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The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Music Production Techniques

MODULE 1:
Breakbeat challenge
This course works by copying the work of the musical greats, starting with the recreation of a famous breakbeat. Choose from a variety of sources included James Brown Funky Drummer, The Winstons Amen Brother, Led Zeppelin When The Levee Breaks and more.
MODULE 2:
Production assignment 2
In this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a classic song. Choices include 10538 Overture, Back In Black, Another One Bites The Dust and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 3:
Production assignment 3
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Barracuda, Billy Jean, Black Betty and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 4:
Production assignment 4
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Enter Sandman, Blue Monday, Clocks and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 5:
Production assignment 5
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Everlong, Eye Of The Tiger, Black Betty and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 6:
Production assignment 6
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Barracuda, Billy Jean, Gimme Shelter and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 7:
Production assignment 7
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Hero, Holiday, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 8:
Production assignment 8
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Johnny B. Goode, Layla, Limelight and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 9:
Production assignment 9
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Crush 40, Lose Yourself, Money For Nothing and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 10:
Production assignment 10
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Poker Face, School's Out, Seven Nation Army and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 11:
Production assignment 11
As above, in this and further modules of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Smells Like Teen Spirit, Smoke On The Water, Spirit In The Sky and more (more than 70 options available).
MODULE 12:
Production assignment 12
As above, in this final module of the course, you will recreate the introduction of a famous song. Choices include Suffragette City, Superstition, Sweet Child Of Mine and more (more than 70 options available).

The Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Music Production Techniques

This course follows on from the Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Course giving the student further knowledge, skills and experience. It is not essential to have completed the Music Production and Sound Engineering Course but students must have an equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience.

The course adds twelve further practical assignment projects covering topics from drums, through acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitar, vocals, background vocals, keyboard and synthesizer arrangement, production and recording.

The practical assignment project works through the imitation of sections of recordings that have had great commercial success. The student will first imitate a short but challenging section of the example recording, then create their own self-composed and arranged recording in a similar style.

Musical experience

It is important to stress that this is a course in music production techniques, so it is essential to have at least basic musical knowledge and skills. It will be necessary to be able to perform on both keyboard and guitar to a basic level, or have access to suitable performers.

This course is not suitable for beginners, nor anyone whose interest in audio is only slight, nor anyone who does not want their 'comfort zone' to be significantly challenged.

This is a wide ranging, in-depth course covering a wide range of techniques and due consideration should be given to the significant commitment enrollment presents.

Assignment content

The course contains the following practical assignment projects. Twelve are required for a full assessment (as all of our courses are subject to continuous improvement we reserve the right to change, substitute, delete or modify assignments):

  • Drum programming to sound like real drums (or a real drum set can be used if available)
  • Drum programming to sound like sampled drums
  • Adding a bass line, simple and complex
  • Simple string arrangement
  • Complex string arrangement
  • Acoustic guitar in solo and ensemble
  • Electric guitar in solo and ensemble
  • Vocals and background vocals
  • Achieving a 1960s sound
  • Achieving a 1970s sound
  • Achieving a 1980s sound
  • Achieving a 1990s sound
  • Modern chart pop
  • Modern hiphop (with or without vocal), alternatively an urban song backing
  • EDM (genre optional), alternatively an electronic song backing
  • Complete song production project

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Microphone equivalent to or better than the Shure SM57
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring
  • A drum software instrument or sample library
  • A string or orchestral virtual instrument or sample library
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Synthesizer, or synth plug-in

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