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What is music production ?
in a simple sentence, Music production is the process of planning and creation of quality audio tracks.
it consists of planning sessions, recording instruments, vocals, mixing the track, mastering and final rendering, in olden days a music producer was the project manager, kinda director of how different things fits, who have genre specific knowledge, and the business side, even today it's how things work in professional world, anyhow now a days the title of music producer is more biased towards the sound engineer who can do roles of recording, mixing, and mastering,(still proefssional world all these 3 fields have different people who has skills for that particular section like mix engineer, master engineer etc) anyway with introduction to various digital softwares (DAW) and plugins and powerful computers, these days anybody without a sound engineering degree or say studio experice can try their hand on the productin routines and a new term is given to non-professional music makers, 'bedroom producers' :) which literally means one who does all these steps in one's bedroom along with the role of a musician. yes, with affordable digital audio workstations and software plugins which emulates those studio processors and different instruments all packed into an entry level PC/laptop with a good headphone, one can do all the above steps upto an intermediate level, professional stuff still need proper studio setup with room acoustic treatments and good studio monitors (speakers) and other recording hardwares/ audio interfaces etc
Electronic Music Production
Yes, the same processes of music production combined with the role of a musician and a composer, and usually done with just electronic instruments (MIDI controlled) and sometimes live recording,
In electronic music production classes, one will learn how to bring all the processes of creating any popular genre likes EDM/New Age/Chillout etc. You will play the role of the musician, composer, arranger, recording/mixing & mastering engineer, though it may sound huge work, in reality it's not and all these process are easy to learn
(Note: electronic music production is not just for making dance music, one can learn it just to create a single/multi instrument track, like a piano/keyboard piece, add a lil drums maybe, and vocal etc. and do some music production routines to get it close to a studio record )
Electronic Music Production Advanced Course Level 1 details Total course duration: 28 hours ( 14 classes of 2 hours each ) Timing - 4 hours / week ( 2 sessions of 2 hours or 1 session of 4 hours) (For those who are far from Kochi/Ernakulam, classes can be provided in continuous/alternate slots depending on time availability) Week 1 - Basics Proper keyboard playing techniques Notes, Scales and Chords, Rhythm basics Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) Information on Digital Audio Workstation Information on Virtual Instruments Week 2 (part1) - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) training with Reaper Installation and Configuration Reaper Interface Reaper features and functions Reaper Plugins 3rd party plugins with Steinberg virtual studio technology (VST) Week 2 (part2) - Virtual Studio Technology Instruments and Effects Drum Machines Synthesizers Samplers Effects (EQ, Compressor, Delay, Reverb etc.) Week 3 - Software Synthesizer Programming Basics Introduction to Synthesizers ( Subtractive) Modules descriptions and signal flow Controls, Preset modification/automation Sound designing basics Week 4 and 5 - Electronic Music Production Composing basics MIDI recording/editing Quantization Vocal recording and processing Song structure / arranging ( Training will be given to make one of your fav genre of music ) Week 6 (part1) - Track Mixing Equalization/Dynamics/SideChaining/Depth Mixdown, Stems You will be given full stem based projects including vocal tracks to practice mixing Week 6 (part2) - Mastering Basics The process of making your mix close to studio quality tracks with various effects and final rendering to your favourite music format including mp3 tagging
(Level 2 course will be offered only as a continuation to the Advanced course Level 1 For most people Advanced Level 1 course will be enough to learn most of the production/song creation methods, Advanced Level 2 course is there for those who wish to take it all further ) General course overview : More Synthesis options like FM, Additive, sampling etc. More sound designing with above synthesis methods Mid Side processing and more production techniques like 5.1 surround More effects and signal processing such as transients, gates, expansion etc Metering and Analysis on every stage More on Mixing/Mastering, (will be given more full projects including vocals to practice mixing and mastering) Another full Project training of another genre of your choice Basics of one DAW of your Choice from below list (FL Studio, Reason, Bitwig Studio 8track( Ableton's cousin ;) ), Protools First, Sonar LE, etc) Top Synths training with Massive, Sylenth1, Spire, Serum, FM8, Zebra2, Bazille etc Other DAW and Top Synths will be taught on either demo or trim down versions For complete class wise syllabus and fee structure of Advanced Level 2 Course, please call on the contact number given below
Passion for Music, a computer with minimum 1 GB RAM ( 2/ 4 GB recommended), Windows OS ( MIDI Keyboard, Audio Interface etc are optional )