Part-time assistant opportunity based in Bristol, UK


Slate and Ash is a new sample library company in Bristol striving for a unique and characterful approach to sample libraries, with an ethos in cinematic, experimental and electro-acoustic sounds and pragmatic compositional tools.

The company was co founded by Simon Ashdown and Will Slater, two highly credited and respected media composers who have a wide understanding of the craft and the industry. We have just released (and sold out) our first limited edition library which has been made exclusively available to a select number of film and tv composers and are currently working on bespoke projects with clients such as Johann Johannson and Ex_Machina’s Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow among others.

We are looking for an energetic, keen and efficient part-time assistant to work with us recording, editing and programming custom kontakt instruments. There will also be opportunities to assist on our own scoring projects. Initially this will be on a work experience basis (for 4 weeks) with a view to remuneration as experience and contribution develops.

A good ear and artistic aesthetic with an appreciation of modern cinematic music score, particularly in the realm of ‘independent cinema’ is a must. Technical aptitude with most music software is important but we are also just as keen to find someone who is inspired to work in this environment and will take the initiative in developing their knowledge and practical skills. Organisational, file management and general admin skills are also a priority.

Initially we see the role including:

- Good knowledge of NI Kontakt programming with potential to script in KSP an advantage.

- General understanding of sound shaping principles and tools.

- Proficiency in designing own sounds using both digital and real world sources is an advantage.

- Logic 9/10 recording/editing/mixing.

- Pro Tools experience.

- As we are also working composers there may be opportunities to assist on larger projects recording /editing/computer house keeping/setting up studio.

- Handling some general admin tasks, such as updating social media, sending files to clients, managing diary and creating mail-outs.

We would like to have an informal chat with a short list of interested applicants at our studio based on Whiteladies Rd.

Examples of previous Kontakt programming and sound design is helpful but not essential.

Please get in touch on [email protected] asap to express your interest.
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