new group class:
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
In this five-week online course, students will learn the basics of electronic music production to create original songs from start to finish. Using the web based programs Sumotunes and Bandlab, students
will learn basic production skills such as mixing, remixing, drum programming, using MIDI instruments, applying effects, arranging songs and importing/exporting audio into a DAW (digital audio workstation). This course is perfect for beginners and no previous musical experience is required. Led by Mr. Jason Mullinax.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Day and Time:
Monday from 4:00-5:00 pm
March 8th - April 5th
$200, 5 week online course*
*Tuition price only. Does not include new student registration fee of $27.50 or card processing fee.
RSM reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, all unused tuition fees will be refunded.
All that's needed is a computer with an internet connection. Headphones optional but recommended.
Week 1 (Sumotunes): In the first week, students will gain a solid understanding of basic electronic
music production, including some key terms and concepts such as DAW, MIDI and the difference between traditional composition and composition using electronic instruments. Also students will be able to program their first drum beat.
Week 2 (Sumotunes): In week two, students will become familiar with additional electronic sounds and instruments and will master inputting and arranging a simple tune in Sumotunes. Students will also learn how to download and share their work.
Week 3 (Bandlab): In week three, students will spend time learning about the pros and cons of using different types of workstations. In addition, they will deepen their understanding of electronic composition by integrating prerecorded loops, editing loops, drums, and MIDI.
Week 4 (Bandlab): In week four, students will add effects to their composition and will learn advanced editing techniques such as panning, automation and splicing. We will also spend time learning how to import and export audio/wavs/MIDI from online to a local workstation. Students will receive guidance on how to compose their own short musical piece and how to save and download their creations in the new software.
Week 5 (Bandlab): In the final week of the course, students will finalize and perform for the group their composition. Other classmates will have the chance to provide impressions and constructive feedback on each composition in an introduction to peer review.
Extra fun: Trade stems with a friend and remix each other’s songs!