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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 Up and Running with Maschine 2

    JK "saintjoe" Swopes—educator behind MaschineTutorials.com—shows how to get started creating your own beats, hooks, and harmonies with Maschine.

    2h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Reason 8

    Get up and running with Reason 8. Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio tracks with this professional-level music production software.

    3h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Cleaning and Repairing Audio with Audacity

    Learn how to quickly clean and repair audio using the built-in tools and effects in Audacity, the popular and free audio editing suite.

    46m 27s
    Beginner
     
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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 30m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Reason 8 First Look

    Reason 8 First Look with Matt Piper

    Take a look at the best new features in Reason 8, from the redesigned interface to the Softube Amps.

    32m 55s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Songwriting in Ableton Live

    Songwriting in Ableton Live with Yeuda Ben-Atar

    Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mixing and Mastering with Logic Pro X

    Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.

    4h 15m
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  • view course page for Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent

    Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, shares his onstage setup, his tips for working with Ableton Live, and insights from his long musical career.

    2h 4m
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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

    Songwriting in GarageBand with Garrick Chow

    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 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 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
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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 55m
    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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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

    Up and Running with Cubase 7 with Pieter Schlosser

    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 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 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 Audio Mastering Techniques

    Audio Mastering Techniques with Bobby Owsinski

    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 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 with 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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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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  • view course page for Pro Tools 9 Essential Training

    Demonstrates concepts and techniques necessary for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Pro Tools 9.

    8h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

    Harness the power and flexibility of Apple’s songwriting software to record, edit, and mix music.

    5h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools 8 Essential Training

    Demonstrates all of the concepts and techniques necessary for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Pro Tools 8.

    10h 30m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Reason 4 Essential Training

    Reason 4 Essential Training with Bruce Williams

    Explores every device in the rack, including the Transport panel, ReGroove mixer, and the RPG-8 arpeggiator.

    4h 54m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro 8 Essential Training

    How to record and mix professional audio using Logic Pro 8, from simple production to multi-take recording.

    8h 13m
    Beginner
     
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