You want to make music on a computer and in a professional studio environment: On music production, you can record demos as well as learn how to make high quality music recordings. Through practical work in our well-equipped studio, you learn about the mixing and mastering of music.
Professional studio – your music
On music production you will gain knowledge about how the studio functions and get to know the theory behind the creation of digital and analog sound. You will learn the fundamentals of sound theory in connection to studio practice; knowledge that will facilitate being able to create your own “sound” and music. Mixing and mastering is taught through practical work in our well equipped studio. Music Production works in close co-operation with the Music line in the recording of concerts.
All genre types – find your personal style
You will be able to concentrate on your preferred music style. All genres are welcome, both traditional and genres such as black metal, singer- song writer, hip hop, glitch, punk, dub step, trap,electronica, noise and fusion. You will learn to use the Ableton program for laptop and "Ableton Link" for smartphone.
A part of the training consists of listening to music, learning about the different styles of musical sounds, and how to create them.
We take “ unserious” music seriously
Live sound – you are in charge of the mixing desk
Rigging, sound checks, planning and communication with musicians, fault rectifying and what do we mean by “good sound “ are some of the aspects of live sound you will learn about. Knowledge and experience will come from practical work both at the school and “on the road” backed up by theoretical understanding.
Mac/PC – Creativity with sound
Perhaps you are already using Mac or PC for your musical creations. On Music Production you will learn to control these and their audio applications from midi devices. We work with samples and drum programming, produce podcasts and music videos, and learn about online distribution. In addition we collaborate with the school’s Video Game design line in supplying audio.
You can choose one main instrument for individual tuition. This could be PC/Mac.
Study trips – London, Berlin and Japan
London is the city for both the well established and not least the most hottest and upcoming bands. Here you will experience a different concert every evening. In addition you will attend a workshop at the legendary Camden Roundhouse. You will also learn to play in a Gamelan orchestra.
Among the highpoints in Berlin is a visit to the Ableton Studio where youwill learn to make an oscillator, the sound processing element in a synth.
There is also a voluntarily trip to Japan in the spring
Room for Sound
The studio is equipped with a retro style mixer, Mac and good microphones. There are two additional rooms with Macs. The programs we use are Logic and Final Cut.
You will need to bring your own computer, sound card and midi instrument. You should also bring your own instruments and equipments.
Jan Krey is main teacher on Music production.