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. 

Ableton Live
NEW Start date: 15 January 2020. Wednesdays 6-8pm (duration 6 weeks) Cost: £300
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.

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). £35 per hr

Creative Music Technology - Beginners Level
NEW Start date: 18 January 2020 (duration 5 weeks). Saturdays 10am-1:30pm. Cost: £275.
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.

Creative Music Technology - Advanced level
NEW Start date: 9th November 2019 (duration 6 weeks). Saturdays 10am-1pm. Cost: £290.
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.

Electronic Music Production 
NEW Start date: Saturday 18 January 2020 (duration 7 weeks). Time: 2-4:00pm. Cost: £300                                                           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.

Social Media for the Modern Musician Dates/times arranged as required. Suitable for: 1-1 tuition & small groups. Cost: £35 per hr Participants learn how to use the internet and social media platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram, Soundcloud, Linked-in, Youtube, Bandcamp) in order to create a profile as a musician and learn how to promote their music on the internet.

Music Industry sessions
Music industry advice sessions and seminars in association with Integrity Records delivered by Nick Tarbitt
Start: 1st June 2018. Thursdays 6-8pm. Cost: £50 for 1 hr/£90 for 2 hrs.
Suitable for: musicians, singer-songwriters, start-up record label owners, producers, students.
Topics: Start your own record label, Protecting your creation, Building a team, Monetise your music, Marketing and promotion, Pitching your music to the industry (with live demo feedback session), Signing a record deal, Publishing and sync agency deals

Recording Studio Experience
Time: 10:30am-4:30pm. Cost: £375/1 participant - £600/2-5 participants). For 14-19 year olds. 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 (eg social media for the modern musician and an insight in careers in the music industry). Dates: arranged as required.


Sound Gallery runs a bespoke work experience programme for young people 15-18 years (SiMPTI) and music related courses and studio experiences for young people and adults who are at risk of social exclusion (Access to SiMPTI). We are a delivery partner in the #Focus5 project and we work with the Positive People project. Both projects are part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and are jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. 

1. #Focus5 project: This project provides bespoke support to young people aged 15-18 across the South West who are unemployed or out of education but who demonstrate a genuine desire to change their lives for the better. - Read here one of our success stories and find out how Sound Gallery helped a young person regain their confidence and make a positive change in their lives through music and their involvement in  the studio.

2. Empowering Enterprise Programme in association with Petroc and This programme seeks to engage over 600 of Devon’s most socially-excluded young people and work with them to develop their employability and life skills giving them the confidence to return to employment, education or training. Target group: unemployed or economically inactive 18 to 24-year-olds most at risk of social exclusion.

3. Positive People project. This project offers a lifeline to people who are 25+ years old and are not in work to help build confidence, skills and give a sense of hope for the future.

1:1 Tuition

Get bespoke, personalised 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 consultation, advice and troubleshooting session (by arrangement)

Online resources

Analogue to Digital Masterclasses & Music Industry Seminars (2009-2014):

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)

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).

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 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.