Best Free Music Production Courses

Find the best online Free Music Production Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Make Your First EDM Track – No Experience Required!

Learn how to make an EDM track in FL Studio, by making one.

Created by Colin Warn - EDM Ghost Producer, Instructor of over 20,000+ Students

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Students: 21267, Price: Free

UPDATED FOR FL STUDIO 20!

Learn the basics of making your first EDM track from Colin: A professional music/ghost producer with 4+ years of experience.   With a discography of over 200 dance tracks, his productions has received acclaim from the likes of Studio DMI, EDM(dot)com and many more.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals, shortcuts and best resources for learning concepts such as:

  • Music theory, or how to make kickass melodies

  • Sampling, how to do it in FL Studio, and how to do it legally

  • Mixing your track to sound it's best

  • Where to sell/share your finish tracks

......and much more!

So whether you're a music producer looking to learn a few new tricks from the EDM realm, a neophyte looking to get into the music production game, or an EDM enthusiast looking to make a track to impress your friends, there's something in this course for you.

Learn how to become a great DJ and be the life of the party!

Being a DJ is more than pressing buttons. We will teach you the skills of DJing and how to become a great party host!

Created by David Truong - DJ of 7+ years

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Students: 20478, Price: Free

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Ever wanted to be a DJ but thought it looked too complicated? Are you a self taught DJ but would like to improve your DJing skills?

Then this course is made for you! We'll cover all aspects of DJing, from the basics of setting up, which cables to use, and how to troubleshoot your gear, to basic mixing, beat matching, and more advanced techniques like telegraphing.

There's nearly 2 hours of comprehensive video content.

Music Production in Logic Pro X – The Beginners Guide!

Learn the basics of setting up, creating music and Music Production in Logic Pro X Today!

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 13788, Price: Free

Learn the Basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X Today

BROUGHT TO MUSIC PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR TOMAS GEORGE.

Logic Pro X is the leading Digital Audio Work Station for Apple Mac users and it's used across professional studios and bedrooms worldwide. 

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and a Apple Mac to use it 

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the basics of Music Production and Creating your own Music in Logic Pro X

This course is an introduction into Logic Pro X and creating your own music. You'll learn the basics of this software that's used by professional producers today

I'll be teaching this course using the built-in features from Logic Pro X

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Tomas and I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. I’m also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students

Tomas was clear and concise, really useful information for me to write down before I buy Logic Pro X so now I feel a lot less intimidated when opening logic for the first time tomorrow - Simon Barton-Chapple 

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. - Huy Nguyen

What is this Beginners Logic Pro X course all about?

In this beginner guide to Music Production in Logic Pro X course, you'll learn the basics of:

• The interface of Logic Pro X

• Making music with Apple loops

• Making music with MIDI and software instruments

T• he ES2 synthesiser

• And basic mixing

What you'll learn in this course will allow you to understand the basics of Logic Pro X

This course also includes UK English closed caption subtitles for every lecture. This is to help you learn easier if English is not your first language so you are able follow the text along with the my voice.

Learn to love Logic Pro X and make music with it. 

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Tomas.

Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live (Level I)

Getting familiar with Ableton Live

Created by Noiselab Courses - Ableton Live Certified Trainers | Producer Community

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Students: 13012, Price: Free

This course is completely FREE. To view Level II and Level III, as well as watch more advanced Ableton courses in electronic music production, DJing and synthesis, sign up for a membership at Noiselab. Noiselab is the top online school for electronic musicians.

The purpose of this course is to teach you what a DAW (digital audio workstation) is, why Ableton Live is a unique DAW, the difference between the Session View and Arrangement View, how to work with midi instruments and audio material, and much more.

In this course you'll develop a strong understanding of the program's interface and its many preference settings. Understand how to use Live's browser to quickly sample sounds in your tracks without having to spend time inefficiently searching your computer. We'll also discuss the build blocks of Live - clips. All musical elements in Live are contained in either audio or MIDI clips, so it is very important for us to understand what clips are, how they function, and how they can be used to create full compositions. Clips are the key to us creating and capturing our ideas.

You'll also learn about import settings, clip launch quantization, clip envelopes and follow actions. We'll cover the basics of the drum rack, as well as basic MIDI clip editing, draw mode and automation. Then we'll show you how to use MIDI and audio clips together in numerous ways and the usefulness of working with scenes.

This is the first level in a 3-part series. Sign up for a Noiselab membership to access Level II and Level III. Level II will cover basic music theory and composition techniques, and Course 3 will focus on EQ, effects, creative sampling techniques and export settings. After completing these 3 courses you’ll be able to combine all of these elements into making a song.

Producing Drums with Ableton Live and Drum Rack

A comprehensive overview of how to use Drum Rack and how to produce better sounding drum kits in Live.

Created by Alec Ness - Ableton Certified Trainer and Music Instructor

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Students: 12421, Price: Free

This is a comprehensive overview of Ableton Live's Drum Rack taught by Ableton Certified Trainer, Alec Ness (su na). This course will cover all aspects of the Drum Rack and how to use it's features.

