Summer Courses

Electronic Music Production

Produce your own music in any style
with Logic Pro or Ableton Live

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Four weeks of daily sessions to kickstart your life in music.

Available for Logic and Ableton.

This course is only available in the Summer

Course Level

This course is the best way to get started producing music, with the same tools and techniques used to create your favourite records.
Previous experience or musical knowledge is not required. As long as you have an interest in producing music, we'll guide you every step of the way.

And if you already have some experience with Logic, Ableton, FL Studio or other software, this course is the perfect way to fill the inevitable gaps in the knowledge of any self-taught producer, answering your questions about music theory, mixing, sound design and how to promote your music when it's ready.

Only Electronic?

The techniques covered in this course apply equally well to pop, r'n'b, and many other styles of music. The focus of our course however remain electronic music: all forms of pop, dance, house, techno, progressive, urban, hip-hop, grime, dubstep, trap, as well as more experimental music.

LOGIC or ABLETON

Choose if you prefer using Apple's Logic or Ableton Live as your main instrument throughout the course.
The techniques and general concepts remain the same, but if you already know one you have the option of learning the other. Feel free to contact us if you'd like some advice on which course is better for you.

Course Topics

  • Get to know your Digital Audio Workstation of choice (Logic Pro or Ableton Live)
  • Foundations of Sound Engineering, Acoustics, Acoustic Treatment for your Room
  • Sound Design, Sampling, Subtractive Synthesis
  • Programming Beats with MIDI and Audio Tracks
  • Foundations of Music Theory, Song Structure and Arrangement
  • Types of Effects and their use, Auxiliary Sends, Grouping, Mixing and Automation
  • Dynamic Processing, Compressors, Limiters, Side-Chain processing, Multi-Band Processing, Parallel Processing
  • Recording Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Instruments, Types of Microphones
  • Configuring your Computer and Audio Interface for optimal results
  • Producing Original Tracks and Remixes
  • Foundations of Music Business, Protecting and Releasing your Music

Course Outcome

While there is no limit to how much more you can study and learn, we expect that by the end of these four weeks you will be already capable of creating your music using samples and instruments, recording vocals if you want to, mixing it, and putting it online for everyone to hear.

Artist Development after the course


If you book the course with the Artist Development bundle you also get 3 personalised remote sessions which you can use to consolidate and further your skills, particularly when you feel ready to start releasing some music.

These sessions could be dedicated to advanced topics related to music production, such as mixing and mastering, or music business, with advice on how to release your music, reaching larger audiences, discussing marketing strategies, or checking contracts you may have been offered.

Note that if you choose to take just the regular course now, the Artist Development sessions are always available as a separate option later, but taking the bundle of Course + Artist Development makes for a significant discount, roughly equivalent to having those sessions half-price.

Please contact admissions@londonschoolofsound.co.uk if you'd like to know more.

Testimonials

  • This course has given me the skills I needed to see my productions through from beginning to end.

    Aaron J Pillette

  • It's like I never really understood what to do with effects. Everything makes sense now.

    Michel Radzi

  • It's amazing when you're shown the way... It's not really about the fancy toys, it changes how you listen to sound.

    Shaun Gordon

  • I thought I knew what EQ does and how to use it… I was wrong. I’d recommend this course to anyone.

    Lucia Keller

Read more testimonials and success stories


Dates and Fees

  • 30 July - 27 August 2018

'regular' course fees . . . . . £1199

Get a £99 discount if you bring your laptop**

Reserve a Place

Use this form to pay a £50 deposit and reserve a place online while there is still availability*. If a class is full, your payment will be refused. We will contact you within one working day to complete the registration. Please note that this deposit is not refundable.

Alternatively, email admissions@londonschoolofsound.co.uk if you have any questions about these courses.

Produce with Logic - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT
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Produce with Ableton - £50 deposit

Please Select Date and Time
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Read the small print!

* Availability: we run very small classes, and this Summer only 28 students in total will be accepted across all courses. If the course you wanted is sold out, try another date. If no other date is available, contact us immediately via email to get on the waiting list, there are always one or two cancellations or other options we can suggest.

** Bring-Your-Laptop Discount: you are responsible for having the correct software installed and working when the course starts; failing to do so may severely affect your learning experience, and result in additional costs.
A midi keyboard controller is provided for every student, so you don't need to bring yours. If in doubt, send an email now and we will help you through the process of selecting the best computer and software before the course starts.

These courses do not qualify for a Student VISA or Student Visitor VISA. If you need a Visitor VISA to enter the UK you are responsible for procuring one.

By making a payment for a course you declare to have read, understood, and accepted the terms & conditions.


Frequently Asked

Is there a minimum age for this course?
Yes, 16 years old.

Do you provide accommodation for students?
No, we recommend you search online for the best deals.
See below for the location of this particular course and use Google Maps to check for travel distance and times.

Will I get a Certificate at the end?
Yes, you will get a Certificate of Completion.


In partnership with:
Garnish Music Production School

This course is delivered in partnership with Garnish Music Production School in London


Course Location

All lectures take place in the facilities located at the Arthaus, 205 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ (approximately 10 minutes from Liverpool Street station by overground)