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Music Production in Logic Pro X: The Complete Course

Create, Record, Mix & Master Music in Logic Pro X

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Logic Pro X is the leading Digital Audio Workstation for Apple Mac users, and it's used across professional studios and bedrooms worldwide. Learning how to use your DAW correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it. In this course, you'll gain a deep understanding of Logic Pro X and how to use it to create your own music. You'll learn the enormous power and distinct beauty of this program that's used extensively in today's music industry.

5,089 positive reviews from 29,747 students

  • Access 114 lectures & 19 hours of content 24/7
  • Set up Log Pro X
  • Make music w/ Apple loops
  • Use MIDI & software instruments to create music
  • Record audio, mix it, & more
Note: Software NOT included.

"I am finding it easy to learn the ins and outs of Logic Pro. Logic Pro is full of features and also, when you do the wrong thing, you can get the software in a state that is hard to get out of but, so far, the author of this course has managed to keep this from happening to me." – Patrick Regan

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Working Mac or MacBook
  • Basic music skills
  • Logic Pro X software
  • Basic music production skills is desirable, but not necessary

Course Outline

  • Your First Program
  • Introduction and What you are going to Learn
    • Introduction - 5:05
    • Before you Start, Make Sure you Turn on Advanced Tools - 1:44
  • A Brief Overview of Logic Pro X
    • An Introduction to Logic Pro X - 4:44
    • Part 1: Recording Software Instruments - 6:42
    • Part 2: A Brief Overview of Recording and Editing Synths in Logic Pro X - 8:06
    • Part 3: Recording Audio - 12:45
    • Part 4: Apple Loops Brief Overview - Adding a Drum Loops to our Track - 3:33
    • Part 5: A Brief Overview of Saving and Bouncing - 3:49
  • Setting Up
    • Downloading the Sound Library - 1:48
    • Preferences - 6:56
    • Control Bar - 4:07
    • LCD Display - 2:39
    • Saving and Opening - 7:39
    • Templates - 3:27
    • Tracks - 2:06
    • Musical Typing - 3:45
    • Keyboard Shortcuts and Key Commands - 4:49
    • Screensets - 3:12
  • Making Music With Apple Loops
    • Apple Loops - Part 1 - 8:13
    • Apple Loops - Part 2: Navigation - 6:34
    • Apple Loops - Part 3: Importing - 7:27
    • Apple Loops - Part 4: Create a Groove - 7:55
  • Making Music with MIDI and Software Instruments
    • Software instruments - 5:56
    • Piano Roll Editor - 8:49
    • Tool Bars for MIDI - 10:11
    • Quantizing - 5:50
    • Making a Beat - The Drums - 14:45
    • Making a Beat - The Bass - 8:08
    • Making a Beat - The Keyboard or Keys - 9:42
    • EXS24 and Sampling - 10:42
    • ES2 Synth - 6:08
    • Ultrabeat Part 1 - 16:50
    • Ultrabeat Part 2 - 12:07
    • Drummer - 17:45
    • Score Editor - 14:03
  • Recording Audio
    • Settings up Recording Audio Preferences - 5:20
    • What Type of Microphone to Use? - 9:25
    • Recording Performers to get the Best out of Them - 1:33
    • Multitrack Recording - 7:37
    • Recording External Synths - 7:56
  • FAQ (Frequency Asked Questions)
    • FAQ Intro - 0:28
    • FAQ Monitors - 0:40
    • FAQ 10.3 Update - 1:12
    • FAQ Drum Sample Packs - 0:51
    • FAQ 3rd Party Synths - 0:50
    • FAQ Should Someone else Master your Music? - 2:10
    • FAQ Which MIDI Keyboard Should I get? - 1:49
    • FAQ Which Microphone Should I get? - 2:59
    • FAQ Which Headphones do you use and why? - 1:57
  • Automation
    • Automation - 8:37
    • Multiple Automated Parameters - 5:21
    • MIDI Draw and MIDI Automation - 4:23
    • MIDI Sustain Pedal Automation - 6:15
  • Mixing
    • Channel EQ - 14:22
    • Basic Mixing - 3:27
    • Compressor - Part 1: Main Interface - 15:01
    • Compressor - Part 2: Different Circuit Types - 8:01
    • Panning - 4:59
    • Using Aux Sends - 8:48
    • Using Aux Groups - 5:53
    • Space Designer Reverb - 19:59
