Electronic Music Production.

Our 5-day Electronic Music Production summer school is for anyone interested in getting to grips with Ableton, and developing their knowledge of basic music production techniques.

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Taught in Ableton, our brand new Electronic Music Production course is for emerging musicians, producers and anyone interested in developing their creative techniques and music production skills. Over the course of the week, you’ll learn from expert tutors, getting hands-on with industry-standard software and equipment. 

You’ll be introduced to key music production skills including; MIDI sequencing, composition and arrangement, synthesis and sampling, MIDI performance systems, audio editing and processing, all using Ableton. At the end of the week you’ll bring everything you’ve learnt together to create your own track and stereo mix to take away with you. 

Whatever your preferred genre our expert tutors will guide you through the skills and techniques you need to create a track using Ableton.

Key info

  • Qualification: Short Course Certificate
  • Duration: 5 days (non-residential)
  • Hours of study: 5 hours a day
  • Start date: 12 August 2024
  • Fees: £275
  • Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications required. Find out more

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Electronic Music Production course details

Here is the latest example of the curriculum for our Electronic Music Production summer school:

Your course

You will learn the basics of Ableton Live and understand how you can create effective Drums, Bass lines, Chords and Leads. By utilising the factory library and  samples you will explore the tools available to Electronic Music Producers of nearly any genre.

Building upon ideas you have created, you will learn how to utilise Critical Listening skills to identify creative effects, reverse engineer drum patterns and melodies and how to alter your ideas using both MIDI and audio editing techniques.

During day three you will explore sampling technologies and legality in order to create new materials from existing compositions and sound effects. You will also understand how to utilise basic synthesis tools to create effective and unique sounds for use in your developing composition.

With your compositions well under way, you will explore basic mixing techniques and corrective effects in order to create a finished version of your composition in your chosen genre that you will be able to take away with you upon completion of the course.

On the final day of the summer school you will utilise Ableton Live in order to create a performance version of your composition, using Session View and Push to translate your studio work into a live environment which will result in a recorded version of your Live performance.

Teaching and learning

Teaching takes place in a variety of formats including informal, hands-on workshops and interactive demonstrations. Our aim throughout is to encourage your creative exploration and hone your technical skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age, have good spoken/written English and basic IT skills. If you’re aged between 15 and 18, we may need to contact you before we can confirm your place on the course.

Fees and funding

  • £249 Early bird fee*
  • £279 Normal fee

Early bird fees are available for applications received by 30 April.

How to apply

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