Join us for the essential first step for any budding music producer and create your first beats on Ableton Live. Master MIDI through copying, pasting, duplicating, looping, recording, editing and quantizing. Experiment with MIDI controllers, drum machines and the mixer. Analyze and harness the power of structure and rhythm for programming drums.
By the end of this course:
Graduate with up to three two-minute hip hop, dance, pop or film score productions that feature 6+ MIDI instruments and secure drum programming.
Throughout this course:
Deep dive into the following areas of MIDI & Beatmaking, as meticulously planned by our expert industry professional curriculum designers:
- Using a Drum Machine
- Drawing in MIDI
- Rhythm Basics
- MIDI Duration
- Recording MIDI
- MIDI Controllers
- Intro to Song Sections
- Duplicating MIDI Sections
- EDM Beat Essentials: House & Techno
- EDM Beat Essentials: Dubstep & Downtempo
- Pop Beat Essentials
- Hip Hop Beat Essentials
- Film Score Track Essentials
- Mixing Basics
This course forms part of Digital Media Academy’s Tech Accelerator program, our year-round, online, sequential learning journey for 13-18-year-olds. Tech Accelerators fuse expert instruction with real-world partnerships to get you university- and industry-ready. Over 8 Levels, you’ll curate a portfolio of Real-world Client Briefs from our leading tech and creative partners, attend Industry Masterclasses, get one-to-one Pro Mentor support and build a Career Network. Tech Accelerators: Fuel your 21st-century career.
- Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
- Built-in or external microphone
- Built-in or external speakers or headphones
- Google Chrome browser
- Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)
Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.