The Professional Way: Learn Electronic Music Production
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The Professional Way: Learn Electronic Music Production

Complete and concentrate course to become a music producer.
4.0 (31 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.
1,236 students enrolled
Created by Matteo Montipo
Last updated 4/2016
Price: Free
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to produce professional tracks
  • Learn the tips and tricks pros normally don't tell you
  • All in a non-school way
View Curriculum
  • 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

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.



Who is the target audience?
  • anyone that has basic computer skills
  • beginners
  • producers at an advanced stage willing to get to the next level
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:00
1 page
Music theory for producers
4 Lectures 00:00
Harmony (sharps and flats)
1 page

Harmony (chords)
1 page

Harmony (chord progression)
1 page

[Sharps and flats tab]
1 page
Preparing Logic X
1 Lecture 04:10
Preparing Logic X
Logic tips and tricks
2 Lectures 09:07
Tips to work faster on Logic (part 1)

Tips to work faster on Logic (part 2)
New Project
15 Lectures 03:17:57
Before start

• How to create a new project on Logic
• Various settings explained
Creating a new project

  • 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

Kick and Sidechain (part 1)

  • 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
Setting up the Output

  • 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

Creating the melodies

Most popular synths analyzed

Choosing the right synths

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

Recording audio on Logic

• how to extract a vocal melody from a song
Phase invert sampling (make acapellas)

  • 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
Arrangement and automations

• what does Sidechain mean
• how to use it
• where its usually used
• two examples on a pad and a bass
Sidechain (part 2)

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

Transitional effects

• What mixing means in music production
• Suggestions to improve your skills
• Steps to follow to get a nice sound's balance
• Personal considerations
Mixing the whole

• 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
Export your song to an .mp3 or .wav
Tracks analyzed
2 Lectures 47:49
  • 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
Track analyzed: "MET feat. Tane Welham - Every Picture"

• 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

Track analyzed: "Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love (MET Remix)"
Logic X projects free download
4 Lectures 03:20
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.....

Tropical / R&B - preview of the project

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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5 Lectures 03:48

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).

Chords creation wizard

Useful websites
2 pages

Recommended gears
2 pages

Frequencies scheme
1 page

Custom Logic X themes (graphic)
2 Lectures 02:29
Best reverbs

Sidechain shortcuts
Final considerations
1 Lecture 00:00
1 page
About the Instructor
Matteo Montipo
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1,334 Students
2 Courses
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, ProTools 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.