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The Music School Bangalore

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Associate Degree In Music Production And Composition

Become an expert in music production and composition with our Associate Degree. Gain hands-on experience and industry knowledge to start your music career.

2 Year Course

Awarding Body: OFQUAL UK

Credits: 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5

Intake: July and Feb

Live practical studio sessions

Course Highlights

  • Receive guidance from professional musicians with years of performance and teaching experience.

  • Utilize state-of-the-art studio facilities and participate in practical exercises led by seasoned sound engineers.

  • Mac labs, and SSL Matrix studios for practical sessions guided by expert producers and composers.

  • Participate in workshops led by global talents, and perform in weekly open mic events at the school.

  • Yes, the credits can be transferred to AIMS to continue your studies in Australia

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  • Using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

    • Layout of a DAW: Learn the key functions and windows of a DAW.

    • Key Commands, Screen Sets, and Customisation: Understand how to customise and navigate DAWs efficiently.

    Synthesis

    • Historical Background of Synthesis: Explore the origins and development of synthesis.

    • Context of Synthesis within Music Production: Understand the role of synthesis in music production.

    • Key Synthesizers: Learn about significant synthesizers and their functions.Oscillators/LFO
      Envelopes (ADSR)
      Modulation
      Pitch

    • Creation of a Synth Patch: Develop skills to create and manipulate synth patches.

    Sampling

    • Historical Background of Sampling: Study the evolution of sampling in music.

    • Context of Sampling within Music Production: Understand the importance and application of sampling.

    • Key Functions of a Sampler: Learn the core functionalities of a sampler.

    • Creation of a Drum Patch: Create drum patches using sampling techniques.

    • Creation of a Melodic/Pitch-Based Patch: Develop melodic and pitch-based patches.

    Audio & MIDI Editing

    • Practical Applications for Audio Editing: Master the processes of chopping, time stretching, and reversing audio.

    • Practical Applications for MIDI Editing: Learn MIDI editing techniques, including hyper editor, velocity, and programming.

    • Quantization: Understand the creative and corrective uses of quantization.

    • Automation: Learn how to automate mixer, plug-in, and instrument parameters in various modes.

  • Mixing

    • Key Effects and Their Functions: Explore essential effects and their uses.

    • Fader Balance: Learn the importance of balancing faders.

    • The Use of Sends: Understand send effects and side chaining.

    • Basics of Mixing: Develop a foundation in mixing techniques, including stereo imaging and depth.

    • Introduction to EQs, Dynamic Processors, and Spatial Effects: Learn about different types of EQs, dynamic processors, and spatial effects.

    • Introduction to Mastering and Analyzers: Gain basic knowledge of mastering and the use of analyzers.

    Critical Listening & Programming

    • Identifying the Programming of Drum Beats: Develop skills to program drum beats.

    • The Use of Synthesis and Effects: Learn critical listening techniques to use synthesis and effects effectively.

    • Drum Programming within Multiple Styles: Master drum programming across various music styles.

    • Stylistic Awareness of Genres: Enhance your awareness of different music genres and their stylistic traits.

    Basic Music Theory Part 1

    • Fundamentals of Music Theory: Gain a foundational understanding of music theory principles.

  • Studio Sound Mixing

    Description: Mixing is a crucial area of employment within production. An understanding of mixing is essential for individuals involved in media production, including music, film, and gaming. A bad mix can constrict the potential of a good song, film, or game.

    Course Content

    Planning Skills

    • Reference Tracks and Their Purpose: Learn the importance of reference tracks.

    • Creation of a Plan: Develop a mixing plan using industry examples.

    Principles of Mixing

    • Frequency: Understand frequency management in mixing.

    • Level, Stereo, and Depth: Learn about level balancing, stereo imaging, and depth in mixes.

    • Mixing Domain: Explore the differences between analogue and digital mixing.

    Processes Within Mixing

    • Organization: Labeling tracks and color coding for efficiency.

    • Editing: Strip silence and other editing techniques.

    • Referencing Mixes: Learn to reference mixes in different environments and equipment.

    Tools of Mixing

    • Meters and Monitoring: Use metering tools and monitors for accurate mixing.

    • Dynamic Processors and Equalisation: Apply dynamic processing and EQ techniques.

    • Automation: Automate various parameters in your mix.

    • Effects: Use effects such as reverb, delay, distortion, exciters, and stereo spread.

    • Routing and Bussing: Learn routing techniques and how to create sub mixes.

    • Send Effects and Effect Chaining: Utilize send effects and chain effects for creative mixing.

    Module 3 - Studio Audio Mastering

    Description: Mastering is an essential process in producing a commercially viable musical product. Any professionally released track has undergone mastering, making it a vital skill in the music industry. Mastering engineers understand the relationship between the finished product, music retail, and royalties.

    Course Content

    Listening

    • Frequencies and Dynamics: Understand the frequencies and dynamics associated with different styles/genres.

    • Evaluation of Material: Evaluate frequency and dynamic content of material to be mastered.

    • Assessment of Monitoring Response: Assess monitoring response and acoustic properties.

    • Metering and Analysis: Use metering and analysis tools to support listening and evaluation.

    Audio Treatment

    • DAWs in Audio Mastering: Learn the DAWs used in mastering.

    • Hardware/Software Selection: Select appropriate devices for audio treatment.

    • Use of Equalization and Compression: Apply EQ and compression techniques (broadband and multi-band).

