The Professional Way: Learn Electronic Music Production

Complete and concentrate course to become a music producer.
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

The Professional Way: Learn Electronic Music Production [Complete]

All what you need to know to produce electronic music professionally. Without any waste of time, straight to the point. Included some great tips and shortcuts for Logic that will definitely let you work faster.

This course is good for anyone, using Apple's Logic is recommended to get the best out of it but in case you own another software to produce, and you already know the basics of it (your daw or "digital work station") still you will learn a lot about music production itself, something you can apply on any daw.

I also included two bonus videos dedicated to the Logic essential tips and tricks to speed your work, as well as two walkthroughs in detail of two of my released tracks, two projects available for download for you to inspect and other material as pdf about the good yet affordable gears and virtual instruments that help you to produce professionally.

With this course, I wanted to create something handy but complete at the same time.

Starting from scratch you will get through all the techniques and notions you'll need to produce music professionally, without any waste of time.

I wanted to share with you what I consider more important, thinking about how happened my learning process and what discoveries played a significant role in my improvements.

I reassume in these lessons all the things i've learned so far from my years lasted experience and research on forums, web, dvds, magazines, producers' interviews and advice from pros.

It's not a big news that today you can learn a lot from the web, even for free, on websites such as youtube, wikipedia, specified forums and so on. But it requires time, a lot of time to put all together.

And not all the time you get the right advice, or a complete package that can fulfill your needs, on the contrary at the beginning more you learn from those and more you mess with different ideas and notions, which come for the majority from brave beginners eager to have their youtube channel.

This electronic music production course has the purpose of selecting the good proven stuff out there, using my years of experience and practice, and propose it straight to you, cutting hours and hours of time, so that you have within your hands a complete package that provides you all the knowledge to start produce your own music, sure to follow the right path.



What are the requirements?

  • One of the following daw:
  • Logic X, Logic Pro 9 or Express (recommended, read the intro)
  • Ableton Live
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Fruity Loops
  • ProTools
  • Cubase
  • Reason
  • Acid

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to produce professional tracks
  • Learn the tips and tricks pros normally don't tell you
  • All in a non-school way

Who is the target audience?

  • anyone that has basic computer skills
  • beginners
  • producers at an advanced stage willing to get to the next level

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
1 page
Section 2: Music theory for producers
Harmony (sharps and flats)
1 page
Harmony (chords)
1 page
Harmony (chord progression)
1 page
[Sharps and flats tab]
1 page
Section 3: Preparing Logic X
Preparing Logic X
Section 4: Logic tips and tricks
Tips to work faster on Logic (part 1)
Tips to work faster on Logic (part 2)
Section 5: New Project
Before start
• How to create a new project on Logic
• Various settings explained
  • Load and use a drummachine
  • How to use Logic's Ultrabeat
  • Write down a midi for the kick drum
  • Different ways to build a kick
  • Websites to find samples
  • Basic notions about rhythm
  • Creating a sidechain track
  • What is a "bus" and what's used for

  • What and where is the master output (or output1-2)
  • Why to set up some limiting/compression from beginning
  • Quick basic notions about mastering
  • Limiters examples
  • iZotope oZone 4 explained
  • Instruments that take part in electronic music
  • How I proceed on the overall
  • Best instruments to get inspiration
  • How to write midi notes
  • Quantization tool
  • Layering instruments

Most popular synths analyzed

  • Setting up Logic to record
  • Create an empty track and record into
  • Cut and sync the recorded audio

• how to extract a vocal melody from a song
  • What are plug-ins
  • Battery 3 walkthrough (notions can be applied to any drummachine)
  • Sylenth1 walkthrough (notions can be applied to any synth)
  • Must have plugins
• What are automations
• How to use them
• How to record automations on the go
• Basis of an arrangement process

• what does Sidechain mean
• how to use it
• where its usually used
• two examples on a pad and a bass

• what are transitional effects
• build a transitional effect by using samples
• build a transitional effect from scratch

• What mixing means in music production
• Suggestions to improve your skills
• Steps to follow to get a nice sound's balance
• Personal considerations
• Definition of "mastering"
• What are RMS, perceived loudness and correlation
• Example before and after on one of my tune
• Examining each plugin I used to do the master of my tune
• How to analyze my final result
• How to export you project to an mp3 or wav file
• Differences between mp3 and wav
• Best settings for both
• When wav files are usually used
• Realtime and offline bouncing
• Normalizing for podcasts
• Dithering wav files
Section 6: Tracks analyzed
  • A look at the various melody sections
  • Midis and instruments used walkthrough
  • Every single channel-strip inserts and effects analyzed
  • Mastering chain of plugins shown

• A look at the various melody sections

• Midis and instruments used walkthrough

• Let the vocals stand out technique

• Different ways to stereoize the mix

• Every single channel-strip inserts and effects analyzed

• Mastering chain of plugins shown

Section 7: Logic X projects free download
Progressive House - preview of the project

This project is available in two versions:

- Original version, which includes all the external plugins I normally use as well as built-in ones in logic.

- Simple version, where I only used Logic internal plugins (available to anyone owning a copy of Logic to be clear), except only for Sylenth1, Massive and Ozone5 (this last can be turn off in case, is for mastering a bit), which pretty much anybody have now a days, for those of you that don't have a big library of plugins, yet.....


You need to complete 90% of the course before being eligible for the downloads.

This is to avoid scammers enrolling, downloading all the material and then asking for refund to Udemy.

Please send me a private message here on Udemy to receive the Project folder. Are in .rar file format so you'll need a free rar extraction software as UnrarX for instance.

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Section 8: Extra

Find almost any hit song chord progression, intervals, keys with % of usage, a youtube listen available on the same page and possibility to edit the progression with a midi online editor straight away.

Or start by scratch your chord progression with the online midi editor, choose a key and chords are automatically listed to choose from and insert them with one click.

NOTE 2015:

Please note that this website changed its interface but is still all there and for free (all but the export midi, that became premium now, but you can still write down the chords manually to your daw copying from what you've done over the website).

Useful websites
2 pages
Recommended gears
2 pages
Frequencies scheme
1 page
Custom Logic X themes (graphic)
Section 9: Updates
Best reverbs
Sidechain shortcuts
Section 10: Final considerations
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Matteo Montipo, Electronic music producer / Composer

I'm an electronic music producer, I've worked at the Off Limits Records (historical label in Italy, home of artists as Benny Benassi, Whigfield, Ann Lee, Ingrid, Gigi Barocco and others).

I studied music at the Conservatory for 15 years, graduated with a Master degree in music and guitar on 2010. I grown my interest in electronic music at the same time and it became a real passion where i'm into since 2002.

I'm co-founder of the Deejay School, intensive course about djing, music production and audio engineering held in Italy, started on 2014 with large success so far.

I recently made and released a free iOS app built for music producers and composers, it's called Producer Feed (available for both iPhone and iPad).

My music: (please check my website above)

I'm a Logic Pro and Ableton Live user, I started using Logic more than 14 years ago.

I've got experience with most of the popular synths instruments as: Nexus 2, Access Virus ti2, Massive, Sylenth1, Omnisphere, ANA, Strobe, Diva, Spire, Kontakt, Battery, Zebra 2, Z3ta+2, Serum, Alchemy, Twin2, FM8, Discovery, ES2, and others.


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