Please note: of this course is available in an online and real life version. Check details to learn what this means.
Do you want to meet inspiring, experienced laptop-dj''s, producers, artists and singer-songwriters? Do you want to learn to shape your own productions in a more effective way? Are you considering a formal education in the field of music production, and could you use some support? Then this course is something for you.
What will you be doing?
In the advanced international course we take an in depth look at the process of music production. You will gain a deeper and extended understanding of all technicalities that exist in electronic music production. You will get necessary insight in the ?network that the process of music production is? in order to link the level of the single sound or beat in your production and the level of your whole song. Music analysis is part of the meetings in order to develop your own signature or vision.
– Developing a working groove at the level of a complete song/production;
– Integrating sound-synthesis and beat-production;
– Equalizing and (multiband) compressing;
– Creating sounds through synthesis (part 2);
– Sampling (recording) and the usage of concrete sound sources;
– Live electronics on stage;
– Working with Space;
– Sound coloring ;
– In depth mixing;
– Understanding and developing your own creative process;
– Analysis of tracks and contemporary, cutting edge compositions in order to understand form and style elements and from there on develop own ideas in a atelier work form.
There is always time to learn about specific subjects that you are personally interested in.
Next to the explanation of the teacher, large parts of the meetings consist of hands-on working with the software. Of course with the possibility to get feedback from the teacher and your fellows!
Course(s) April and May start online
The April and May courses will start online and will be taught online for an unknown number of classes. As soon as lessons can take place at CREA again, physical courses will switch to lessons in the CREA building. For the duration that the course is taught online, the teacher describes the course as follows:
The online course is very interactive: at least half of the two 'online' hours consist of interaction and explanation by the teacher. You can look directly into Ableton with the teacher, you can ask questions at any time, and you can receive feedback on your own music. We will also make use of Soundcloud with the whole group (if you want to!) so you can listen to each other's music extra carefully and give each other feedback.
To work on your music at home, all you need is a corner of a table and a computer, headphones and webcam. We have made special arrangements with Ableton to make the software available for free to all course members for several months during the corona crisis. You will receive a special code with which you can download the software on your computer for free and use it for several months. Each course participant can also buy the software at a discount during the course, should they wish to do so.