Songwriter - Recording - Mixing
This one-year programme (full-time) includes the two modules that make our Foundation Certificate and builds on them with two further modules.
In order to obtain a Music Production Foundation Certificate, you must complete the following two courses with a minimum score of 80%
Everything you need to know in order to start producing music at a professional level, including making beats, subtractive synthesis, sampling, midi, mixers and effects, and the nature of sound. You'll also cover the basics of microphones, and an introduction to music business. This module includes the Apple Certified Logic 101 training programme, also available separately. Logic Pro is used to record, edit and mix.
Working with other musicians you'll cover advanced microphone techniques, recording vocals, drums and guitars. You'll also learn all about studio wiring, signal routing and studio etiquette, and get to grips with Logic and Pro Tools for multi-track recording.
This course is the ideal continuation of the Music Production 101.
Now that you know how to record, edit and mix a piece of music it's time to think about making a good piece of music. If you find yourself with writer's block, or have too many ideas and don't know how to develop them, or simply if you can make arrangements but somehow they seem to be lacking something to make them interesting from start to end, this programme will help you to avoid common mistakes and focus on getting to the next level.
The main goal of this course is to develop an open-minded approach to Sound Design, using whatever combination of techniques and instruments available. With this practical outcome in mind we cover different synthesis techniques, in their abstract form and as implemented in popular instrument designs, alongside extensive use of effects and other sound-shaping techniques.
By the end of this course we expect you to have started creating your own music and have something you can play to others to get feedback and start building your network of 'industry connections'. You can start looking for people to collaborate with, approach record labels with your demos or start promoting yourself, directly putting into practice what you have learned about the music business. You will have the support of the school, having your name and skills listed on our website, and with free access to our database of contacts.
Moreover, the credits you get for this certificate will count towards a higher certificate should you wish to continue your LSS studies at a later date (subject to entrance exam if more than one academic year has elapsed since obtaining your last certification).
10 September 2012
New Diploma coming in September 2012
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and pre-reserve a place
London School of Sound is a private college and the certificates we award are recognised around the world, thanks to the reputation we have built as a professional training institution.
Existing accreditation bodies often have little real value with respect to music production. In contrast, we develop our curriculum and certification system to reflect the skills actually needed in the creative industries and in the music industry in particular. However, as a consequence our accreditation system cannot be considered equivalent to any type of formal qualification in the UK or abroad.
This means credits gained from our courses cannot be used towards a degree, nor can they be used as an equivalent to GCSE, A Level or University Degree.
As an Apple Authorized Training Centre we award certificates on behalf of Apple, limited to the Apple Logic Pro Training Programme. These are accepted and recognised by every other Apple Training Centre in the world.