SAE Liverpool and MTV Liverpool Music Week are proud to announce an official program of exclusive audio educational events.
Taking place between the 30 Oct â€“ 6 Nov, this year's Liverpool Music Week
line-up looks to be the most exciting yet and the perfect run up to the MTV Europe Music Awards
In conjunction with this prestigious event, SAE is proud to announce a Music Education Program that allows participants to gain an introduction and learn more about various aspects of the audio industry â€“ from intimate recording sessions to mixing and sound design.
A full program of the educational events is available at
For further information about Liverpool Music Week and for the full event listings go to
- The Art of Mixing
Creating a professional mix is often the final hurdle that most DIY bands/Artist and producers will face. This workshop uses real-world examples to explore the workflow and methodology behind creating a professional mix, as well as understanding the subjective influences that make mixing as much an art as a technical endeavour.
Friday 31st October @ 18:00 â€“ Venue: SAE Institute Liverpool Studio 1
Max Attendees: 20
- In Session with NilaMusic
This intimate workshop setting puts the participants right in the middle of a recording session with NilaMusic. This promises to be an insightful look at recording procedures, methodologies and mic placement, as well as the importance of setting atmosphere and encouraging a creative workflow.
Saturday 1st November @ 12:00 â€“ Venue: SAE Institute Liverpool Studio 1
Max Attendees: 10
- The Ableton Road Show
Two workshops on the acclaimed Ableton Live software
18:00 â€“ Ableton Live Introduction
Ableton's Live software offers an unique way to exp[lore music production. This workshop is ideal for the beginner or those who would like an introduction to the software.
19:00 â€“ Ableton Live Advanced Workshop
Geared toward the seasoned Ableton Live user, this masterclass will concentrate on advanced tricks and tips, and offer enhanced insights into workflow and production technique.
Monday 3rd November â€“ Venue: SAE Institute Liverpool
Max attendees: 40
- Synthesis and Sound Design â€“ An Introspective
In an increasingly cluttered world, it is often hard to stand out from the crowd and get yourself heard â€“ especially where music is concerned. Good song writing is still of paramount importance together with creating that 'new sound'.
Principles of synthesis and sound design are key to sounding different and breaking the mould. This workshop offers beginners a look at the mindset required together with an introductory understanding of the tools available.
Thursday 6th November @ 18:00 â€“ Venue: SAE Institute Liverpool
Max Attendees: 20
SAE Institute was founded in 1976 as the world's first audio school. It has since grown to become a network of around 50 colleges in 20 countries, offering courses in Audio Engineering, Digital Film, Web Design and Interactive Entertainment. With 32 years of teaching experience, SAE teaches students the skills necessary for successful integration into the audio and media industries. The concept of SAE is practical, hands-on training, combined with solid theory knowledge. SAE offers courses in Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Web Design + Development, Interactive Entertainment and Digital Film making. Students have the option to progress to Degree programmes, validated by Middlesex University, at SAE's dedicated Degree Centres around the world. SAE is the first step into a career in the future-orientated fields of audio technology and media production.
In 2007 SAE was awarded Skillset Media Academy status by the Government and is one of only 17 such academies in the country to gain this recognition.
About Liverpool Music Week:
Liverpool Music Week was founded in 2003 by Mike Deane and has gone on to become a nationally recognised event as a highlight of the live music calendar. In order to push the event to even greater heights, last year a JV partnership was formed with one of the UK's most prolific music industry figures, Cream CEO James Barton. The festival format is a combination of ticketed shows and a huge agenda of free shows. The event has attracted some of the UK's biggest live acts, as well as becoming a platform for new emerging talent set to become the stars of tomorrow, breakthrough artistes such as The Wombats, Hot Club De Paris, and The Rascals alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and The Chemical Brothers, to name but a few.
As well as staging a huge agenda of live music events, Liverpool Music Week will also be running a series of panels and seminars featuring some of the UK's music industry movers & shakers who will come together to discuss issues and opportunities within the sector and to offer advice and support to a range of related music businesses, artists and individuals with a desire to enter the music industry.
MTV Liverpool Music Week â€“ sponsored by edc by Esprit â€“ wraps up the city's year as European Capital of Culture. This partnership, combined with performances from an award-winning line up of acts, cements Liverpool's position as the world capital of Music and celebrates all that makes Liverpool great.
About MTV Networks International:
MTV Networks International includes the premier multimedia entertainment brands MTV: Music Television, VH1, Nickelodeon, TMF (The Music Factory), VIVA, Flux, Paramount Comedy, Comedy Central, Game One, and digital properties Gametrailers, Shockwave, XFire, Neopets, AtomFilms and AddictingGames. MTV Networks' brands are seen globally in 560.1 million households in 162 countries and 33 languages via 165 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 300 digital media properties. The company's diverse holdings also include interests in television syndication, digital media, publishing, home video, radio, recorded music, licensing & merchandising and two feature film divisions, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. MTV Networks is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
About edc by Esprit:
edc by Esprit was launched in 1998 as a young label by Esprit and became a stand-alone brand under the Esprit Group in 2007. edc shows its strength in consistently delivering the most up to date trends that appeal to its international market. The brand is perfect for the young, spontaneous individual who is able to express their lifestyle through an unique and diverse look. Separate marketing, worldwide expansion of edc stores and an individual store concept emphasize the independence of the brand. In the 2007/2008 business year, Esprit Holdings Limited generated a worldwide group turnover of around EUR 3.2 billion (as of 30.6.2008). The net profits increased to around EUR 600 million with growth of 24.5 per cent in comparison to the previous year. The share of Esprit Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong stock market and is included in both the Hang Seng Index and in the MCSI Index Hong Kong, as well as in the FTSE All World Index for Hong Kong. The Group operates more than 690 directly managed retail stores worldwide and distributes its products via more than 14,500 wholesale locations around the globe. The company has more than 1,000,000 square metres of sales area in more than 40 countries. For further information, please visit