Music Production: Beginners

Music Production Hong Kong | Beginners

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at the entry level student who has never set foot in a recording studio before and has little or no experience making music on a computer. The course will teach you how to produce music in many musical style. You will learn all about subjects such as creating basslines, making drum loops, song structures, soundcards, sampling, virtual instruments and studios as well as mixing techniques such as using compressors and gates.

This is a practical course that follows a hands on approach enabling the student to get involved in production process from day one which an essential ingredient of our beginners course. You will be encouraged to write and record your music throughout the duration of the course.

Also included in the course is an introduction to the business side of music where you will learn about subjects such as copyright, royalties and publishing which will aid you when you start to release your music.

If you decide to enroll on a one to one course the structure and timetable is flexible where you are able to study during the daytime, evening and weekends. You can attend the course for two half days or one long day per week, it is also possible to accelerate and complete the course in just 2 weeks.

This course is also particularly suitable for people who are thinking of purchasing a home studio or computer but have yet to decide what soundcard, keyboard or software would be the most suitable for their needs. Our tutors and advisors are able to offer informed and impartial advice that will help you choose the best combination of hardware and software to suit your budget.

For further information regarding this or any other course please contact us and an advisor will be happy to assist you.

 

Snapshot of what you will learn during the course

 

Signal flow

– learn about cables, connectors, patchbays and how virtual and hardware mixing desks works

Soundcards and MIDI

– understand how to optimize soundcards and integrate midi instruments and keyboards

Audio/ Sound editing

– learn to trim and edit loops, samples, vocals and how to create your own sampling instrument.

Sequencing

– using the functions and tools found in software production packages such as Logic Pro and Ableton Live

Sound Design

– creating your own sound libraries and the creative use of digital / analog synthesizers, drum machine and sampler.

Sampling

– creating drum loops, sound/drum libraries and the creative use of filters and time stretching

Song structure

– learn to structure songs successfully by understanding tempo, beats, bars, verses and choruses

Song production

– tips and tricks on how to write drum parts, basslines, melodies and hooks

Recording techniques

– using Logic Pro and Ableton Live, learn to record vocals and instruments such as guitars

Mixing

– understanding processors such as compressors, gates and parametric equalizers for mixing songs correctly

Effects

– creative use of plug in effects processors such as filters, reverb, phasers and delays to enhance final mixes

Mastering

– learn the basics of mastering to fine tune your mixes and then produce a final cd master

Music business

– the basics of how to release your music including copyright, royalties and publishing

Course fees

One to one HK$13,800 ( 32 hours )
Group course HK$10,800 (  32 hours, minimum 2 Students )

You are able to enroll on this course at anytime on a one to one basis.

How long does the course last?  for one to one courses the timetable is determined by the student where he/she picks the days/weeks that suits their lifestyle. For example if you were to complete the course over the usual schedule it would take 8 weeks. but if you wanted to fast track the course it could be completed in as little as 2 weeks. Group course timetables are not as flexible and takes 8 weeks to complete.

How many days?  this is the students decision guided by our tutors (one to one course only). For example, most people attend the course for 2 days per week for 8 weeks but some people prefer to study for 1 long day per week for 8 weeks. Others prefer 2 long days for 4 weeks. Timetables are flexible and you are in control. If you would prefer to enroll on a group course you only attend the course for one day a week.

What time of the day do I attend the course?  it is your decision, we have morning, afternoon and evening slots in our timetable, we are open 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 12-5pm on weekends.

Can I change the content of the course?  yes you can, the outline above is simply a guide. It’s your course and you decide what subjects you want to learn with expert guidance from our experienced tutors (only available for one to one courses).

Can I pay in installments?  unfortunately we are unable to offer payment plans at present.

What’s next?  if you would like to enroll, contact us at here and we will do the rest!

 

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