Music technology and digital audio production

Music technology courses at City Lit are ideal for anyone who wants to make their musical ideas a reality, whatever your preferred style of music. Choose from introductory, fast-track, advanced and masterclass courses. Our course are taught using up-to-date versions of the most widely used music software. Class size is limited to 10 to ensure every learner gets plenty of individual attention. Equipment includes headphones and MIDI keyboards, but you are welcome to bring your own headphones if you prefer. We recommend you have access to the software you are using in class on your own computer. Students are often entitled to educational discounts on software. Make sure you check system requirements and ask for discounts before purchasing.
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  1. GarageBand: make and record your own music

    Course Date: Fri 4 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apple’s GarageBand must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing. Tutor: Selena Kay.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Hidden sounds: exploring contact microphones

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the inner world of sounds made by everyday objects, improvising alone or in a small group. You'll learn how to make contact microphones out of cheap components, record sound and apply effects. Tutor: Dr Charles Matthews.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Interactive sound installations

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the tools used by professional sound artists to create sound installations with this hands-on introduction. Collaborating with others, you will create an object that plays back pre-recorded sounds using affordable and recycled materials. Tutor: Dr Charles Matthews.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Logic: advanced techniques

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those who would like to extend their use of Logic Pro to realise their recording and production skills. We'll cover Comping, Sidechaining, Parallel Compression, Flextime and more to give you the ability to realise more professional recordings and get the most out of this exceptional music production software. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Making drum beats: hip hop, rock, electronic

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your drum programming to make more life-like, give it more swing and variety, and create solid, compelling drum parts. You will learn techniques you can apply to all genres. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Mixing workshop: putting your skills into practice

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An all-day workshop going through the stages involved in achieving a professional sounding mix. Ideal for those with some mixing experience who would like to identify existing weaknesses, improve their skills and learn new techniques. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Music for film, TV and animation

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced course for existing users of digital audio and video software. An introduction to the basics of writing music for film, t.v. and animation. Explore the "how, when and why" of putting music to a story through soundtrack analysis. Expand your compositional skills to meet the broad demands of scoring visual media. Tutor: Max La Villa [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Fri 2 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments. Tutor: Max La Villa {external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  9. Sibelius workshop

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already know the basics of Sibelius, learn tips, tricks and shortcuts, how to create unusual or complex notation, and how to finesse layout in scores and parts. Tutor: Selena Kay.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

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