The world of the music producer is evolving fast. Technological advances mean that industry-standard equipment and software are more readily available and expectations of the modern music producer are becoming ever broader.
Our Electronic Music Production degree and Music and Sound Production degree have been designed from the ground up with the demands and flexibility of today’s fast-moving industry in mind. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, studio producer, sound designer, or interested in exploring the exciting field of live sound events, our new Music Production degrees are purpose-built to provide you with the knowledge and techniques required to succeed in a variety of industry roles.
Ableton Short Courses
We are offering you our Ableton short courses. With these, you’ll start your journey to matching the skills of the industry’s innovative music professionals. Hosted by Ableton Certified Trainer and BIMM Hamburg Music Production Lecturer Stefan Feuerhake, you’ll learn how to program drums and basslines, discover innovative ways of working with loops, explore how best to present your music, and lots more.
In addition to this – and to give you a taste of our ground-breaking new courses – we are offering you a free of charge, three-part Webinar series hosted by our BIMM Institute Berlin Music Production lecturers, and industry special guests. Jane Arnison, Head of Music Production at BIMM Institute Berlin will be hosting the sessions, guiding you through the process and on hand to help you decide which degree is best for you. On top of this, you will meet Berghain Resident DJ Steffi and learn from Ableton Certified Trainers and BIMM Institute Berlin lecturers Noah Pred and Sjoerd van der Sanden. You’ll also get studio recording tips and tricks from Grammy Award-winning Producer and BIMM Berlin Lecturer Pete Smith and successful musician Jane Arnison.
The workshops and webinars are all completely free of charge and open to everyone. Discover more about each workshop and webinar below and click on the links to register and secure your spot.
Ableton Short Courses
Loops, Samples and Self-Recorded Audio
Date: July 18, 2020, 11:00 -15:30 PM CEST
This workshop is about finding new and creative ways of working with loops while slicing, editing, and rearranging them. We will guide you through sampling and samplers and how best to use them. At the end of the short course, we will record, edit, and process our own samples using a microphone and a field recorder.
And to ensure that the topics you’ve learned stick, there is time to try everything out for yourself. Each participant will get a workstation with an iMac, MIDI Keyboard, audio interface and headphones.
DJing, Live Performance and Mash-Ups
Date: August 22, 2020, 11:00 – 15:30 PM CEST
This workshop is about bringing your music to the stage. We will look deeper into Ableton Live and the different ways to perform as a DJ or live act. We will learn about triggering effects with dummy clips and how to build a cool audio effect rack for DJing. At the end of the short course, we will put together our own mash-up using only already-released music.
And to ensure that your new skills stick, there is time to try everything out for yourself. Every participant will get to use one of BIMM Hamburg’s state of the art workstations, complete with an iMac, MIDI Keyboard, audio interface and headphones.
Three-Part Webinar Series: An Insight Into Music Production And Our Courses
Webinar 1: Electronic and Sound Production: Which Course Is Best For You? With Special Guest Berghain Resident DJ Steffi
Date: May 28, 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 PM CEST
In our first webinar of the series, we invite you to join Jane Arnison, Course Leader for both our Music Production Degrees at BIMM Institute Berlin. Jane will give you insights into our Electronic Music Production degree and Music and Sound Production degree and answer all your questions about the two courses. Jane is here to help you feel confident about which of our two courses is right for you.
As usual, we are bringing the music industry directly to you. Jane will be joined by special guest Steffi, celebrated Berghain DJ, producer and label owner. Steffi certainly has her finger on the pulse when it comes to the electronic music scene in Berlin and Europe, so get your questions ready!
Webinar Two: Ableton Live Introduction For Electronic Music Production
Date: June 4, 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 pm CEST
In this webinar workshop, Ableton Certified Trainers and BIMM Institute Berlin lecturers Noah Pred and Sjoerd van der Sanden will introduce you to the creative workflow and innovative features that make Ableton Live such a powerful DAW. In the process, they will show you why it’s so popular among Electronic Music Producers.
Webinar Three: Studio Recording Tips With Grammy Award-Winning Studio Engineer Pete Smith
Date: June 11, 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 pm CEST
Join us for the final webinar of our three-part series, where we’ll introduce you to the new Music Production courses offered at BIMM Institute Berlin and BIMM Institute Hamburg.
We finish with a bang by welcoming our ever-popular Studio Engineering lecturer and all-round larrikin Pete Smith. Grammy Award winner Pete has a rich history, recording legendary artists from The Police to the Strokes since the 80s and continuing today. Pete and Jane present a webinar that offers the studio recording tips and tricks they’ve learned from their many years of experience in the world’s best studio environments.
Remember to sign up and secure your spots for the workshops by clicking the links above. We look forward to welcoming you.