THE DATES AND BOOKINGS OF OUR NEXT RADIO SHOW / PODCAST COURSE:
Make a Radio Show / Podcast with DJ NikNak
Facts about this course:
- This 1-day online course is for women, non-binary & trans people* aged 18+ to learn how to create a radio show or podcast with Ableton Live.
- You will need a laptop, internet connection and pair of headphones to take part.
- For £75** you will receive a day of taught group lessons, email support and plenty of chance to ask questions.
- You will access this course through a Zoom link which you will receive after booking a place.
- You’ll do the course using Ableton Live; if you don’t already have it you can install the free 90-day trial version. If you like it and continue to our Level 1 course, you’ll receive a free licence for Ableton Live Intro at the end.
- Read more about the course content below.
We will make your learning easy:
- No musical experience is necessary.
- Each group will be maximum 20 participants.
- The most common barriers to learning are time and confidence, so if you’re not sure you can do it, we know how you feel and we want to help. We’ll provide the knowledge, resources and support for you to produce music and develop an unstoppable mindset!
- The course will be taught by two female or non-binary tutors; one will lead the lesson and the other will answer your questions on the chat. You’ll be able to ask questions privately or share with the group.
- We have two free places available on our Make a Demo courses for people who can’t afford it – details are on each course booking page.
*Women / trans women / trans men / non-binary / agender / or gender variant people.
**NOTE! The early-bird tickets for Make A Demo courses are £75. The ticket price will change to £95 one month before the course start date.
An Oram Award-winning and history making storyteller, Nicole Raymond (NikNak) is devoted to developing her unique practice as a DJ & Turntablist, sound artist/composer, producer, tutor, sound engineer and radio presenter. She is also a strong advocate for diverse representation in the music industry, especially within DJ/Turntablism culture and music production realms, and for musician wellbeing/mental health. She has presented on radio stations such as Demon FM, Sable Radio, Worldwide FM, Balamii Radio, and BBC Radio Leeds.
You can also get a flavour of NikNak’s music on her SoundCloud / Spotify pages:
MAKE A DEMO – Course Content
This course is for complete beginners. We’ll provide step-by-step learning in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment.
DJ NikNak will show us her latest radio show (the show happening in May) and how she created this in Logic. You’ll then use those same stems to re-create the radio show in Ableton Live’s Arrangement View, learning the necessary techniques along the way so you can make your own radio show / podcast at home. You’ll learn:
- How to import your audio files and ‘warp’ them so they play back at the correct speed.
- Set the volume levels and use effects to achieve a professional sound.
- Add speech and ensure this blends in beautifully with the rest of the show / podcast.
To attend you don’t need to have any previous experience with music production and making radio shows / podcasts. The only thing you need to have is a laptop, headphones and a good internet connection. If you feel insecure and unsure of your capabilities of learning these techniques… don’t worry, all of our professional tutors know this feeling, and we have developed techniques that will make sure you will leave the course feeling confident and happy. 😀 There will also be plenty of time to ask DJ NikNak about her music career and DJ techniques!