Digital Music Production

Course code: FTCH001

A perfect home schooling course, Digital Music Production is ideal for those aged 12-17 years who are enthusiastic about music or budding music producers…

  • Ideal for home schooling or extra curricular learning
  • Learn to create unique sounds using Ableton Live 10
  • Students record, process and then publish musical creations
  • Build confidence an industry leading Digital Audio Workstation
  • Will need own laptop or PC ideally MacOs 10.12 or windows 7 and a keyboard
  • Learning through videos, online activities and informal quizzes
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

For those with kids obsessed with digital music or those with budding music producers, this digital music production course online will spark musical creativity!

Designed for kids aged 12-17 with a keen interest in music creation, this will boost digital creative skills and give a whole new range of skills that may not be available at school.

Discover how to use an industry leading Digital Audio Workstation Ableton Live 10 and learn musical techniques for composing an original piece of music and create own musical creations.

At the end of the course, students will publish their work so that the world can hear their achievements!

Set up their future and enrol on a course with lifelong digital music skills that can be used for future education or jobs.

A keyboard will be needed for this course.

Course Duration

Unlimited.

Course Outcome

Publish own musical creations on Soundcloud.

Entry Requirements

Must be between the ages of 12-17. Access to recent laptop / computer. Need a keyboard and Ableton Live software.

Assessment

Informal quiz.

Course content
  • Control and understanding of the Ableton interface.
  • Create and edit instruments – both drum rack and piano roll based instruments.
  • Input and format notation.
  • Sampling as a technique for developing material.
  • Using midi tools for composition.
  • Balancing and mixing.
  • Adding and Editing Audio Effects.
  • Arrangement.
  • Composition methodology.
  • Practical application of learning.
  • Final production techniques including automation, mixing tweaks, balancing, sound depth.
  • Exporting audio.
  • Live performance techniques.
Extra info

Course requirements

There are a number of requirements needed before you or your child enrol onto this course. Students must be 12-17 years old.

Computer requirements

A basic laptop from the last five years will be sufficient. You will need to have your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the following PCs are suitable.

MacOS
– MacOs 10.12 or later
– All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1GB available storage

Windows Device
– Windows 7 or later
– Using Intels i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1gb storage space available

Internet speed

– 15mbps connection or better is recommended.

For reference, if you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!

Additional requirements

You will need to download and install the Ableton Live software ready for the course. This can be done by buying a license here or by downloading the trial software from the Ableton website.

It is also strongly recommend that you purchase a keyboard for the course such as this one here – MacBook users will need an adaptor to plug the keyboard to the computer.

Study Method

This course will be studied through distance learning online. Learn when and wherever you can, as long as you have access to internet. All of the course will be available online, so receiving your materials is easy.

You will also receive personal tutor support through the online portal. Ideal for home schooling or extracurricular skills.

Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and also have weekly live onscreen tutorials for sharing progress and problem-solving.

Assessment

All of the course is housed on an online learning platform. There are a number of tasks to complete and an informal quiz to test skills learnt.

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, students will publish their work so that the world can hear their achievements! Once they have finished the course, their profile with XP (Experience Points) will be sent by email.

Q&As

Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in
the area they teach. They are supported by course instructors, who are most frequently
talented Computer Science and Engineering students. All our instructors undergo in-person training in the curriculum of the course and in Child Safety Policies.

We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication
skills and a real passion for their subject.

A basic laptop from the last 5 years will be sufficient. You will need to have your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the
following PCs are suitable:
● MacOS
○ MacOS 10.12 or later
○ All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
○ 8GB RAM
○ min 1GB available storage
○ webcam
● Windows Device
○ Windows 7 or later
○ Using Intel i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
○ 8GB RAM
○ Min 1gb storage space available
○ webcam
If you do not have a computer that meets the computer requirements, we can provide a
cloud-based solution for most courses. This will give you access to a high-spec computer
via the cloud, meaning you simply use a very basic device that can access the internet and
has a screen, keyboard and mouse.
Internet speed of 15mbps connection or better is recommended. If you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!

If your student is interested in further building their portfolio, we have several other creative courses including Creative Digital Design. If they are interested in
learning to code we would recommend they get started video game design
years), and then Teen Coding with Python (for 14-17 year old students). If your student is 12-17 years and interested in learning other applications of technology, our Senior Adventures in Artificial Intelligence course is a great choice for them!

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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