Basic Audio Theory
During the opening stages of the programme, students are given enough of an introduction to audio theory to demystify terminology and concepts which will be expanded upon later on in the course.
Students learn arrangement techniques for a wide range of electronic music styles. Emphasis is on beat programming, structure/composition, vocal comping and editing, as well as sound design & mastering fused together with creative use of FX.
MIDI, Sampling, Synths and Audio Editing
This is the core focus of the Electronic Music Production Certificate. Students will explore MIDI and the tools that allow them to program and sequence their ideas. They will manipulate and create instruments and drums sounds using samplers as well as design killer bass sounds and soundscapes using synthesizers.
Students will also learn to record vocals and to digitally manipulate recordings to a creative end. The majority of sequence work is carried out using Apple Logic while Electronic music performance is covered through Ableton Live.
Students cover rudimentary theory and the practical application of common studio tools including effects and dynamic range processors, microphones and loudspeakers.