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Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1
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Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2
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Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals
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Creative Music Production Skills
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Critical Listening 1
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Game Audio Production with Wwise
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Game Design Principles
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Introduction to Digital Cinematography
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Introduction to Game Audio
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Learn to DJ with Traktor
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Live Sound: Mixing and Recording
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Microphone Techniques
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Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician
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Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
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Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale
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Music Notation Using Sibelius
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Music Production 101
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Music Production Analysis
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Music Technology for Guitarists
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Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro
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Music Writing and Production with the iPad
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Performing with Ableton Live
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Producing Music with Cubase
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Producing Music with Logic
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Producing Music with Reason
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Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic
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Pro Tools 101
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Sampling and Audio Production
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Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
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Tyler Elton

Tyler Elton , Aspiring Producer

First you will need a few things.  Im assuming you have a laptop so we can check that off of the list.  Second you will need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) if you dont already have one.  They are all great so choose one that you think fits you.  Next you will need a decent pair of headphones.  Do some research and find a pair that fits your budget.  Now as far as learning production strictly from the internet you have a few choices,  You can sign up for online classes with a place such as Point Blank.  You can pay for and download tutorial style videos from places such as Sonic Academy and ADSR.  Or you can choose to stick to free youtube videos were you will be left to sort and judge quality for yourself. All of these are good options in there own way.  If you can afford online classes it may be worth having an instructor as well as the possible connections you can make.  I highly recommend Sonic Academy as they provide plenty of free material as well as paid tutorials.  They provide high quality products and services and have not once let me down. Regarding free youtube content I recommend watching (and saving so you can easily rewatch) the Mathew Weiss series videos as well as the Video series by SeamlessR. I will include links below.

ADSR – Sounds, Tutorials and Courses

Ableton Tutorials, Cubase Tutorials, Logic Pro Tutorials, Reason Tutorials, Music

Production Tutorials, DJ Tutorials

Point Blank Music School

SoundonSound also has a ton of good articles but they tend to be very technical. Give them a read and if at first you dont understand, learn more then revisit.

Hopefully this helps!

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Manny G

Manny G , Musician and Aspiring Producer

Music production is easier than ever to learn today. Many people will recommend online courses, and while that is certainly helpful, it’s really a lot simpler to get started. YouTube has all the videos and lessons that you’ll ever need.

The most important thing is you want to do is get your feet in the water. The only must-have is access to a DAW. Short for, Digital Audio Workstation, this is the software you will use for your music production. Most beginners start with FL Studio, and this is also what I would recommend as well.

Your success in music production will depend on your love for it. Music production can quickly become very expensive and I would not advise investing much into it until you’re confident that you will enjoy it. The aspiration should the verb – to produce, and not the noun- to become a producer. You must love the process. This is the only way you will excel at practicing, which is so critical to the art.

Nonetheless, one of the most understated and important factors to learning and improving at music production, is being part of a community. Whether it be local friends or joining online music production communities, it’s one of the best ways to stay immersed in the art, and will provide you with a resource for learning, helpful feedback and staying motivated.

One such community that may be of benefit is the online producer’s chat at: Online Community for Music Production – AudioGearz

Members of these communities are glad to offer advice, answer questions, help you learn and give you constructive feedback. The first thing you want to do is take the initial step when it comes to learning music production, and you’ve already done so by asking this question. Best of luck on your journey.

Oliver Presta

Oliver Presta , Been producing EDM for about 2 years

As a producer myself, I know where youre coming from. If you want to really go somewhere with it, you must be musical. Its just not possible to be a MUSIC producer without knowing MUSIC first. I myself play five different instruments regularly and take weekly lessons in music theory just trying to expand my knowledge. Believe me, it is NOT as easy as they say it is. It has taken me about $3000 and countless hours to get to where I am, and Im nowhere close to professional.

To get started, you will need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). This allows you to arrange audio you create and samples and attach effects to them. The top 3 names are Cubase, Ableton, and FL Studio. The Professional versions of each one range from $800 – $1000. For beginners with cash to burn, I recommend FL Studio Signature Bundle; it comes with tons of really good quality generators and effects.

Also, youre going to need a knowledge of timing (BPM, Bars, e.t.c.) and song structure. You can have amazing sound design and mix quality but if your track is off beat it isnt enjoyable. Song structure is a huge part of Electronic music. This is where listening to it comes in handy, you can look for the song structure of different genres of music and learn from that. For example, Dubstep USUALLY is structured like this: intro, build up, chord progression or melody, build up, drop (at around 1 min), breakdown, chord progression/melody, build up, drop (at around 2:40) breakdown, conclusion. This is easy to learn and get the hang of because you can just listen to other songs.

To go anywhere in music production you are going to need to learn Mixing, Mastering, and Sound Design. Mixing is the act of making every sound in your track sound as clear as possible. It is done by taking out excess high-end and low-end, and boosting and cutting your sounds at frequencies that you want louder or quieter. Most people dont know that the actual song is created quite quiet, from around -6 dB to -9 dB. After the producer is happy with the song and it is finished, only then is it mastered using various software and hardware to make it loud and punchy. Sound Design is essential to having your own sound so that people go " oh, this is [insert name here] right?" You also need to understand the elements of sound design to be able to sound professional and get noticed. Take Skrillex for example, if the songs he has out were made with gritty, low-quality sounds, no one would even know of him because the sounds make the artist. It just so happens that hes a sound design god.

Other than that theres loads of software that make production a lot easier, and forums to help you out. But honestly, the #1 most important thing you need to know to become a producer is that you must pour your love into it. I know, it sounds cheesy, but YOU WILL NOT GET GOOD AT IT UNLESS YOU PRACTICE AND PRACTICE AND PRACTICE. I try to spend four hours a day working on a song or trying to create new sounds or understanding software. There is a lot of help out there, tutorials, courses, presets; but the best way to become a better producer is to just work on it on your own. Hope this helped!

Message me if you have any questions, Id be happy to answer them 🙂

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Trey Vittetoe

Trey Vittetoe , Music Producer & Songwriter at Universal Music Group (2008-present)

Originally Answered: How can you learn music production online?

There are some college courses that you can take online – check out Berklee Music Degree, Certificates, Courses

Also, someone mentioned YouTube. There are a ton of great channels that offer solid production and mixing technique, and you can even search out producers that use the same DAW as you (assuming you have recording software).

I’ve produced professionally for years, and I still check out other producers tips all the time.

But if you really are completely new to production, I think a college course or two, just to get you up and running could be super fun and very helpful.

You are welcome to check out my YT channel where I offer production tips as well as pro industry advice.

The best of luck to you!

Yashi Ganguly

Yashi Ganguly , Digital Marketer (2015-present)

Music production is considered to be one of the most rewarding career options for those who have a creative bent of mind and are totally into music.

If you wish to make a bright career out of the music industry, music production is something that you need to master. For this, there are various music production courses in Delhi that you can look for.

The best thing is that you can learn music production online as well. The online music production courses in Delhi offer different kinds of training in digital and electronic music production as well as audio engineering. Visit Keynote Music Academy to know more about the best courses.

Music Studio

Music Studio , Music Producer and Sound Engineer (1994-present)

Hello! First of all, I highly recommend you to check a cool app, called "Good Musician." It is a free offline dictionary, with easy search and navigations, of all music production words, EDM and DJ terms, and sound engineering terminology. An app is totally free without any annoying advertising. It will definitely helps you with teaching music production.

Good Musician – Android Apps on Google Play