Conscious Program – aka Mark Thursby – has been producing various genres of electronic music and designing sound for 20 years.

He has been working in higher education for 15 years and lectures across all areas of music production and technology specialising in: foley, sound design, synthesis, studio recording, mixing, mastering and sequencing. He specialises in Native Instruments software, Logic Pro, Cubase, Pro Tools, Bitwig, Access virus, Fab Filter, iZotope and Xfer Records software.

Mark is also a guitarist and drummer and teaches most genres of guitar specialising in Jazz and Fusion up to grade 8. He can also teach music theory up to grade 8.


  • Degree in music and recording
  • Logic Pro 101
  • Pro Tools 101
  • Native Instruments specialist
  • Mac OS X administrator
  • Music Production course designer
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education
  • 15 years experience leading in further and higher education

Electronic Music:

Conscious Program’s sound is best described as deep, rhythmical, experimental, electronic, hard-hitting, cinematic, bass-driven, neuro-inspired sound design. His ethos is to experiment and learn what music production software can do!

Sound Design for Theatre:

Mark has been composing and designing sound for theatre for over ten years. He is always pleased to work with directors and producers to bring new projects to life. Previous work can be previewed here.

Conscious Program’s Studio:

  • TLAudio Fat Track summing mixer
  • Genelec 8040 monitors
  • Mac OS X dual quad core
  • TLAudio 5021 Tube Compressor
  • Access virus b
  • Logic 9
  • Bitwig
  • Native Instruments Komplete 9
  • Xfer Records Serum
  • iZotope Ozone 5 and Trash 2
  • FabFilter Pro Q 2 and Volcano