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Toolroom Academy's foundation course will set you on your way as a DJ and producer

Toolroom Academy's course is split into two parts

  • In association with Toolroom Academy
  • 10 February 2020

As a part of Toolroom Academy’s efforts to get up-and-coming producers and DJs into the spotlight, it's launched a foundation course for beginners to partake in.

The course - which launched in January - is the latest in a line of offerings that Toolroom Academy are helping aspiring producers and DJs with. The course includes 16 hours of video content, live Q&A sessions, feedback from Toolroom artist Ben Remember and a large collection of samples that students can use.

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Split into two parts, the first is a six-week course that teaches you the ins and outs of Ableton Live. You’ll be taught the basics, such as setting up and filing folders, loading samples, editing audio and an introduction to MIDI. The next half of the course is more free-flowing and allows students to be creative with what they arrange. Throughout these courses, you will understand how Ben Remember formulates a song idea and turns it into a full-fledged tech house track.

The second course is more or less a masterclass on how to improve your tracks on Ableton Live. Musicians that have some experience with Ableton Live can skip the first course and go straight to this one. If you ever had problems adding that final finishing touch, or you feel like your over-complicating the process of producing a track, this course will help you.

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The main sessions in both parts of the course are fronted by Toolroom artist, Ben Remember.

Previous students on the Toolroom Academy courses have gone on to sign with the likes of Glasgow Underground, CR2 and Toolroom Records itself. Tracks from the artists also secured plays from the likes of Denis Sulta, Annie Mac and Danny Howard.

You can find out more about the courses on Toolroom Academy’s website here.

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