    • Space Designer - Part 2: Create your own Impulse Response - 6:17
    • Delay Designer - 7:49
    • Echo - 2:12
    • Amp Designer and Pedalboard - 7:09
    • Sidechain Compression - 8:24
    • Modulation Plugins - 4:35
    • Flex Time - 13:25
    • Flex Pitch - 8:59
    • Bouncing - 2:31
    • Mastering - 17:37
  • 10.4 Updates
    • De-Esser 2 - 9:12
    • Vintage Console EQ - 7:04
    • Vintage Graphic EQ - 2:11
    • Vintage Tube EQ - 9:12
    • Studio Strings - 11:53
    • Studio Horns - 6:59
    • Vintage Mellotron - 3:28
    • Step FX - 9:19
    • Phat FX - 14:11
    • ChromaVerb - Part 1: Main Window - 9:02
    • ChromaVerb - Part 2: Room Types - 3:25
    • ChromaVerb - Part 3: Details Window - 5:33
    • Smart Tempo - Part 1: Overview - 5:05
    • Smart Tempo - Part 2: The Editor and Recording Audio - 8:28
  • Logic Pro X Update Videos - Effects
    • Space Designer FX - 15:49
    • Touch Bar - 5:05
    • Arpeggiator - 14:56
  • Logic Pro X Update Videos - Making a Beat
    • Apple Loops - 16:16
    • Make a Beat - The Drums - 12:47
    • Make a Beat - The Bass - 11:45
    • Make a Beats - The Keyboards or Synth - 14:43
    • Drummer - 12:43
  • Logic Pro X Update Videos - Synths
    • Alchemy Part 1 - 9:46
    • Alchemy Part 2 - The Advanced Tab
    • Alchemy Part 3 - Envelopes, Modulation and Effects - 13:31
    • Alchemy Part 4 - The MSEG Envelope - 9:23
    • Alchemy Part 5 - Mod Mapping and Show Target - 4:33
    • Alchemy Part 6 - The Arpeggiator - 13:59
    • Alchemy Part 7 - Morph - 9:38
    • Alchemy Part 8 - Sampler - 17:32
    • Alchemy Part 9 - Custom Performance Controls - 14:51
    • Alchemy Part 10 - Velocity Layers
    • Alchemy Part 11 - Round Robin - 6:57
    • Sculpture Synth - 17:55
  • How to use the B3 Organ in Logic Pro X
    • B3 Introduction - 2:11
    • Brief Overview - 2:19
    • Main Window - Controls - 9:23
    • Main Window - Presets - 4:11
    • Main Window - Split - 5:49
    • Rotor Cabinet Window - 14:49
    • Options Window - 11:08
    • Effects Window - 4:20
    • Expert Window - Essentials - 2:41
  • How to use the Vintage Electric Piano in Logic Pro X
    • Part 1 - Brief Overview - 2:30
    • Part 2 - Effects - 10:46
    • Part 3 -Details - 8:52
  • How to use the Vintage Clav in Logic Pro X
    • Part 1 - Main Window - 7:12
    • Part 2 - Effects Window - 6:50
    • Part 3 - Details Window
  • Logic Pro X Update Videos - Recording Audio
    • Audio Interface - 3:57
    • How to Mix a Voiceover - 11:22
  • Bonus Lectures
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 1 - 18:11
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 2 - 15:39
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 3 - 19:26
    • Sean Genockey Interview - Part 1 - 13:44
    • Sean Genockey Interview - Part 2 - 17:00
    • Sean Genockey Interview - Part 3 - 12:23
    • Charlie Barnes Interview - Part 1 - 19:47
    • Charlie Barnes Interview - Part 2 - 19:11
    • Paul Statham Interview - Part 1 - 17:27
    • Paul Statham Interview - Part 2 - 14:39
    • Peter Darling Talks to Tomas George - Part 1 - 19:40
    • Peter Darling Talks to Tomas George - Part 2 - 19:51
    • Tomas George Interview - 10:25
    • Andrew Potterton Interview - Part 1 - 19:15
    • Andrew Potterton Interview - Part 2 - 19:17
    • Andrew Potterton Interview - Part 3 - 9:01

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Music Production in Ableton Live 10: The Complete Course

Learn Music Production in Ableton Live 10 & Dive into Creating, Recording + Editing Your Own Music

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

This course is all about Ableton Live 10, which is a software for music sequencing and is a digital audio workstation for OS X and Windows. Ableton Live is used across professional studios, bedroom studios and also as a performance tool for live performance. Learning how to use your DAW correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it. In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Ableton Live 10 and the tools and techniques that go into creating, recording and editing your own music.

