SSR - Electronic Music Production - Electronic Music Production

Electronic Music Production

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Some of today’s best electronic music gets made in a bedroom or home studio. Unfortunately in most cases it doesn’t make it out of that environment. Don’t you think your music deserves a wider audience?

Our EMP Diploma course might be just what you need to not only polish your production skills, but also to introduce you to promotion and distribution. Whatever your own particular genre or programming platform, we’ll show you the best techniques in synthesis, groove programming, arrangement, mixing, vocal recording, effects, working with DJs, mastering and more.

In lessons, you’ll have your own workstation with software and plugins and access to a range of hardware including Native Instruments Maschine controllers, Ableton Push instruments, synths, drum machines, and much more. Outside of lectures, you’ll have the opportunity to book private study time in our editing suites and recording studios. With studio time, one-to-ones and guest lectures from industry professionals (producers, DJs, club and record label staff), you’ll gain the experience and creative confidence you need to get your tracks out there.

Whether you’re a DJ looking to make your own tracks, an aspiring producer fine tuning your existing skills, or a songwriter desperate to give your work some edge, let us develop your technical skills, help you discover your own sound and create original, commercial-standard work.

Break out of your bedroom. Your audience awaits.
Course Content

  • What Makes a Great Track – genre analysis, critical listening and peer review
  • Programming Rhythms
  • Synthesis: Percussive Sounds, Subs, Pads & Soundscapes
  • Experimental Synthesis
  • Creativity and Collaboration
  • Sampling
  • Audio Effects Processing
  • Hooks and Signatures
  • The Perfect Balance: Mixing & Remixing
  • Studio Recording – Adding live vocals and hardware
  • DJ Techniques
  • Finishing the Track - mastering
  • Breaking into industry – labels, online platforms, professionalism, self-employment, getting gigs, and getting paid

Each week you will have workshop sessions with opportunities for 1-1 time with your tutor. There will also be regular ‘check-in’ sessions to review your professional progress and to offer guidance and support. You’ll be able to submit tasks throughout the course to be able to check your progress and you’ll have the opportunity to play your work to the whole class for group feedback.

There will be one final assessment at the end of the course which will be a project – the nature of the project will depend on each individual student and will be negotiated in advance with the tutor.
Key Information
Associated costs

We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course. In addition to the course fees, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies. These might involve buying for example:
• A USB/flash/pen drives to transfer work (buying in bulk will save money and an 4GB might be as little as £2-£3)
• You may decide to distribute your music through an online digital aggregator such as DITTO (other companies are available) which can cost as little as £8 for a single release to £24 for an album.

Contact details

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Dan Buxton (Manchester) -
Tel: +44 (0)161 276 2100

Tony Garston (London) - 
Tel: +44 (0)207 482 7067

Qualification – SSR Industry Diploma
Duration – 6 Months
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Evening
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Hours of Study – 6 hours of delivery per week plus studio time.
Start Date – Sept 2018, March 2019
Entry Requirements – No formal qualifications required.
Tuition Fees – Please contact us for more information.
Funding – Please contact us for more information.
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