A music production crash course for beginners

This Music Production crash course is designed as an introduction for complete beginners where prior music experience is not necessary. This unique and practical hands-on music production crash 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”

One to One learning environment

You have the option of taking the course on a one to one basis in person at our purpose-built recording and production studios or remotely online using the latest remote access software. You can also combine both options and switch between the two at anytime. This is a practical hands-on course is designed to guarantee your success in learning key music production skills for those looking to study outside of a classroom based environment either at home or in a central London location.

Choose your preferred industry standard music production software and tailor the content

You have the option of choosing your preferred music production package to work with for the duration of the course and can be Apple Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or Pro Tools. For more experienced students you have the option of tailoring the course content to suit your skill set that would include more advanced subjects.

Get help with home studio set up

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

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

This 5 day crash course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. It can also be fast tracked to 4 days if studied on an intensive basis.

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 covering 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: Usually one week after enrolment
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 did the course because I’m an artist and wanted to understand how to create a song from start to finish. I’d recommend London AMP because, for me the use of the studios at any time was helpful for my own projects and progressing with the course. I also think it’s very good for those that want to go into the business as it’s very practical and you come into contact with a lot of other musicians, producers and engineers to collaborate with in the future.

Music Technology Diploma Student
Anna, Music Technology Diploma

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, DevonMusic production beginners