Music Production

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  • view course page for Music Production Secrets

    A weekly series with Tape Op magazine founder and Jackpot! Recording Studio owner Larry Crane. Every Friday, get a new technique for tailoring effects, gaining sonic control, and opening new creative doors in your recordings.

    2h 46m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Mixing Techniques for Pop Music, Part 1

    Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making song mixing techniques.

    3h 19m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks

  • view course page for Pro Tools 12 Essential Training

  • view course page for Up and Running with Pro Tools

    Learn the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and exporting great-sounding mixes with Pro Tools 12.

    4h 27m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Drums

  • view course page for Mixing an EDM Track

    Mixing an EDM Track

    with Dave Darlington

    Learn how to mix a solid EDM track from raw material with Dave Darlington's Grammy-winning techniques.

    1h 37m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Mixing a Modern Jazz Track

    Mixing a Modern Jazz Track

    with Dave Darlington

    Learn the mixing techniques Grammy-winning producer Dave Darlington uses to transform raw audio tracks into great jazz mixes.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Mixing Techniques with Waves Plugins

    Learn Dave Darlington's techniques for achieving his Grammy-winning sound with Waves plugins, including EQ, compression, reverb, delay and modulation, and mastering.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Pro Tools Mixing and Mastering

    Covers the basic mixing tools that every producer and engineer should know in Pro Tools, from using EQ to add clarity and focus to applying compression and limiting to control dynamics and maximize track levels within a mix.

    10h 32m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation

    The fundamentals of delay and modulation effects and how to apply these effects, technically and creatively, to improve the sound of a mix.

    2h 20m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filters

  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing

  • view course page for Get In the Mix with Pro Tools

    Get In the Mix with Pro Tools

    with Brian Lee White

    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
     

  • view course page for Pro Tools 11 Essential Training

  • view course page for Producing Music for Advertisements

    Help your client achieve the music that matches the vision for their brand, by assessing their needs and turning them into a compelling musical score for their commercial.

    2h 1m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing

    Larry Crane, producer behind albums by She & Him, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Jenny Lewis, The Go-Betweens, and Sleater-Kinney, shows you how to pull more life and energy out of your existing tracks.

    1h 51m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording

    Get a glimpse behind the studio curtain and see music recording secrets in action with the producer/engineer who's worked with She & Him, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Jenny Lewis, The Go-Betweens, and Sleater-Kinney.

    2h 21m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

  • view course page for Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching

    Demonstrates four time-stretching remix techniques in four major digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, and Ableton Live.

    2h 51m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Audio Mixing Bootcamp

    Audio Mixing Bootcamp

    with Bobby Owsinski

    Reveals industry tips, tricks, and techniques for producing professionally mixed audio.

    8h 53m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Pro Tools Projects: Editing Drums Using Beat Detective and Sound Replacer

  • view course page for Pro Tools Projects: Pitch Correction with Antares Auto-Tune Evo

  • view course page for Pro Tools Projects: Time Manipulation with Elastic Audio

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