Audio tech

This page is designed to give you heaps of great tips and ideas to help you progress your Audio tech training when at home.

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What you might find on this page

You can find videos links about audio engineering, information about music industry trends and activities to try out that can increase your tech know how.  This page will include videos, tip sheets and even some activities that you can save on your phone and laptop or print out if you want to.

We will update this page regularly so make sure to keep checking it out every week for new content to be uploaded regularly!

Free Youtube Ableton live series by Artist Tom Cosm

Watch this Ableton live series by artist Tom Cosm for the basics! This video is part one of a ten hour long series will show you how to write electronic music from scratch. Note that this series is a few years old and uses an older version of Ableton Live, but the theory remains the same.

Free software downloads and trials

90 days free trial Ableton Live 10

Ableton Live lets you easily create, produce and perform music within one intuitive interface. Live keeps everything in sync and works in real-time, so you can play and modify your musical ideas without interrupting the creative flow. Live comes with a versatile collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music and provides a full complement of effects to tweak and process your sound. Ableton are offering a FREE 90 day trial.


Free 90 day Logic Pro X trial

Download Logic Pro X softward for a free 90 day trial through apple. Explore your music production potential and develop your skills in Logic.


REAPER - Audio Production software free trial

Reaper is a great DAW for Windows and Mac and you can download it and trial for as long as you like (though payment is appreciated for ongoing use and it's only around $100!). Download and start your free trail via the link below.

In addition to the program itself which is very intuitive, stable and easy to use, there are some outstanding youtube tutorials ranging from the bare basics to in-depth features. The go-to place for these is:


How to mix using reverb on vocals

Ready to learn how to mix vocals like a pro? Behind the speakers takes you through how to mix using reverb on vocals.

Audio mixing blogs

At Banyule Youth Services, we support young people with their Tech learning journey.  We believe that it is important for young people to understand how Tech works.Here you can learn some new skills and progress your tech learning! Tech learning happens over a long period.

Consider following these links to Blogs/ Podcasts on Tech subjects to help you on your journey.

The Recording Revolution Studio use from a musicians perspective: It’s all about the song!

Behind The Speakers - Tips and techniques for intermediate level studio users

Sonic Scoop Tips and techniques for advanced studio users

audio tech training


Six free online workshops and Q&As with top producers focused on mixing different music styles. Check out the full line up of producers and music styles here:

What’s so great about Pro Tools?

A beginner’s guide to the industry-standard DAW here:

What are the best FREE Digital Audio Work Stations

Making music doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition. There are so many fantastic ways to produce music on a shoestring with the only prerequisite being a capable computer. Check out this article for an overview of the best DAWs.

If you need help with accessing any of these resources/ ideas, email Simon at :

Mixing Drums with eq tutorial

Mixing with Bus Compression: The 3, 2, 1 technique

The ins & outs of mastering

What is mastering? Can you mix and master at the same time? These are a few of the questions professional mastering engineer and iZotope Director of Education Jonathan Wyner covers in Episode 1 of "Are You Listening?