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Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

What you will learn

  • Discuss the nature of sound, how it travels, and its properties

  • Set up your Digital Audio Workstation, record audio, and utilize basic audio editing techniques such as trimming, fades, and merging

  • Define the different categories of effects: Dynamic Effects, Delay Effects, and Filter Effects and use them effectively in a recording project

  • Discuss the role filters play in music synthesis and define how they effect the input signal

Skills you will gain

Audio ProductionAudio RecordingMusicSound DesignAudio Editing

Learner Career Outcomes

75%

started a new career after completing these courses

75%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
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.
Beginner Level

There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this course.

Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to The Technology of Music Production

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From Loudon10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Getting to Know You10m
Course Resources10m
A Course Certificate10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals for this Course?8m
3 hours to complete

Sound and Signal Flow

3 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 82 min)
18 videos
Propagation2m
Amplitude7m
Frequency5m
Visualizing Sound13m
Connections Overview1m
Microphone as a Transducer1m
Microphone Types3m
Microphone Frequency Response1m
Microphone Polar Patterns3m
Microphone Placement2m
Line Level and Gain Staging3m
Cables6m
Interface5m
Microphone Connection and Gain5m
Analog to Digital Converter2m
Pickup Connections10m
The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)2m
3 practice exercises
The Nature of Sound30m
Microphones & Cables30m
Signals30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

The DAW

6 hours to complete
29 videos (Total 120 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
29 videos
Analog to Digital Conversion13m
Buffer Size6m
File Types5m
Project Folder6m
Project Checklist1m
Multitrack2m
Recording Audio9m
Zooming1m
Trimming2m
Separating and Cutting57s
Nudging32s
The Grid2m
Fades2m
Cycling31s
Merging1m
Naming and Coloring57s
Markers50s
Comping7m
Destructive Editing2m
MIDI7m
MIDI Controllers7m
Software Instruments2m
MIDI Editing: Velocity2m
MIDI Editing: Quantization3m
Common MIDI Recording and Editing Functions14m
Wrap-up1m
Creating Your Assignments3m
Reviewing Your Peers' Assignments6m
1 reading
Assignment Example10m
3 practice exercises
The DAW32m
Tracks, Files, and Editing28m
MIDI20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Mixer

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 57 min)
9 videos
The Channel Strip10m
The Bus Concept2m
Effects Categories3m
Inserts5m
The Submix6m
Sends13m
Automation9m
Wrap-up2m
1 practice exercise
The Channel Strip, Effects, and Sends30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Dynamic Effects

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 77 min)
10 videos
Noise5m
Distortion7m
Dynamic Range Manipulation4m
Dynamic Processors Overview4m
Dynamic Processor Parameters8m
Gate9m
Downward Compressor14m
Limiter13m
Wrap-up55s
1 practice exercise
Dynamic Range & Dynamic Processors32m

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