In my 1st year I was asked to demonstrate skills and knowledge in both the production and legal aspects of the business. I chose to produce a record. I attended to every aspect of the release up to pre master stage. Cyclazine had additional input from Glasgow based producer David Fobes before being mastered at Abbey Rd Studios, London then pressed to 200g vinyl.

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A second year project coupled with some hard earned experience from the previous year gave me the opportunity to invite other artists to contribute towards a four track EP. Tracks from seasoned veterans Edge Bam Yasi and Maarten van der Vleuten alongside Newcastles multi talented DiLATiONmeans that “N3EXT EP” has something for every fan of the silver box. Mastered by Nick at Revolution Mastering with all graphics and sleeve design by MAC (full sleeve artwork)

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Mark's third year uni project was to create an "audio visual integration" which can be viewed here.

Mark achieved his Bsc in Music Technology with Distinction, presented posthumously by

The University of the West of Scotland, November 2012

This site is maintained in fond memory of Mark Riley, March 1976 to May 2012
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