We begin by walking through all the different sections of the device and discussing how it works with the interface of Ableton Live. We then cover "clips" and how the program handles MIDI data. Through the primary lectures in the course we discuss the Simpler device and how to add your own drum samples to your projects. We'll cover sequencing drum parts with those samples, then automating effects and parameters to make them unique. Finally we finish the course with layering and mixing your sounds together in order to end up with a clean, well-mixed drum sequence.

The course includes about 2 hours of video content, and will take an estimated 3 hours in consideration of following along and creating your own drum sounds.

The content covered is applicable for any genre, and can especially be useful for:

  • making beats
  • hip hop
  • house
  • trap
  • future beats
  • other types of electronic music


After taking this couse, students can expect to understand how to use drum rack in their own productions and understand the basic concepts of mixing drums.

Music Production – Intro to Presonus Studio One

This short course takes a quick look at how you can record, edit and produce a song with Presonus Studio One

Created by Gary Hiebner - Sound Designer and Music Composer

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Students: 12193, Price: Free

In this preview course from composer/sound designer Gary Hiebner we’ll take a look under the hood of Presonus Studio One, its music production capabilities and build your confidence when navigating this feature-rich audio software so that you too can start producing your own music.

Course Content includes:

  • Taking a Look Around the User Interface
  • Setting Up Your Audio Interface
  • Recording An Audio Track
  • Recording Drums with a MIDI Instrument

    We’ll stay organized by using folders

  • We dedicate a video to exploring the mix console.

Compatible with both Macs and PCs, Studio One is a competitive DAW that allows beginners and pros alike to create and produce awesome audio content in this feature-rich program. 

What You'll Get From This Preview Course:

  • Step-by step instructions on how to get started with the basics of Studio One for song production
  • Easy to follow on screen examples of how to navigate Studio One 
  • Tips & Tricks from an experience composer and sound designer 
  • Suitable for beginners and pros alike

Course Goals:

At the end of this course you’ll be able to find your way around the Studio One interface, record an audio track, record in a midi instrument, and understand the basics of the Mix Console – all on your way to producing your first song.

Look out for Gary’s full tutorial on Producing a Song in Studio One elsewhere on Udemy. 

FL Studio Sytrus Sound Design Course

Making Sounds with one of the best FM Synths out there

Created by Alex Merced - Knowledge is Freedom

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Students: 11488, Price: Free

In this course Alex Merced will teach you about how to use the Image-Line VST Instrument, Sytrus. From using it's modulation matrix, filters, and more you will learn the ins and outs of this quite robust musical instrument.

As bonus content there are videos of Alex Merced reviewing some other VST instruments that are freely available to spice up your productions.

This course will also allow you to better understand Frequency Modulation Synthesis which can later be applied to other instruments such as Native Instruments FM8 and De La Manchas FMMF.

Music Production in Ableton Live 9 – The Beginners Guide!

Join Students in The Beginners Guide to Ableton Live 9 for learning the basics of music production in Ableton Live 9

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 10945, Price: Free

Ableton Live 9 is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for OS X and Windows.

Ableton Live is used across professional studios, bedroom studios and also as a performance tool for live performance. Learning how to use your DAW correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

NOTE: This course is for Ableton Live Suite 9 and above. Some of the features I discuss in this course will only be available for Ableton Live Suite 9 and above

In this course you will gain a basic understanding of Ableton Live 9. You'll learn the beauty and the power of this software that's used by professional producers today. 

This course will cover such topics as Ableton Live Preferences, Recording Audio and MIDI, Audio Effects and MIDI.

What you'll learn in this course will help you understand the basics of music production in Ableton Live 9.

Learn to love Ableton Live 9 and make music with it. 

This course was last updated on 12/14/2016

Music Production in Logic Pro X : The Beginner’s Workshop!

Learn the basics of Music Production for creating beats, Music Mixing and Sound Design + Synthesis in Logic Pro X today

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 8505, Price: Free

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and a Apple Mac to use it 

This Workshop is a 45 minute Music Production Crash Course in Logic Pro X

This Workshop is designed to get you up and running in creating music and music production. I show you the essentials so you can start making your own music in Logic Pro X.

This course will cover such topics as : 

- How to Make Drum Beats, 

- How to Write Basslines and Chords

- Overview of the Mixer and Music Mixing

- and then an Overview Sound Design and Synthesis in Retro Synth

How will this course help me?

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X Bootcamp, I show you how you can create and record your own music! This course is for songwriters, electronic composer and produces who want to start today!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

Tomas George has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. He is also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students

Tomas was clear and concise, really useful information for me to write down before I buy Logic Pro X so now I feel a lot less intimidated when opening logic for the first time tomorrow - Simon Barton-Chapple 

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. - Huy Nguyen

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Tomas.

Electronic Music Primer

Get started making electronic music today!

Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

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Students: 8359, Price: Free

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

In this class, we are going to quickly walk you through some of the more daunting options behind getting started with producing electronic music. This class is designed as a "primer" for anyone interested in starting to produce, but are at a loss for what equipment to buy, what software to buy, and how to set it up. 

I'll walk you through some of the more popular options for software and hardware, as well as how to set up and configure everything once you get your hands on it. 

And I'll even show you some tricks to get started with some of the more popular options of software inexpensively or even free!

