maschine courses

Individual Maschine Training

School of Electronic Music is a Native Instruments Education Partner

If you want to train as a pair, the 2nd person studies for half price.


Maschine one on one courses can be completely tailored to suit your needs. You may be a complete beginner, or already have a Maschine at home but struggling with certain aspects of the Maschine. Our Native Instruments trained tutors will be able to cover any areas you may want to – whether you have a clear idea of what you’d like to learn, or if you’re open to following a carefully planned curriculum to ensure you’ve got all the bases covered. 

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Training can also explore how Maschine connects with third party virtual instruments and effects, how it can be used as a straight-up controller for any MIDI enabled software, how it connects with the setup and equipment you may have at home in your studio, or how to integrate it into a DJ sets for more complex performance. 


    10+ (a parent or guardian must also be on site for under 16, however they will not receive training). Beginners to advanced level welcome.


    We have Maschine Mk3s and Maschine Jams in the school for you to use. If you’d prefer to bring in your laptop and your own Maschine setup, do so.


    4hrs, 6hrs or 20hrs. Due to a 1-2-1 nature, lessons can be taken on weekdays, weekends or evenings to suit your schedule.


    From 1 person. If 2 people study, the 2nd person studies for 1/2 price.

Training can be provided on weekdays, weekends or evenings – starting from as little as 4 hours of training up to a full programme of 20 hours. If you’ve made the investment in equipment, invest in getting the most from it.

Subjects Covered Include


    Drum pattern variations
    Loading and editing sounds
    Sample management
    Live performance techniques


    Experimenting with ideas
    Arranging your scenes
    Advanced note and scene editing
    Exporting your finished piece


    Setting up your Maschine
    Loading a sound or group
    Creating patterns
    Step, record and song mode


    Loading 3rd party instruments
    Adding chains of effects
    Automation of parameters
    Audio slicing and sampling

MASCHINE training

Training is flexible to suit your schedule –

available weekdays, weekends and evenings

4 hours training
1 person: £180
2 people: £270

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6 hours training
1 person: £250
2 people: £375

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5 x 4 hours
£800/ 12 months x £63
£1200/ 12 months x £95

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I found myself up and running with some rhythms within 15 mins, comfortably. The fun in music production is back, and it is here to stay thanks to Maschine. The SEM course gave me a great insight into how to make Maschine work for me and improve my skills and confidence!

Liam Devlin – Maschine Student

Enrol on Training

After payment, a tutor will be in touch to arrange your lessons.

Select from the dropdown menus below for further information.

When should I enrol?

In short: enrol as soon as you are ready.

Once we have received your payment, we will ask a tutor to contact you to discuss suitable training dates. 

Options 1 – 3: If you are funding yourself (no credit check)

  • Enrol online, this will prompt you for the full amount.

Option 4: If you are funding with Monthly Finance with Omni Capital (credit check involved)

  • Apply online now via the course page, this will take you to Omni Capital’s page for the finance side of the application.
  • Your finance decision should be immediate.
  • Monthly repayments to Omni Capital do not begin until 1 month after your finance application has been accepted.
  • The initial downpayment is paid to SEM, which is required once your finance application has been accepted.

If you have any questions please contact a course advisor on +44 (0)161 833 4722. They will be happy to help!

Can I get funding for the course?

If you have any questions, we would always recommend contacting a course advisor or calling us on +44 (0)161 833 4722. 

Options 1 – 3: Fund the course yourself

There is no credit check involved with this option. 

If you have not lived in the UK for the past three years, or have low or no credit score, then this option may be relevant for you as you may not qualify for Omni Capital finance.

Option 4: Get instant Monthly Finance with Omni Capital (you will need to be in employment)

Prospective students are able to get an instant online decision to fund training though our partner Omni Capital. Please note Omni Capital will undertake a credit check when you apply for finance.

To apply, you must be 18 or over, earning over £5000 annually and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts. Omni Capital will also take into consideration additional factors such as your credit score. If you are uncertain about whether applying for the finance is right for you, please contact a course advisor first.

  • Apply by selecting the course start date, and the monthly payment duration that best suits your situation
  • Click ‘Enrol on Course’
  • On the second page, fill out your student details. At the bottom of the page select ‘Monthly Payments Omni Capital’.
  • This will reveal a dropdown. Select the monthly payment duration again.
  • Then select ‘Apply Now’
  • This will take you through to Omni Capital’s site to complete the finance application – a decision on the finance is normally instant.
  • Assuming your finance is accepted, you will need to pay:
    • The downpayment to SEM immediately
    • The monthly payments to Omni Capital do not begin for 28 days. We always advise ringing them on 0333 240 8318 to confirm the date of your direct debit. 

You will need to pay a minimum 5% downpayment on the course fees to SEM at the point of successful finance application, although you have the option to make anything up to a 50% downpayment on course fees (a larger downpayment will make your monthly instalments cheaper). Should you wish to make a larger downpayment, contact SEM instead of applying online, as we will need to setup a bespoke application.

Monthly finance calculator

You can use the finance calculator to try the potential options that suit your budget.

There is a minimum of 5% non-refundable deposit (downpayment for the course fees) required from the student at the point of successful application. The calculator will tell you minimum deposit required on the right hand side. To pay a bigger deposit please contact the school.

EG: Maschine Training (20hrs) for 1 person. Fees: £800.

£800 over 12 months : Deposit £40 : Monthly instalments of £63.33. Total finance £760.

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Additional information

How many students?

1, 2 (2nd person studies 1/2 price)


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