Music Production I - Learn to be a Music Producer!
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Music Production I - Learn to be a Music Producer!

Learn how to become a recording/music production engineer with little to no knowledge! Record music like a pro!
4.6 (154 ratings)
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1,998 students enrolled
Created by Mitch Houston
Last updated 5/2017
English
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  • 24 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Record, mix, master and share your music with the world as a Music Production engineer!
  • You will be able to automate and edit Audio Plugins and enhance your Music Production workflow.
  • You will know how to mic various different instruments in the studio environment.
  • You will be able to use a basic Music Production DAW.
  • You will be able to use MIDI Controllers and Software Instruments within the Music Production environment.
  • You will know how to produce music.
  • You will be on your way to having a successful career in the Music Production Industry!
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Requirements
  • You do not need any specific software to complete this course, but having a DAW to practice the techniques discussed will dramatically increase your ability to be successful in Music Production.
  • There will be a DAW provided for free if you don't currently have access to one.
Description

This course is designed for the beginner, who has no previous knowledge in the Music Production field. Although this course will benefit those of you who have little to much knowledge with Music Production as well! In this course, you will learn how to become a music producer and a recording engineer, and how to take the sound production quality of your music production studio to the next level. 

You will learn things like...

  • equalization 
  • compression
  • mic placement
  • plugins
  • audio editing
  • effects processing
  • how to import and export your tracks
  • how to record audio
  • how to produce music
  • how to record audio on a PC
  • how to record audio on a Mac
  • and much more

Even if you have never worked with audio equipment before, or words like equalization mean nothing to you, by the end of this course you will be well on your way to starting a successful career in the music industry, and taking your talents to the world!  You will learn the best practices for music production, so that "music making" can be your career! By taking this course you will learn how to record your masterpiece from scratch starting with what computer you should have all the way up to mastering and releasing your own music. You will learn how to become a recording engineer and how to produce music like a pro! Thanks for checking out my course, Music Production I, and I hope to see you inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Artists who want to produce and record their own music.
  • Aspiring Recording Engineer
  • People who have had a desire to record a single song.
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Curriculum For This Course
121 Lectures
08:44:39
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Introduction to Music Production
6 Lectures 07:01

Welcome to Music Production (From Scratch). If you have any questions throughout the duration of this course, please feel free to ask away! I want to be able to help you excel and one of the best ways to do that is for you to communicate with me! Let me know your concerns and comments, as well as questions. This will make both of us better at what we do! Thanks for joining the class!

Preview 01:50

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
00:05

Free Music Production Software (DAW). Create Music with Studio One Prime.

Free DAW!
01:01

You will be able to share your music with others via online storage protocols.

Google Drive
00:33

Free Loops!!!!
00:26

Here We Go!
03:05
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The Science Behind What You Hear
8 Lectures 28:48

In this section you will learn the science behind Audio Engineering and Music production.

Preview 00:50

Audio Terms
00:17

You will learn how to define Audio, and the basic things that make up audio.

What is Audio?
05:27

You will learn about audio frequencies.

Frequencies
07:11

Wavelength
02:54

Amplitude
03:48


3 EASY and fun questions!

Audio Science Quiz
4 questions

Science Conclusion
01:03
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The Digital Age
8 Lectures 19:11
Introduction to Digital Audio
01:17

Digital Audio Terms
00:19

Digital Audio
03:14

Working With Frequency
04:29

Sample Rate
03:23

Bit Depth
03:21

Converters
02:28

Digital Age
3 questions

Conclusion
00:40
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What You Need... And Some Other Things!
11 Lectures 21:22
Introduction to Studio Equipment
01:20

Computers
02:02

Software
02:23

Interfaces
02:04

Microphones
01:45

MIDI Controllers
01:17

Rack Gear
02:04

Hard Drives
01:50

Cables and Misc.
01:22

Sound Treatment
03:17

Furniture
01:58

2 Questions

Basic Needs For Music Production
3 questions
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Computers
8 Lectures 24:21
Introduction to Audio Computers
01:03

