May 21, 2024


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Tumble Grad Highlight: Nathan Cain

Nathan Cain arrived from Amsterdam, Ohio to Athens adhering to his music manufacturing dreams. He graduates this semester with a diploma in new music production from the College of Media Arts and Scientific tests in the Scripps University of Communication and an entrepreneurship certification from the College of Small business. In addition to co-founding the band Plastic Lemonade although a college student at OHIO, he was associated with Brick Metropolis Documents, WOUB General public Media, ACRN, and College Live performance Band. 

What are your next actions or strategies for the long term? 
Along with my organization husband or wife, Kyle Willison, I approach on developing our multimedia studio (The Lemonade Stand) into a large articles hub and relaxation place for touring musicians. I will also be continuing my audio career with Plastic Lemonade while functioning as an audio engineer for Emily White and Collective Enjoyment. 

What memory stands out from your time at OHIO?
Through opening weekend of my last semester, my band played at The Union with the group packed from the entrance of the phase to the back door. It was our very first time hitting capability at a location, and listening to hundreds of students singing our new music again to us was unforgettable.

Why did you choose OHIO?
It was the only faculty I could discover that experienced the system and facilities for tunes creation to seriously grab my notice. I was capable to talk all my superior college close friends who performed instruments into joining me or transferring below so we could last but not least make tunes like we generally dreamed of undertaking when we have been youthful.

Who were being your favored professors and how did they make an effects on your lifetime?
I want to get started with Paul Mass since that one came as a shock. I began an entrepreneurship certificate, as I have usually acknowledged that I want to be self-sustainable and develop some thing on my have fairly than look for work. I entirely anticipated my administration classes to be matters that were not exactly interesting and viewed them as factors I just wanted to study. I came to like those people classes though and truly related with Paul, who is particularly passionate about songs. Given that possessing him in course, he has commenced aiding my business enterprise lover and me in building an impartial review to nail down our ideas for our studio.

The other professors who were crucial to my time at OHIO are Josh Antonuccio and Eddie Ashworth. Josh furnished me with an unbelievable amount of paths to produce meaningful connections in just the audio marketplace and achieve hands on knowledge. I was fortunate enough to travel down as lots of of those people paths as I could. In spite of only meeting Josh in man or woman at the stop of previous 12 months due to most of my courses with him transitioning on-line, his influence on my foreseeable future was unparalleled. 

As for Eddie, I come to feel like I certainly acquired the most knowledge from him in the professor purpose. Devoid of his programs, I would not have nearly the identical ranges of self-assurance in a studio that I have these days. A single of the most critical points I uncovered from Eddie is how to permit my do the job do all the speaking. My most loved course with Eddie was on lyric storytelling. Immediately after getting that course, I felt like my lyrical skills last but not least clicked and it was a enormous turning position for my songs.

What was the toughest hill you experienced to climb (not counting Jeff Hill) at OHIO? And how did you get over troubles or obstructions in your route?
The working day I finished perform on the previous song for my band’s first album, my tricky generate crashed. I forever missing three a long time of get the job done and all my progress from when I commenced generating songs. It genuinely tore me aside and I felt defeated. I pulled myself alongside one another right after taking time to method what occurred and recorded an entirely new album. I did not have substantially time with it because I wanted it to launch right before graduation. The album is a summary of my time in university. The opening monitor is the very first recording I at any time did. It was the only issue I backed up from the tough travel. Irrespective of it getting nowhere close to great, the album is deeply therapeutic to me, and I hope persons can listen to the trials of our perform in the ultimate solution and connect with it. 

What are your beloved OHIO memories?
While I brought a lot of close friends with me, assembly new persons and acquiring to know them make up my most loved recollections. I obtained a chance to lastly look for out range in the people I am surrounded by and that I do the job with. Coming from a aspect of the point out that didn’t generate those opportunities definitely highlights the great importance of distinct backgrounds and activities, particularly when it will come to earning art. Inspite of not possessing a lot of social interactions until eventually past yr, I can’t wander all around this campus without people expressing hi. It is this kind of an incredible and welcoming local community and I’m happy to be a portion of it.

What is the a single thing you would tell a new OHIO college student not to overlook?
A tiny self-promo, but I have to say a Plastic Lemonade exhibit at The Union. We adore to get an viewers and absolutely immerse them in what we are accomplishing. Regardless of whether it really is singing alongside and clapping or bringing men and women on phase to enjoy strange devices, our target is to make the expertise fully unique. People today that support us ought to come to feel the same stage of enjoyment that we do when we get to enjoy our music on stage. If you are unable to catch us participating in, you however want to attend area exhibits. The bands in this city are remarkable and the new music scene here is about to acquire a leap into becoming one thing huge.