Start producing the electronic music you love at a quality level in our intimate class setting. From diving into top music production software, to mastering and completing your own EP. This boutique-style program in classes of no more than eight serves as a comprehensive and hands-on experience. Gain invaluable tips and techniques from our superior roster of instructors, who are invested in your progress and helping your goals.
Applicable projects, mentoring sessions, and real-world lessons will have you writing, producing, engineering, mixing, mastering, and promoting your very own EP. To achieve a polished, professional sound, all diploma students have uncapped time in our acoustically treated production studio!
We are an official Ableton certified training center, and all Garnish Music Production students are free to take advantage of a 40% EDU Ableton software discount. Beyond mastering Ableton Live Suite, you will learn the ins and outs of Logic Pro X, utilized by many professional producers to complete their work in the mix stage. The course is then rounded out with high-end third party plugins that work in conjunction with Ableton and Logic, such as Native Instruments Komplete, Sylenth, Serum, (discounts available to students) and several secret tools of the trade we won’t reveal here!
Garnish students in New York can choose to take a ‘Level 3 Diploma‘ in music production, (UK-accredited). While it is not recognized by the United States educational system, it is worth noting that our music production program holds up to an international standard of accreditation! In the UK, Garnish was the first music production school to offer the Music Production Grades system, and all of our diploma learners are entered to take the Grade 8 exam at the end of their course. Learn more about these exams and music production grades here on our London site.
Sketches and Ideas in Ableton
Within weeks into class, you will be working your way around this extraordinary DAW, as it serves you long-term as one of your most essential creative tools. Through a practical hands-on class style, you will explore Ableton Live’s key concepts, such as arranging windows, scenes, clips, and warping. Discover MIDI clips and note editor to program and create beats, bass-lines, and melodies.
Electronic Music Composition
You will learn the fundamentals of electronic music composition, making you a more efficient producer. Learn and program chords which work well together, discover catchy lead lines, and bass lines that groove. Classically trained students who have taken this course repeatedly tell us how this part of the program has given them new tools and techniques.
Become grounded in audio engineering and recording with essential techniques and tricks of the trade. This part of the course emphasizes correct recording practices, and vocal production. Even though music producers are not expected to be singers too, the more we understand about vocal production and recording, the better the final product! This includes knowing how to motivate, coach, and produce our artists. Singing is not mandatory during these sessions – we understand! Feel free to just listen.
Logic Pro X
Discover your DAW options with Logic Pro X, a preferred program for many electronic producers, especially for the later stages of production. Even if you decide to stick with Ableton, it is important to familiarize yourself with this comprehensive software.
“I switched to Ableton from Logic many years ago, but after some A/Bing in my studio recently, I could hear that Logic sounded better than Ableton so I decided I needed to brush up in Logic to get the best of both worlds. I called Garnish and, of course the guys were great and got me back up to speed in no time” Jamie Jones
Mixing & Mastering
Know your space; learn the fundamentals behind acoustics and how to correctly stage your studio for cleaner and better sound. Then get your hands dirty with dynamic controllers, in-depth EQ, making the most of the frequency spectrum, mixing vocals, expanding song elements, creating cohesive sound, and awesome professional plugins, including our software partners, FabFilter.
Electronic Sound Design
While even many pro electronic producers stick with only subtractive synthesis during their career, you will go beyond by exploring subtractive, granular, additive, wavetable, and frequency modulated synthesis. This section also covers sampling, glitch, resampling, and additional beat-making techniques to broaden your sound.
Advanced Ableton & Synthesis
Your sound design skills will surpass many those of many professional electronic music producers by this point in the program. But we’re not stopping there. You will also be introduced to Reaktor Ensembles and Max4live devices. Then we cover advanced sampling with the world-leading Kontakt, a powerful force when joined with Ableton Live Suite. You will be able to apply your music to media (film and TV) by the end of this module.
You will also learn advanced MIDI techniques applicable for any live scenario you may encounter. Finally, you will discover how to use Ableton Live to set up your track on stage and perform it live.
Marketing & Artist Development
Take advantage of our small class sizes and hand-tailored advice from your instructors during this module, focused on finishing and refining your projects and what to do next!
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360 class hours + uncapped studio time – $7999 + $300 registration fee | Payment plans
Academic year | Three 10-week terms | Monday & Tuesday | 11 – 6
1st term: 3rd Mon of September, 2nd term: 2nd Mon of January, 3rd term: Last Mon of April
Evenings | Six 10-week terms | Monday & Tuesday | 7 – 10
1st term: 3rd Mon of September, 2nd term: 2nd Mon of January, 3rd term: Last Mon of April (x2)
15 continuous weeks | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 – 6
Starts: March 19, 2018
Free for 2017: optional Hit Songwriting classes and mentoring from our SMP diploma
Specialized private tuition also available for whole diploma. Contact us for more information.
If you have any questions, do send us an email or call our diploma admissions specialist (347) 746-4604. When you’re ready to move to the next step, please register below.