Record & Edit Your Podcast In Less Than An Hour

Learn & Master The Specific Skills To Recording (using FREE Audacity), Publishing & Promoting Your Very Own Podcast!

Created by Rami Sbeiti - Podcast Recording, Marketing & VoiceOver Expert

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Students: 8274, Price: Free

Dear friend and aspiring podcaster,

You've most likely landed here because you are serious about starting a podcast on a subject that's important to you. Our world of education is certainly changing, as college loans are no longer justified by the education system and ever-changing job market. Instead, we have already entered an era of on-demand and specialized learning, where we can select a skill set that matters to our personal and professional goals. I created this program to help people learn exactly what is needed to record, edit, publish and ultimately, market a podcast without getting discouraged by the convoluted world of excessive and oftentimes contradictory information.

What you'll get is A COMPLETE Podcasting Course plus checkpoint workshops after each major segment to ensure you're applying the lessons in each section successfully and you're on target before moving onto the next part. Consider me your accountability instructor! Remember, this is NOT a passive series of videos... this is a course!

Simply put, I really want your feedback and input so I can continue to co-create this with you and ensure it remains the best podcasting course available! 

THANK YOU for being my co-authors on this journey!!!!

Course Features:

- Self-paced On-Demand lessons.

- Lifetime Access To All New tutorials.

- Mobile-ready content.

- Step-by-step videos on Recording, Editing & Publishing your podcast.

- Vocal mentoring videos to make you sound more dynamic.

- Ongoing Mentoring Videos to Elevate Your Knowledge on Equipment and New Techniques. (COMING APRIL 2017)

My Personal Guarantee: First and foremost, please don't make the investment if you don't plan to do the work. If you're seriously interested, I want you to have FUN and be completely successful recording and publishing your podcast! If you have not succeeded, I too have not succeeded! To back my words, this course is 100% refundable for LIFE! You don't like it or don't feel you've gained adequate mentoring, receive a 100% refund. It's that simple. I want you to feel totally safe in making the decision to start the course today!

Your podcast partner,
Rami

Learn Ableton Live 10 Lite – Quick Start | Beginners Course

Learn How To Setup, Record, Edit, Automate & Arrange in Ableton Live 10 - Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live 10

Created by Studio Slave - Premium Electronic Music Production Tutorials

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Students: 7465, Price: Free

This course has been created as an entry level course for complete beginners wishing to learn  how to produce music using the Ableton Live software.

This course is suitable for: DJ's, new producers, live acts & musicians, and even those with no musical background.

This is a short 'Quickstart' crash-course in Ableton Live, designed  to get you hands on, using the music production software as quickly and efficiently ass possible. This Quickstart section is part of our longer 'Ableton Live 10 Lite' Udemy course.

The Ableton Live Lite software often comes bundled free with hardware MIDI keyboards and controllers. So this course is great for those of you that have purchased a keyboard or controller and would like to take up a new hobby, or even those who are already playing around in Live & wish to take it more seriously.

This course will cover the basic's of setup, recording, editing, automation, arrangement and exporting in Ableton Live. This project also includes a project template file which can be found in the course resources section.

If you are still in any doubt about taking this course then check out our ratings & reviews. We are proud to have great feedback on Udemy, YouTube, ADSRsounds & our own StudioSlave website.

We hope to see you learning with us in the near future!

A bit about Your tutor:

Studio Slave has been DJ'ing, producing, and using Ableton Live for Live performance for the past 8 years.
After Studying at PointBlank Music School in London, he graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in electronic music production & DJ practice at the School of Sound Recording in Manchester.

Studio Slave has been teaching electronic music production for the past 4 years and is looking forward to educating you throughout the course.

From Cubase to CuPro: Getting Started on Cubase 10

First steps of using Cubase

Created by Tom Levin - Sound Engineer

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Students: 7091, Price: Free

Take your first steps into the music industry with this course!

Here we'll start from the beginning to cover all the things you need for your home studio, installing Cubase 10 and understanding how and what is everything.

This is how the course will help you:

  • Understand the basic terms of music production and the technology behind it.

  • Learn the type of equipment you'll need before you get started

  • Comparing between the different versions of Cubase

  • Install Cubase by CD or by download

  • Understand Cubase files and organization

  • Getting familiar with Steinberg's Hub

  • A quick overview on the screen, navigation and tempo features.

And much more!

So, see you in the first lesson!

Sound Design with Massive (Lite)

Learn the principles of sound design and subtractive synthesis with Native Instruments' MASSIVE

Created by Dylan Bowes - Producer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, & Instructor

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Students: 6612, Price: Free

This is the free miniature version of my full tutorial course on Native Instruments' Massive. It is a great introduction to the software. If you like it, you may want to check out the full version on my course page.

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In this course we will explore sound design with MASSIVE, the powerful subtractive synthesizer from Native Instruments.

First, we will walk through the user interface. I'll show you how to navigate the software and understand the visual language of the synth. What are we seeing when we open up the software? How do we move from one page to the next? Why are certain elements labeled in certain ways? We will answer all this and more.

Next, we'll talk about assigning macro controls to different parameters. You can use macro controls to adjust multiple parameters with one knob, making automation and other dynamic mixing much more streamlined.

