About this Course

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Intermediate Level

Students should complete the first three courses in the "Music Production" specialization before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Create a mock up of your song, using the emotional and dynamic timeline technique to "map" the arrangement of your production

  • Run a recording session effectively, including creating a comfortable space and providing effective feedback to musicians

  • Edit your tracks while using your reference tracks and emotional and dynamic timelines to realize your vision for your production

  • Ensure all instruments sound their best by using level, panning, EQ, and other effects and evaluate your mix by listening to it critically

Skills you will gain

MusicMusic productionmusic editingMusic mixing

Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Students should complete the first three courses in the "Music Production" specialization before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Offered by

Berklee College of Music logo

Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Music Production Capstone

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
6 readings
A Note From Stephen, Loudon, & Chrissy10m
Meet Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Documentation and Process-folios10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
2 hours to complete

Pre-Production

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Project Phase 1: Pre-Production6m
1 reading
Pre-Production Check List10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Production

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The Session6m
Project Phase 2: Production2m
1 reading
Production Check List10m
1 practice exercise
Reflection2m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Editing

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Editing3m
Project Phase 3: Editing2m
1 reading
Editing Check List10m
1 practice exercise
Reflection2m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Mixing & Mastering

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Philosophies of Mixing3m
Mixing Techniques11m
Mastering Techniques4m
Project Phase 4: Mixing and Mastering1m
Congratulations!58s
2 readings
Mixing Check List10m
Mastering Check List10m
1 practice exercise
Reflection2m

About the Music Production Specialization

This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music. You will begin by developing your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer. Next, you will learn the technical aspects of music production, including how sound is translated into audio signals, recording techniques, and effects such as reverb, delay, and compression. You will also learn how to use the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools, to create professional recordings. Finally, you will apply the knowledge and tools you gained in a culminating 4-week Capstone where you will complete a project beginning at the pre-production stage through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages....
Music Production

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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