Learn one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations, Ableton Live, and make music the way the professionals do.
Digital Music Production
Unleash your inner musician with the Digital Music Production course. Course participants will have the opportunity to work with one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), Ableton Live. Whether you are a budding producer or complete novice, this course enables each person to build on the skills they have already, while benefiting from working with your peers in a fun and relaxed environment. Fire Tech provides the opportunity for young people to explore some fantastic software and make their own slick and professional music.
With the combination of digital music theory and technology skills, kids should leave understanding how music is created and assembled and know how to do it themselves! We aim for our campers to be inspired and create something that is meaningful for them. A part of the course is devoted to using the physical environment to create sounds and musical instruments (think human drum kits and paper pianos). You can read our Music Blog Post to find out more about how this worked out at one of our Digital Music Production camps.
At the end of the course students will publish their work so that the world can hear their achievements! Check out Fire Tech Camp on Soundcloud to hear some of our previous campers’ tunes.
While other music experience can enhance your creations, you can use libraries of loops and beats, which means that no prior musical experience is necessary.
What students will learn
How to use Ableton Live 9
How to create their own unique sounds
Basic music theory
Musical structures and techniques for composing an original piece of music
How to turn their environment into an Ableton controller with Makey Makey and conductive paints
How to record and process their music
How to publish their musical creations to Soundcloud
What will students take home
Certificate with personal tutor feedback
Fire Tech T-Shirt
Fire Tech Camp Courses Include
8:1 student:teacher ratio
USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
Who is this course suitable for?
No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:
Must be between age 12 and 17 at start of course
Strong understanding of English
Basic IT skills
Bring own lunch (Except Residential)
* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.
"I had so much fun and learned a lot about technology"