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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


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.


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 Akshay N

May 2, 2020

best course for music production technology

By Bruno L d S

Mar 2, 2023

Impeccable didactics and complete content.

By Sven

Mar 21, 2020

Learned a lot from a very skilled teacher!

By Opoku E

Dec 7, 2019

Thanks Guys this is a great course Big ups

By John P

Mar 21, 2019

Excellent material and amazing instructor

By Francisco M

Oct 14, 2016

Excellent course. I recommend it vividly!

By Ralph V K

May 6, 2020

great course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy

By Studio N

Nov 15, 2017

It was an eye opening course. Thank You!

By Coop D

Jan 23, 2023

Great amount of content in this course.

By Konstantin K

May 14, 2020

It was interesting and helpful course!

By Juan S L

Nov 2, 2019

Very good course! Very good professor.

By Adrian S

Sep 19, 2022

It was an AWESOME learning experice.


Apr 26, 2020

Really helpful and informative course

By Luis S

Jan 25, 2020

Great foundation to music production.

By Anna B

Jan 11, 2018

Great explanations, details and facts

By John E M R

Mar 18, 2022

muy completo perfecto para comenzar

By Iordanis S

Apr 25, 2017

Great course ! It was very helpful !

By Yousuf N

Jan 25, 2018

Amazing step forward in the field.

By Potapov A

Dec 30, 2016

The course is absolutely wholesome

By Ankith S

Apr 28, 2020

Very good course. Worth the time!

By Jose M C

Aug 25, 2017

Goog material and learning curve.

By Justin E

Aug 23, 2017

Very Good!It‘s so helpful for me!

By Victoria R

May 30, 2017

Understandable and easy to follow

By Marcelo E

Feb 3, 2020

Excellent course and instructor!

By Frank R

Jan 3, 2018

Great, here you can learn a lot.