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Learn how to mix, master, and record music with digital audio workstation (DAW) recording software and hardware such as Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro.

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  • view course page for Songwriting in Logic Pro

    Learn how to write your songs in Logic Pro. Get your demo ideas down quickly and polish them into songs worth presenting to your band mates, producer, publisher, or label.

    3h 37m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent (Preview)

    Get a sneak peak at our upcoming course with Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, as he shows his onstage setup, and shares tips for working with Ableton Live and insights from his career.

    12m 43s
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  • view course page for Songwriting in GarageBand

    Learn how to write, record, and mix a song in GarageBand in 9 simple steps.

    1h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Songwriting in Pro Tools

    Learn how to write a song in Pro Tools, one of the programs professional musicians turn to to record their song ideas quickly and then polish them into demos worth presenting to partners, producers, and record labels.

    1h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MainStage 3

    Turn your laptop into a live-performance instrument, and learn to play backing tracks, process vocals, and loop sounds with MainStage.

    2h 47m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Synth Programming Basics

    Learn how synthesis actually works, how to sculpt sound with filters and envelopes, and how to craft your own synth patches, including leads, pads, drums, and bass.

    1h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Making Beats in Logic Pro X

    Start making music with Logic Pro X. Author and Logic Pro insider Dot Bustelo walks through every facet of basic drum programming in Logic Pro, including choosing the right drum kit for the beat, recording, quantizing, sampling, and slicing as well as using the new Logic X beat-making features of Drummer and Arpeggiator.

    4h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for GarageBand Essential Training

    GarageBand is free and comes with every Mac. Learn how to lay down tracks with its built-in loops or record your own music with real instruments.

    4h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: Reverb

    Explains one of the most essential ingredients in audio mixing, reverb—the time it takes for sound to bounce, echo, and decay during a live performance or recording.

    3h 5m
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  • view course page for Get In the Mix with Pro Tools

    Watch Brian Lee White and Alex Case perform advanced audio adjustments inside Pro Tools, while they guide you through their reasoning in the built-in video window.

    2h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Get in the Mix with Logic Pro

    Watch Brian Lee White and Alex Case perform advanced audio adjustments inside Logic Pro, while they guide you through their reasoning in the built-in video window.

    2h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started in Audio and Music Production

    Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.

    25m 20s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Programming Beats in Ableton Live 9

    Learn how to make beats for house, dubstep, drum and bass, juke, trap, and hip-hop tracks, with Ableton Live.

    2h 27m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for GarageBand for Mac New Features

    Discover the top 10 new features in GarageBand for Mac OS X 10.9, and how they can lead to better recordings.

    1h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Reason 7

    Learn how to make music with Reason, and bring the features of a professional recording studio right into your home.

    4h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro X Essential Training

    Takes you over the Logic Pro learning curve, showing how to compose, record, edit, and mix great sounding music.

    7h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools 11 Essential Training

    Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools.

    9h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for New Ways to Create Music with Logic Pro X

    Harness Logic Pro X's powerful features to make music in brand-new ways.

    2h 24m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with SONAR X2

    Take control of every step of the audio production process and start making great sounding music in this fast-paced SONAR X2 tutorial.

    3h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Building a Commercial Soundtrack in Audition

    Learn how to create a high-energy, engaging soundtrack for an Internet or TV commercial that underscores your client's brand and visual message.

    53m 30s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for iPad Music Production: GarageBand

    Presents GarageBand for the iPad—an inexpensive app that allows you to record and edit music with both real and virtual instruments.

    2h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Making Music with Ableton Push

    Compose melodies and basslines, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—away from the computer—with the colorful, intuitive Ableton Push controller.

    1h 46m
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  • view course page for iPad Music Production: Auria

    Record great-sounding music with Auria, the first major digital audio workstation designed specifically for the iPad.

    2h 41m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro X New Features

    Dive into the new streamlined, modern interface and creative tools for musicians and producers, in this tour with a Logic Pro X insider.

    1h 45m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools 11 New Features

    Walk through the most anticipated new features included in Pro Tools 11, the industry-leading DAW.

    33m 11s
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  • view course page for Audition CC Essential Training

    Discover the powerful tool set offered in the audio post-production application Audition CC.

    5h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with REAPER 4

    Learn your way around REAPER, an inexpensive but powerful DAW for recording live performances and MIDI tracks.

    2h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Cubase 7

    Get up and running with the cutting-edge DAW Cubase 7 in this quick one-hour class.

    1h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Ableton Live 9 Essential Training

    Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live.

    7h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with FL Studio

    Get started making music with the popular one-stop shop for music production, FL Studio.

    2h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats

    Guides you through the process of making beats for hip-hop, electronic dance, or any other commercial genre of music in Logic Pro.

    2h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mixing a Short Film with Logic Pro

    Explore a powerful round-trip workflow between Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro that enables sound editors to quickly mix dialogue, sound effects, and music for film.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Studio One

    Start making music with the powerful, intuitive controls in Studio One and these tutorials from producer and remixer Josh Harris.

    1h 55m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Ableton Live 9 Tips and Tricks

    Dive deep into some of the advanced features that Ableton Live offers for unique and creative manipulation of sound.

    1h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance

    Shows how to use Ableton Live on stage for performing original music with or without other musicians, recording live performances, and taking your DJ set to the next level.

    2h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Ableton Live 9

    Discover how to get started creating and recording music with Ableton Live 9 in just two hours.

    2h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mixing a Short Film with Pro Tools

    Explore a powerful round-trip workflow between Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools to quickly mix dialogue, sound effects, and music for film.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Audio Mastering Techniques

    Explore essential mastering concepts and techniques used by experienced audio engineers to create a cohesive album from a set of mixed tracks.

    2h 0m
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  • view course page for Mixing a Short Film with Audition

    Shows filmmakers and audio engineers how to import, edit, mix, and export the dialogue, sound effects, and music for a short film and provide the best audio impact for the video's story.

    1h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mixing a Hip-Hop and R&B Song in Pro Tools

    Take a peek over Brian Lee White's shoulder as he sequentially moves through the mixing process for a hip-hop track, from layering the drums to processing the vocals.

    4h 9m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

    Arrange songs for radio play and club remixes using four different digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, and Reason.

    2h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Reason 6.5

    Get a jumpstart on Reason, the virtual music studio used by some of the world's most popular musicians and DJs.

    2h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mastering for iTunes

    Mastering for iTunes Bobby Owsinski

    Author and recording engineer Bobby Owsinski demonstrates best practices for mastering music and audio destined for sale on Apple iTunes with their new Mastered for iTunes high-resolution audio program.

    18m 4s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Audacity

    Shows nonaudio professionals how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio.

    1h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Melodyne Advanced Techniques

    Reveals the advanced techniques that professional musicians and producers use to get the best-sounding results from Melodyne.

    3h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Audition CS6: New Features Workshop

    Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in Audition CS6.

    1h 42m
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  • view course page for Audition CS6 Essential Training

    Demonstrates all of the major features of Audition and prepares sound editors to start enhancing and correcting audio—whether it's music, dialogue, or other sound effects.

    4h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools 10 Essential Training

    Illuminates the process of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for music and postproduction.

    8h 54m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools 10 New Features

    Highlights the new features in this release of Pro Tools, the audio production software from Avid.

    33m 9s
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  • view course page for Ableton Live 8 Essential Training

    A comprehensive overview of Ableton's live audio and MIDI sequencing software and the techniques required to compose, record, and edit music.

    7h 20m
    Beginner
     
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