Introduction to Music Production Masterclass
Welcome to the Introduction to Music Production Masterclass!
The Music Production Masterclass will teach you everything you need to know to make music.
This course is “5-Star Certified” by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions.
This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.
🔥 This class was purposely created for
- Aspiring Producers:
If you are just getting started with music production, this course will be the swiss army knife that you will keep in your belt forever.
If you have wanted to improve your compositions by understanding the tools of electronic music production, recording, and sound design work, this class is for you.
If you are making tracks that rely on presets, and want to learn how to craft your own sounds, this is the course for you.
Improve your compositions by understanding how to use the latest tools in your songs, and record them!
Wherever you are in your journey, the Music Production Masterclass can help you take your skillset to the next level – in much less time and without putting a huge dent in your bank account.
(The starving artist phase comes later. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.)
Ever wondered what all goes into music production? Think of your favorite song. How did such a magical and moving work of art come into existence? And is it possible for you to create your own musical masterpieces? You’ll never know until you try it for yourself! I want to help with that.
“What kind of tools do I need to produce music?”
There is a variety of tools to fit every budget, and I will tell you all about them. Then you will learn how to use your preferred music production tools for making music professionally. Believe it or not – by the end of this ONE masterclass, you will be equipped with the skills to make the music that YOU want to hear.
Your own tracks, on your own computer!
It doesn’t matter if you use a PC or a MAC. What matters is that you’ll be an active music producer after completing our Music Production Masterclass.
NOW is the time to turn your dreams of making music into a reality.
This course follows the tried-and-true curriculum that I’ve already used to teach countless college students in my Music Technology 101 class at an accredited University. It is an honor to make the same quality music education available to you – at 0.001% of the cost of a University course.
Just for you, I’ll also waive the stress of scheduling advisor meetings, paying enrollment fees, and scrambling during registration periods. 🙂
All kidding aside, the Music Production Masterclass signup is super simple. With a couple of clicks and a few keystrokes, you’re set to start learning how to produce music.
Don’t defer your dream of writing and producing quality music a minute longer! The goal of this class is to guide you through how to make original music on the music production tools you already have or can obtain inexpensively.
This course is NOT specific to any DAW Program.
You can use:
- Logic Pro
- Pro Tools
- FL Studio
- Ableton Live
- Garage Band
- Or any of the others!
Seriously… this is a music production course that caters to the tools you are most familiar with or best able to afford. Learn on your own terms.
I’ll be using Ableton Live Suite 10 and 11 in this course as my main digital audio workstation (DAW). Feel free to follow along using your preferred program. You will keep up just fine with the Music Production Masterclass using your own DAW.
I teach concepts in music production. So whatever I do in the class, you’ll also be able to do in your own software.
While I am best known for working with electronic music, this is an inclusive music production course. That means all genres are welcome here!
We will talk about techniques for all genres, sounds, and styles.
This is hands down, the most reasonably-priced quality music education out there. Take a look at all the topics covered:
- The Essentials of Digital Audio
- Equipment: Mac or PC?
- Laptop or Desktop?
- Speakers or Headphones?
- All about Microphones
- What software should you get? Logic pro x, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, FL Studio, or something else?
- How all DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Software works
- Building tracks using the grid
- How to read an audio waveform
- Programming drums and making beats
- Using audio samples for producing music
- Sample Rate and Bit Rate
- Using MIDI
- MIDI Guitars and other Instruments
- MIDI Effects
- Working with Loops
- Finding Loops (for free!)
- Sound Design
- Synthesis types (analog, modular synthesis, physical modeling, Serum, and more)
- Using Samplers
- Building Tracks from Scratch
- Music Mixing
And much, much more!
If you’ve considered the Deadmau5 masterclass, this one has more videos, more project files, and gives you direct access to the instructor through Q&A and private groups.
If you are ready to start making professional-sounding tracks, this is the class that will start you on that journey.
Get started today.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music production course available ANYWHERE **
Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢ “It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier.” – M. Shah
⇢ “Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts… It’s the best investment in leveling up my skills so far..” – Z. Palce
⇢ “Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed.” – A. Tóth
⇢ “VERY COOL. I’ve waited for years to see a good video course, now I don’t have to wait anymore. Thank You!” – Jeffrey Koury
⇢ “I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!” – A. Deichsel
⇢ “The basics explained very clearly – loads of really useful tips!” – J. Pook
⇢ “Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!” M. Smith
Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated instructor – with over 100 courses and over 350,000 students. In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the Innovator. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our Innovator J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on several online platforms. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course , “Music Theory Comprehensive” (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries. He is a PhD in music, and a best-selling music producer, and author. He brings this authenticity to all of his online and in-person courses. ** Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)
- Lectures 137
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 9 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes
Welcome & Overview
Welcome to the class! Let's dive in!
A Brief History of Digital Audio
Learning about analog audio, and how we transitioned to digital audio is a fascinating study, and something we will do in this section.
Hardware: What Gear Do I Need?
Let's talk about hardware: What kind of computer do you need? Microphones? Synthesizers?
Software: The DAW
The DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation, is the main tool we will use. It is the heart of any production studio.
Working on the Grid: Rhythm and Meter
A big part of music production is understanding the grid.
- What is the Grid?
- Horizontal = Time
- Vertical = Tracks
- How DAWs Handle Meter
- Vocabulary: Downbeats, Upbeats, and Offbeats
- Elements of the Beat: Kick, Snare, Hi Hats
- Building the Worlds Most Basic Beat
- Placing the Kick
- Placing the Snare
- Placing the Hi Hats
- Having Fun with Hi Hats
- Looping and Consolidating
Working with Audio
It's time to focus in on audio - and learn how to build tracks using audio samples and tracks.
A Brief History of MIDI
Let's focus in on MIDI for a bit, and talk about where it comes from, and how it works.
What is MIDI?
Now that we know what MIDI is, let's look at how we use it to produce great tracks.
Soon we will talk about Audio Effects and Plugins, but first we need to understand MIDI Effects, and why they are different.
Working on the Grid: Incorporating MIDI
OKAY! Let's make something using audio and MIDI!
Working with Loops
Loops are a fundamental element of electronic music production.
Introduction to Synthesis and Sound Design
It's time to learn some sound design! This is where things really get fun!
- Sound Design in Ableton Live
- Workflow: Working with Live’s Instruments
- Quick MIDI Refresher
- MIDI Clips
- Fold To Scale
- Important Key Commands
- Sound Design Basics
- Synthesis Types
- Synthesis Elements
- Live’s Analog Synth
- Basic Outline
- Programming Analog
- The LFO
- Saving And Loading Patches
- Analog Patch from this Section
Synthesis with Samplers
Let's talk about sampling: This is everything from a drum beat sample, up to a whole track sample.
Starting from Scratch
Let's start from scratch, and start making a new track.
That's all for now! But are you ready to go a little deeper?