Having played guitar in a number of bands, ACM Music Production Alumnus (2013) always had an interest in recording and producing. However, having identified that his production knowledge and experience was limited, Dom decided to pursue his growing interest in Music Production.
ACM caught up with Dom Liu to talk about what he’s been up to since finishing his degree.
Tell us about what you’ve been up to since leaving ACM?
During my time at ACM I worked 5 days a week at Metrophonic Production Studios in Surrey, and have since become a full time member of staff engineering sessions, as well as programming and songwriting. Metrophonic have also signed me on a production deal to continue the work I’ve been doing on albums and singles.
Who have you been working with?
All sorts of people come through the door at Metrophonic, recently I’ve worked with James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas, Little Mix, Union J, The Vamps, and Richard and Adam Johnson.
What’s been your proudest moment/career highlights so far?
My first credit came on James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’ which went to number one around christmas so that was great. But I think the highlight has to be Jahmene Douglas’ album going to number one in it’s debut week, and the following week having Richard and Adam Johnson’s album overtaking it to reach number one – both of which I had helped engineer.
What motivated you to come and study at ACM?
I’d heard about ACM in 6th form, and when I came for an open day I was sure it was the best place for me. The facilities were amazing and the opportunity to record all the musicians there was a real draw.
What was the best part about studying at ACM?
The tuition and grounding I received in music production was great, but I think putting that into practice by recording my friends and peers was the best part. It was great to help out my friends and at the same time learn more about production from those experiences.
The Industry Link Team are also brilliant! I went into see them in week one and by week three they’d found me a work experience placement at a studio which went onto become my full time job.
So what’s on the horizon for 2013?
Having finished ACM now I will be at the studio full time so hopefully I will get to be part of more records. I am also hoping to take a bigger step into the songwriting side of the industry.
Do you have any advice or tips for our current ACM students?
I found what you put into ACM is what you get out of it, to come away with anything you have to be proactive. Talk to the Industry Link Team about work experience, offer to record bands and artists as much as possible and if you struggle with anything talk to the tutors they’re top guys!
ACM would like to thank Alumnus Dom Liu for getting back in touch to update us on his recent work and wish him the very best for the future.