Making Electronic Music & Visuals
- Students should have some familiarity with digital audio.
This course takes a non-traditional approach to covering electronic music techniques. Each module is a standalone topic based on a particular concept and case study, and so modules can be taken in any order. I do cover some of the usual general topic areas, such as Mixing and Mastering, Composition Techniques, and some Music Theory in the DAW, but I go a bit beyond these usual subjects.
I also cover some areas not usually included in electronic music courses, such as an introduction to programming in the Max environment, and also some coverage of visuals and video effects, since many electronic music producers also make music videos and VJ loops. There are also modules on general aesthetic concepts and some interviews with plug-in makers to provide extra context to electronic music making.
The course does assume some basic familiarity with digital audio and electronic music, but you don't need advanced skills to understand the content. I use FL Studio as the main DAW to illustrate topics, but the ideas map to any DAW and it's not really an FL Studio course. Also, I add content fairly regularly so it's a constantly updated course.
Overall it's a pretty chill course and hey, it's free!
Who this course is for:
- Electronic music producers and artists.
Myk Eff is the artist name of Dr. Michael Filimowicz who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University.
He also publishes practical technology books under the pen name Mike Ludo.
He has a background in computer mediated communication, new media art, creative writing and audiovisual media.