In this introduction to music production course you will learn from the ground up how to make music on your computer.
You will learn how to use the software and equipment required to produce music, as well as basic music theory to help you better understand how music is crafted.
With guidance from your course tutor, you will put together your first track using synthesisers and sampling audio. Finally, you will learn how to utilise effects processors such as EQs, compressors and reverbs to make it sound great.
You will learn how to set up and work with your preferred music creation program (DAW)
You will learn the so called “audio language” so that you have a complete understanding behind the meaning of terms such as sample rate, bit rate, decibels, gain, buffer size and more.
You will start by teaching what Midi tracks and Audio tracks are and how they differ. You will also learn what different audio formats are and how they are used in production.
MIDI will affect the souds and music that your virtual instruments will produce, and knowing how to record and edit MIDI is a fundamental skill that is required. You will learn what it is, as well as all the different ways you can record and edit MIDI.
You will learn how to create any sound you want and utilise it for your own productions using various virtual instruments.
You will learn how to use audio samples and loops so that they work fit in your productions perfectly.
You will gain an understanding of basic music theory so that you can understand the way music is built and structured. You will also learn how to use programs and plugins that help you compose musical rhythms and chord progressions to help you get started with making music!
To finalise your synthesis training we will take you through defined formulas for creating the most sought after bass, lead, pad and drum sounds using all the techniques you will have learnt thus far.
You will learn how to specific techniques which will help you chose the best drum sounds, as well as how to create the perfect drum rhythms for your tracks.
There are certain secrets related to sequencing drums known only to the top music producers. We teach you all of these secrets so you can apply them to your own productions.
EQs are a vital part of music production. You will learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to enhance the tonality of any track. You will also learn how to use EQs to “unmask” instruments and produce a “clean” sounding track.
An equally important processor as EQs is compressors. You will learn how to use them in detail, as well as very advanced techniques used to enhance the tonality of any sound.
You will learn how to create incredible sonic textures and sounds using virtual synthesisers. These sounds include bass, guitars, pads, pianos, effects and much more.
You will learn how to set up microphones in order to capture a perfect recording with a vocalist or instrumentalist.
You do not require any equipment for this course as we have everything we need in our studio. However, to get the most out of the course, we recommend you have a laptop/computer so you can continue practicing and working on your tracks in your own time at home. If you’re unsure whether you have the right equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lessons have a duration of two hours and can be scheduled for any available time throughout the week. Available times range daily from 10am to 10pm. You can either schedule them yourself via our calendar system (you’ll receive an email after purchasing a course), or you can get in touch with us via email or phone and we’ll schedule them for you.
At Soundflow we act similar to a record label for all of our alumni. We help promote your tracks and DJ mixes, we organise gigs all around the world exclusively for you and continue to offer support wherever else we can.
You can also continue learning by enrolling onto the full Music Production course at 33% off.
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