Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
- This course is designed for people with some experience writing electronic music and composing within a DAW on the computer. If you feel like you need to freshen up a little bit on any of the main DAWs, you can check out Logic Pro X Essential Training with Scott Hirsch, Pro Tools 12 Essential Training with Skye Lewin, or Ableton Live 9 Essential Training with Rick Schmunk.
Evan starts with the music production tools that can make it easier to see a song through to completion, such as templates, presets, and foolproof hardware setups. Next, he gets into the heavy lifting, mixing both songwriting and production techniques with tips for dealing with the psychological factors that may trip you up when completing a song. He wraps up the course with techniques that help to clear the final steps of song completion, including building transitions, adding ear candy, mixing strategies for increased efficiency, and simple mastering techniques, whether you choose to master your tracks yourself or hire a professional.
- Planning your track with a problem-solving mindset
- Prepping to record vocals and music
- Using DAW song templates
- Getting basic musical ideas down
- Making decisions that serve the song
- Using channel strip presets
- Creating sections and structure
- Building better transitions
- Adding FX, ear candy, and automation
- Mixing and mastering
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Planning Your Track
2. Production Heavy Lifting
3. Taking Your Track to the Next Level
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