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Become a Music Producer

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A music producer is an all-in-one engineer, mixer, lyric writer, melody creator, and project manager. It's a dream career for the musically inclined. Start here to learn how to guide the record making process, whether shaping the sound of another artist or creating music for your own project.
  • Learn foundational audio and music concepts.
  • Discover the role of a producer and insights into the music business.
  • Practice with Pro Tools, the industry standard software for music.


  • Course 1: Audio and Music Production Careers: First Steps
    • Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.
  • Course 2: Audio Recording Techniques
    • Discover the industry secrets to recording crisp, rich vocals and instrument tracks. Learn techniques for miking, tracking in-studio, and working in any recording space or genre.
  • Course 3: Pro Tools 2021 Essential Training: 101 - The Basics
    • Get up and running with Pro Tools. Learn all of the fundamentals you need to get started, from creating your first session to bouncing down a final mix.
  • Course 4: Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals
    • Professional musician Julian Velard covers the basics of music theory through the lens of songwriting. Explore intervals, chord progressions, voice leading, song forms, and more.
  • Course 5: Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording
    • Glimpse behind the studio curtain to see music recording secrets with the producer/engineer who's worked with She & Him, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, and Sleater-Kinney.
  • Course 6: Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing
    • Join Larry Crane, producer behind albums by The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Jenny Lewis, and Sleater-Kinney, shows you how to get more life and energy out of your existing tracks.
  • Course 7: Audio Foundations: Compression and Dynamic Processing
    • Shows how to improve the sound of a mix using compressors, limiters, gates, de-essers, and other dynamic processors.
  • Course 8: Audio Foundations: EQ and Filters
    • Shows how to properly apply equalization (EQ) to improve the sound of a mix.
  • Course 9: Audio Foundations: Reverb
    • Explains one of the most essential ingredients in audio mixing, reverb—the time it takes for sound to bounce, echo, and decay during a live performance or recording.
  • Course 10: Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation
    • The fundamentals of delay and modulation effects and how to apply these effects, technically and creatively, to improve the sound of a mix.
  • Course 11: Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts
    • Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.
  • Course 12: The Business of Songwriting: First Steps
    • Get started in the business of songwriting. Learn about all of the major organizations, rights, and procedures that songwriters have to deal with in the music business.
  • Course 13: A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks
    • Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.

Taught by

Garrick Chow, Bobby Owsinski, Frank D. Cook, Julian Velard, Larry Crane, Larry Crane, Brian Lee White, Brian Lee White, Alex Case, Alex Case, Richard Stim, Garrick Chow and Evan Sutton


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