Then, we'll talk about the modulation envelopes and LFOs. This is where we really start to get into sound design. Using envelopes to modulate certain parameters is how you design the time elements of your sound. How sustained is your sound? What about modulating the filter with an envelope? We'll also talk about LFOs. These allow you to modulate parameters as well, from tremolo panning to wobbles to pitch drifting.

Finally, we'll design a subbass patch as well as a complex electro drum loop patch.  We'll put the things we've learned into practice and design our own patches from scratch. How cool is that?

Using HD screencasts, I'll walk you through some of the most important aspects of the software in order to provide you with a solid foundation for more learning.

See you there!

Music Production in Logic Pro X -Beginner Guide 5 Easy Steps

Join Successful Students in Learning the Basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X with my 5 Easy Steps!

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 6449, Price: Free

In this new Music Production in Logic Pro X overview course, I show you the 5 easy steps for getting yourself around in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is the leading Digital Audio Work Station for Apple Mac users and it's used across professional studios and bedrooms worldwide. 

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and an Apple Mac to use it.

This course is an introduction to Music Production in Logic Pro X. You'll learn the basics of this software that's used by professional producers today.

This course will quickly cover topics such as:

• Software Instruments

• Recording Audio

• Plugins,

• The Mixer

• and Automation.

What you'll learn in this course will allow you to understand the basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X.

Learn to love Logic Pro X and make music with it.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Tomas.

DJ Techniques With Ableton Live: Introductory Class

Learn to DJ with Ableton Live, J. Anthony Allen, and world renowned DJ James Patrick in this one-of-a-kind class!

Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

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Students: 6003, Price: Free

** UDEMY BEST SELLING INSTRUCTOR **

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.


This is an introductory class that leads to the complete
DJ Techniques With Ableton Live: The Clear and Simple Guide.

Welcome to the COMPLETE DJ Techniques Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to dive into making music LIVE!  Whether you are a beginning musician, an active musician, or an aspiring musician - this class is perfect for you!

For years I've been teaching Ableton Live in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.

In this class, we are going to focus on using Ableton Live for DJing and Performing. I'm assuming that you already know your way around Ableton Live pretty well, and now you want to take your techniques to the stage. In this class, I'll walk you through all the basics of using controllers, Audio Effect Racks, and some other tricks.

Also in the class, I have a really special surprise. I've invited my friend James Patrick to show some of his techniques as well. James is a DJ that has toured the world and is known internationally for his engaging performances. He is going to be IN this class and has contributed several exclusive videos for this class.

Topics include:

  • Audio Effect Racks

  • Using Effect Rack Presets

  • Building our own Effect Racks

  • Parallel Processing

  • Fade To Grey

  • Performance Racks

  • Controllers and Controllerism

  • MIDI Mapping

  • The Ableton Push Interface

  • The APC40 Interface

  • Follow Actions

  • Legato Mode

  • Launch Modes

  • Launching Clips in Performance

  • Effects Setup for Performance

  • The Crossfader

  • Mapping Controllers for Performance

  • ... And much more!!!

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. 

And of course, once you sign up for this course you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn DJ Techniques in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn DJ Techniques are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough DJ Techniques course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

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⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Equalization Deconstructed: Four Methods to Better Sound

Mix more effectively using parametric equalizers and high pass filters

Created by Neal Schmitt - 

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Students: 5917, Price: Free

I built this course for beginner and intermediate audio engineers looking to refine their approach to equalization in the tracking or mixing process. With so many options, we will narrow our focus to semi-parametric, parametric and hi pass filters. In the course, I discuss four different methods to approach sculpting a sound but these are not the only ways to approach using EQ. 

An engineer can play the mix quite safe and make minute changes. Other times, to achieve the desired results require using every dB of a parameter. The methods discussed in this course can help create clarity in mixes, help the important sounds stand out and achieve an overall desirable tonal balance. Or they can be used to make the greatest noisiest wall of sound!

Compression for Music Producers

All about audio compression (history, theory, how to use, practice, plugins, common erorrs)

Created by Andrii Vakhnenko - ANDI VAX MASTERING.com

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Students: 5645, Price: Free

Do you want to know all about audio compression?
Ever wonder how big artists like Hardwell, Avicii and Tiesto get those punchy fat sound?

In this course we'll fix, together, how to use compressor to get THAT sound.
All my 16 years "compression experience" in 30 minutes!

Theory, practice, common uses, errors...

All this and even more in my ultimate compression tutorial - COMPRESSION FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS.

Just usefull information and examples based on modern styles of music.

Short Brief:

  • history of compression
  • theory of compression
  • how to use hardware/plugin compressor
  • quick and easy setup of compressor
  • practical uses of compressor
  • common mistakes using the compressor

The target audience:

  • this course is for anyone in audio wanting to learn more about compression

Produce Music in 5 Minutes

Produce, Mix & Arrange

Created by Jay Picasso - Proffessional Music Producer & Audio Engineer.

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Students: 5094, Price: Free

This course is designed for on the go learning. Its a short course, outlining the three key stages of Music production and Composition. Using Logic Pro X, This course is the perfect starter pack for aspiring producers wanting to increase there efficiency and competency in developing quick ideas. Making a beat that will blow up the charts, should start with a good feeling and a forward thinking motion. Throughout this course, Jay addresses all the things you need to know about creating, mixing and arranging production to suit the needs of your clients. 

