About this Specialization
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Intermediate Level

L​earners should have some basic knowledge about musical concepts and structure. No prior electronic music knowledge is required.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

What you will learn

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    T​he nature of sound and how natural sound is transformed into an electronic signal that we can record

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    H​ow to record, edit, and mix live instruments and MIDI in Ableton Live

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    H​ow to create custom sounds using a synthesizer and how to integrate those custom sounds for your musical compositions

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    H​ow to record, edit, mix, and add effects to vocal tracks for your electronic music productions

Skills you will gain

music synthesisvocal productionMusic technologyMusic productionAbelton Live

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

L​earners should have some basic knowledge about musical concepts and structure. No prior electronic music knowledge is required.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

The Technology of Music Production

4.8
460 ratings
137 reviews
Course2

Introduction to Ableton Live

4.8
842 ratings
249 reviews
Course3

Creating Sounds for Electronic Music

4.7
176 ratings
48 reviews
Course4

The Art of Vocal Production

4.7
210 ratings
68 reviews

Instructors

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Loudon Stearns

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing & Production
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Erin Barra

Associate Professor
Songwriting
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Prince Charles Alexander

Professor
Music Production and Engineering

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • T​he entire specialization is 17 weeks long.

  • Y​ou do not need to take the courses in a specific order, however, we recommend taking them in the order in which they have been sequenced.

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