2,297 positive reviews from 12,329 students

  • Access 113 lectures & 11 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand the basics of Ableton Live 10
  • Dive into recording & editing MIDI and audio
  • Explore creating your own beats
Note: Software NOT included.

"The lectures are informative and deliver the walk-through I expected. Very detailed explanations of every adjustment possible with the right balance between technical terms and sound results. Great course! Highly recommended!" – Kristian Velkov

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC, laptop, iMac, or MacBook
  • Basic understanding of music
  • Basic music production skills is desirable, but not necessary
  • Ableton Live 10 software (preferably Ableton Live Suite)

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 1:27
    • Main Overview of Ableton Live 10 - 7:57
  • Creating a Track in the Session View
    • Part 1 - Getting Started - 6:48
    • Part 2 - Creating the Music - 6:45
    • Part 3 - Starting Writing in MIDI - 5:11
    • Part 4 - Adding Drums with the Drum Rack - 8:45
    • Part 5 - Adding Final Ideas - 6:42
    • Part 6 - New Instruments + Parts Overview - 3:28
    • Part 7 - Final Set Organization Tips - 3:15
    • Part 8 - Introduction to Session View Arrangement - 9:51
    • Part 9 - More Session View Arrangement Tips - 4:07
    • Part 10 - Record into the Arrangement View - 5:32
  • Getting Started in Ableton Live 10
    • Editions Comparison for Ableton Live 10 - 2:50
    • Editing in the Arrangement View - 6:08
    • MIDI Editor Recap - 5:32
    • Recording Audio - 4:25
    • Warping Audio - 6:38
  • Setting Up
    • Main Preferences - 6:12
    • Downloading Packs - 4:25
    • Control Bar - 1:44
    • Browser - 9:29
  • Song Analysis
    • Song 1 - Chord Progressions - 6:52
    • Song 1 - Melodies - 5:04
    • Song 2 - Drum Beats - 4:53
    • Song 3 - Unusual Chords - 4:43
  • New Features for Live 10
    • Wavetable Synth - Part 1 - 9:23
    • Wavetable Synth - Part 2 - 8:50
    • Capture - 4:18
    • Echo - 17:41
    • Drum Bus - 7:08
    • Pedal - 3:26
    • Split Stereo Pan Mode - 1:56
    • Multi-clip Editing - 3:31
  • Live 10.1 Update Videos
    • New Automation Features - 4:13
    • Channel EQ - 3:35
    • Wavetable Synth - Import your own Wavetables - 2:50
    • Delay Audio Effect - 8:02
  • Tension Instrument
    • Tension Instrument - Part 1 - 7:48
    • Tension Instrument - Part 2 - 8:54
    • Tension Instrument - Part 3 - 5:07
    • Tension Instrument - Part 4 - 9:54
  • Racks
    • Drum Rack Overview - 7:05
    • Drum Rack - Organisation - 4:52
    • Drum Rack - Tabs - 1:43
    • Drum Rack - Sends and Returns - 2:46
    • Drum Rack - Creating a Beat - 2:36
    • Drum Rack - Sample Layering - 5:13
    • Drum Rack - Macros - 5:18
    • Drum Rack - Choke - 2:57
    • Drum Rack - Quantization - 3:06
    • Instrument Rack - 8:09
    • MIDI Effects Rack - 5:46
  • Simpler and Sampler
    • Simpler - Sampler Overview - 3:37
    • Simpler - Classic Mode - 12:20
    • Simpler - 1-Shot - 4:02
    • Simpler - Slice - 4:04
    • Simpler - Right Click - 2:09
    • Simpler - Controls - 7:50
    • Sampler - Part 1 - 10:51
    • Sampler - Part 2 - 9:56
    • Sampler - Part 3 - 8:00
    • Sampler - Part 4 - 6:11
    • Sampler - Part 5 - 2:57
    • Sampler - Part 6 - 7:03
  • More Instruments
    • Operator Synth - 9:19
    • Electric - 9:36
    • External Instrument - 9:51
    • Impulse - 10:12
    • Impulse Multi-Output - 6:26
  • Audio Effects
    • Amp - 3:27
    • Auto Filter - 4:47
    • Auto Pan - 3:13
    • Beat Repeat - 12:41
    • Cabinet - 4:01
    • Chorus - 6:32
    • Compressor - 8:20
    • Sidechain Compression - 3:55
    • Corpus - 6:39
    • Dynamic Tube - 2:31
    • EQ Eight - 10:26
    • EQ Three - 1:59
    • Erosion - 2:42
    • External Audio Effect - 6:39
    • Filter Delay - 5:55
    • Flanger - 4:49
    • Frequency Shifter - 3:34
    • Gate - 7:52
    • Glue Compressor - 6:06
    • Grain Delay - 8:07
    • Limiter - 6:01
    • Looper - 6:02
    • Overdrive - 3:14
    • Phaser - 3:31
    • Ping Pong Delay - 4:23
    • Redux - 2:47
    • Resonators - 7:16
    • Reverb - 13:50
    • Saturator - 5:31
    • Simple Delay - 5:58
    • Utility - 3:15
    • Vocoder - Part 1 - 12:15
    • Vocoder - Part 2 - 2:11
  • MIDI Effects
    • Arpeggiator - 10:53
    • Chord - 1:40
    • Scale - 2:03
    • Chord, Scale and Arpeggiator - 3:31
    • Length - 5:11
    • Pitch - 3:43
    • Velocity - 8:32
  • More Features
    • Quantize MIDI - 4:44
    • Quantize with Grooves - 6:31
    • MIDI Mapping - 4:10
    • Max Introduction - 3:29
    • Export Settings - 3:34

