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.

  1. Audio production and mixing workshop

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  2. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    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

  3. Hidden sounds: exploring contact microphones

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    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

  4. Arduino workshop: sensors and sounds

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
    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

  5. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Tue 9 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00

  6. Sonic arts: creativity with sound

    Course Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018
    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: [external website].
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Mixing and music production techniques

    Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 (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. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required. Tutor:
    Course Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a progression from Arduino Workshop (MK718) with a focus on practical projects and group work. The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Max/MSP: interactive music performance software

    Course Date: Tue 29 Jan 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Vocal recording techniques

    Course Date: Tue 19 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Mixing & 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: [external website].
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  13. Music for film, TV and animation

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced course for existing users of digital audio and video software. An introduction to the basics of writing music for film, TV and animation. Explore the "how, when and why" of putting music to a story through soundtrack analysis. Expand your compositional skills to meet the broad demands of scoring visual media. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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