Project Description

Using Native Instruments Maschine Mk 3, this weekend course has been carefully planned to provide newcomers with an inspiring and solid introduction to hands-on composing and producing music, using Native Instrument’s leading Maschine software / hardware paradigm.

With Maschine Mk 3 / Maschine Jam and S25 controllers, the course is being delivered by one of our NI approved instructors and is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to create a track from scratch. You will learn the key concepts of Maschine and discover how to build beats, basslines, chord progressions, melodies and arrangements. You will also learn how to sample with Maschine as well as basic mixing principles.

Using a workstation equipped with an iMac, Maschine software, Komplete 11, Maschine Mk 3, Maschine Jam and S25 Keyboards, this weekend course is packed full of lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises and workshops, where you will benefit from one-to-one sessions with your tutor to discuss your projects. By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of Maschine and will have created a track from scratch.

Want to get deeper into electronic music production? You may be interested in our Contemporary Music Production Industry Diploma course.

  • Intro to Maschine Concept
  • Browsing + loading drum kits
  • Intro to the concept of step sequencing
  • Copying and developing drum patterns
  • Playing drums on pads, recording + quantizing
  • Note repeat
  • Sampling + slicing in Maschine
  • Loading your own samples
  • Loading in Instruments from the browser + setting the key
  • Programming a bassline using the Piano Roll + the new Bass Synth.
  • Using Maschine’s Chord Mode
  • Using the arpeggiator
  • Building an arrangement
  • Controlling basic synth parameters and recording automation
  • Adding FX and basic mixing
  • Exporting your track

PRICE: Single Payment – £300

DATES & TIMES: Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Next start date: Saturday 2nd November 2019

BASED IN: Dedicated Native Instruments Suite

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements

QUALIFICATION GAINED: SSR Short Course Certificate



Anna is an official Ableton Certified Trainer and a Native Instruments Product Specialist. She originally studied audio engineering in London; specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture as well as commercial music production.

Her work has taken her to festivals like Dimensions and Outlook in Croatia to showcase the brand new Maschine and Komplete Kontrol keyboard to artists playing at the festivals, recently to Sonar+D in Barcelona where she was the Lead Product Specialist. Anna has also held hugely popular music production workshops at public events such as We Are Robots Festival, Massive Music Presents; Native Instruments as well as training artists at the UK Native Instruments Office. She has also lead music production workshops specifically for women at Goldsmith University to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Anna is producing electronic music under the name of ANNA DISCLAIM, her sound is a blend of electronic downtempo with a touch of R’n’B, cinematic feel and heavy basslines. She released an EP in 2017 and with the profit, she raised money to Cancer Research UK. She is currently working on her live set and the release of her next single with a music video.