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Mastering Audio for Music Producers in Logic Pro X

The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Own Music in Logic Pro X

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

If you're looking for a Digital Audio Workstation that will fulfill all your music production needs at an affordable price point, then Logic Pro X is it. In this course, you'll learn how to master this program and start making professional sounding masters right away. You'll actually learn by doing using the built-in features from Logic Pro X as well as free plugins.

322 positive reviews from 3,214 students

  • Access 46 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Practice mastering while you learn
  • Learn all the tools & processes to make great sounding masters
  • Master the mindset of a professional mastering engineer
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"Just what I was looking for. Clearly explained, thorough, not too technical." – Jess Knubis

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Mac or MacBook with a working copy of Logic Pro X
  • Basic music production understanding & skills
  • Basic understanding of Logic Pro X

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you are Going to Learn - 2:49
  • The Mastering Chain
    • Practice Tracks for Mastering - 0:31
    • Introduction to the Basic Mastering Chain - 0:42
    • Gain Staging - 3:38
    • EQ Recommended Practices - 5:54
    • Compressor Recommended Practices - 5:45
    • Limiting Recommended Practices - 5:21
  • Pre-Mastering Practices
    • Peak Headroom vs Dynamic Headroom - 5:31
  • Dynamics
    • Compression - Part 1 - 11:39
    • Compression - Part 2 - 7:03
    • Compression - Part 3 - 6:17
    • Compression - Part 4 - 13:02
    • Limiting - 7:42
  • Mastering Mindset
    • What is Mastering/What is a Master - 1:55
    • Mixing vs Mastering - 2:20
    • Mastering your own Music vs Hiring a Mastering Engineer - 3:10
    • What is Loudness? - 2:43
    • What are Dynamics? - 3:26
    • What is EQ? - 1:45
  • Monitoring
    • Fixed Monitoring Level - 5:15
    • Recommended Practices for Monitoring - 7:27
    • Finding the Loudness Sweet spot - 6:47
    • Reference Tracks - 7:59
  • Metering
    • Loudness Normalization - 5:39
    • Loudness Units (LUFS) - 6:29
    • True Peak - 4:56
  • Authoring
    • Export Settings from Logic Pro X - 8:27
    • Album Mastering/EP Mastering - 12:12
  • Advanced Techniques
    • Dynamic EQ - 5:19
    • Mid-Side Processing COMPLETE - 5:52
  • Update Videos
    • Automation - Volume - 8:19
    • Automation - EQ - 5:23
    • How To Blind Test Your Master - 5:38
    • CD Mastering - 17:45
    • Mastering with Multipressor - 6:30
    • Orban Loudness Meter - 5:38
  • Mastering with Vintage EQs
    • Tube EQ - Part 1 - 14:14
    • Tube EQ - Part 2 - 8:11
    • Graphic EQ - 15:04
    • Console EQ - 15:44
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:27
  • Bonus Section
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 1 - 15:39
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 2 - 14:05
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 3 - 15:20
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 4 - 15:27
    • Paul Baily Interview - Part 5 - 9:40

