Welcome to Music Tech Guru.
Music Tech Guru specialises in providing high quality Music Tech resources and support to educational establishments across the UK.
With years of experience within the both the music industry and education, we have a unique insight into the challenge of providing the right skills and motivation for students of music technology.
We believe that having a strong context to the learning experience is key to helping students achieve a strong understanding of Music Technology
Through our tutorials, the student will learn their skills by undertaking various tasks related to the professional world of music production.
The tutorials combine annotated videos, downloadable files and quizzes with clear tasks and objectives that relate to real-world situations. Through the use of these tutorials the students will hopefully go on to use the skills they have learnt for their own recordings and compositions.
We have decided to move away from the subscription model and go back to our original method of creating downloadable resource packs for Music Technology.
Because to the changes to the Edexcel’s Music technology syllabus, there is now no longer much need to create new resources every year to support the delivery of the course, as was the case with the old course specification. There are exceptions to this, but in general, the resources needed will not change from year to year
We do not feel comfortable asking our customers to pay for the same resources year after year.
As the course delivery is explored, it will come apparent where there is need for particular tutorials. For example, how to use the Alchemy Synth as a powerful sampler. Or how to use pitch-flex creatively.
These tutorials will be refined over the coming months and will be available in the shop.
To start with we have updated and improved the Drum Sampling Tutorial with added annotations, and a comprehensive written PDF guide that covers all the basic of using the EXS24 in Logic Pro.
More will be coming, but please let me know if there is anything in particular you think will be useful.
From 2017, all our tutorials are based around Logic X. Although there are many very good DAW’s out there, Logic X gives everyone the same platform from which to explore the many facets of music production.
There are also plenty of supporting documents particularly relating to the Edexcel Music Technology AS & AL Qualification that starts from September 2017. In particular, we have compiled a Music Technology Dictionary that covers all aspects of music technology within the Edexcel’s music tech course. These areas of the website will expand over time.
There is also the ever-growing Music Tech Toolbox. This is where we cover individual plugins, techniques, effects and anything else we can think of relating to Logic X and music production. The new forum will be a catalyst for the different subject covered within the MT Toolbox.
We recognise that Music Technology is a very broad and complex subject that needs to be broken up into manageable chunks in order for the student to progress. That is why our tutorials try hard to create a real-world context that will be engaging to the students, as well as provide them with the Music Tech skills to achieve their potential.
Click here for all the free resources available for delivering the new Edexcel AS & AL Music Technology course. Here you find a combination of practical tutorials, specific guidance on coursework, quizzes and much more
These tutorials will be covering,
- The song choices for AS 2017, providing backing tracks for initial recording projects.
- Sequencing 101. Starting with the basics, but quickly showing techniques for your own composition coursework.
- Sampling 101. Covering the 6 vital sampling techniques demanded by the course.
- Synthesis 101. Looking at the basics of the subtractive synthesiser.
- Mixing EDM. Showing different production and mixing techniques – important for the exam and coursework.
- A practical recording project. A step by step guide to the recording process – warts and all.
- Mastering. Getting the most out of your final mixes.
Starting in 2017 we are creating backing tracks for use with the AQA Music GCSE qualification. These backing tracks come with instructions and Logic Pro X projects to help the students with their coursework. These will be availble to buy in the SHOP (TBC)
Here is the MT TOOLBOX, and you will find an ever growing collection of different videos relating to techniques and skills needed to be comfortable with music production and sound engineering.
We are open to suggestions, so if you have any topics that you would like us to cover then please get in touch through the contacts page.
We will soon be offering individual lessons via the internet. Click here to sign up for your free online tutorial session.
In the Internet age, there is a growing need for virtual collaborative space. We are developing a Remote Studio Collaboration system (RSC) that creates a virtual studio environment for users to enjoy. Click here for more information (BETA)