Course Overview

This intensive course will Mainly focus on Sylenth1 and Spire, and by the end of the training you will thoroughly understand how to use both of these synthesizers as well as many others and setting up your Ableton Push. Through to in-depth sampling techniques. 

You will learn how to design your own sounds, to create your own patches and sound banks. This course has been created for people interested in sound design and Sampling, and although it has been developed for the complete beginner, even those with prior experience will discover new knowledge and capabilities to become a better sound designer. Project 8 has played with, and gained support over the years from, artists such as Armin van Burren, Giuseppe Ottaviani, John O Callaghan, Mark Sherry, Jordan Suckley, Ummet Ozcan and many more. 

This is an opportunity to get in the studio with a sound design professional who creates sound banks for the likes of Freshly Squeezed Samples, Project 8 creates signature sound used worldwide by A-list producers spanning across all genres such as Sander Van Doorn, Ummet Ozcan, Neelix, Dave Parkinson and many more!

A maximum of 10 students per class will be allowed so that each student gets personal attention and time to ask lots of questions. Sound engineering, music theory, music production; our studios are fully equipped with everything you need to start learning the art of music production and to take your productions to the next level. Prior production knowledge essential!


Project 8 (Shane Kinsella) 


Lasts 4 weeks - 4 days in total / 1 day per week / 5 hrs per day
Shane's class will run Wednesday 4th October: 6pm - 11pm




Get in touch via the Contact page for more details on upcoming session dates and times for this course

What is supplied

  • Ableton Live Suite
  • Midi Keyboard
  • Latest iMac
  • Headphones
  • Sylenth/Spire
  • Tutor - Project 8

What you will learn

  • Initial Setup
  • Oscillator Types
  • Subtractive synthesis
  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Intro to Signal Flow
  • Oscillators
  • Filters
  • Amp Envelopes
  • Modulation
  • Effects
  • Reverse Synthesis
  • Layering sounds
  • and more...


At the end of the course, Project 8 will select the student who shows the most potential to receive a further day in the studio working one to one with him on whatever aspects of the training they want more help with. This is an amazing opportunity to get into the studio with someone as talented and knowledgeable as Project 8 for one to one mentoring, to ask questions, work on some of your personal projects, or polish the track you have been developing during the four weeks of the course, benefitting from Project 8’s breadth of experience to point you in the right direction to get your track finished to a high standard.