Beginner Music Production

Accelerated Course
  • £289 (effectively £36/hour)
  • London's Top Music Production School
  • Graduate in 4 lessons
    (2 hours each)
  • 1-to-1 expert tuition in our Hoxton studio
  • Schedule lessons any day

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Course Overview

The beginner music production course is suitable for most people and expertly designed to teach you how to construct your own track starting from the drums up.

You’ll learn all about the critical parts of beginner music theory and production including creating multi-track song structures, drums, melodies, automated effects and of course, a great hook!

You’ll learn all about the mixing process, EQing and all the tools at your disposal to edit your audio.

On completion of this course, you’ll be confident enough to open the program and start producing your own full-length tracks.

What Will I Learn?

  • Essential understanding of digital audio formats
  • Your chosen program (DAW)
  • About the studio hardware including monitors, sound card and midi keyboards
  • About loops and samples specific to your genre and copyright law
  • How to use audio samples
  • How to use midi instruments
  • How to use samplers
  • How to sequence your drums with audio, midi instruments and samplers
  • How to plan your tracks structure
  • How to create a melody using audio or midi
  • About melodic progression and chord progression generators
  • About harmony and how to produce in a key
  • About gain theory and how to adjust volumes on the mixer
  • How to EQ your tracks to a professional standard
  • How to use basic audio effects and processing
  • Basic midi FX
  • Basic compression skills
  • How to mix-down your track, export and save it

Requirements

No prior DJing or music production knowledge required.

Software

Logic Pro

Logic Pro

FL Studio

FL Studio

Ableton

Ableton Live

You have the choice to learn how to produce music at LSA on Ableton Live, Logic Pro or FL Studio. These programs allow you to create your own original music from scratch and are used professionally in the music industry.

Lesson Plan

1

Audio Formats

Learn all about different audio formats and how to control sound quality.

Know Your DAW

Learn all about your chosen DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) We’ll show you around with an in-depth tour so you can familiarise yourself with your program.

2

Know Your Studio

Learn all about music studios, common hardware and software. Get personal advice on how to set up your own home studio.

3

Building A Track

Learn how to sequence Audio and Midi drums and melodies to begin to build your first track. We’ll make sure you know how to correctly follow musical phrasing norms and create a track which will flow on the dancefloor. You’ll also be shown how to use all the audio editing tools at your disposal.

4

How To Mix Down Your Track

Start learning how to mix down your track using correct gain theory and practical knowledge. We’ll make sure your track follows industry targets and is ready for more advanced mastering.

5

Sampling

Learn all about the art of sampling from the Amen Break to the humble 808 Kick. We’ll show you have to source samples correctly and use them creatively to reinvent a sound.

6

Composing Harmonically

We’ll make sure you are composing your tracks harmonically and show you some tricks of the trade to help you compose melodies in key and plan your harmonic chord progressions.

7

Working With Vocals

We’ll show you how to produce with vocals to give your tracks a memorable identity.

8

EQing Your Mix

Learn how to use the EQ to tidy up your sounds and blend them together seamlessly in the mix. We’ll show you how to balance your sounds and fix any noise issues.

9

Audio FX

Learn how to use all the audio FX you need to spice up your sound and add a cinematic quality to your track. We’ll show you all the complex parameters at your disposal.

10

Midi FX

Learn how to use the advanced Midi FX. We’ll show you how to speed up your music production and how to experimental with Midi FX to help generate new ideas for your track.

11

Plugins

Learn how to use industry standard plugins to give you more sounds than ever to work with.

12

Improving Your Mix

Now you have tracks with many elements you’ll need to take your mix down to the next level, making sure every sound is properly processed and that your mix follows industry standards.

13

Checking Your Productions

Work through your productions in detail with your tutor, checking for any errors and improving on your production skills.

14

Basic Compression Skills

Learn all about the theory of audio compression and how to apply it to your tracks to get the best out of them.

15

Basic Volume Automation

Learn how to use the basic automation tools to change the volume of your different elements over time.

16

Mix Down Your Track

Mix down your first track with your tutors help. We’ll show you how to create a professional sound adhering to industry norms.

17

Constructive Criticism

Get in-depth advice, constructive criticism and advice from your mentor and receive your end of course report.

18

Tutors

You'll be taught 1-to-1 by international artists and professionals that are some of the best instructors in London. A full list can be found on our tutors page.

Student Testimonials

"So I started by taking DJ lessons and had a session with each tutor. They were outstanding to say the least. I learnt more than I could imagine off each of them, to a point where I now feel fully comfortable behind the decks. Today I finished my second day of the production crash course with Marc Spence, I've learnt a phenomenal amount about Logic Pro, and how to produce. This guy's on the ball and knows what seems like everything about Logic X and production. Never a dull moment with the 16hrs spent on Logic in two days! Highly recommend the DJ and the music production course with LSA!"

Matt Jones

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"Taking lessons at London Sound Academy was literally the best decision of my life! I came to the school knowing absolutely nothing whatsoever about DJing. A year on, I'm out doing gigs which they got me at Egg Ldn and now I'm producing my own tracks which I never thought possible (they even organised getting my first remix track mastered for me). All the staff are really friendly and go completely above and beyond for you. My tutors were amazing throughout - they're knowledgeable and really good at underpinning everything they teach with music theory in an accessible way. I'd recommend LSA to anyone - hands down the best DJ school in London!"

Heather Makin

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"Erin was an incredible production tutor! He was able to cover advanced topics with me and is completely aware of current and past production trends. He also tailored the course to cover all of the topics on my list and was really easy to get along with!"

Nadia Coppelman

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"5 stars just can't rate this place. It's an unbelievably amazing place and the tutors are so talented. I took the DJ and music production courses over 12 weeks at the academy. I learnt things professionally and got so inspired! Not only do I get to play from small bar to big clubs in London, I also got my track signed for a record label at the end of my course. LSA is definitely worth it. Highly recommend!"

Eddy Mino

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"London Sound Academy started my DJ career in London. I couldn't thank the crew enough for the guidance and knowledge they have given in regards to DJing and music production. Best place in London!!!!"

Matt Florance

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