Skills in music production have become an essential tool of the modern music professional. Whether you want to record and produce music for a living, or simply want to make better sounding demos, knowing how to create audio that sounds great is essential. That’s why all WaterBear students take part in audio production classes.
Our Audio Production department is home to some of the most innovative music production tutors and mentors operating in the UK today. Just check out their CVs. They’re all here to help and guide you on your journey to become the producer or artist you want to be.
The music technology available to you at WaterBear will really help boost your creativity. You’ll learn to navigate different Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as ProTools, Ableton and Logic Pro in one of our many iMac suites. You’ll also be using other industry-standard tools such as Native Instruments Komplete and Slate Digital All Access, giving you access to over 60 world-class plug-ins, synths and online production masterclasses. Students are also granted full access to our Mix Suite, which is home to an API ‘The Box’ sound desk, Kemper Profiler, a range of analogue compressors and other outboard gear.
Although WaterBear provides all necessary equipment for you to use in classes, we also recommend producers coming to study here should have regular access to their own equipment. That’s because it’s very likely you’ll be recording and releasing your own music soon after you start with us, if you aren’t already.
Other essentials every producer should have include headphones, an industry standard hard drive (USB-C 1TB) and a computer or laptop capable of running your preferred DAW.
At WaterBear, we’re proud to work with some of the industry’s most accomplished music professionals. Tutors and mentors who are all highly experienced at every level of the music industry. Check out their information below. As working professionals, the tutoring team may be subject to occasional change and availability may vary.
Want to know about our BA (Hons) music degree and master’s courses in more detail? The latest 2022 WaterBear Prospectus is available to order. Just fill out the form and we’ll get one sent to you.
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