If you’re a tech-savvy music producer keen to gain invaluable studio recording experience, the Mixing and Sound Engineering Week at ICMP’s Summer School is a great way to make the most of your summer break.
Across this intensive week of hands-on practice and study, you’ll take your skills as an emerging producer and sound engineer to new levels. Exploring the hardware, software and creative tools used by today’s music industry professionals, you’ll learn to confidently apply a host of practical recording and mixing techniques in our impressive studio setting.
At ICMP, our recording set-ups are second to none. Our five state-of-the-art studios across two campus locations include Audient, Origin and Avid desks, and superb gear from Lexicon, Focal, Yamaha, Genelec, Universal Audio, Aphex and more. You’ll get hands-on with much of this industry-standard equipment as you improve your knowledge and understanding of sound engineering and mixing in the best way possible – by doing it yourself!
As you elevate your mixing and sound engineering experience across the week, you’ll be guided by our expert industry-aligned ICMP tutors and music business practitioners. You’ll record a piece of music in our studios, honing your skills and learning new techniques to produce a balanced, professional-sounding mix.
Find out what you'll be doing each day by downloading the course schedule here.
During your immersive in-studio week, you’ll cover a range of sound engineering and mixing topics including:
- Studio set up
- How to manage a recording session
- Microphone placement and technique
- How to operate a mixing desk
- Proper EQ use
- Creative mixing and music production techniques
- Live event sound
Whether you’re interested in working as a sound engineer or are just curious about the recording and mixing process, our Summer School Mixing and Sound Engineering week will give you invaluable practical studio experience. On top of developing your music production skills, you’ll build your professional network, make new like-minded friends, and open yourself up to innovative career pathways and opportunities – the perfect way to get productive this summer!
What will I learn?
Attend daily studio classes: During this focused week, you’ll become familiar with the working practices of professional recording studios as you learn your craft in ICMP’s cutting-edge studio facilities. Each day you’ll enjoy a combination of hands-on practical experience in the studio and time in our learning suites where you’ll be supported by ICMP’s tutors – all experts in sound engineering, recording and mixing.
Record with professional equipment: Modern sound and mixing engineers need a broad understanding of the hardware and software of the studio recording process. You’ll gain experience of both as you use ICMP’s specialist recording and mixing equipment to complete your studio recording project, finessing your ‘studio craft’ at the same time.
Fine-tune your mixing skills: Across your week in the studio, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the techniques and processes needed to record, engineer and mix an end-to-end project. You’ll achieve a full, balanced and professional sound on your own studio recording, and will leave with a finished track you can showcase as an example of just how far you’ve come.
Build your industry network: During your time with us, you’ll participate in songwriting collaborations with your fellow Summer School peers and engage in ICMP networking workshops. These activities will help you strengthen your social and music business skills and build your industry contacts for a potential career in music.
This Course is sponsored by:
- Start Dates:
- Monday 17th July 2023
- Monday 7th August 2023
- Cost: £399
- Length: 5 Days
- When: Weekdays, 10am to 5pm
- Location: ICMP's Kilburn campus, London
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- 5-day intensive course
- Suitable for beginners
- Learn to record and mix like a professional
- Get hands-on in ICMP’s recording studios
- Cost: £399
- Start date: Monday 17th July 2023 & Monday 7th August 2023