À propos de ce cours
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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....
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Approx. 27 hours to complete

Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
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English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)...

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Audio ProductionAudio RecordingMusicSound DesignAudio Editing
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)...

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Week
1
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

Welcome to The Technology of Music Production

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience....
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 4 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video1 vidéo
Welcome3 min
Reading5 lectures
A Note From Loudon10 min
Connect with Your Classmates10 min
Getting to Know You10 min
Course Resources10 min
A Course Certificate10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
What Are Your Goals for this Course?8 min
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Sound and Signal Flow

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....
Reading
18 vidéos (Total 82 min), 3 quiz
Video18 vidéos
Propagation2 min
Amplitude7 min
Frequency5 min
Visualizing Sound13 min
Connections Overview1 min
Microphone as a Transducer1 min
Microphone Types3 min
Microphone Frequency Response1 min
Microphone Polar Patterns3 min
Microphone Placement2 min
Line Level and Gain Staging3 min
Cables6 min
Interface5 min
Microphone Connection and Gain5 min
Analog to Digital Converter2 min
Pickup Connections10 min
The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)3 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
The Nature of Sound30 min
Microphones & Cables30 min
Signals30 min
Week
2
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

The DAW

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. ...
Reading
27 vidéos (Total 117 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
Video27 vidéos
Analog to Digital Conversion13 min
Buffer Size6 min
File Types5 min
Project Folder6 min
Project Checklist1 min
Multitrack2 min
Recording Audio9 min
Zooming1 min
Trimming2 min
Separating and Cutting min
The Grid2 min
Fades2 min
Cycling min
Merging1 min
Naming and Coloring min
Markers min
Comping7 min
MIDI7 min
MIDI Controllers7 min
Software Instruments2 min
MIDI Editing: Velocity2 min
MIDI Editing: Quantization2 min
Common MIDI Recording and Editing Functions14 min
Wrap-up1 min
Creating Your Assignments3 min
Reviewing Your Peers' Assignments6 min
Reading2 lectures
Buffer Size Video Correction10 min
Assignment Example10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
The DAW32 min
Tracks, Files, and Editing28 min
MIDI20 min
Week
3
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

The Mixer

We will explore the basic functionality of both hardware and software mixing boards, including volume, pan, mute, solo, busses, inserts, sends, and submixes....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 57 min), 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
The Channel Strip10 min
The Bus Concept2 min
Effects Categories3 min
Inserts5 min
The Submix6 min
Sends13 min
Automation9 min
Wrap-up2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Channel Strip, Effects, and Sends30 min
Week
4
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Dynamic Effects

Sound must be processed, modified from its recorded state to fit the context of the music. This week, we will focus on tools you can use to effect the dynamics of your tracks and how they are used in a musical context....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 68 min), 2 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Noise5 min
Distortion7 min
Dynamic Range Manipulation 4 min
Dynamic Processors Overview4 min
Dynamic Processor Parameters8 min
Gate9 min
Downward Compressor14 min
Limiter13 min
Wrap-up min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Dynamic Range & Dynamic Processors32 min
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Meilleurs avis

par PVJun 26th 2017

WOW, Awesome course Loudon! I'm learning lots of stuff I never knew, very much in depth and it takes me to the source of things I already knew but ignored where they generated from. Love it!

par AGJun 17th 2017

the best, Learned a lot from you guys, despite financial issues I now have my music production specialization certificate from an international organization! Thank you!

Enseignant

Loudon Stearns

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing & Production

À propos de 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....

À propos de la Spécialisation Music Production

This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music. You will begin by developing your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer. Next, you will learn the technical aspects of music production, including how sound is translated into audio signals, recording techniques, and effects such as reverb, delay, and compression. You will also learn how to use the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools, to create professional recordings. Finally, you will apply the knowledge and tools you gained in a culminating 4-week Capstone where you will complete a project beginning at the pre-production stage through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages....
Music Production

Foire Aux Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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