We’ll teach you how to use music production software for the first time online

This introduction to Music Production techniques is aimed at complete beginners where prior music experience is not necessary. This unique and practical hands-on course is designed to guarantee your success in learning key music production techniques.

“a practical hands-on course designed to guarantee student success in learning key music production techniques”

The learning environment

You have the option of being taught in our purpose-built recording and production studios or from the comfort of your home using the latest online remote access software. The tutor, content and class times are the same with both options. This short course in Music Production techniques is perfect for those looking to study at home or in a central London location.

You will learn

 Use industry standard music production software

During the course you have the option of choosing your preferred music production software package to study such as Logic X, Ableton Live or Cubase.

All basic aspects of music production and creation are covered

This course is particularly suitable for people who are thinking of purchasing a home set up and workstation, and our supportive tutors are able to offer informed and impartial advice that will help you choose the best hardware and software to suit your budget.

Work in musical style you love

During this exciting music production course you will acquire all the basic skills necessary to begin producing tracks in your preferred musical style, and cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to production and equipment
  • Music production software overview
  • Sound editing and manipulation
  • Sampling techniques and synthesis
  • Track arrangement and structure
  • Production techniques and programming
  • Creative use of fx processors
  • Mixing and mastering techniques

Music production software and connections

  • Introduction to music production
  • Signal flow and equipment
  • Cables and connections
  • Audio interfaces and soundcards
  • Understanding studio monitoring
  • Integrating hardware controllers

Music production software

  • File management and effective workflow
  • Understanding the arrange and edit windows
  • Utilising edit tools
  • Creative use of software instruments
  • Drum programming techniques
  • Song composition and arrangement

Audio editing and sound manipulation

  • Audio editing techniques
  • Time-stretching and tempo manipulation
  • Sound manipulation
  • Creative use of sampling techniques
  • Multi sampling
  • Compiling sound libraries

Music production techniques

  • Song analysis
  • Understanding bars and beats
  • Drum programming techniques
  • Song composition and arrangement
  • Effective use of automation
  • Software instrument manipulation

Mixing and mastering techniques

  • Introduction to mixing techniques
  • Understanding equalizers and filters
  • Using compressors, gates and limiters
  • Creative use of delay, reverb and modulation effects
  • Separation, stereo imaging and placement
  • Mastering techniques

Book your place on the Music Production short course

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 5 days; any day



Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

Music Production course reviews

I started a music tech course at another college but left early to join London AMP. I learnt more in a few weeks here than I did in 3 months at my previous college so it was a great decision. The entire course was perfect for what I was looking to learn especially the sound design, synthesis, mixing and mastering topics. Would highly recommend and a big thanks to my tutor Jay for all his help!

Music Technology Student
Ollie, Music Technology Diploma

I had a limited knowledge of music production technology and wanted to fast track my learning. The course content was tailored to suit the type of music that interested me and my tutors were really patient and understanding. I think the course offers great value for money and would highly recommend.

Music production beginners
Jasmine, Devon
Music production beginners

I’ve DJ’ed a while I wanted to take the step into producing my own music. The course taught me how to listen to music in a different way and although my main musical interest is electronic music I found the engineering element of the course fascinating. Lessons were tailored to fit my work rota which was great. Thanks Colin.

Music Production Diploma course
Mima, London
Music Production Diploma