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Music Production

Music Production Courses

Course leaders: Craig Tutton and Andrew Wright

Berkshire Maestros’ Music Production Courses are held three times every year at accessible locations throughout the county. Each course covers a different aspect of the music production process, including using MIDI, recording, mixing and much more! The courses are led by professional tutors with industry experience. Courses usually last two of three days and are held at weekends or during holiday periods to make them accessible to students.

The courses are aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning more about producing music – attendees do not need to be able to play an instrument. If they have a passion for music and are keen to find out more about music technology or producing then they will enjoy this course.

Working at their own pace and level of understanding, students will be given help and advice from highly experienced leaders to assist in using the software effectively. Students will develop skills in writing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering music and will be able to take home their work upon completion.


Course Content

December 2018: WRITING - Using MIDI to create your own music

  • Learn how to use virtual instruments plug-ins to create a piece of music from scratch
  • Use video or images to inspire you compose in a particular theme or style
  • Discover how easy it can be to bring your original music ideas to life
April 2019: RECORDING - Using professional audio equipment and microphones to record live instruments
  • Learn how to set up for a recording including micing up instruments, preparing mixer levels and working as an engineer
  • Receive tips and tricks on how to achieve the best audio recordings and explore microphone placements
  • Polish off your mix by setting volume levels and trimming your audio

July 2019: MIXING - Using studio techniques to produce a raw track to radio quality

  • Learn how to professionally mix and balance your track
  • Use EQ and effects to boost and alter the sound of your music
  • Explore Mastering techniques and achieve a superb radio quality mix for your track

These courses are an excellent foundation for GCSE, BTEC or A-level Music or Music Technology, or the courses can be added to the student’s CV to demonstrate their passion and commitment to developing a future career in music. Could this be a first step to becoming Britain's next top music producer?

Full details of our Music Production Courses for 2018-19 will be available soon. If you would like to be notified of the details for this year’s courses please e-mail us using soundstage@berkshiremaestros.org.uk


Essential information

  • Courses usually last three days - participants must attend all days
  • Registration is at 10:00am each day
  • Course ends at 4:00pm each day

Participants will need

  • A USB  flash drive memory stick
  • Headphones (optional)
  • A packed lunch and snacks to see you through the day

 

 

Music Production

 

 

Music Production Course 1

 

 

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