About this Specialization

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In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music. You’ll begin by learning about the nature of sound and how a signal flows through a home studio setup. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create your own custom musical sounds through music synthesis. You’ll explore how to record MIDI and real instruments into the flexible and agile Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. You’ll also learn to professionally record, produce, edit, and mix a vocal track with the Grammy-winning producer, Prince Charles Alexander.
Learner Career Outcomes
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20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
75%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The Technology of Music Production

4.8
stars
672 ratings
210 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Introduction to Ableton Live

4.8
stars
949 ratings
291 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Creating Sounds for Electronic Music

4.7
stars
207 ratings
58 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Electronic Music Performance Techniques

3.7
stars
6 ratings
2 reviews

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