Music technology and digital audio production

Music technology courses at Build 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. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Arduino workshop: sensors and sounds

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. A practical introduction using sensor technology with Max/MSP software. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: {external website].
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. 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: [external website].
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Hidden sounds: exploring contact microphones

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Max/MSP: interactive music performance software

    Course Date: Tue 30 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Mixing & mastering masterclass

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect your mixes in two days flat! The course covers EQ, reverb, dynamics and spatial placement with examples in Logic, but techniques apply to all software and hardware users. Ideal complement to our other courses in music production. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Mixing & music production: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    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: [external website].
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  12. Mixing and music production techniques

    Course Date: Tue 7 Nov 2017
    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: [external website].
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  13. 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

  14. Music for film, TV and animation

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced course for existing users of digital audio and video software. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: {external website].
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

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