Music Technology & Digital Audio Production Courses & Classes in London and Online

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. Visit our Music technology courses: overview to see the full range at a glance.

For online courses you need all your own equipment, including software. For courses that take place at City Lit, we work on individual Mac computers, and all peripherals are provided. However, we recommend you have your own equipment at home so that you can continue to develop your music after your course has finished. Visit our Music technology: equipment advice page for detailed information, so that you can ensure you have everything you need before you enrol.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Music production with Logic: level 1

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Mixing and music production techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  4. Sonic arts: creativity with sound

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Sampling, beat-making and synth programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to create your own more original tracks by manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal for musicians, music teachers and students. 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Apple’s GarageBand is one of the easiest ways to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Recording yourself at home: techniques and tips

    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to record yourself using your home digital audio equipment. Suitable for those with some previous experience in digital audio.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Max/MSP: interactive music performance software

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Max/MSP is a highly versatile program, allowing you to design your own realtime audio and video processing. It's great fun and is particularly useful for making audio and video tools suitable for live performance and interactive artist installation work.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Music production with Logic: level 2

    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your understanding of Logic and your skills in audio production. We will cover multiple takes, bussing, auxiliary sends, automation, and combining your audio with video.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Vocal recording: production techniques

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to make recordings of sung and/or spoken voices, then edit them, add effects, or mix with other tracks. Suitable for those with some previous experience in digital audio.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Creating drums and beats

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 any genre.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Music production with Logic: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Sibelius notation software: tips and tricks

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Mixing and music production workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An intensive workshop on 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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