Music Technology Courses & Workshops

sg-full Contact Maria Peters at or call 01392-495301. We are open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm. More information is also available on our website: sound-gallery-thumb Sound Gallery Studios provide a range of music technology courses, work experience programmes and professional development, aimed at providing participants with the skills needed to create their own music and gain experience in a professional recording studio. We have carefully designed courses and workshops which go beyond the nuts and bolts of software education and aim to inspire you to create, record and produce your own music. Our courses are run by experienced and qualified tutors, sound engineers and producers. Whether you are a beginner or have advanced knowledge of music production our courses will help you take your music to the next level. We also run masterclasses during the year in association with the Analogue to Digital Music Expo and our educational partners: Time + Space, Integrity Records and Super Audio Mastering.  All courses take place at Sound Gallery Studios.

Course Delivery

Our music technology courses are run on iMac computers at Sound Gallery Studios. Sessions are delivered in small groups allowing more individual interaction between participants and tutors. If there are further areas outside the course content you would like to explore do not hesitate to contact us as courses can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Media Centre Software All computers are fully stocked with a range of audio and imaging software for all multi-media needs. Software is regularly updated due to our unique relationship with our educational partners Time and Space, Native Instruments, Nektar and Bitwig who create innovative hardware and software for music production and performance for producers, guitarists, sound designers and DJs. Software currently installed: Logic Pro, ProTools 9, Reason 4, Ableton Live 9, Komplete 7 (Native Instruments), Omnishphere, AAS plugins, Rob Papen eXplorer bundle, Rob Papen rp- delay, rp-reverb, Ohmforce bundle, Toontrack EZ Drummer, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop.

Sound Gallery Studios Facilities

Sound Gallery Studios is a professional, purpose built, acoustically treated and fully air- conditioned recording studio situated in the basement complex at Exeter Phoenix in the cultural heart of Exeter in Devon. The studio complex is well equipped with a range of classic analogue mics, pristine valve pre-amps and both soft and analogue synths (including the legendary Neumann U47, Prism Sound Maselec MMA-4XR, 1” tape machine, Juno 6 etc) alongside the best in digital effects processors, soft synths and plug-ins.We offer a wide range of integrated recording solutions, based around an Apple Mac Pro, Pro Tools and Logic Pro system with clean and high end AD/DA conversion and clocking from the SSL Alphalink and Prism Sound Orpheus through our Allen & Heath GS-R24M desk.

Membership Scheme

An annual membership fee of £75 allows access to the Sound Gallery Studios computers on Mondays and Fridays. This membership provides an opportunity for participants to spend time working on their skills and techniques they have learnt from the courses. Participants who have enrolled on one of our courses are entitled to FREE membership (Term time only, 2 hours per week, Mondays or Fridays).


Ableton Live 

NEW Start date: 15 January 2020. Wednesdays 6-8pm (duration 6 weeks) Cost: £300

This course is an introduction to the unique and innovative software Ableton Live. The course will cover setting up and using audio and midi clips, arranging your track, utilising the session and arrangement views, effects and processing, mixing and mastering and live performance. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use Ableton Live with audio and midi, clips and effects to arrange and produce their own music.

Creative Music Technology – Beginners Level

NEW Start date: 18 January 2020 (duration 5 weeks). Saturdays 10am-1:30pm. Cost: £275. 

This course introduces the use of music software (GarageBand, Logic Pro, Reason) to write, record and produce music and provides information and guidance on how to set up your own home studio. 

Creative Music Technology – Advanced level

NEW Start date: 9th November 2019 (duration 6 weeks). Saturdays 10am-1pm. Cost: £290. 

Improve your music creation, mixing and production skills using today’s most popular music production tools including Logic Pro and Pro Tools as used in a professional recording studio. 

Electronic Music Production 

NEW Start date: Saturday 18 January 2020 (duration 7 weeks). Time: 2-4:30pm.

Learn how to create contemporary electronic and dance music using modern DAW, including Logic Pro, ProTools, Reason & Ableton Live. Participants will get the opportunity to develop an electronic music catalogue and they will improve their music creation and production skills.

Advice For Musicians

Sound Gallery studios offer the following advice sessions:

  • What is a press pack and why do you need one?
  • Digital distribution & record labels
  • How to get airplay
  • Studio Tour & Studio Acoustics
  • Home studio advice
  • Social media for the modern musician
  • Career paths in the music industry
  • Recording & Mixing advice

In association with The National Youth Organisation and Barclays Bank Community Investment team Arranged as required, duration 30 mins. FREE for 14-25 year olds.  

We also offer 1:1 tuition (in the studio and at home) to suit individual projects and requirements. Cost: £30 per hr.