music producer - education / course 

Do you have the ambition to make it as a music producer in the professional music world? Want to know more about mixing, recording and music production?

Then these sessions are perfect to kickstart your career! Tapelab offers you a complete and unique program in music production and studio technology!

During this course you will learn everything about music production, recording, mixing and mastering music.

In addition, you will learn about well-known 'digital audio workstations' like Ableton Live and  Logic Pro X. Subjects like recording, mixing techniques, microphones, MIDI, composition, equalization, compression, effects, synthesis and others are discussed. You get lessons from highly experienced music producers in a professional studio environment.

 

At the end of the 'music producer' course you will be able to translate your knowledge into practice and we’ll individually guide you during the development, mixing and mastering of your productions in our professional recording studio.

 

For whom? Anyone interested in a career as a music producer

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PROGRAM*

  • 24 Saturdays (10AM - 5PM) in Antwerp, Belgium

  • Theory 'Music Producer'

  • Studio Practice in a professional studio

  • Guest Masterclass under the guidance of professional producers

  • individual studio coaching sessions 

COURSE CONTENT**

1. Introduction to Music Production

  • What is Production? 

  • Acoustic Principles: What is Sound?

  • History of Music Production and Recording

  • Digital Audio and DAW 

  • Studio Essentials: Audio-interfaces and Speakers

2. Songwriting

  • Basic Music Theory for Music Producers

  • Songwriting and Composition

 

3. DAW and arrangements

  • Ableton Live Introduction 

  • Beats: Drumracks, Percussion, Grooves and Swing

  • Audio Clips: Loops, Warping, …

  • Analog Synthesis and Synth Programming

  • FM Synthesis and Sampling

  • Bass: Sounds, Sub, …

  • Chords and Pads

  • Song Structure and Arrangements

  • FX Sounds: Risers, Downers, Build-ups and Transitions

  • MIDI and MIDI-controllers

  • Macro Mapping in Ableton Live

4. Recording

  • Logic Pro X Introduction

  • Recording: Basic Principles 

  • Pre-production Techniques

  • Studio Workflow and Session Schedule

  • Microphones; DI's, Pre-amps and Signals

  • Recording Drums

  • Recording Vocals 

  • Recording Guitars and Piano

  • Recording Percussion

  • Stereo Recordings

  • Studio Session: Singer-songwriters and Indie Bands

 

5. Editing

  • Introduction to Audio Editing 

  • Editing Vocals

  • Remixes and DJ Edits

  • Mix Session Preparation

 

6. Mixing

  • Introduction to Mixing

  • Mixing in the Box

  • Insert FX and Sends

  • EQ and Frequencies

  • Compression, Sidechaining and Ducking

  • Delay and Reverb

  • Distortion, Phasers, Chorus, … 

  • Effects Racks in Ableton Live

  • Automatisation and Modulation

  • Mixing Workflow

  • Eartraining

  • Masterclass: Mixing Music

 

7. Mastering

  • Introduction to Mastering

  • Punch and Loudness

  • Mastering Tools

 

8. Music Business

  • Releasing Music 

  • Author Rights, Neighboring Rights, Royalties

  • Publishing 

  • Marketing 

* The training starts from 5 participants.

** Program subject to changes

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