Music Production Classes

 

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What is music production ?

in a simple sentence, Music production is the process of planning and creation of quality audio tracks.

it consists of planning sessions, recording instruments, vocals, mixing the track, mastering and final rendering, in olden days a music producer was the project manager, kinda director of how different things fits, who have genre specific knowledge, and the business side, even today it's how things work in professional world, anyhow now a days the title of music producer is more biased towards the sound engineer who can do roles of recording, mixing, and mastering,(still proefssional world all these 3 fields have different people who has skills for that particular section like mix engineer, master engineer etc) anyway with introduction to various digital softwares (DAW) and plugins and powerful computers, these days anybody without a sound engineering degree or say studio experice can try their hand on the productin routines and a new term is given to non-professional music makers, 'bedroom producers' :) which literally means one who does all these steps in one's bedroom along with the role of a musician. yes, with affordable digital audio workstations and software plugins which emulates those studio processors and different instruments all packed into an entry level PC/laptop with a good headphone, one can do all the above steps upto an intermediate level, professional stuff still need proper studio setup with room acoustic treatments and good studio monitors (speakers) and other recording hardwares/ audio interfaces etc

Electronic Music Production

Yes, the same processes of music production combined with the role of a musician and a composer, and usually done with just electronic instruments (MIDI controlled) and sometimes live recording,
In electronic music production classes, one will learn how to bring all the processes of creating any popular genre likes EDM/New Age/Chillout etc. You will play the role of the musician, composer, arranger, recording/mixing & mastering engineer, though it may sound huge work, in reality it's not and all these process are easy to learn

(Note: electronic music production is not just for making dance music, one can learn it just to create a single/multi instrument track, like a piano/keyboard piece, add a lil drums maybe, and vocal etc. and do some music production routines to get it close to a studio record )

 

 

Syllabus for Electronic Music Production - Basic Course

 

 

Electronic Music Production  Basics - course details  

Total course duration:  24 hours  ( 12 classes of 2 hours each )
Timing  -  4 hours / week ( 2 sessions of 2 hours or 1  session of 4 hours)

(For those who are far from Kochi/Ernakulam, classes can be provided in
 continuous/alternate slots depending on time availability)
 
 
Week 1  - Basics
   Proper keyboard playing techniques
   Notes, Scales and Chords, Rhythm basics
   Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
   Information on Digital Audio Workstation
   Information on Virtual Instruments

Week 2 (part1) - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) training with Reaper
  Installation and Configuration
  Reaper Interface
  Reaper features and functions
  Reaper Plugins
  3rd party plugins with Steinberg virtual studio technology (VST)

Week 2 (part2) - Virtual Studio Technology Instruments and Effects
   Drum Machines
   Synthesizers
   Samplers
   Effects (EQ, Compressor, Delay, Reverb etc.)

Week 3 - Software Synthesizer Programming Basics
   Introduction to Synthesizers ( Subtractive)
   Modules descriptions and signal flow 
   Controls, Preset modification/automation
   Sound designing basics

Week 4 and 5 - Electronic Music Production
  Composing basics
  MIDI recording/editing
  Quantization
  Vocal recording and processing
  Song structure / arranging
( Training will be given to make one of your fav genre of music )

Week 6 (part1) - Track Mixing
 Equalization/Dynamics/SideChaining/Depth
 Mixdown, Stems
 You will be given full stem based projects including vocal tracks to practice mixing
Week 6 (part2) - Mastering Basics
The process of making your mix close to studio quality tracks with various effects
and final rendering to your favourite music format including mp3 tagging

 

 

Syllabus for Electronic Music Production - Advanced Course

 

 

 
 (Advanced course will be offered only as a continuation to the Basic course
For most people basic course will be enough to learn most of the production/song creation methods, 
advanced course is there for who wish to take it further )

  
 General course overview :
 
 More Synthesis options like FM, Additive, sampling etc.
 More sound designing with above synthesis methods 
 Mid Side processing and more production techniques like 5.1 surround
 More effects and signal processing such as transients, gates, expansion  etc
 Metering and Analysis on every stage
 More on Mixing/Mastering, (will be given more full projects including vocals to practice mixing and mastering) 
 Another full Project training of another genre of your choice
 Basics of one DAW of your Choice from below list
 (FL Studio, Reason, Bitwig Studio 8track( Ableton's cousin ;) ), Protools First, Sonar LE, etc)
 Top Synths training with Massive, Sylenth1, Spire, Serum, FM8, Zebra2, Bazille etc
 Other DAW and Top Synths will be taught on either demo or trim down versions 
 
For complete class wise syllabus and fee structure of Advanced Course, please  SMS your Email ID to
 below contact number or give a call.


 Requirements:
Passion for Music, a computer with minimum 512 MB RAM (2/4 GB recommended), Windows OS ( MIDI Keyboard, Audio Interface etc are optional )

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Provides training in..

~ Digital Audio Workstations
~ Virtual Instruments (VSTi)
~ Sound Designing
~ MIDI Programming
~ Composing / Arranging
~ Mixing and Mastering


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