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.
“Music Tech Guru offer expert advice and communicate with clarity. Thor has produced bespoke guidance videos for our students analysing their practice close-mic and composition projects; demonstrating how they could improve their work and approach future tasks in a better way. These guidance videos have been made professionally and the verbal commentary is pertinent and aimed at students so is both positive and challenges them to improve. It is crystal clear that MTG are highly skilled users of LogicX software and the students receive feedback that is personal and exceptionally helpful: like having a 1-2-1 virtual masterclass! The tutorial projects available on the website are also superbly produced and offer practical ways for students to build skills in sampling, synthesis, mixing, and so on. MTG could just be the best CPD out there for Music Technology teachers.”
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 are now offering an individual coursework feedback service. This involves sending us the DAW project and we will provide a guidance video to help access the higher grades in the Music Technology A level course.
Contact me via the contact page for more details.
Check out some examples HERE
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)