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About the Course

Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer. With the recent introduction of high-quality-low-cost software and hardware, the tools of music production are now available to the masses. Albums are made in bedrooms as well as studios. On the surface this is liberating. Anyone can make an album for the low cost of a couple pieces of gear and a software package. But, if you dig deeper, you will find that it is not so easy. Producing music requires knowledge, dedication, and creativity. Knowledge is where this course comes in. No matter what kind of music you are making, there is a large set of tools that you will need to use. Each lesson of this course will demonstrate a different set of music production tools, loosely following along the music production process of recording, editing, and mixing. We will start with some background on the nature of sound and how we perceive it. We will then examine the components necessary to record audio into a computer, so that you understand the devices that sound must travel through in a music production process. Once recorded, sound must be organized along a timeline, a process known as editing. It allows us to give the impression of perfect performances and create many of the sounds we hear in contemporary music. The contemporary editing tool is the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), a piece of software that stores and organizes all the assets of a musical project. We will focus on the editing tools that are essential in contemporary music production and that all DAWs provide. After editing, sounds must be combined or mixed together, so we look to the mixing board—a very creative place if you know how to use it. We will explore the basic functionality of both hardware and software mixing boards, including volume, pan, mute, solo, busses, inserts, sends, and submixes. The mixing process, however, includes more tools than the mixing board provides on its own. Sound must also be processed, modified from its recorded state to fit the context of the music. We will look at compression, equalization, and delay, and examine the many audio effects that are offshoots of these devices and how they are used in a musical context. In the end, the music production process relies on your creativity. Creativity is a product of the mind and will stay there, unexpressed, until the right tools are used in the right way to share it with the world. If you have an idea in your head, it will take numerous steps, each with an important tool, to reach your audience. You bring the dedication and creativity, and this course will bring you the knowledge to make that happen....

Top reviews

JJ

Feb 7, 2021

This course gave me a working knowledge of the many parameters of a DAW. I really have a base knowledge to continue my studies and not get frustrated with mental blocks in navigation of the software.

NV

Aug 18, 2022

everything is clearly mentioned, good overall couese. i think it would be better addtional materials are given for various DAW's, because sometimes finding options in daw's were little bit difficult

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By Erick H

Jan 4, 2018

what an awesome professor, valuable information.

thank you guys

By SUMMER L

Nov 18, 2017

He was taught me a super great and wonderful lessons! Thanks!

By Santiago A

Jun 28, 2020

Great way to learn the basics of sound and music production.

By Yerkin S

Nov 26, 2019

Great and wonderful structured course. Thank you very much!

By Andreas P

Apr 22, 2023

It was A GREAT course. I scratch my head enough! Good job

By Yann C

Oct 28, 2016

Excellent, very clear and useful. Thank you a lot Loudon.

By hamza j

Aug 25, 2020

very gooooooood instructor and explained very very welll

By bart d

Sep 6, 2018

enjoyed the materials and the interaction with my peers

By Vladislav S

Sep 5, 2020

Loundon is a great instructor. I enjoyed this course.

By Danica Y

Jan 27, 2020

Really useful for beginners. Clear and comprehensive.

By Ricardo F

Dec 26, 2019

I really enjoyed taking this course, much was learned

By Hanna K

Apr 10, 2017

very informative. I really liked this lecture series.

By Jason D

Mar 14, 2021

Very good instruction and focus. Highly recommended!

By Federico M

Mar 23, 2020

All topic are covered perfectly! I love this course!

By Gabriel M P

Oct 29, 2016

Very clear, and easy to understand. I really loved.

By Andrei K

Dec 14, 2020

It was really helpfull to me thank you verry much!

By Ventsislav I

Aug 18, 2019

I was a great course! I was taught so much things!

By Max G

Jul 22, 2019

The great course! I'll recommend it to my friends.

By Fernando A V M

Oct 17, 2017

Definitivamente uno de los mejores cursos online.

By Pablo B

May 4, 2020

Great topics and content and very well explained

By Keyvan S

Feb 12, 2023

One of the best courses anyone can complete.

By Darshil S

Jul 22, 2021

its an amazing course gyus you must check it

By Prof. S M

Jun 24, 2020

This is a great course, I seriously love it.

By [GDBH]

May 5, 2020

This course was clear, helpful and enjoyable

By Eliza G B

May 2, 2020

I learned something new through this course.