Dirk Terrill - Byron Bay

Byron Bay

12 Nov 2018

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Dirk Terrill - Byron Bay

12 Nov 2018

Dirk Terrill is a multi-award winning composer, producer, engineer & educator at SAE Byron Bay. Today he features in our staff profile series #SAECREW




Professional Bio: 

Dirk Terrill is a multi-award winning composer, producer, engineer & educator based on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Dirk holds a Masters in Music (by Research) from the Queensland Conservatorium and heads up the Audio Department at SAE Institute Byron Bay.

Dirk Terrill

Dirk teaches and supervises in both music and sound technology disciplines and has been an integral part of the SAE Institute Byron Bay team since 2006 where he has not only operated on an academic leadership level, but also helped realise many of the studio learning and research environments.

Neve Custom Series 75

A member of the initial team who designed and released the Custom Series 75 (powered by Neve) audio console, Dirk authored the operators manual and has provided technical and sales support for the company for a number of years.


Why do you love working at SAE?

The SAE community and wider network of constantly evolving, progressive, like-minded creatives.

What is the best fun fact about yourself? 

My pseudonyms are 'Surfing Spout' and/or 'Malibu' Terrill due to my enthusiasm towards surfing in cyclonic conditions.

How do you like to spend your time outside of SAE?

Surfing, Family, Gigging (not necessarily in that order)

What is your life motto?

Stand on the shoulders of giants

What is your dream holiday destination?

The Greek Islands of course.

Greek Islands image

Are you working on any exciting projects at the moment?

About to release the second Fortunate Souls album (www.thefortunatesouls.com) - tour imminent.


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