Sound Gallery Studios provide a range of music technology and music production courses which provide participants with the skills they need to create their own music using iMac computers with the help of music professionals. We have designed courses and workshops which go beyond the nuts and bolts of software education and aim to inspire you to create, record and produce your own music.  

 

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Creative Music Technology - Beginners Level: Dates: 7 October- 4 November 2017 (duration 5 weeks)Saturdays 10am-1:30pmCost: £250. This course introduces the use of music software (GarageBand, Logic Pro, Reason) to write, record and produce music and provides information and guidance on how to set up your own home studio.  

Electronic Music Production: Dates: 9 October-11 December 2017 (duration 10 weeks). Mondays 6-8pm. Cost: £275. Learn how to create contemporary electronic and dance music using modern DAW, including Logic Pro, ProTools, Reason & Ableton Live.  Participants will get the opportunity to develop an electronic music catalogue and they will improve their music creation and production skills.

Ableton Live: 11 October - 15 November 2017. Wednesdays 6-8pm (duration 6 weeks) Cost: £270. This course is an introduction to the unique and innovative software Ableton Live. The course will cover setting up and using audio and midi clips, arranging your track, utilising the session and arrangement views, effects and processing, mixing and mastering and live performance. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use Ableton Live with audio and midi, clips and effects to arrange and produce their own music.

Creative Music Technology - Advanced levelStarts: Jan 2018. Saturdays 10am-1pm 2017  Cost: £270. Improve your music creation, mixing and production skills using today's most popular music production tools including Logic Pro and Pro Tools as used in a professional recording studio. 

Recording Studio Experience: Explore all aspects of recording and mixing in a professional recording studio and learn about mic placement and multi-tracking using Logic and Pro Tools with the help of an experienced sound engineer. Includes music industry advice session, social media for the modern musician and an insight in careers in the music industry. Dates:  25-27 October 2017, 14-16 February 2018, 30 May-1st June 2018. 3-day programme. Time: 10:30am-4:30pm. Cost: £375 (1 participant. £600 (2-5 participants). Suitable for 14-19 year olds.

Audio Services for Film Makers: Learn how to get the best out of your equipment, which microphones to choose for all situations and how to capture great audio each and everytime. Whether working on your own or in a small team, we will show you how to capture the very best audio for your project. Learn about Audio Editing, Sound Design, Foley & SFX recording, Noise Reduction, Mixing for Broadcast (understanding broadcast audio specifications/loudness specs etc).

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY ADVICE SESSIONS & SEMINARS

A2D Music Expo presents music industry advice sessions and seminars delivered by Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records, Integrity Publishing)

1:1 individual and group sessions (3-10 individuals) can be arranged as required.

Suitable for: musicians, singer-songwriters, start-up record label owners, producers, students.

Cost: £40 for 1 hr/£70 for 2 hrs 

Venue: Sound Gallery Studios and online (via Skype)

Topics:

1. Start your own record label – the anatomy of a release

2. Protecting your creation – know your rights

3. Building a team – who does what (and for what price)

4. Monetise your music

5. Marketing and promotion

6. Pitching your music to the industry (with live demo feedback session)

7. Signing a record deal

8. Publishing and sync agency deals

 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

- 1:1 Tuition on Ableton, Reason, LogicPro, ProTools, mixing and mastering techniques and more. Cost: £40 for 1 hr/£70 for 2 hrs 

- On-location technical support & home sessions to suit individual projects and requirements (music technology tuition, home studio set-up). 

- FREE 20 minute session: consultation, advice and troubleshooting

 

ONLINE LEARNING

Watch HERE: ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL MASTERCLASSES & MUSIC INDUSTRY SEMINARS VIDEOS

The State of the Music Nation chaired by Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records). Speakers: Richard Barbieri, Ville Leppanen, Martin Walker (A2D 2014)

Music, Business & Industry chaired by Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records). Speakers: Gavin Monaghan, Ash Soan, Steve Knightly, Mark Tucker. (A2D 2013)

The Digital Future of Music chaired by Martin Walker. Speakers: Gary Bromham, Tony Butler, Hossam Ramzy, Paul Gray (A2D 2013)

Making your Way in the Music Industry chaired by Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records). Speakers: Lee Fletcher, Emma Scott, Paul Gray, Ville Leppanen. (A2D 2012)

Sound on Sound magazine Technical Panel chaired by Martin Walker. Speakers: Paul White (Sound on Sound Editor in Chief), Hugh Robjohns (Sound On Sound, Technical Editor) and Eddie Veale. (A2D 2012)

Music Industry Panel chaired by Martin Walker. Speakers: John Leckie, howard Jones, Paul Gray, Ted Fletcher, Lee Fletcher. (A2D 2011)

Rob Chapman: How to make a living as a Guitarist (A2D 2011)

Eigenlabs demo (A2D 2011)

Shure microphone placement demo with drummer Joe Breban (A2D 2011)

FACILITIES AND SOFTWARE

Our courses are run by Sound Gallery Studios music professionals and are taught on iMac computers. Sessions are delivered in small groups allowing for more individual interaction between participants and tutors. If there are further areas outside the course content that you would like to explore, do not hesitate to contact us as we also provide 1:1 tuition (in the studio and at home).

 

Software

All computers are fully stocked with a range of audio and imaging software for all multi-media needs. Software is regularly updated due to our unique relationship with our educational partners Time and Space, Native Instruments and Ableton who create innovative hardware and software for music production and performance for producers, guitarists, sound designers and DJs. 

 

Software currently installed: Logic Pro, ProTools 9, Reason 4, Ableton Live 9, Komplete 7 (Native Instruments), Omnishphere, AAS plugins, Rob Papen eXplorer bundle, Rob Papen rp-delay, rp-reverb, Ohmforce bundle, Toontrack EZ Drummer, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop.

 

Sound Gallery Studios is a professional, purpose built, acoustically treated and fully air-conditioned recording studio situated in the basement complex at Exeter Phoenix. The studio complex is well equipped with a range of classic analogue mics, pristine valve pre-amps and both soft and analogue synths (including the legendary Neumann U47, Prism Sound Maselec MMA-4XR, 1" tape machine, Juno 6 etc) alongside the best in digital effects processors, soft synths and plug-ins.We offer a wide range of integrated recording solutions, based around an Apple Mac Pro, Pro Tools and Logic Pro system with clean and high end AD/DA conversion and clocking from the SSL (Solid State Logic) Alphalink and Prism Sound Orpheus. 

MASTERCLASSES

Improvisation and music technology in a live performance setting. A fusion of traditional Rock structures with avant-garde pop synthesis and glitch using state of the art technology including: Ableton Live (triggers and loops), Bass and Guitar looping and midi pedals, Vocal and instrument mangling and treatments using iZotope Stutter edit live remix software.  Members of art Rock outfit GRICE will demonstrate their live set up, the tools they use and will perform musical examples manipulating audio in real time. With: Grice Peters and Duncan Chave. The session will involve three workshop/masterclass elements alongside live performance, Q & As and demoing.

Suitable for musicians, producers, laptop performers, sound designers and all music enthusiasts. 

A Sound Gallery/A2D production

PROJECTS

Virtual Vincenzo: Sound Gallery's audio digital restoration project of the Vincenzo Sodi harpsichord built in 1782 in Florence and currently stored at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. https://www.rammuseum.org.uk/virtual-vincenzo-sodi/