Music Composition

Learn the basics of note entry, playback, song writing, remixing, and how to create, arrange, and publish professional-looking scores with music composition software like Sibelius and Finale.

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  • view course page for Advanced Instrumentation and Sound Design with KONTAKT

    Learn advanced techniques for customizing instruments and creating sounds with KONTAKT, the cutting-edge sampler from Native Instruments.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drum Programming and Sampling with BATTERY

    Create awesome beats and explore new sounds with this cutting-edge drum and percussion sampler from Native Instruments.

    2h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Frequency Modulation with FM8

    Get up and running with FM8, the next gen FM synthesizer from Native Instruments.

    2h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Digital Synthesis with MASSIVE

    Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.

    3h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

    Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.

    1h 7m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Extreme Sound Mangling

    Make electronic dance music that stands out from the rest, with these extreme sound-mangling techniques. Learn how to use vocoders, flangers, distortion, and more, to create a unique sound.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics

    Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Basslines

    Learn how to create super-pro basslines for your electronic dance music (EDM) tracks.

    1h 52m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Drums

    EDM Production Techniques: Drums with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to create super-pro drum sounds for electronic dance music (EDM) productions.

    1h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Synth Programming Basics

    Synth Programming Basics with Scott Hirsch

    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 Remixing a Song in Logic Pro

    Demonstrates constructing a remix using only a pre-existing vocal track as a starting point.

    3h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Mark Mothersbaugh, Music Composer

    Music composer and DEVO founder Mark Mothersbaugh reveals what drives his projects, from music for film and television, to compelling drawings and work in Photoshop.

    56m 36s
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