The Life of the Music Producer: The Top 5 Producer Secrets

Get started producing music on the right foot with these top tricks and tips for music production.
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (136 ratings)
2,880 students
45min of on-demand video
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Learn the top 5 most important secrets that producers use to make great tracks.
Learn how to get out of ruts, and turn frustration into inspiration.
Learn how to deal with having low quality equipment when you are getting started as a producer.
Learn how to always be learning as a producer, musician, and artist.


  • The only requirements for this course is an interest in creating music.
  • All styles, genres, and types of music-making (producing, composing, songwriting, etc.) are welcome.


This course is certified 5-stars by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions.

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

This class is a short window into the world of being a music producer. I'll go over my top 5 secrets for music production both as problems and solutions. If you are looking for inspiration, ideas to get you out of rut, or just some advice, this is a great place to start.

But don't expect to learn a new technical method for mic placement, producing beats, or side-chaining. This class is more about the state of mind that one needs to have to survive the world of music production.

In this class I'll address these main subjects:  

  • Why is it that your music doesn't sound as good as the music you hear on the radio/playlist/stream? 

  • How can you create something when you don't have very good equipment? 

  • What is the best way to master software like Ableton Live 11, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, and the others? 

  • Do no need a BA in music production and sound engineering to make great music? (Spoiler: NO.)

If you don't know me, I've published a lot of classes here. Music engineering courses, music producing courses, DJ courses, and some of the top online sound production courses available today. Those classes have been really successful (top sellers, in fact!), and this has been one of the most requested classes that my students (over 1,000,000 of them) have asked for. I'm really excited to finally be able to bring this to you.

My Promise to You:

I am a full-time music producer, composer, and Educator. If you have any questions please post them in the class or send me a direct message. I will respond within 24 hours. And if you find this class isn't for you, I am more than happy for you to take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

In addition to being a composer and educator,  I also have a Ph.D. in music, I am a university music professor, and have a long list of awards for teaching.

But more importantly: I use this stuff every day. I write music professionally, I am an active guitarist, and I stay on top of all the latest production techniques, workflows, and styles. As you will see in this class, I just love this stuff. And I love teaching it.

Let's get started! 

See you in lesson 1.

All best,

Jason (but call me Jay...)

Who this course is for:

  • All producers, composers, and musicians are welcome. No experience is necessary.
  • Anyone interested in getting starting in music production is especially encouraged to check out this course.


Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer
J. Anthony Allen
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 67,165 Reviews
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J. Anthony (pronounced, "Jay") is a #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (21 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (5 parts), which have been purchased by more than 170,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Music Theory for Electronic Musicians.  

He is a PhD in music, university professor, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses.

Dr. J. Anthony Allen (also known as Jason Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. 

J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer,  co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. 

J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. 

If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.) 

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