Live revenue has become more of a key income stream for musicians over the last few years, and with developments in both computer and controller technology, digital/analogue hardware and audio-visual communication, there has never been a more exciting time to take your own productions on the road, or work on a live show.
The course has been created by practitioners who have been working professionally, with a decade of experience in live electronic performance as solo artists, DJs, producers, band members and technicians. Delivered over one evening a week, the course will feature guest lectures from a range of highly experienced artists and engineers. There will be plenty of opportunity for one-one time with the tutors, and your learning will be tailored specifically to what you want to achieve; and at the end of each phase you can road test your work in a venue with a full-range sound system.
Whether you are a solo electronic artist, a singer-songwriter who is interested in expanding your sound palette, or are interested in working as a technician on live shows, this course will give you a solid practical grounding to launch or develop your career.
Performing with Ableton Live
1. Break down a studio production and perform it live using Ableton Live and off-the-peg controller technology. 2. Manipulate rhythmical, melodic and timbral elements of your tracks, giving yourself enough control to make the performance enjoyable and engaging, but keeping it simple enough that you are confident on stage. 3. Live looping. 4. Optimise your live set for a sound system.
Performing with Hardware
1. Performing using hardware synthesisers and drum machines, both standalone and in combination with computer set-ups. 2. Modular synthesis and FX. 3. Improvising with technology. 4. Collaborating with other musicians.
There will be a range of hardware equipment (including a Doepfer A-100 modular system, Roland’s Aira range and Korg Volca units), with which you will get hands-on experience.
You will also be encouraged to bring in your own machines so you will be working on how to best work with you own setup.
Qualification – SSR Industry Diploma
Duration – 6 Months
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Evening
Available at – London
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Hours of Study – Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 10pm
Start Date – 26th March 2018
Entry Requirements – While specific academic qualifications are not necessary, the course level is aimed at first year undergraduate/higher diploma level (HE4) and therefore a qualification at BTEC ND Level 3 in Music Technology OR equivalent level experience would be appropriate. Our 6-month Electronic Music Production course would be an appropriate skill level preparation. The course does not require experience in live performance but does require a competency in IT user skills, and competency in communication skills at around Level 3.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate: * Use of MIDI and an ability to record and programme rhythmic and melodic elements * Ability to record audio within a DAW
Tuition Fees – Single payment - £1485 | Instalments - £1650 (6x monthly payments of £275)
Funding – We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2486.
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900