Young Producer Summer Program

Learn to make your own electronic music.

In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis.


For all young person programs at Slam Academy, parents and guardians are welcome to sit in on the class at no charge.

Lunch will be provided for all students. (Please let us know of any dietary needs).

Day 1: Beats

  • 10-11 am : Intro to Ableton Live
  • 11-12 pm: Beatmaking with Audio & MIDI
  • 12 pm-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1pm: Sampling drum his & found sounds
  • 2 pm: Programming your own Drum Machine & Free Work time

Day 2: Basslines & Melodies

  • 10-11 am : Programming synthesizers
  • 11am -12 pm: Composing basslines & melodies
  • 12 pm-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2 pm: Managing musical loops & free work time

Day 3: Loops – Sampling & Mixing

  • 10-11 am : Playback options for samples
  • 11am -12 pm: Adjusting clips for musical keys & pitches
  • 12 pm-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1 pm: Creative audio effects
  • 1pm – 2pm: Mixing with audio effects

Day 4: Live Performance & Recording

  • 10-11 am: Intro to Ableton Push
  • 11-12 pm: Live performance on Push with original tracks
  • 12 pm-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2 pm: Recording rap vocals & Free Work time

Day 5: Finishing the track

  •  10-11 am: Song structure
  • 11-12 pm: Adding variation & detail
  • 12 pm-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Compression & limiting on Master track
  • 1:30 – 2pm: Soundcloud, BandCamp, and other distribution

All classes are taught by Slam Academy expert instructors.



The next dates for the program are: August 14th – 18th, 2017

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions. Space is limited to 12 students.



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