The course will give you a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, form, performance, mixing, and more.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 23, 2011
Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course “Composing and Producing Electronic Music” for their upcoming winter term, beginning January 9th, 2012. Students will learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno.
“If you’re a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this course is for you.” says course author and instructor Loudon Stearns. “The course will give you a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, form, performance, mixing, and more.”
The course lessons feature a series of videos describing musical, DAW, and synthesis techniques appropriate to each style of music. For each style, there will also be a research and analysis component, in which students learn to listen critically and adapt to changes in technology and public musical taste. Students are then responsible for creating a complete piece of music for that style. Work can be done in any major DAW that supports AU, RTAS, or VST instruments, including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, or Live.
As the course progresses, the musical examples become more complex as a harmonic language appropriate to the styles is developed. The course takes a similar approach with synthesis, covering the basic concepts of syntheses using a custom-built synthesizer.
You’ll also learn about Native Instruments’ Massive synthesizer, which will help you develop patches appropriate to each style. With a thorough understanding of these patches, you can then apply the same concepts to another synth.
To learn more, visit: http://www.berkleemusic.com
Berkleemusic.com is the award-winning online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, the world leader in music education. Bringing access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum to all students anywhere in the world, Berkleemusic is taking a leadership role in educating the next generation of producers, performers, and entrepreneurs on the evolving music industry landscape. Berklee’s renowned faculty provide a strong portfolio of over 150 online courses and multi-course certificate programs in Music Production, Guitar, Theory, Harmony & Ear Training, Music Business, Songwriting, Drums, Voice and more. Visit http://www.berkleemusic.com for in-depth information on how to advance your music career, sample a lesson, or connect with our dedicated student advising team.