Music Technology

A-Level Music Technology to launch at St Martin's School

St Martin's are delighted to announce that we will be launching A-Level Music Technology, commencing September 2021, to complement our existing A-Level Music provision.  We will be following the Edexcel specification and it will be taught by our three subject specialists in the Music Department.

This exciting and stimulating course can be split into four key components:

  1. Demonstration of skills in setting up and recording using microphones, recording a cover of a famous pop song played by other musicians.  
  2. A composition that allows students to show what they can do with a Digital Audio Workstation, such as Logic Pro X.  
  3. The history of music technology and analysis of techniques in recorded music.
  4. A practical exam enabling students to demonstrate their editing skills under controlled conditions.

In order to be able to run this course, we have recently invested in some state-of-the-art equipment including thirteen brand new iMacs (all running Logic Pro X), an industry-standard Rode condenser microphone, a set of Roland V-Drums, a Roland Juno synthesizer, a professional studio desk, a set of AKG drum microphones and two high-quality studio monitors.

We are extremely excited to be launching this qualification, and to be able to offer two different A-Levels in Music to our students.  We look forward to our students benefitting from this provision for many years to come.