ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION Professional Certification

Online Courses
9 months
2.145 € 2.245 €
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  • Online - Octubre 2020
  • Online - Enero 2021
Description

The Electronic Music Production Course is the best training itinerary to learn to master the tools of musical creation in the most complete and advanced way.

This course provides essential knowledge for music production, such as the use of audio and MIDI sequencers, audio synthesis, mixing and processing, among many others. This course is structured in three parts, 11 weeks of duration each.

Being an online course, all activities are carried out on our virtual campus, which is accessible from any personal device, including computers, tablets, or smartphones.

The campus contains the all necessary content and resources, being able to carry out tasks and group discussions, develop musical projects or contact both teachers and classmates, among other actions. Making it possible for you to manage your time according to your needs and availability, so as to have a complete and satisfactory learning experience.

Completion of this course will allow you to go on to study our professional certification in electronic music production or alternatively study the modules that interest you the most.

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Syllabus

Introduction | Use of DAWs

  • Studio configuration. The choice of equipment and audio and MIDI interfaces
  • Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). General description
  • MIDI sequencing in the DAW
  • Electronic musical instruments. Synthesizers and samplers
  • MIDI devices for the creation of melodic and harmonic patterns
  • Production analysis. Genres and types of sound belonging to electronic music
  • Introduction to audio mixing and the use of audio processors
  • Production analysis. Arrangements, structures and sound selection

Synthesis and sampling

  • Fundamentals of the synthesis. Study of sound physics
  • Structure and parameters of the synthesizer
  • Modulation and MIDI control in the synthesizer
  • Design of presets
  • Audio chain and digital audio theory.
  • Sampling in the studio. Audio samples and loops.
  • Samplers. Mapping of percussion and melodic instruments
  • Loop slicer samplers
  • Modulators in samplers
  • Production analysis. The use of synthesis and sampling

Processing and mixing

  • Electronic musical instruments, audio processors and audio mixing.
  • Physical principles in hearing theory and fundamentals of the audio mix.
  • Audio processors (EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb, etc).
  • Production analysis. Mixing, processing and automation.
  • Introduction to mastering.
  • Master export and digital distribution.
Requirements

Personal requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years of age

Technical requirements

The following devices are required to complete the course:

  • Audio interfaze (2 analog inputs and 2 outputs)
  • MIDI musical controller (keyboard)
  • Studio headphones
  • DAW (Ableton Live. Suite versión,)

Weekly dedication

The number of hours of personal study of the subject and practices:

  • Between twleve and eighteen hours per week, variable according to the planned activities.

Methodology

This course is developed entirely online, and represents a radically different experience from that offered by a face-to-face course since neither classmates nor teachers are located in the same space nor do they coincide at the same time.

All the activities, both individual and collective, are carried out in a virtual learning environment, which is moderated by a number of specialized teachers with extensive professional experience in the subjects taught. These teachers provide constant and dynamic support, ensuring a complete, stimulating, and satisfying learning experience.

The virtual campus is accessible from any personal device, including computers, tablets, or smartphones, which offers excellent flexibility in the learning experience.

In our virtual environment, different learning activities are given. On the one hand, there is the online content consultation that provides the necessary conceptual framework to carry out the practices. The self-evaluating questionnaires allow observing the progress in the acquisition of said knowledge to advance towards more complex concepts and ideas. Likewise, other forms of complementary and individual evaluation are included, such as the exercises frequently related to technical aspects (use of the DAW, processing, mixing, etc.) or with research trials.

To complement self-learning, this course offers some master classes (in streaming, depending on academic programming) aimed at delving into practical aspects and providing a personalized look at the subject by our teachers, bringing their background and professional experience.

Our methodology is also firmly based on project work, discussion forums, and group work (in the case that there are enough students), which are aimed at learning by doing, collaborative work and development of the critical capacity in the analysis of information as indispensable attributes of the students for their future insertion in the labor world.

The communication with the educational center and with the teachers is carried out in two different ways, on the one hand (asynchronously), using the internal messaging system or the forums and, on the other, the synchronous chats (in the master classes). Concerning the evaluation of all the activities, they are compiled in a book of notes that each student can consult to evaluate their progress.

Given that all activities are evaluated, it is essential for the student to maintain a firm and continuous dedication throughout the course, a commitment that will be reinforced and supported by the follow-up of tutors and the school itself.

Objectives

During the course, the most relevant musical aspects of musical production will be addressed, such as:

  • What does an electronic music producer do?
  • What is the MIDI protocol, and how can it be used with electronic instruments?
  • How do synthesizers and drum machines work?
  • How to get the most out of the DAWs for the mix?
  • How do compressors work and what is the side-chain technique?
  • How important is the mastering process?
  • What are the similarities and differences between the different musical genres?
Timetable

The course begins on the corresponding intake and the activities and training modules are developed according to the calendar, students will be responsible for managing their time and weekly dedication. However, we recommend you refer to the program's weekly number of hours of dedication specified in the requirements section.

Masterclasses are streamed (depending on academic schedule), in specific days and time slots. However, the classes are recorded so that they can be consulted later.

Payment Methods

Course Tuition payments

Full payment Upfront

  • Reserve of place: 300€
  • One-time payment of: 1950€*

Total cost of course: 2250€


FINANCING OPTION

You can finance in 3, 6, or 9 months with Sequra. To access this option, you must follow these steps:

  • Start the registration process by clicking "Enroll"
  • Select, in payment methods, "pay for the whole course"
  • Fill in your personal data
  • Finally in the payment gateway select . "Payment with Sequra" in payment option.

Observations

  • * The course payment must be made 14 days before the start of the course.
  • This course has a limit of 20 students per group.
  • Places are reserved in order of registration