Digital Music Production

Teen Music Production with Ableton Live






All equipment is provided

Learn one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations, Ableton Live, and make music the way the professionals do. 

Digital Music Production


Course Overview

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

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What will students take home

  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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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.

"When I listened to my tutor's music I could tell she put in a lot of effort and if I want to be that good I am going to need to put in a lot of effort too. And now I have the skills, I will."

Kem, Digital Music student