History
04:46

PC
04:08

Apple
03:47

Hard Drives
04:32

How To Check Your Specs! (Mac)
03:33

How To Check Your Specs! (Windows PC)
01:45

Computers
1 question

Conclusion
00:47
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Software
5 Lectures 36:39
Introduction to Recording Software
03:29

Types of Software
13:36

What I use and why
05:35

DAW Basics (Using Studio one Prime)
13:19

Software
1 question

Conclusion
00:40
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Interfaces
8 Lectures 19:40
Introduction to Audio Interfaces
02:46

How to set up Interfaces (Hardware)
02:22

How to set up Interfaces (Software)
05:28

Common Features
02:22

Conversion
02:09

What you need to know
03:14

Interfaces
1 question

Focusrite Scarlett Solo
00:22

Conclusion
00:57
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Cables and Miscellaneous
5 Lectures 18:05
Introduction to Audio Cables
01:44

XLR
05:07

Instrument
01:57

Headphone Adapters and Miscellaneous
08:30

Cables and Miscellaneous
1 question

Conclusion
00:47
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Studio One Prime Beginner Tutorials
20 Lectures 02:08:01
Introduction to Studio One Prime
00:48

You will learn how to download and install Studio One Prime Music creation software.

Installation
05:18

You will learn how to create a new session and insert tracks so that we can create music in Studio One Prime.

Creating A New Session
14:00

Studio One Prime Toolbar
03:29

You will learn how to edit audio as well as use plugins to enhance your music production.

Inserting Plugins and Basic Editing
09:09

This is the first recording exercise! Record audio, and play around with the Plugins.

Record Something!
00:08

Using Loops
07:48

Practice Loops Time Stretching
00:09

Time Stretching
07:49

Adding Effects to Loops
09:07

Using Equalization
07:35

Using Reverb
07:22

Sequencing Your Song
19:26

Adding Melodic Synth Loops
07:56

Automating Plugins 101
07:09

Mixing Down Your Tracks
13:23

How to Convert Tracks to MP3
06:34

Download iTunes
00:02

Uploading Your Tracks
00:00

Conclusion
00:48
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Plugins
18 Lectures 01:06:23
Introduction to Audio Plugins
01:04

What is EQ?
11:03


Definition of EQ
00:03

What is Dynamics?
06:24

Definition of Compression
00:08

Definition of Gate
00:10

Definition of Reverb
00:11

What is Delay?
09:09

Definition of Delay
00:13

What is Amp Simulation?
06:48

Definition of Amp Simulation
00:05

Inserting Plugins
06:21

Definition of Automation
00:11

Plugins "Do's and Don'ts"
03:07

Automating Plugins 201
08:49

Plugins
1 question

Cheat Sheet for Shaping Sounds of Instruments
05:03

Conclusion
00:36
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mitch Houston
4.5 Average rating
213 Reviews
3,449 Students
4 Courses
Studio Owner/Music Production Engineer|Pro Guitar Player

My name is Mitch Houston. I have been in the music industry for over 15 years. As a musician I have traveled the world and played in front of thousands of people. As a song writer I have written and produced hundreds of tracks and released multiple albums. And as an audio engineer I have worked on projects that have circumnavigated the globe, as well as small local singer songwriter ep’s. I have worked on million dollar recording consoles all the way down to two input audio interfaces and everything in between. I currently own and operate a broadcast studio and a production studio in the states. We are producing and releasing MULTIPLE HOURS of audio each week. I love to chat with people who have a heart to learn about the science of audio and would LOVE to chat with you!

I graduated from the Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences in 2014, and have owned and operated my own studios ever since. I am Professionally Certified Audio Engineer, and as stated above, I have worked on worldwide projects all the way down to young kids who are recording their first songs. I also have been certified in Smaart Audio Analysis software, as well as Pro Tools Certified. I was the head Audio Engineer at PDC Productions in Oklahoma, and the audio that I created was played all over the world in major conferences and events. I have made a very good living in the Music Industry.