Project Description

When putting together this new Industry Diploma, we thought long and hard about how we can provide valuable, technical training in computer-based music production and sound design that has the same exceptional levels of rigour and practical usefulness as our studio-based Diplomas. Drawing on the considerable experience of a number if our industry-active tutors, we decided to take a fundamentally creative and musical approach. Rather than just learning software features by rote, we will teach you how to expressively manipulate rhythm, melody, sound and texture elements using Logic Pro, Ableton Live & Push, Native Instruments Komplete and Maschine. We will look at hands-on production and performance techniques to give your music, whatever the genre, a human feel and your own personal signature sound.  In addition, regular guest lecturers will give you insight into their personal workflows.

Alongside these creative programming and synthesis skills, you will explore mixing and mastering ‘in-the-box’ to give your productions and compositions a professional, release-ready finish. Whether you work with grimy club music, polished R&B, epic film scores or anything else that uses electronic elements in its’ creation, this course is suitable for both beginners and practitioners looking to expand their skillset and deepen their knowledge.

  • Programming rhythms and melodies
  • Arrangement
  • Synthesis and Sound Design
  • Sampling
  • Audio effects processing
  • Mixing, remixing & mastering

MAX COURSE SIZE:  10 people

BASED IN:  Mac Suites

DATES & TIMES:  2 eves / week for 6 months:  Monday & Wednesday 6pm – 9pm. Next start Monday 23rd September.

PRICE: £2970 or 6 x instalments of 550.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements

QUALIFICATION GAINED: SSR Industry Diploma

Graduates from all Industry Diploma courses are eligible for our Graduate Support Programme

COURSE TUTORS

JAKE WILLIAMS
JAKE WILLIAMSHead of Electronic Music

writing/producing/performing internationally as well as composing music and created sound design for major TVs hows and ad campaigns. In 2012 he completed with distinction an Mmus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University and since has participated in a number of artists residencies and international audio visual and performance art collaborations. He now works as a producer and performer with particular interest in the creative applications of digital DJ technology.

He currently, under the name Pet Rok, promotes and is resident DJ at the No One’s Watching London clubnight and radio show. He produces and performs as one half of the avant-pop band flies+flies, with leftfield dance music and AV group Petwo Evans and collaborates with Becky O’Brien on a number of international performance / live art pieces. He co-runs the Precious Snowflake and Petrax record labels. 

He is the Head of Electronic Music & Business Development at SSR London. 

GIOVANNI SIPIANO
GIOVANNI SIPIANOCourse Tutor

remixer and mix engineer and for all areas of the broadcast industries.

As an educator he has extensive experience delivering music technology and production courses as an ‘Apple Certified Trainer’. Acknowledged by Apple, he was awarded the title of ‘Apple Distinguished Educator’ for his services to music technology education.  A graduate of the prestigious Commercial Music Degree Programme at the University Of Westminster, Giovanni has worked in several bands as a singer and bassist. Soon after graduation he began to develop skills as a producer and engineer working in a number of studio and live settings.

CRAIG JAMES
CRAIG JAMESCourse Tutor

The latter, Goldie’s iconic label becoming his home after releasing two successful EPs. He is a sought after remixer, over the years remixing artists Roni Size, Jocelyn Brown, Jenna G, London Elektricity, DJ Marky & many more, Releasing 2 critically acclaimed LPs both receiving top 40 chart positions and radio 1 A/B playlistings. His DJ sets are like his music: a forward-thinking futurism that encapsulates the genre’s unmistakable roots and foundation. Craggz has toured across the globe extensively, from Asia, America, Australasia to mainland Europe & Eastern, having laid down his bass-heavy live sets in clubs and festivals across the UK.

GIANNA GEHLHAR
GIANNA GEHLHARCourse Tutor

and founded her musical project Jylda in Berlin.  She has been releasing music on her own label Æolis Records and played gigs and festivals across Europe, including both headline and support shows in London, at the Alternative Great Escape Festival in Brighton and as an opening act for LANY at Kantine am Berghain in Berlin.

Being inspired by all aspects of music, she has studied Musicology at Humboldt University Berlin.

Gianna is teaching vocals and giving a production workshop for the software Sonic Pi from September 2017.

GET SUPPORT & MENTORING IN YOUR CAREER PATH

We offer intensive high-level technical training and, through our Graduate Support Programme, mentoring and support for all graduates. Alongside career guidance with a dedicated coordinator with extensive industry connections, there are opportunities to earn while you study at the SSR studios and through work placements.