Beat Making 

Learn the fundamental steps of developing a beat. How to create a beat from scratch using your own original ideas and techniques. In this section we explore how to create a 'vibe' and how to develop initial production ideas into an entire song. Working with quick and effective methods of music production this module is designed to get your production flowing quicker and more efficiently.

Mixing 

Learn the basics to creating an early stage mix. Many of the principals learned here can be applied to the final mix stage, however this module focuses on mixing your tracks as you go and will enable you to generate quick clean mixes for the studio and your Artists.

Arrangment 

Learn how to take all the elements you created in the beat making module, and to arrange them into an entire full length song. This module demonstrates how and where to place certain instruments in order to create an effective and dynamic arrangement. 

Music Production – Learn the Compressor Effect

Enhance the Quality of your Music Productions

Created by Mikael Baggström - Music Composer | Sound Designer

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Students: 4576, Price: Free

Are you interested in Music Production?
Do you want to enhance the quality of your music, and get louder and more balanced mixes?

In this creative, inspiring and compact class I will show you how to use the Compressor Effect in your music productions, which will take the quality of your music to the next level.

You will learn: The What, Why, When and How of Dynamic Range Compression in Music.

What you will get in this Course:

  • THE FUNDAMENTALS - Learn the Theory of Dynamic Range Compression
  • LIVE EXAMPLES - Watch Live Demonstrations of Practical Applications
  • ADVANCED TIPS - I will give you bonus tips from my personal experience

My name is Mikael Baggström, but you can call me Mike from Sweden. I am a professional Music Composer and Audio Producer with a true passion to Teach, Share and Inspire as many people as I can.

I have over 15 years of experience in Music and Audio Production, and I have tried to condense my knowledge and experience of using Dynamic Range Compression in Music Production so that you can get results without reading boring books and articles.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the class!

Your Friendly Instructor,
Mike from Sweden

Mastering Melodyne (How To Tune Your Vocals)

Tune any vocal or instrument!

Created by W. A. Production Academy - What about making your sound better?!

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Students: 4572, Price: Free

Melodyne is one of the most popular production tools for processing and tuning vocals. In this series, Josh Isaacs will show you best practices, tips, and tricks using Melodyne to take your vocals, and even other instruments, to the next level.

Introduction

In this video, Josh introduces the overall theme for the course and discusses what will be learned in later chapters. Get ready to dramatically improve your music!

Vocal Tuning Basics

In this lesson, Josh explains the many tools and methods that can be used in Melodyne to tune and manipulate your vocal stems, ensuring that even a mediocre vocal will shine.

Creative Vocal Techniques

In this lesson, you’ll learn that Melodyne can be used for much more than tuning your vocals. Josh will discuss various creative methods to take Melodyne from simply a powerful production tool into a sample-based instrument of its own.

Melodyne & Non-Vocal Instruments

In this lesson, you’ll learn ways to use Melodyne’s powerful processing capabilities on monophonic and even polyphonic stems of all kinds, not just vocals. Make your organic instruments sound their very best!

Advanced Techniques

In this lesson, Josh shows you some additional lesser-known features mainly found in the Sound Editor window to help modulate and manipulate your sounds on a deeper level.

Mastering Melodyne Recap

In this video, Josh reviews the various subjects that have been discussed and concludes the Mastering Melodyne series.

Mixing with FabFilter: Compression with FabFilter Pro-C2

Compression Bootcamp and FabFilter Pro-C 2 Explained

Created by Daniel Wyatt - Mixing and Mastering Instructor

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Students: 4472, Price: Free

FabFilter plugin bundle is essential set of tools for Mixing and Mastering any kind of music. And as for today Pro-C 2 is the most advanced compressor that exists in the VST/AU plugin format. 

In this 60 min Masterclass we are going to cover Compression Fundamentals - explain analog and digital compressor differences, main compressor parameters such as Attack, Release, Ratio, Threshold, Make-up gain etc. 

Then we are going to review all the controls of FabFilter Pro-C2 and take a look at the examples of compression, sidechain compression and parallel compression based on various elements in the mix: guitars, bass, kick drum etc. Pro-C 2 is very versilite compressor that can be applied on different stages - production, mixing and mastering. 

When it comes to compression when we talk about compressors - we have two types of compressors: musical compressors (vintage: LA-2, 1176) and technical digital compressors (Pro-C2). 

FabFilter Pro-C2 is the best digital compressor that is available today.

Its the most intelligently designed and it is cleanest sounding.

The difference is Musical Compressions are usually modeled after classic analog gear and they add a little saturation to the sound. Vintage compressors can miss controls like no attack and release or no ratio. 

Musical and Technical compressors are used in serial mode: musical compressor comes first and technical comes second.

Pro-C 2 in our terminology is technical compressor (though you also get musical results and there are multiple vintage modes). FabFilter Pro-C 2 is downward compressor. Which means when the signal exceeds the threshold the compressor turns entire signal down. If you are looking for upward compression or multiband options - FabFilter has Pro-MB plugin which is another amazing dynamics tool.

