In this course, you will be introduced to the basic features, functions, and workflow of DAWs through a practical study of the topic. You will learn how to create templates, record audio, and MIDI, manage projects, and understand the difference between audio recording and MIDI programming. You will master the basics of navigating a DAW so that you can begin composing in various styles. Techniques like the use of Apple Loops, MIDI programming, song structures, and automation will be covered in depth. Various DSP effects like Equalisers Compressors, Expanders, Limiters, Reverbs, Delays, several modulation effects, and basic mixing and mastering techniques will also be introduced.
This module allows you to earn credits towards the Pro Music Production programme at True School. If you choose the credit option and pass this course with a minimum overall grade of 50%, this course will be recognised and counted as completed in your study pathway when you enrol for a full fledged, on campus Pro programme at True School.
Start Date: Jan 2021 | Timings to be announced
Duration: 11 Weeks
For Ages: 15+
Skill Level:Beginner 11 Weeks / 6hours of work per week
5 Credits* Live Classes
Video Lessons Assignments
Quizzes Peer Assessments
Broadband internet connection
A Digital Audio Workstation (Logic Pro X recommended)
MIDI Controller (recommended)
Session 1: Introduction To A DAW - Basics, Setup, Troubleshoot, And Know Your Way Around Logic Pro X. In this session, you will understand what a DAW is and how to go about using it. From basic setups to advanced audio troubleshooting. Everything you would need to know in order for you to move around smoothly inside the software will be discussed. You will also learn how to setup your home studio and understand various musical productions and a 4/4 time signature.
Session 2: Deep Dive Into Logic Pro X And Its Features + Exploring Apple Loops. In today's session you will learn what each feature in Logic Pro X does. Its location and the shortcuts that you should use for efficient project management and creation. You will also dabble with Apple loops and understand the vast musical possibilities that are present just with all of Logics native sounds and plugins.
Session 3: Midi + Audio Recording And Arrangement In this session, we will understand and learn how to go about recording and manipulating midi files. We will also talk about recording audio and then the arrangement process for these created audio and midi files will be discussed in brief.
Session 4: Drummer + Introduction To EQ, Compression, And Reverbs. This week's lesson will cover EQ, Compression, reverbs, and other basic audio production fx that is used on a regular basis.
Session 5: Automations + Automation Techniques.
In this week's lesson we will be covering one of the most important topics on music production - Automation. This will be an insightful session on how to create a dynamic sound.
Session 6: Basic VST Programming Techniques This weeks' lesson covers ....... Basic VST programming techniques. Understanding the commonality between various plugins and how to use any plugin to create a good sound.
Session 7: Understanding Audio FX + Midi FX + Flex (Final Assignment Brief)
In this week's session you will be learning the different types of audio and midi fx present in Logic. We will also dabble around with basic audio editing features like Flex and discuss on the final assignment brief.
Session 8: Plugin Presentation
In this session, you and your classmates will present one logic plugin and do a small presentation along with examples and workflow pointers.
Session 9: Catchup - Questions And Other Insights. Feedback Session On Projects, Personal Music Projects, And Styles/Compositions.
In this week's session we will... Catchup - Questions and other insights. Feedback session on projects, personal music projects, and styles/compositions.
Session 10: Producing A Short Full Track
In this session, we will be producing a full track. Tips, tricks, and basic workflow on how to effectively manage and create a project with ease.
Session 11: Final Exam/Assessment
Brief description of the final exam.
Electronically program music for rhythm section instruments and solo instruments
Simulate realistic performance attributes in programmed music using humanization techniques, midi programming and automation
Perform simple recording of live instruments using a DAW
Identify the function of various MIDI parameters (MIDI channels, velocity, MIDI mapping, etc.)
Demonstrate awareness of popular brands of MIDI equipment and their key features
Configure audio and midi signal flow correctly
Apply appropriate musical instrument parameters (range, playing techniques, etc.) to program music in different styles
Troubleshoot any signal flow or DAW operational problems
Plan and organize equipment and DAW sessions for the best and quickest delivery of the work
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