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Music Production + Mixing in Presonus Studio One 4

Create, Record, Edit, Mix & Master Your Own Music Like a Pro

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

This course is all about Studio One 4, a digital audio workstation for Windows and OS X. Studio One is used by bedroom producers and professional studios worldwide. Learning how to use your DAW correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it. In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Studio One 4 and how to learn the tools and processes to create, record, edit, mix and master your own music. You'll learn the beauty and the power of this software that's used by many professional producers today.

113 positive reviews out of 590 students

  • Access 61 lectures & 9 hours of content 24/7
  • Set-up your gear & navigate yourself around Presonus Studio One 4
  • Synthesis with Presence + other synths in Studio One 4
  • Mix your music using Compression, EQ, Reverb + more
  • Avoid common pitfalls & mistakes other Studio One users make
Note: Software NOT included.

"It covered all the basics about using Studio One and allowed me to start using it to mix songs" – Kelvin Sakumoto

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Working PC, laptop, iMac, or MacBook
  • Basic understanding of music
  • Basic music production skills are desirable, but not necessary
  • Studio One 4 (preferably Studio One Artist or Professional)

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Studio One
    • Introduction and What You're Going to Learn - 1:52
    • Basic Overview of the User Interface + Windows - 9:05
  • Getting Started in Studio One
    • Start Page Overview, Detailed Audio Setup and Settings for Creating a New Song - 6:28
    • Making Music With Loops - Part 1 - 11:45
    • Making Music With Loops - Part 2 - 10:44
  • Making Music with MIDI in Presonus Studio One 4
    • Setting up your MIDI Devices / Qwerty Keyboard - 5:41
    • Creating a Software Instrument + MIDI Recording - 15:01
    • Piano Roll and Basic MIDI Editing - 11:27
    • Basic MIDI Editing, Quantization + Velocity - 11:01
    • Arrangement Overview and Creating Song Markers - 13:24
  • How to Record and Edit Audio in Studio One
    • Recording Audio Setup - 3:51
    • How to Record Audio - 4:28
    • Basic Audio Editing Tools - 8:50
    • Loop Recording and Choosing Takes - 12:54
    • Recording Takes to Layers - 7:59
    • Comping Audio - 9:21
    • Auto Punch - 8:08
  • Synths and Sound Design in Presonus Studio One 4
    • First Look Into Synthesis - Mojito Part 1 - 13:43
    • First Look Into Synthesis - Mojito Part 2 - 9:33
    • Presence PT 1 - Global Controls - 10:05
    • Presence PT 2 - Filter - 8:03
    • Presence PT 3 - Amp Envelope - 6:28
    • Presence PT 4 - LFO's + Mod Matrix - 15:01
    • Presence PT 5 - ENVELOPE 2 - 5:47
    • Presence FX : PT 1 - FX B - Gater, EQ, Distortion, Pan - 14:07
    • Presence FX : PT 2 - FX A - Reverb + Delay - 11:37
    • Presence FX : PT 3 - FX A - Modulation - 10:23
  • Quick Mix Guide
    • Introduction to the Mixing Section - 0:23
    • Using Folders and Buses to Organize your Mixes - 9:30
    • Markers Recap - 0:59
    • Volume and Panning - 17:20
    • Stereo Imaging - 4:35
    • Introduction to EQ - 7:47
    • Advanced EQ Tips - 14:55
    • Compression Introduction - 14:28
    • Introduction to Reverb and Reverb Sends - 15:37
    • Exporting Your Song - 7:04
  • Mastering - Studio One Professional only
    • Setting up a Mastering Project - 2:55
    • Crash Course in Mastering - Using a 'Project' in Studio One - 17:02
  • Mixing in Studio One - Mix Walkthrough
    • Mix Walkthrough Introduction - 3:15
    • Part 1 - Organization - 4:09
    • Part 2 - Bus's + Levels - 9:39
    • Part 3A - Time Correcting Guitar and Piano - 8:21
    • Part 3B - Time Correcting Multi Tracked Drums - 11:11
    • Part 3C - Time Correction Final Tips - 3:51
    • Part 4 - Chord Track - 6:47
    • Part 5A - Brief Look at Melodyne - Quickly Tuning Vocals - 5:37
    • Part 5B - Tuning Tips in Melodyne - 9:54
    • Part 6 - Sample Replacement for Drums - 14:23
    • Part 7 - Panning - 10:56
    • Part 8 - EQing Drums - 20:56
    • Part 9A - Mixing Vocals - 7:48
    • Part 9B - Mixing Vocals Continued - 6:09
    • Part 9C - More Vocal Mixing - 12:03
    • Part 10A - Mixing Piano - 8:57
    • Part 10B - Mixing Guitars - 13:30
    • Part 11 - Drum Mixing Tips - 9:51
    • Part 12 - More Guitar Mixing - 11:01
  • Installing and Downloading Studio One 4
    • How to Rent to Own Studio One from Splice - 6:20
    • How to Download the Demo Version of Studio One - 4:47
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:10

