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Music Production Course

A professional course developed for a comprehensive understanding of music creation and production. Beginning with composition, arrangement and recording all the way to mixing and mastering. This two month course has been designed to give you all the essential skills you need in order to produce and release your music. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, you can use this course to enhance your knowledge and become a better producer.


With the advancement of music production technology it has become possible to create world class produced tracks sitting right at home, on your own personal space. You have incredible DAWs like Cubase, Protools, Ableton etc to help you achieve those results. But like any other field, just having the equipments doesn’t do anything. The skill and the knowledge required to make the best use of these tools separates hobbyists from professionals. We are here to give you those skills and share that knowledge that we’ve acquired through years of experience and hard work.


Whether you’re interested in producing original songs, making your renditions of your favourite cover songs or producing tracks for other artists, this course will enable you to compose, produce, mix and master and upload/release your work on Youtube/Itunes/Spotify etc and share it with the world.


About the faculty:

Siddharth Barooa and Amitabh Barooa started recording and producing songs while still in school with a small bedroom studio setup. After years of working and learning, they finally established Lucid Recess Studio in April 2008. Since then they have recorded and produced over 200 artists from all over the country and a wide variety of genres. Self taught producers; they have been perfecting their craft for over a decade, learning the tricks of the trade through dedication, constant pursuit of excellence and the experience of working with an array of talented artists. They were also named by Rolling Stone India Magazine as one of the top 10 independent music producers in the country in 2017.


Apart from their professional involvement as music producers, they are also well known musicians who have been actively performing with their alternative metal band ‘Lucid Recess’ and live electronic band ‘Lateral’.  

As ‘Lucid Recess’, they have released 3 albums and played in major festivals across the country such as NH7, Great Indian Rock, RedBull Tourbus, Harley Rock Riders, Ziro Festival etc. And have shared stages with international acts such as Megadeth (USA), Steven Wilson (UK),Wolfmother (Australia), Meshuggah (Sweden), Sahg (Norway) to name a few.

With their electronic side project ‘Lateral’, although it’s a very new project, they have already played festivals such as NH7, Ziro Festival of Music, Drift Festival etc. and have performed in pubs across the country such as Bluefrog Banglore, People and Co. Gugaon, Gangtok Groove in Gangtok etc.


Course Details:

Duration: 8 Weeks,

3 classes per week


Lesson 1: Introduction to Desktop Production Tools

 Music Production Process

 Creating Musical Ideas

 Listening and Analysis

 Recording

 Editing

 Mixing

 Mastering

 Music Production Tools


Lesson 2: Signal Flow

 Audio Signals and Connections

 Signal Flow Between Devices

 Studio Configuration


Lesson 3: Introduction to DAW

 Basic concepts of various DAWs

 Learning shortcuts

 Similarities among various DAW and


Lesson 4: Creating Music

Working on musical ideas

Putting ideas to work

Song Composition and Arrangements


Lesson 5: Instrument Recording

Guitar and Bass Recording

 Setting Up Tones

 Using Processors

 Using Pedals

 Micing Amplifires

 Micing Acoustic Guitars

 Using Amp Sims

 Using Impulse Response

 Different tones for different genres

 Using Free Amp Sims and Cabs to get world class tones


Vocal Recording

 Recording Vocal

 Editing Vocals

 Pitch Correcting Vocals

 Using effects on Vocals


Drum Recording

 Setting up Acoustic Drums

 Micing Drums

 Using V-Drums

 Mixing Acoustic Drums


Other Instruments:

 Recording various instruments like Tabla, Saxophone,

  Violin etc


Lesson 6: Introduction to MIDI

 MIDI Messages

 MIDI Signal Flow

 Patterns in Music

 Creating Patterns

 Building an Arrangement from Patterns

 Playing Against a Drum Track


Lesson 7: MIDI Sequencing and Editing

 MIDI Sequencing

 Getting Ready to Record

 Bars, Beats, and Subdivisions

 Real-Time Recording

 Metronome Settings

 Replace and Overdub

 Loop Recording

 Step Recording

 Editing MIDI Sequences

 Exploring Tempo, Key, Song Length, Velocity,

    Dynamics, Gate Time, Delay, Event-Level Editing

 Fixing Mistakes

 Correcting Timing, Durations, Dynamics

 Editing Pitch

 MIDI Automation

 Importing and Exporting Standard MIDI Files

 MIDI Tracks into Audio

 Bouncing MIDI Tracks to Audio Files
















Lesson 8: Music Production Tools and Synthesizers

Working with various Virtual Instruments and Synthesizers.


Lesson 9: Drum Programming

Drum Programming  Introduction

Making programming sound realistic

Using Various Drum Samplers

Exporting from Drums Samplers

Drum Programming for Electronic Music (HipHop/Trap etc)



Lesson 10: Editing

Sampling Concepts

Overview of Hard-Disk Recording

Hard-Disk Issues

Bouncing a Mix to Disk

Non-Destructive Editing

Defining Regions

Editing a Song Form

Defining Rhythm Loops

Loops and Song Tempo

Destructive Editing

Cut/Copy/Paste

DSP

Using the Change Gain and Normalize Commands

Using the Silence Command

Using the Fade In/Out Commands







Lesson 11: Common Mixer Configurations

The Cubase Mixer

Technical Issues in Mixing

Aesthetic Issues in Mixing


Lesson 12: Effects Part 1

Insert Effects

Send Effects

Overview of Effects Types

Spectrum Processing: Filters

Equalisers

Dynamics Processing: Compressors/Gating

Time-Based Effects

Delay

Doubling/Flanging/Chorus

Reverb


Lesson 14: Mixing a session

Mixing a song from scratch using the techniques learned

Tips for faster workflow














Lesson 15: Mastering

Mastering

Mastering Tools

Mastering for CD, MP3


Lesson 16: Preparing Files for Distribution

Preparing Sequence Files for Distribution

Posting Sequence Files on the Web

Audio Distribution Formats

Audio File Compression Overview

Distributing Audio Files via the Web to ITunes, Spotify etc



# Ever batch will have one bands that will be recorded completely Live. Students will have an opportunity to learn everything from setting up to delivering the final mastered file.


# Every student will be given one Lucid Recess Song for mixing practice

Lesson 8: Music Production Tools and Synthesizers

 Working with various Virtual Instruments and Synthesizers.


Lesson 9: Drum Programming

 Drum Programming  Introduction

 Making programming sound realistic

 Using Various Drum Samplers

 Exporting from Drums Samplers

 Drum Programming for Electronic Music

   (HipHop/Trap etc)


Lesson 10: Editing

 Bouncing a Mix to Disk

 Non-Destructive Editing

 Defining Regions

 Editing a Song Form

 Defining Rhythm Loops

 Loops and Song Tempo

 Destructive Editing

 DSP

 Using the Fade In/Out Commands


Lesson 11: Common Mixer Configurations

 The Cubase Mixer

 Technical Issues in Mixing


Lesson 12: Effects

 Insert Effects

 Send Effects

 Overview of Effects Types

 Spectrum Processing: Filters

 Equalisers

 Dynamics Processing: Compressors/Gating

 Delay

 Modulation

 Reverb


Lesson 13: Mixing a session

 Mixing a song from scratch using the techniques learned

 Tips for faster workflow


Lesson 14: Mastering

 Mastering

 Mastering Tools

 Mastering for CD, MP3


Lesson 15: Preparing Files for Distribution

 Preparing Sequence Files for Distribution

 Posting Sequence Files on the Web

 Audio Distribution Formats

 Audio File Compression Overview

 Distributing Audio Files via the Web to

   ITunes, Spotify etc