Electronic Music Primer
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Electronic Music Primer

Get started making electronic music today!
4.2 (64 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,820 students enrolled
Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start making music with computers
  • Know the basics of how their software works for DJing and Production
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Requirements
  • This course is for people starting at the very beginning of making music with computers - no experience is necessary.
  • Students will need a computer and headphones
  • Students should not purchase software before this course. In the course we will explore different buying options that will save you time and money.
Description

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 setup 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!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a desire to learn or be a part of electronic music.
  • All styles, genres, and interests are welcome!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Electronic Music Primer
9 Lectures 43:11

A little about us, where we come from, and our classes.

Introduction
02:42

First up: What you need for hardware (it isn't much!)

Hardware Requirements
02:52

Next up: Software! What your options are, and what I recommend.

Software Requirements
04:11

Some of the key differences in software.

Differences in Software
06:37

Software can be expensive, but there are a few (completely legal) ways to get started on Ableton Live for free and/or cheap.

Getting Started with Ableton Live for FREE
04:45

Now that we have Ableton Live, let me walk you through the installation process. 

Installation
02:26

Now for the big one: In this video we will go through a bunch of setup things to get you all ready for success. 

Setup and Configuration
16:14

You are now up and running! But you might not realize that we installed a few full tracks on your computer, so lets open those up and start playing around.

Tutorials: Start Making Some Noise!
02:53

Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
00:31
About the Instructor
Jason Allen
4.6 Average rating
6,264 Reviews
36,203 Students
62 Courses
Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony 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 the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. 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 bachelors 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.)