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Music Production 101: Producing + Songwriting for Beginners

Be Armed with Consistent Writing & Production Workflow and Finish Your Own Tracks

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Still struggling to finish tracks? Fed up of relying on others to fill in the gaps? This course will have you compose, produce and arrange a song from scratch, and document the entire process. All examples in this course are shown in Logic Pro X. By the end of this course, you will be armed with a consistent writing and production workflow, which will have you finishing as many tracks as you start.

44 positive reviews from 347 students

  • Learn the basics of writing a Drum Beat
  • Write bass lines & melodies
  • Learn the basics of mixing & mastering
  • Understand how to write chords
  • Understand the basics of song arrangement
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"This is one of the finest musical courses I've seen. I've gained a deeper understanding of how to compose a song and actually completed a project even though I use a different DAW." – Les Gaines

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Working PC, laptop, iMac, MacBook
  • Studio One (preferably Studio One Artist or Professional)
  • Basic understanding of music
  • Basic music production skills

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you're going to Learn - 0:32
  • Writing Different Instrument Parts
    • Writing a Chord Progression - 11:37
    • Writing a Bass Part - 10:18
    • Building a Drum Beat - 8:57
  • Writing a Melody and Arrangement
    • Writing a Melody - 17:15
    • Arrangement - Part 1 - 14:23
    • Arrangement - Part 2 - 19:06
  • Vocal Melodies and Instrumentation
    • Vocal Demo Melodies - 4:31
    • Instrumentation - 18:18
  • Mixing + Mastering
    • Mixing Introduction - 0:30
    • Mixing Levels - 13:44
    • Mixing Demo Vocals - Part 1 - 11:59
    • Mixing Demo Vocals - Part 2 - 9:40
    • Mixing Final Touches - 3:05
    • Demo Mastering - 10:59
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:07

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DIY Music Business 101: Learn About the New Music Industry

Build a Career in the New Music Industry as an Independent Music Artist

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Still scratching your head over things like copyright, royalties, and publishing? Not sure where all of the money comes from? No more tiptoeing in the dark. This course is for independent music artists and producers looking to pursue a career in the new music business. Until now, you have probably tried to Google many of these industry concepts, but came away even more confused! Or you have found many resources, but they don’t explain how things work today. After taking this course, you will feel more confident and better informed when navigating the ever-complex business of music.

