COMPLETE PRODUCER COURSE MONTH 1

Class 1 : Orientation with Raghav Sachar

                                                                                                                                       

  • Introduction to Music Production and Sound Engineering   

  • Studio Tour/ Hardware/ Outboard gear/ Dub room essential

  • What are snakes?

  • Understanding patch bay

  • Overview of Logic Pro Arrange Window

  • Different areas where Mixing Engineers and Music Producers can Grow and Earn Money

Class 2 : Creating Personalised Templates (Production)

  • Creating Project

  • Creating Audio Tracks

  • What are Software instruments?

  • Customisation of Toolbar(Key Signature/Time Signature/Tempo/Time duration etc.)

  • Overview of general, recording, advanced preferences 

  • Understanding different sample rates and bit rates

  • What is sample rate conversion ?

  • Understanding buffer size and latency

  • Saving your template

Class 3 : Musicality-1 (Instrument)

  • Using MIDI Keyboard

  • Basics of Music

  • Major and Minor scales

  • Majors and Minors chords

  • Keyboard Expression(Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitch bend, Vibrato

Class 4 : Microphones and Miking Techniques (Engineering)

  • Types of microphones

  • Difference between dynamic and condenser microphones

  • What are polar patterns on condenser microphones

  • Using different polar patterns for different results

  • What is a Pop Filter?

  • Miking Vocals

  • Miking Different Instruments (saxophone, guitar)

  • Multiple Mic Capture

  • Mic Isolation(Noise Gate)

  • Difference between solid state and tube mic and their combination with pre amps

Class 5 : Basic Recording(Arrange Window) (Production)

  • Inputs and Outputs

  • Enabling Record

  • Recording in Mono and Stereo  

  • Recording Singular and Multiple Audio Tracks

  • Recording Software Instruments

  • Metronome Settings

  • Recording with Pre-roll

  • Recording Punch

  • What is Quantise?

  • Setting preferred Quantise

  • What is bounce?

  • Overview of bounce window

  • Saving Project

  • Loading Saved and Auto-Saved Project

Class 6 : Basic Editing (Arrange Window) (Production)

  • Understanding basic editing tools and creating shortcuts

  • Using zoom tool effectively

  • Vertical and Horizontal Zoom Shortcuts

  • Duplicating Tracks

  • What is region ?

  • Copy/Paste region

  • Loop region

  • Move region

  • Undo/Redo

  • Trimming Audio

  • Accessing Scissor Tool via shortcut

  • Accessing Glue Tool via shortcut

  • Accessing Fade Tool via shortcut

Class 7 : Grooves and Time Signature (Instrument)

  • What is Time Signature?

  • Half Time and Double Time Grooves

  • Different Rhythm Styles

  • Break Beat

  • Basic Grooves(Rock, Funk, etc)

  • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8 and 7/8 Grooves

  • Adding multiple Time Signatures in a Project

  • Adding multiple key signatures in a project

Class 8 : Basic Programming using Apple Loops (Production)

  • Introduction to Apple loops

  • Using pre recorded grooves from Apple loops

  • Searching for the right loops (bass, keyboard)

  • Basic Groove Creation

  • Mixing 4-5 Groove elements to make a Big Groove Ensemble

  • Editing the waveform for apple loops

Class 9 : Equalisation(Engineering)

  • Understanding Basic Frequency Ranges - Subs,Low Mids, High Mids, Highs

  • What are Filters?

  • Understanding and Usage of High pass and Low pass Filters

  • What is Notch?

  • Accentuating Frequencies(Wide Notch, Narrow Notch)

  • Identifying Frequency Range by ear (Broadly, Narrowly, Precisely)

  • Using preset EQ’s 

  • Using frequency analyser 

Class 10 : Working with MIDI and Piano Roll (Instrument)

  • Recording MIDI 

  • Editing MIDI in Piano Roll

  • Transposition

  • Usage of MIDI learn

  • Overdubbing MIDI

  • Using Pencil Tool to enter MIDI

  • Using sustain pedal

  • Recording 3-4 software instruments

Class 11 : Understanding Mixer Window (Engineering)

  • Volume Control

  • What is Pan?

  • Overview of busses

  • What are sends and returns?

  • Assigning Inputs and Outputs

  • Selecting Multiple Tracks 

  • Solos and Mutes

Class 12 : Coherence - Raghav Sachar

  • Creating a groove

  • Equalising the groove

  • Recording Software instrument

  • Editing in piano roll

  • Recording vocals on a condenser microphone

  • Editing vocals in arrange window

  • Basic mixing in mixer window