Though no previous experience in required - even advanced producers will find new information watching this course. Feel free to skip second video if you're already familiar with compression foundations.

Producing & Mixing Urban music in Logic pro X

From production to mixing in logic pro X

Created by Cori Jacobs - Keyboards / Producer. You can only have what you acccept!

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Students: 3792, Price: Free

In this course you will create a beat using logic pro x and only it's provided synths and Drums.  You will then add synth lines, and other decorations to your track.  Then we will do a rough mix & get it ready to really be mixed with logic plug-ins. After our mix is done we will get the track ready for mastering.

GarageBand Tutorial: Make Beats Using Apple Loops

Learn how to arrange royalty free samples and loops in GarageBand into complete beats and instrumentals.

Created by Joseph Evans Jr - Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter

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Students: 1310, Price: Free

Have you been wondering how to make beats in GarageBand, but have no experience playing piano or programming drums?

If so this GarageBand Loops Tutorial is what you are looking for!

The course has nearly 2 hours of content that you will have lifetime access to plus any updates.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • How to operate GarageBand

  • How to edit Audio Files

  • How to Use Apple Loops to Make Beats

  • How to Complete a Professional Instrumental Track Start to Finish

Check out what students are saying about their learning experience!

"This was an awesome course. I learned about some tools that had thrown me off in the past and learned about some tools I didn't know existed. Money well spent for sure! Thank you Joseph." - Kristin

"This is a good course that you can follow and learn the technique easily" - Yu-Hsiu Li

"This was a simple , practical, introduction to Garageband, concentrating on the minimum you need to know to start making music. Particularly aimed at Hip Hop and Techno but I can see how to try other genres. Very down to earth and instantly usable." - Adam Dargan

There are also several live beat making examples!

So if you would like to learn how to make beats in GarageBand using Apple Loops...

ENROLL NOW!

Electronic Music Arrangement: Escape the 8 Bar Loop

This course will give you the ability to start and finish songs with confidence and ease. Leave those 8 bar loops behind

Created by Zachary Citron - Zenchamusic Author and Computer Music Mag Columnist

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Students: 1298, Price: Free

  [2021 UPDATE: In order to make this course free, I had to get it under 2 hrs of video. I unpublished two videos for this. The first is 5 minutes of me making the initial drum beat. I presume most of you can get that far on your own. Second is the epilogue/ending. I basically just say good job for 5 minutes and play the full song. Not that important. Good luck, enjoy the free course now!]

Have trouble getting started with a track? Have you ever finished one? 

    Do you find yourself listening to the same 8 bar loop over and over again, unable to make a full song out of it? 

    Do you struggle to get the ideas in your head onto your computer? 

    Do you find yourself lost and unfocused? That you don’t have enough time to spend creating music? 

    Do you find yourself unable to write, arrange, and structure songs? 

    If this sounds like you, join me in this video course as I create a song entirely from scratch with an easy to follow step-by-step method that will have you making tunes for life. 

    In this video course, I share the easy to follow process that I use to create tracks that eliminates creative blocks and guarantees a finished song when you’re done with it. 

    This video course is broken up into easy-to-follow sections so that you can choose to work alongside me or digest it all before diving in. 

    After watching this course you’ll have the confidence and ability to get started with a song, arrange it, and then finish it. Over and over again. 

  Let’s turn those 8 bar loops into 16, 32, and entire songs! 

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  Caution! 

    While this is an introductory course for electronic music arrangement, this is not and introductory course for how to use a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). If you are not comfortable in whatever software you use to make music, I recommend you do that first. 

How to Record, Edit and Mix Songs With Reaper Free Software.

Audio Editing in Reaper for Beginners. No experience required.

Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician

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Students: 1216, Price: Free

My name is Gabriel Felix. I have a degree in music from the California College of Music since 2013, and I have been teaching music classes professionally for over 12 years. Today I will explain how my brand new course works.

Currently, I have more than 2.5 million views on YouTube; more than 40 thousand students in different online platforms using my classes; and more than 276 on-site students learning with my classes in courses in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

In this course i will teach you how to record, edit and mix song with reaper. All the step by step!!

You will find lessons about:

*Automations

*Reaper configurations

*The most important tools

*Virtual instruments and plugins

*How to cut, glue and change tracks

*How to mix a song

*Effects such as EQ, compressor and gate

and several other lessons.

It doesn't matter what operating system you have. Whether you're using a MAC, Linux or Windows, I have made sure to provide you with the information you need to start making music.

This is an easy set of tutorials. Save yourself the time and effort to figure out this DAW by yourself!

This is mainly for the beginner and who wants to learn to record or mix music in reaper and (or) gain knowledge on how to do this.

Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Songwriting techniques for beginners

Practical songwriting theory for songwriters.

Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician

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Students: 813, Price: Free

WARNING: This course was developed to beginners. Break out of your songwriting habits and develop new chord progressions.

So there are countless books, videos, and classes that teach songwriting. What makes my video course better, or even different? Good question. All of these other sources can teach you how to write a song. What’s a verse, chorus, bridge, etc…and yes, I will certainly teach you all of these things.

  • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is a iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go!

  • Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is a breeze. Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).

  • The entire course is organized in step-by-step easy to follow layout.

The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast results!

Meet the teacher

Gabriel Felix

*Music degree at California College of Music;

*Teaching since 2010;

*More than 38.102 students at udemy;

*More than 1 million views on youtube ’’Meio Musical’’;

Questions
Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Thanks
Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

Take action now. Every moment you delay enrolling is valuable time and lot`s of joy with the guitar lost - enrol today - click top right!

WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)

Ableton 11 – The Complete Beginners Guide To DAW

Learn How To Use Ableton 11 Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

Created by Omar Meho - DJ/Producer/Music Production Mentor/Composer.

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Students: 248, Price: Free

Learn More About Omar Meho - Label Owner, Graphics Designer, Mastering Engineer, Composer, DJ

World Renowned Omar Meho will guarantee your success as a DJ or Producer. He has his own experiences in which he can teach you valuable lessons you can learn nowhere else. Being a Multi-Genre DJ/Producer with tracks being played on the radio and international residencies. This is one to watch. The owner of Music Workflow Academy taught himself how to DJ and Produce from Scratch. He found it extremely difficult and felt no one on Youtube was at the level to appropriately teach him or have the sound he desired, so he taught himself. He landed his first Residency during university playing the graveyard set in one of Brighton's most infamous clubs. He then went on to play at pretty much every club in Brighton, U.K to then conquer London, U.K and now Manchester, U.K. He taught himself how to mix every genre and use Ableton and now he can teach you. With success in every facet of the industry, this is a great person to learn from.

He makes his own artwork and gets flown out to locations such as France, Spain and more to play at festivals and be paid to live and perform at residencies in locations such as caves, open-air arenas and underground clubs. He truly has experience playing every genre in front of a crowd and knows how to get them eating out of the palm of his hand. He can answer any question about Ableton and knows it like the back of his hand. Book him for a session today in either Music Production or DJing to instantly accelerate your growth and guarantee your success.

He also has a First Class Degree in Business with Marketing and Music degree which he got from the University of Brighton where he can teach you how to set up and create an online presence for yourself, which is essential for success in the modern times.

Omar can also teach you useful skills such as how to network in difficult but crucial places such as Clubs and Bars to help you get your first gig. He also specialises in Workflow where he can teach you how to make tracks quicker, he makes at least one track a day, averaging three tracks a day, he has made more than 400 finished tracks in the past year, he also masters his own work and makes his own artwork. This is the man for the job for whatever you want to learn in the Music Industry be it DJing in front of friends, in clubs, bars or house parties or using Ableton to play live sets, use the Push 2 or make your own tracks to use in sets. He can also teach you DJing or Music Production from scratch because he taught himself and has obtained massive success in both. This is perfect for anyone learning to take their skills to the next level.

Learn More About Omar Meho - Label Owner, Graphics Designer, Mastering Engineer, Composer, DJ

World Renowned Omar Meho will guarantee your success as a DJ or Producer. He has his own experiences in which he can teach you valuable lessons you can learn nowhere else. Being a Multi-Genre DJ/Producer with tracks being played on the radio and international residencies. This is one to watch. The owner of Music Workflow Academy taught himself how to DJ and Produce from Scratch. He found it extremely difficult and felt no one on Youtube was at the level to appropriately teach him or have the sound he desired, so he taught himself. He landed his first Residency during university playing the graveyard set in one of Brighton's most infamous clubs. He then went on to play at pretty much every club in Brighton, U.K to then conquer London, U.K and now Manchester, U.K. He taught himself how to mix every genre and use Ableton and now he can teach you. With success in every facet of the industry, this is a great person to learn from.

5* Reviews

BRETT, 38

Music Workflow Academy knows their stuff - both as a DJ and producer!

RANDY, 24

Music Workflow Academy has a lot of experience as a DJ and a good understanding of the music business side of things. He's helpful in any regard and is practical when explaining ideas. Overall great session.

HARRY, 19

Music Workflow Academy changed the way i see Music Production. Big recommends for anyone looking to expand their profile, up their work flow or master Music Production! Big up

SAM, 20

Music Workflow Academy is incredibly inspiring and helpful. I'm looking forward to continuing to progress towards a career in music with their direction!

JAMIE, 23

A truly experienced professional in the music industry, knowledgeable in all areas from production to marketing and distribution. Each lesson I take away valuable information and advice that accelerates my career. Thank you Music Workflow Academy

KYLE, 24

Music Workflow Academy is an very experienced and well rounded DJ, with knowledge of a wide variety of genres. They have massively improved my mixing within a matter of weeks. Furthermore, I look forward to their coaching regarding music production and self promotion in the future. Overall, I have come on leaps and bounds under their guidance.

DAVID, 50

Music Workflow Academy is very knowledgeable about music production. More importantly they knows how to save you lots of time and time saves money and that's a good thing. You'll make their fees back because you'll be able to produce much faster. Save your time and your money with Music Workflow Academy.

SHANNON, 25

Music Workflow Academy (Omar) is a trustworthy tutor They taught me how to DJ from scratch and I now play on the radio. They is an expert and very professional.

