Sound Training Centre

  • Dublin Ireland

The Sound Training Centre (STC), in the heart of Dublin City, was established over 25 years ago. We have a long history of dedicated and committed training for the sound and audio industries. We offer Full and Part Time programmes in Sound Engineering, Music Production, Live Sound & Lighting, DJing and Electronic Music Production.

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Our aim is to deliver educational programmes that meet the needs of the national and international music sectors. These programmes reflect the underpinning knowledge and professional practices which permeate the music industry.

Our lecturing staff represent the best of Irish music industry talent, providing students with valuable insight into the practices and requirements of the modern recording industry.

Our lab facilities are of the highest standard, every student is assigned their own Apple workstation. We have one custom music technology lab, one custom media technology lab and one Production Lab, consisting of 36 Apple iMacs and 8 Mac minis in total - all running industry standard applications; 15 of these Macs have Ableton Live, an Audio Card and a Keyboard Controller.

The Sound Training Centre offers two dedicated Ableton Courses - Introduction/Intermediate and Advanced. The syllabus has been specially written & designed by Ableton Certified Trainer Martin Clancy. Using Ableton Live 9 both courses focus on musical production and creative composition through professional industry standard recording. Students are encouraged and helped to develop and widen their horizons, by embracing multi-genre orientation. The Advance Class features applied Ableton practices where students enter into the world of Max for Live, Advanced Push techniques, Film Composition through Ableton and various VJ options.

At our disposal is the use of three of the country’s best studios; APOLLO RECORDING STUDIOS, SUN RECORDING STUDIOS and GROUSE LODGE RESIDENTIAL RECORDING STUDIOS. Our focus is centred on the student’s achievements, work acumen and experience. It is therefore necessary that we commit to educational programmes that are pedagogically sound and that integrate industry experience within the curriculum structure.

STC past students have continued to define the shape of the Irish music industry, working with artists such as The Script, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Kodaline, Band of Horses, REM, Bloc Party, Will.I.AM and Sinead O’Connor.

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