Half term 3 and 4 has been another successful one for Noise Academy and our students.

Over the course of half term 3 & 4 Noise Academy have completed:

• 9 Level 1 Dj programmes
• 5 Level 2 Dj programmes
• 3 Level 3 Dj programmes
• 4 Music Production programmes

The music production programmes have been a great way for students to develop their skill set further. As well as learning to DJ, Joe and Noise Academy feel it is very important for students to make their own music. Noise Academy believe that by using hardware, students are far more engaged as sitting on a computer with a mouse and keyboard can get a bit boring for some.

A quick guide to music production with the Noise Academy:

The  Native Instruments Maschine is used for all music production sessions. The “Maschine” is a hands-on drum machine and music sequencer that allows students to create rhythms easily, play in bass lines, and make use of a wide range of digital instruments and sound effects.’

‘Our desired digital audio workstation is Logic Pro X which is Macintosh compatible. Once the rhythms have been created on the Maschine, we then move on to Logic to begin arranging a song structure and essentially start bringing the song to life.’

‘We cover the basic fundamentals of producing a song covering key areas such as sound effects, automation, EQ, arrangement, organisation, VST plugins, Midi & Audio, chords and melodies, Mixing and Mastering and remixing techniques, to name a few.’

‘At the end of the incentive, students will have their own professionally produced song uploaded to our Soundcloud and Youtube channel.’

‘The Noise Academy programmes can easily fit in line with the National Curriculum and are a great way for students to achieve qualifications and accreditations.’

Noise Academy have also offered to support and mentor Harvey one of our year 11 students. Harvey has a real talent and was encouraged to go to Access to music which he has now signed up for. Joe will be offering additional time and support to Harvey to give him a head start on industry software and technology prior to him moving onto a post 16 music opportunity.

Here is the link to some of the music produced by a number of The Stephen Longfellow Academy students