Music Technology & Digital Audio Production Courses & Classes in London

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.

  1. Ableton Live: tips and tricks

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Ableton Live skills to the next level with this short, intense course that will unlock powerful creative tools in Ableton Live 9 and 10. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Create a home voice recording booth

    Course Date: Tue 12 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you working in voiceovers or wish to do so? Building your own home voice recording booth is a shrewd investment and gives you quality control of your output. Explore your options on this intensive course.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00

  5. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via 'BERNA' emulation software.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Sonic arts: creativity with sound

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sonic arts is the expression of creativity through sound. Enjoy a series of creative exercises, with study and discussion of contemporary and historical context and practice, and create your own sound art. Tutor: Dr Charles Matthews.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Mixing and music production: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for hardware users. Tutor: Max La Villa [external website].
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  8. Creating drums and beats

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
    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
    Concession: £121.00

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