YASMIN, 19

Music Workflow Academy is a trustworthy tutor as they is always on time and very patient with their clients, they helped me start up on my producing and getting to grips with the software I use as well as some important tips and tricks.

NICOLE, 52

Music Workflow Academy (Omar) is a fantastic tutor, a passionate dj who taught me how to start up on my decks, transitions and bpm through to producing my own records and signing to record labels. I recommend him 100%.

WILL, 31

I had some classes here with Omar. And he knows his DJ music history. Although he teaches in Pioneer. I am all set up with Traktor. A really hard working guy who will get you playing off your decks right away.He can also help you grow as a DJ and get gigs faster

RYAN, 28

Amazing for anyone wanting to make music! Top quality Work From Omar and music workflow academy`

BRETT, 38

Music Workflow Academy knows their stuff - both as a DJ and producer!

RANDY, 24

Music Workflow Academy has a lot of experience as a DJ and a good understanding of the music business side of things. He's helpful in any regard and is practical when explaining ideas. Overall great session.

HARRY, 19

Music Workflow Academy changed the way i see Music Production. Big recommends for anyone looking to expand their profile, up their work flow or master Music Production! Big up

SAM, 20

Music Workflow Academy is incredibly inspiring and helpful. I'm looking forward to continuing to progress towards a career in music with their direction!

JAMIE, 23

A truly experienced professional in the music industry, knowledgeable in all areas from production to marketing and distribution. Each lesson I take away valuable information and advice that accelerates my career. Thank you Music Workflow Academy

KYLE, 24

Music Workflow Academy is an very experienced and well rounded DJ, with knowledge of a wide variety of genres. They have massively improved my mixing within a matter of weeks. Furthermore, I look forward to their coaching regarding music production and self promotion in the future. Overall, I have come on leaps and bounds under their guidance.

DAVID, 50

Music Workflow Academy is very knowledgeable about music production. More importantly they knows how to save you lots of time and time saves money and that's a good thing. You'll make their fees back because you'll be able to produce much faster. Save your time and your money with Music Workflow Academy.

SHANNON, 25

Music Workflow Academy (Omar) is a trustworthy tutor They taught me how to DJ from scratch and I now play on the radio. They is an expert and very professional.

YASMIN, 19

Music Workflow Academy is a trustworthy tutor as they is always on time and very patient with their clients, they helped me start up on my producing and getting to grips with the software I use as well as some important tips and tricks.

NICOLE, 52

Music Workflow Academy (Omar) is a fantastic tutor, a passionate dj who taught me how to start up on my decks, transitions and bpm through to producing my own records and signing to record labels. I recommend him 100%.

WILL, 31

I had some classes here with Omar. And he knows his DJ music history. Although he teaches in Pioneer. I am all set up with Traktor. A really hard working guy who will get you playing off your decks right away.He can also help you grow as a DJ and get gigs faster

RYAN, 28

Amazing for anyone wanting to make music! Top quality Work From Omar and music workflow academy

RSL Music production Grade 1

Music production for beginners (RSL syllabus)

Created by Planet drum - Instructor at Planet drum

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Students: 245, Price: Free

In this course, we will follow the Rockschool curriculum to guide you through the essentials of becoming a music producer, including learning how to record, edit and mix.

The course will provide you with the necessary material needed to understand music production terminology as well as audio fundamentals.

You will be able to progress through the course and learn at your own pace while practicing on the digital audio workstation of your choice. We will also guide you through your coursework and give you practice questions so that by the end of this first course you will be confident and ready to pass your grade 1 Rockschool music production exam.

Sign up now and take the first step to become a music producer.

Course breakdown:

1. Course introduction

2. Music production theory - Instruments, microphones, DAWs and BandLab for education

3. Music production theory - Cables, mixing desks and file formats

4. Music production theory - sound and acoustics

5. Listening skills - Identifying instruments, note pitch, and note lengths

6. Listening skills - Rock and Pop music

7. Coursework - BandLab, adding tracks, rearranging tracks

8. Coursework - BandLab, adding a bassline and melody line

9. Coursework - How to export your project

10. How to apply for your RSL exam

This course is delivered by a third party and, as such, RSL is not responsible for any of the content provided or the quality of the training

Ableton Live for Beginners (Lite)

Start making music with Ableton Live today

Created by Dylan Bowes - Producer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, & Instructor

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Students: 153, Price: Free

This is the free "lite" version of the full, 89-lecture tutorial course, Ableton Live for Beginners.

The free version contains a ton of really useful information and will give you an idea of how I like to teach my courses. We'll learn how to navigate the user interface, creating new tracks, recording and editing midi, recording and editing audio, audio effects, and much more.

I created this course because of a feeling.

You probably know the feeling. It's the feeling you get when you start something new. It's unexplored territory. It's exciting but frightening. It's promising but humbling. I love that feeling but it can be overwhelming to start something new. That's why I created this course. I want to teach you the essential foundations of music production in Ableton Live so that you can be encouraged and have fun making music.

My goal with this course is to get you up and running in the shortest amount of time possible. If you have just unboxed the software for the first time and need someone to give you a quick run-down of what's possible, this free course is for you.

If you enjoy it and find it beneficial, I hope you'll consider enrolling in the full course. Thanks!