    • Stereo Image and Limiters: Adjust the stereo image and use limiters.

    • Loudness Standards: Understand loudness levels in relation to end formats (CD/digital, vinyl).

    Technical

    • Final Masters Creation: Select and use software for creating final masters.

    • CD Mastering (Red Book): Learn CD mastering standards and coding required information (ISRC, Barcode, Catalogue Number, CD Text).

    • Working with Digital Audio: Understand digital audio (compression, bit depths, sample rates, dither, etc.).

    • Vinyl Mastering: Learn about the limitations and techniques for vinyl mastering.

    • Audio Editing: Edit audio for mastering, including top/tail editing and noise removal.

    • Proficiency in Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs): Develop hands-on experience with DAWs, understanding their layout, key functions, and customisation.

    • Comprehensive Understanding of Synthesis: Learn the historical context, key synthesizers, and functions, and create and manipulate synth patches.

    • Expertise in Sampling Techniques: Gain knowledge of the historical context and key functions of sampling, and develop skills to create drum and melodic patches.

    • Advanced Audio & MIDI Editing Skills: Master practical applications for editing audio and MIDI, including quantization and automation.

    • Foundational Mixing Skills: Learn key effects, fader balance, use of sends, and basics of mixing, including introduction to EQs, dynamic processors, spatial effects, and mastering.

    • Enhanced Critical Listening and Programming: Develop the ability to critically analyze and program drum beats, use synthesis, and apply effects through critical listening.

    • Stylistic Awareness of Music Genres: Enhance your understanding of various music genres and their stylistic characteristics.

    • Basic Music Theory Knowledge: Gain a solid foundation in music theory principles.

    • Planning and Organizational Skills: Learn to create mixing plans, organize resources, and manage time effectively.

    • Mastering Techniques: Develop skills in mastering, including evaluation, audio treatment, and technical proficiency in final master creation.

What you can expect in the course

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Hands-On Training with Professional DAWs

Learn to create and record music using industry-standard software like Logic Pro and Ableton Live. Our course provides in-depth training on the layout, key commands, and customisation of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). You'll gain essential skills for any modern music producer, enabling you to produce professional-quality tracks right from your home studio.

Expert Audio & MIDI Editing Techniques

Master the art of editing audio and MIDI with advanced techniques like quantization, automation, and critical listening. Our curriculum covers practical applications for chopping, time stretching, and reversing audio, as well as MIDI programming and velocity editing. These skills will allow you to fine-tune your productions and bring your creative vision to life with precision.

Comprehensive Mixing & Mastering Curriculum

Understand the entire mixing and mastering process, from managing frequencies and levels to using dynamic processors and spatial effects. You'll learn how to create balanced mixes, apply send effects, and achieve a professional stereo image. Our course also covers the final mastering stage, teaching you how to prepare your tracks for commercial release with techniques used by top mastering engineers.

Global Recognition & Career Opportunities

Study with faculty trained under the legendary AR Rahman and benefit from our course affiliations with prestigious institutions in the UK and Australia. These affiliations ensure that your qualifications are globally recognised, providing you with opportunities to study abroad and pursue international careers in music production. Our comprehensive training and industry connections will help you turn your passion for music into a successful profession.

Key Features

Chithreena Medis

As a music enthusiast from Sri Lanka, taking an online course Music Production at The Music School Bangalore has been an incredibly enriching experience. The course structure is well-organized, catering to both beginners and advanced learners. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and skilled, providing clear and comprehensive guidance throughout the sessions.

Student | Music Production

Start your music career today

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  • A diploma in music production is a comprehensive program that teaches students the skills and techniques required to produce high-quality music. It covers topics such as sound design, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.

  • In a music production course, you'll learn the fundamentals of music production, including software skills, music theory, acoustics, and studio techniques. You'll also gain hands-on experience in creating your own music and collaborating with other musicians.

  • A music production degree can lead to exciting career opportunities in the music industry, such as music producer, sound engineer, DJ, or composer. You'll also develop valuable skills in creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

  • Music production classes can vary in duration, but most diploma programs typically take 1-2 years to complete. Some courses may also offer flexible schedules or online learning options to accommodate your needs.

  • You'll work with industry-standard software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio, and gain hands-on experience with professional equipment such as mixing consoles, microphones, and studio monitors.

  • No prior experience is necessary! Our music production course is designed for beginners and intermediate learners, and our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way.

  • Graduates can pursue careers in music production, sound design, live sound engineering, post-production, and more. You'll also be prepared to work as a freelancer or start your own music production business.

  • Yes, our music production course provides students with access to state-of-the-art studios and equipment, allowing you to gain practical experience and build your portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Career Opportunities
 

This course provides an industry-recognised qualification with multiple career opportunities such as:


Performer | Solo Artist

Songwriter | A&R Assistant

Session Musician | Record Label Assistant

Producer | Mixing Engineer Assistant 

FOH Engineering Assistant


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Visit the school

Take a tour of our school to familiarize yourself with facilities and consoles

Reserve a Demo

Expect a call from our counselor to schedule a 30-minute meeting with the instructor.

Submit the form

Make sure to fill the form in detail. We go through each application carefully to get to know you

Enroll

Purchase the course before the admission closing date to secure your spot in the program.

Meet our instructors

Meet with the teacher to discuss any specific questions you may have, clarify course prerequisites.

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