Class information

Provider Coursera logo
Institution Berklee College of Music
Code N/A
Language English
Next session To be announced
Estimated workload 6-8 hours/week
Level N/A
Categories Music, Film, & Audio
Instructors Loudon Stearns


Start date Duration
Past Feb. 2, 2015 6 weeks
Past Oct. 13, 2014 6 weeks
Past July 14, 2014 6 weeks
Past April 28, 2014 6 weeks
Past Jan. 27, 2014 6 weeks
Past Oct. 14, 2013 6 weeks
Past July 19, 2013 6 weeks
Past March 1, 2013 6 weeks

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With the recent introduction of high-quality-low-cost software and hardware, the tools of music production are now available to the masses. Albums are made in bedrooms as well as studios. On the surface this is liberating. Anyone can make an album for the low cost of a couple pieces of gear and a software package. But, if you dig deeper, you will find that it is not so easy. Producing music requires knowledge, dedication, and creativity.
Knowledge is where this course comes in. No matter what kind of music you are making, there is a large set of tools that you ...

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You should be able to perform the following tasks in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), such as GarageBand, Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Reason, SONAR, or Digital Performer:

  • Create audio tracks
  • Add audio effects (EQ, Noise Gate, Compressor, Delay, and Reverb)
  • Create MIDI tracks
  • Add a software synthesizer to a MIDI ...


1 post

  • Zette
    Written 2 years, 6 months ago
    Materials: Good
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Successfully Completed (with Certificate)
    Fairly good course that requires a lot of dedication to obtain a certificate. It would have been better with more practical examples.

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