43 positive reviews from 2,186 students

  • Access 31 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand music business concepts such as copyright & royalties
  • Get started as an independent music artist
  • Know where all of the royalties come from & how to collect them all
  • Understand how instant music listening works

"What a fantastic course! These guys cover everything! I thought I was going to get the same old social media lecture everyone else and their cousin gives. Nope, I got information I have not heard anywhere else. Practical, good advice. I have so much more to consider now that I'm going to retool my approach to marketing my own music. Thanks guys, y'all rock!" – Ben Balser

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you're going to Learn - 0:43
    • Getting Started with Royalty Collection - 6:55
  • Understanding the Modern Music Business
    • Introduction to this Section - 1:15
    • Copyright any Royalties Overview - 2:33
    • Royalties as the Songwriter - 2:50
    • Publishing Admin Companies - 4:43
    • Performing Rights Organizations - 3:00
    • A Brief Overview of Copyright - 4:38
    • Record Companies and Record Deals - 2:37
    • Distributors - 5:00
    • Spotify and Spotify Pre-Saves - 2:34
    • Preparing for a Release - 3:53
    • Spotify Continued - 6:11
    • Money - 3:45
    • The Importance of Video - 3:26
    • Demos - 1:46
    • Standing out - 1:50
    • Followers vs Fans - 3:32
    • Websites - 3:48
    • Recommended Resources - 3:34
  • Building your Brand and Artist Entrepreneurship
    • Building and Monetizing your Fan Club - 7:12
    • Pre Save Spotify Toneden - 2:40
    • Fan Links Toneden - 3:04
    • Creating a Website with Square Space - A Brief Overview - 4:30
    • How to make a Lyric Video in Final Cut Pro X - 9:36
    • Finding Templates for a Lyric Video or Visualizer - 4:46
    • How to Find a Freelancer to Editing a Music Video Template - 3:28
    • How to set up Amazon Affiliate Links and where to put them - 5:32
    • Outsource and create logo with Freelancer Competitions - 8:52
    • Creating a Print on Demand t-shirt with Merch by Amazon - 11:02
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:19

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Massive X Synthesizer: Native Instruments Massive X Guide

Your 1-Hour Guide to Confidently Use Native Instruments Massive X on Building Your Own Sound

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

This course will teach you the essentials of sound design, synthesis, and music production in Massive X. With 16 lectures, you’ll not only learn all the tools and processes to edit presets, but you’ll learn how to make your own sounds from scratch. It will cover everything you need to know about Massive X including oscillators, modulation, filters, envelopes, routing, LFOs, FX, and much more. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to confidently use Massive X to edit presets and create your own sounds.

13 reviews from 206 students

  • Access 16 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Confidently use Native Instruments Massive X to build your own unique sounds
  • Become more confident in sound synthesis & rely less on presets
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Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile content viewing
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Working copy of Massive X
  • Digital audio workstation that can host Massive X
  • Basic understanding of the music production process

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and what you're going to learn - 0:43
  • Getting Started with Massive X
    • Getting Started - 7:58
  • More Features of Massive X
    • Voicing - 6:12
    • Routing - Part 1: Intro - 8:52
    • Routing - Part 2 - 5:29
    • Routing - Part 3 - 2:09
    • Macros - 2:56
    • Performer - 7:02
    • Performer Tabs - 5:21
    • A Brief Overview of the Wavetable Modes - 1:38
  • Modulating Parameters
    • Modulation - Part 1 - 3:25
    • Modulation - Part 2: Envelopes - 6:15
    • Modulators - Part 3: T Modulators - 2:32
  • Advanced Features of Massive X
    • PM Oscillators - 2:37
    • Aux Modulation - 2:21
    • How to Set Up Additional Oscillators - 1:56

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Digital Music Distribution: Spotify, Apple Music, Streaming

The Beginner's Guide to Get Your Music Onto All the Streaming Platforms Without a Record Label

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Did you know that you can get your music on all of the major streaming platforms without signing a record deal? In this Beginners Guide, you'll learn the step-by-step process of publishing your music to all of the online streaming platforms including Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, TIDAL, and much more! It will also show you how to pitch your music to online music blogs, playlists, and radio stations. This course also takes you through many of the best practices that you need to consider before you release your music to the world.

47 reviews from 4,726 students

  • Access 21 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Distribute your music to all online streaming platforms
  • Create media assets using free & inexpensive online tools
  • Submit your music to online playlisters & tastemakers

"Well made and good information in there. I've already had some courses about music distribution and still got a lot of information out of this one." – Ulrich Hünemörder

