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We are delighted to welcome you to Spitfire Summer School – a series of free weekly masterclasses for anyone interested in learning how to master the basics of writing music for film, tv and video games. Each week is lead by a different tutor including our own team of composers plus special guests and will give you all the tools you need from developing your own creative voice to a detailed look into mixing and mastering.

We’ve got seven weeks of masterclasses planned, all for free on YouTube, so check back in for class schedule updates!

Alongside our weekly masterclasses, we are offering a 40% Educational Discount for those of you who are students, teachers or professors at any accredited institution worldwide. This discount can be applied to all libraries! APPLY HERE

26th August 2020

Developing Your Own CREATIVE VOICE

With Oliver Patrice Weder

Using BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover, Oliver Patrice Weder talks you through the vital steps in developing your own creative voice. A longstanding member of the Spitfire Composer team, Oliver also releases his own music, and has learned a thing or two about finding your unique musical direction. Oliver covers topics including: the differences between creating your own music vs music to picture, tips and tricks on developing your own voice, finding work in the industry, choosing your sounds and a helpful composite of the essential libraries, and the instruments and gear you will need. 

2nd September 2020

Writing Music to a Film Cue

With Homay Schmitz

Composer Homay Schmitz guides you through writing music to a film cue using BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover. Learn about how to set up your session to score for picture, working to a brief, and how to begin writing the cue itself.

9th September 2020

10 Golden Rules of Orchestral Programming

With Christian Henson

Using BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover, composer and Spitfire Audio co-founder, Christian Henson gives his 10 Golden Rules of Orchestral Programming.

16th September 2020

Mixing and Mastering

With Paul Thomson and Jake Jackson

In this Masterclass, Spitfire Audio founder Paul Thomson and AIR Studios Recording and Mixing Engineer Jake Jackson share an introduction to mixing and mastering, including how to translate a sound idea from your head into your DAW, workflow, using reverb, and general tips and tricks.