MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE:
Module 4. Music Production:
Now that modern day computers have the capability to serve as singular, stand-alone multimedia workstations, we now have an array of creative resources at our finger tips. This module provides students with an overview of computer functionality and focuses on getting students to engage with the various creative tools and software packages provided in modern digital workstations.
Students are introduced to the commonly used software programs that are used by industry professionals for music production and are encouraged to employ their own creativity to produce content for their own musical portfolios. The content of the student's portfolios is then used as the input material when learning how to navigate and operate the associated software programs. This allows students to marry their own creativity along with practical learning so that they can begin to demonstrate proficiency at producing their own musical content to a high standard.
Module 5. Digital Signal Processing – Plug-ins:
The vast arrays of plug-ins that are available today provide producers with a wide creative palette for applying a range of sonic effects to musical material. In this module students are introduced to various types of processors with particular emphasis on what their individual parameters control, and how these parameters impact on the alteration of sound signals.
Here, students can draw on the knowledge gained during their tutoring on aural theory to understand what each processor type does to the physical characteristics of sound. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of digital signal processing so that they can identify which applications require particular processor types and apply them accordingly. This is for the purpose of arming students with the technical knowledge required for demonstrating proficiency in mixing digital audio.
Module 6: Mixing & Mastering:
Whilst capturing high quality audio via good recording engineering practices is integral to high quality music production, mixing and mastering are still the 2 processes that ultimately govern the sonic quality of the finished article. Knowledge of these working practices is fundamental to delivering industry standard mixes on a consistent basis, regardless of what the musical genre or audio application may be.
Students are shown all of the common advanced mixing techniques that are employed by some of the music industry's top engineers and producers. They are guided on how to identify the most appropriate means for maximizing the individual sonic attributes and characteristics of recorded and sequenced audio. Participant of this module are welcome to use their own musical compositions as source material if they so wish. Upon completion, students acquire all of the key skills required for delivering top quality mixes time and time again.