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SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production


NOTE: As this programme isn't funded by TEC, it is NOT eligible for the 'Fees Free' scheme.

Programme Overview

During these six separate hands-on workshops, you'll learn the basics of DIY electronic music production. Dive into the fundamentals of industry standard software and production techniques. Each workshop is a self-contained introduction to the tools and skills you'll need to get off the ground with your music production goals.

Students can attend any number of workshops in any order they please.  Complete all six workshops to receive the SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production.

Tickets available from Eventbrite.  Strictly limited numbers.  No door sales.


EMP Workshop: Ableton Live - Essential Skills

Welcome to Ableton Live, population: you! Take your love of music and learn how to produce a song in Ableton Live, the software of choice for many of the world’s biggest electronic artists, including Skrillex, Flume, Diplo, Alison Wonderland and Deadmau5.

Next workshop: Sept 23 and 24, 2017

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EMP Workshop: Ableton Live - Performance

Get ready to hit the stage!  Learn how to integrate both organic and digital instruments with Ableton to create your own unique live performance workflow.

Next workshop: Oct 28 and 29, 2017

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EMP Workshop: Logic Pro - Essential Skills

The logical choice for getting started with music production on a Mac, Logic Pro is great for beat-makers and singer-songwriters alike.  Students will learn to use Logic to build an arrangement using various software instruments and audio tracks, and get a taste for the true potential of this popular workstation.

Next workshop: Nov 25 and 26, 2017

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EMP Workshop: Logic Pro - Soundtrack

Take your Logic chops to the next level.  Learn to use the fantastic selection of software instruments within Logic Pro X to create an immersive musical soundtrack.

Next workshop: Jan 20 and 21, 2018

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EMP Workshop: Pro Tools - Recording

Go from no tools to Pro Tools in this workshop, perfect for those who want to learn how to use this industry standard software for recording music. Learn your way around the software and pick up fundamental recording and editing techniques.

Next workshop: Feb 24 and 25, 2018

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EMP Workshop: Pro Tools  - Mixing

This workshop will help you become familiar with the software used in professional studios the world over.  Speed up your workflow and develop advanced mixing techniques in these hands-on, intensive sessions.

Next workshop: Mar 24 and 25, 2018

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Each workshop runs for two days, Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm (schedule below). Each two day workshop costs $340.



Sept 23 and 24, 2017: Ableton Live - Essential Skills

Oct 28 and 29, 2017: Ableton Live - Performance

Nov 25 and 26, 2017: Logic Pro - Essential Skills

December 2017: NO WORKSHOP

Jan 20 and 21, 2018: Logic Pro - Soundtrack

Feb 24 and 25, 2018: Pro Tools - Recording

Mar 24 and 25, 2018: Pro Tools - Mixing

April 28 and 29, 2018: Ableton Live - Essential Skills

May 26 and 27, 2018: Ableton Live - Performance

June 23 and 24, 2018: Logic Pro - Essential Skills

July 28 and 29, 2018: Logic Pro - Soundtrack

Aug 25 and 26, 2018: Pro Tools - Recording

Sept 29 and 30, 2018: Pro Tools - Mixing


Who should take this programme?

  • Musicians wishing to experiment with electronic sound or work more efficiently with their equipment
  • Music teachers who have electronic music as part of their course
  • Individuals with production experience wishing to add an edge to their techniques


  • Auckland


You will learn

The course is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge in electronic music production including: 

  • Editing
  • Sampling
  • Sequencing
  • Arrangement
  • Composition
  • Production techniques
  • Synthesis
  • Performance
  • MIDI
  • Digital audio workstation operation


Career Options

  • Electronic Music Producer
  • Recording Artist
  • Electronic Musician
  • Writer/Arranger
  • Composer
  • Sound Effects Producer
  • Remixer
  • Performance Artist
  • Jingle Writer


SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production
EMP Workshop: Ableton Live 1
EMP Workshop: Ableton Live 2
EMP Workshop: Logic Pro 1
EMP Workshop: Logic Pro 2
EMP Workshop: Pro Tools 1
EMP Workshop: Pro Tools 2

Key facts


    6 x Two Day Workshops


    Jan 2018

    Feb 2018

    Mar 2018


    Enrol By: 27 Jan 2018

    Start Date: 27 Jan 2018

    End Date: 28 Jan 2018



Entry requirements

Minimum Age

Students must be 16 years of age or older.  Students under the age of 18 require parental consent.

Academic Requirements

Some mathematical and/or musical knowledge is advantageous.

English Language Requirements

Students must have a good command of both oral and written English.

Entrance Interview

Students may be required to attend an entrance interview.

Fees and Payments

$340 per two-day workshop.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Strictly limited numbers.  No door sales.