Advanced Music Production Course

£249

Overview

The advanced music production course adds polish to your track including mastering and prepares it for release to the outside world.

Here we'll take all your beginner and intermediate skills to the next level and fill in any gaps in your knowledge. We'll coach you how to manage your creative workflow and adhere to industry standards.

You'll finish the course with more confidence than ever and have full length tracks ready to submit to record labels.

Requirements

An in depth understanding of the content in our Beginner and Intermediate music production courses.

1-2-1 Tuition

Lessons are all taught one-on-one from our Birmingham and Oxford studios. You'll never be in a group, and you can learn at your own pace.

Flexible Scheduling

There are four two-hour lessons that you can book any day of the week at any of our studios. All equipment is provided and lesson times are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 8pm, once booked you can reschedule when needed.

Graduates Get Benefits

Music production graduates will be given first-hand advice on approaching record labels and we will submit suitable tracks to our record label partners. Previous students have released on Spinnin', Toolroom, Defected, Sony and Universal! Graduates can also spin their tunes on the dance floors of our club partners like Ministry of Sound and at all of the LSA DJ gigs. It goes without saying that graduates will join our growing community of DJs and producers who actively support each other, it's like one happy family.

Rated #1

DJ Gym has 100+ 5 star reviews, celebrity alumni and accolades from across the industry. Our tutors are practicing DJs with extensive experience in the music industry.

Accredited By LSA

DJ Gym is accredited by LSA, the UK's number 1 DJ & Music Production academy based in London.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to conduct critical analysis of your productions
  • Reverse engineering & advanced tools
  • How to finish your track to industry standards
  • Advanced theory and techniques needed for the mix
  • How to perfect your instrumentation and track structure
  • How to define your sonic identity and fine-tune your unique signature sound
  • Advanced pre-master techniques
  • How to perfect your mix & approach labels
  • How to find a mastering engineer for your track
  • Tips and tricks on getting record contracts and the legal aspects of being a producer

Equipment & Software

You have the choice to learn how to produce music at DJ Gym on Ableton Live or Logic Pro. These programs allow you to create your own original music from scratch and are used professionally in the music industry.

01

Back In The Studio

Catch up with your tutor and make sure you’ve checked off everyone from the Beginner and Intermediate courses. You will then work on any areas that need attention.

02

Reverse Engineering

Perhaps you’ve heard a sound you are really inspired by, learn how to reverse engineer it in the studio with your tutor so you can replicate and improve on it.

03

Defining Your Sound

Create a sonic identity of your own with the help of your tutor. Solidify your creative ideas and stamp your own creative influence on your work.

04

Know Your DAW

With your tutor go through every function of your DAW making sure you’ve not missed anything and that you understand all sections of the software correctly. We’ll also go through any tools you’ve not yet had time to use and common shortcuts.

05

A/B Compare Your Track

Learn how to compare your track to similar tracks that have been released. Find the flaws in your mix and improve until you’re happy with your sound.

06

Limiters

Learn how to use limiters correctly, to your advantage without distorting your sound.

07

Advanced Compression

Learn how to use advanced compression techniques like multi-track compression to give your track more volume without distorting the sound.

08

Panning Automation

Learn how to pan various elements of your track to help create a stereo image while staying within industry limits.

09

Phasing and Phase Meters

Learn all about the sound phasing and how to avoid it using Phase Meters to help improve your mixdown.

10

Clips, Clicks & Pops

Scan your track for tiny imperfections including Clips, Clicks and Pops. Learn how to remove or hide these errors with various editing techniques.

11

Perfect Your Mix

Working closely with your chosen instrumentation we’ll show you how to get the best of each individual sound, including vocals, melodies, basslines and grooves.

12

Plugins

Learn how to use industry standard plugins to give you more sounds than ever to work with.

13

Advanced Pre-Master

Perfect your pre-master chain with your tutor using in-built and third party plugins while following genre-typical ideals.

14

Constructive Criticism

Get feedback and constructive criticism from your tutor on your track and make amendments under supervision to improve the final result.

15

Approaching Labels

Learn how to approach record labels and how you should present your work.

16

Advice On Mastering Engineers

Learn how to choose the right mastering engineer service for your track and your budget.

17

Legal Advice

Get first-hand advice from your mentor on record label contracts, copyright and the legal aspects of being a producer.

18

Final Report & Support

Get invaluable advice from your tutor and your final course report. Your certificate will be automatically generated and you become a DJ Gym Alumni, so welcome to the family!

1-2-1 Tuition

  • Choose Your Lesson Times
  • Choose Your Tutor
  • Availability 7 Days A Week

Save Money

  • Courses From Only £249
  • Discounts On DJ Equipment
  • Practice In The Studio

DJ Gigs

  • DJ At Ministry Of Sound
  • DJ On Our Ibiza Tour
  • Get Regular DJ Gigs

Certification

  • LSA Accredited Courses
  • Certificate Of Graduation
  • Join Our Community
Buster

DJ/Producer/Promoter

Marc Spence

DJ/Producer

Paul Dempsey

DJ/Producer

Matt Florance

"DJ Gym started my DJ career in London. I couldn't thank the crew enough for the guidance and knowledge they have given in regards to DJing and music production. Best place in the UK!!!!"

Eddy Mino

"5 stars just can't rate this place. It's an unbelievably amazing place and the tutors are so talented. I took the DJ and music production courses over 12 weeks at the academy. I learnt things professionally and got so inspired! Not only do I get to play from small bar to big clubs in London, I also got my track signed for a record label at the end of my course. DJ Gym is definitely worth it. Highly recommend!"

Nadia Coppelman

"Marc was an incredible production tutor! He was able to cover advanced topics with me and is completely aware of current and past production trends. He also tailored the course to cover all of the topics on my list and was really easy to get along with!"

Heather Makin

"Taking lessons at DJ Gym was literally the best decision of my life! I came to the school knowing absolutely nothing whatsoever about DJing. A year on, I'm out doing gigs which they got me at Egg Ldn and now I'm producing my own tracks which I never thought possible (they even organised getting my first remix track mastered for me). All the staff are really friendly and go completely above and beyond for you. My tutors were amazing throughout - they're knowledgeable and really good at underpinning everything they teach with music theory in an accessible way. I'd recommend DJ Gym to anyone - hands down the best DJ school in the UK!"

Matt Jones

"So I started by taking DJ lessons and had a session with each tutor. They were outstanding to say the least. I learnt more than I could imagine off each of them, to a point where I now feel fully comfortable behind the decks. Today I finished my second day of the production crash course with Marc Spence, I've learnt a phenomenal amount about Logic Pro, and how to produce. This guy's on the ball and knows what seems like everything about Logic X and production. Never a dull moment with the 16hrs spent on Logic in two days! Highly recommend the DJ and the music production course with DJ Gym!"

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