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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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Jun 26, 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!


Feb 26, 2019

The absolute perfect course for beginner producers who want to learn the basics and fundamentals of the tech involved in contemporary productions. Highly highly recommend.

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par Sebastián M

Apr 24, 2020

I want to thank Berklee and Coursera, this is a very good course, I learn a lot!

par Juanjo R C

Jun 30, 2018

Sin duda, es un pedazo de curso, bien documentado y con explicaciones perfectas.

par John B

May 21, 2020

Thank you so much for all the information! I learned a lot through this course.

par Arik P

May 15, 2020

Great overview on music production. Liked the presentation assignments concept.

par Eric L

Oct 11, 2019

Terrific course! Covered a lot of the basic and a great start on further study!

par Lin K

Mar 20, 2018

The course you have to take to become not just an artist but a compelling one.

par Daniel R S

Jun 15, 2017

Really good course. Few courses have taught me this much. Highly recommended!

par Purnima S

Oct 11, 2017

Amazing course for absolute beginners......Loudon is the perfect teacher

par KUAN H C

May 09, 2020

the best music course! everyone need to learn from this great professor

par Rodrigo R M

Mar 24, 2020

Thank you Coursera, Berklee and instructors for this amazing course! :)

par Melchor B M

Oct 01, 2018

i'm so excited to my second course- Technology of Music Production! :)

par Rahul R

Sep 08, 2017

A Lot of information. Difficult quizzes, its a challenge. Well though.

par Pedro J R D

Jan 05, 2018

I loved this course, it touched all the key areas of music production

par Óculos d Ó

Jan 26, 2018

Simply amazing! Covering in great depth the various topics involved!


Sep 22, 2019

Very informative and hands on. best way to learn production theory

par Christian S

Jul 29, 2016

Extremely informative. Definitely going to pay for the certificate

par Bryan H

Dec 12, 2017

A very good introduction to some sound engineering fundamentals.

par Diego F E

Aug 28, 2016

Increidble teacher and teaching. This course is absolutely gold!

par Odebunmi E O

May 23, 2020

this course was very impactful the lecturer gave his

best to it

par James D

Feb 23, 2018

Loudon is awesome - very thorough and clear, and enthusiastic!

par Erick H

Jan 04, 2018

what an awesome professor, valuable information.

thank you guys


Nov 18, 2017

He was taught me a super great and wonderful lessons! Thanks!

par Yerkin S

Nov 26, 2019

Great and wonderful structured course. Thank you very much!

par Caron Y

Oct 28, 2016

Excellent, very clear and useful. Thank you a lot Loudon.

par bart d

Sep 06, 2018

enjoyed the materials and the interaction with my peers