Making Beats with Maschine

Dates Days Time Duration Price Code Spaces
18/12/2021 to 19/12/2021 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $690.00 21MASC4 4
05/03/2022 to 06/03/2022 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $690.00 22MASC1 7
21/05/2022 to 22/05/2022 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $690.00 22MASC2 7
30/07/2022 to 31/07/2022 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $690.00 22MASC3 6
08/10/2022 to 09/10/2022 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 18:00 2 Days $690.00 22MASC4 8

Making Beats with Maschine:
Learn all about rhythm and the intricacies of making beats using NI Maschine across 12 hours in two days in a class of between 1-8 people. These principles apply to any DAW or sequencer but is taught through NI Maschine provided by School of Synthesis.

Course Overview:
Understanding groove, swing, quantisation and time signatures is a fundamental part of making beats. Leroy Amphett is an established DJ and Producer and Australia's official Maschine specialist and in this class he covers the tutor's real world examples of making beats, from the studio through to live performance.

Course Level:
The course is suitable for most people from beginners to those with experience in music production. This course covers advanced techniques and benefits those with a basic understanding of samplers and synthesisers.  Please contact the school if you have any specific needs or requirements.

Course content and features:
Rhythm theory and the basics of making a beat
Time signatures and BPM
Groove, swing and quantisation
Writing and programming various beat patterns
Writing and performing with Maschine as a step sequencer
Editing, slicing, looping and triggering sounds in Maschine

Course objectives: by the end of this course you should be able to:
Make beats on any DAW, sampler or sequencer
Understand rhythm
Load, edit, program and write your own beats
Create and apply swing and various quantisation to your beats
Write beats for various styles of music including house, techno, UK garage and D&B
Use Maschine as a powerful midi controller or live perfomace tool
Apply effects and contort your sounds within Maschine



Permanent access to our guides and articles in our Forum:

Each student gets access to detailed notes and references covering all courses and providing a valuable ongoing and updated resource to aide learning reinforcement. 
Carbon Electra:
Each enrolment includes a software licence to use the award winning Carbon Electra, one of the worlds leading synthesizers. 

School of Synthesis Producer Pack:
Each enrolment includes a carefully selected VST/AU plugin pack for Windows and MAC OSX with everything you need to get producing, including some of the best EQs, Compressors, FX and Limiters available.
Analogue Sequences:

Each enrolment includes an authorised download of the Loopmasters Analogue Sequences pack designed by School of Synthesis trainers. 

SOS Loopmasters Pack:

All SOS students receive 2 gigabytes of samples from the award winning Loopmasters collection. 

Educational Discounts:
As an SOS students you will be eligible for student discounts from Ableton, Output, Fabfilter, Rob Papen, Plugin Boutique and more. Information on educational discounts will be sent to you via email upon enrolment.

Learning methods:
Each session commences with a group demonstration and discussion, followed by solo work on one of our eight Mac workstations where you will practice set themes and techniques derived from real-world applications of the technology. Upon demonstrating your command of the necessary skills you will be further encouraged to add originality to your recreations and save various versions of your work. 

Additional resources and materials:

All hardware and software including NI Machine MK3 is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. portable usb drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes. 

Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will receive a t-shirt, sticker and completion certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the conclusion of the course you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we'll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say ‘thanks'!