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you are Going to Learn - 0:58
    • Audio Files Preparation - 3:27
  • CD Baby Overview
    • Distributor Choices - 0:41
    • CD Baby Setup Overview - 1:07
  • Spotify for Artist
    • Spotify Artist Profile - 7:18
  • How To Submit Your Music To Playlists And Blogs
    • SubmitHub Overview - 2:55
    • SubmitHub Artist Profile - 1:43
    • SubmitHub Dashboard - 1:34
    • SubmitHub Setup - 5:29
    • Submitting to Playlists - 10:14
    • How to Get your First 1000 Streams on Spotify - 3:04
  • Artwork, Visualizers and Email Newsletters
    • Design Artwork for free with Canva - 6:29
    • Photoshop Templates - 4:24
    • Music Visualizers with After Effects - 4:01
    • YouTube Videos with iMovie - 1:09
    • How to Create a Email Newsletter for your Audience - 4:13
  • Outsourcing Artwork and Visualizers
    • Outsourcing with Freelancer - 3:56
  • CD Baby Setup
    • Setup - Part 1 - 16:19
    • Uploading Artworks and Tracks - 1:59
    • CD Baby - Payment - 1:46
    • Distribution - 4:33

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Songwriting in Logic Pro X for Electronic Music Producers

Write the Next Big Electronic Hit with Essential Techniques & Tips Used by Pros

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Want to become a songwriter? In this course, you'll learn the essential techniques and tips used by producers today to write and produce songs. You'll learn how to use Logic Pro X as an electronic producer to write your very own songs from scratch.

253 positive reviews from 4,231 students

  • Access 50 lectures & 6 hours of content 24/7
  • Write memorable melodies & melodic tunes
  • Improve at songwriting in general
  • Write your own chords & build songs
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"Perfect timing! I was immediately able to apply what was taught in this module to a project I am working on - more specifically, using multi-out to add effects to a specific instrument from Ultrabeat." – Carlos Souza

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Mac or MacBook with a working copy of Logic Pro X
  • Basic understanding of songwriting & music production process
  • Basic understanding of Logic Pro X
  • Basic music production skills is desirable, but not necessary

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you are Going to Learn - 2:25
  • Making Drums and Bass Parts
    • Writing Drums and Bass Parts Introduction - 1:11
    • Making Drum Beats with Ultrabeat - 14:27
    • Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer - 8:48
    • Writing Bass Parts - Part 1 - 15:03
    • Writing Bass Parts - Part 2 - 4:53
    • Writing Drums and Bass Parts Assignments - 0:44
  • Writing Chords
    • Writing Chords Introduction - 0:56
    • Writing Chords - 19:38
    • Experimental Chords - 9:44
    • Writing Chords Assignment - 0:56
  • Writing Melodies
    • Writing Melodies Introduction - 0:58
    • Writing Melodies - Part 1 - 19:28
    • Writing Melodies - Part 2 - 5:12
    • Writing Melodies - Part 3 - 10:38
    • Arpeggiator - 8:02
    • Writing Melodies Assignment - 0:59
  • Arranging the Track
    • Arrangement Introduction - 1:21
    • Arrangement - 18:14
    • Arrangement Continued - 16:16
    • Adding Effects and Instruments - 18:27
    • Arranging into a New Song - Part 1 - 14:57
    • Arranging into a New Song - Part 2 - 17:31
    • Arranging into a New Song - Part 3 - 8:24
    • Arrangement Assignment - 0:38
  • Mixing
    • Mixing Introduction - 1:02
    • Cleaning up and Basic Mixing - 15:52
    • EQ - 11:45
    • Tuning Drums - 5:58
    • Compression - 10:56
    • Group Compression - 10:56
    • Sidechain Compression - 10:30
    • Reverb and Delay Sends - 7:58
    • Automation - 6:58
    • Mixing Assignment - 0:58
  • Recording Audio
    • Recording Audio Equipment - 10:55
    • Recording Audio - 4:01
  • Writing Lyrics and Vocal Melodies
    • Vocal Melodies Introduction - 1:04
    • Verse A Section - 6:56
    • Chorus and Harmonies - 5:12
    • Verse B and Pre Chorus - 5:20
    • Verse 2, Chorus and Middle 8 - 17:37
    • Song Title - 0:50
    • Vocal Melodies Assignment - 1:00
    • New Lecture - 0:26
  • Creating a Story with Lyrics
    • Lyrics Introduction - 1:02
    • Creating a Story with Lyrics - Part 1 - 15:25
    • Creating a Story with Lyrics - Part 2 - 14:37
    • Lyrics Assignment - 0:54
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:28

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