Essential Music Production

The complete, no holds barred music production course that gives you the skills and confidence to make professional quality music your way!

LIMITED TIME OVER 50% SALE! £149 £69, or pay in interest-free instalments with Klarna!

Lead tutor Chris has been making music (as well as DJing and turntablism) for 25 years and has amassed an encyclopaedic knowledge of how to make things sound great!

With years of experience as a tutor in classrooms, youth centres, one-to-one, and speaking at conferences, plus of course extensive online experience, he makes everything simple!

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So much more than just a ‘video course’, Essential Music Production combines long form videos with to-the-point clips, audio examples, notes and a reference guide. And we’re so confident you’ll find it amazing that we offer direct support and a full money-back guarantee!

The easy to navigate learning environment tracks your progress and is packed with hours of video, audio, images, and reference guides to accelerate your journey!

What You'll Learn:

Essential Music Production is overflowing with content that will rocket boost your music production skills. Many courses online charge more than us for a single topic, but we wanted to create the ultimate authority on accelerating from a beginner to advanced music maker at a price that aligns with our mission to spread joy through music production. Why pay more?!

We’ll get started from the absolute beginning. What sounds are we hearing in music and how do we characterise them:

  • Character and Structure
  • Drums and Percussion
  • Bass
  • Lead and Arrangement
  • Atmosphere and Ambience
  • Vocals

Whether hardware or software based, there is a basic workflow that all music production takes, and we’ll go through each step:

  • The Music Production Workflow at a Glance
  • What is Sound?
  • The Principles of Recorded Audio and the Signal Chain
  • Electronic Instruments
  • Effects
  • MIDI and Control
  • Sequencing
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Hardware, Software, Analogue and Digital

Creating sounds is an important part of making music, and we’ll go through what the key instruments and effects are, how they work, and how to use them:

  • The Principles of Sound Design
  • Samplers
  • Synthesisers
  • Time-Based Effects: Reverb, Delay, Phasers and Flangers
  • Dynamic Effects: Compressors, Expanders, Limiters, Gates, Sidechaining
  • Harmonic Effects: EQ, Filters, Bitcrushing, Saturation and Distortion

Most people use software at least as part of their music production setup, and maybe completely. We’ll go through what different software does and how to get the best out of it, and look at the advantages of the key competitors on the market to help you make a buying decision:

  • DAWs
  • Plugins
  • Latency
  • Utilities

With so much choice, knowing where to spend your money on hardware can be really daunting. We’ll explain exactly what different hardware is good for, what its key advantages are, and how to pick the gear with the right features for you:

  • Computers
  • Mobile Devices
  • Speakers and Monitors
  • Headphones
  • Audio Interfaces
  • Controllers
  • Synths
  • Drum Machines and Grooveboxes
  • Workstation Keyboards
  • Effects
  • Mixers
  • Microphones
  • Portable Recorders
  • Vintage Gear

Connecting hardware and software can get confusing, and there’s more than you might expect to look out for. Here’s how we get the best value out of our hardware and software by making sure we’re connecting everything properly:

  • Audio Cables
  • Digital and Computer Connections
  • MIDI and Control

Knowing where to get sounds and what to pay attention to with licences and costs is really important, and so is making sure your listening environment sounds as pleasing and accurate as you can:

  • Samples and Presets
  • Room Treatment

Have a Taste...

Feast your eyes on some clips taken from the course! Remember, these clips are taken from long, detailed lessons, everything is explained in total detail from scratch, and every lesson has a full breakdown of what’s taught in the video — with additional clips, audio and graphics examples, and a full quick reference guide!

We get into just the right amount of important detail about how sound works in the studio to make you sound amazing

In-depth, example-led guides to all the instruments and effects you’ll use to make music, both hardware and software

Technical details are important too, like latency, monitor position, and more — all clearly explained and easy to follow

OVER 50% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME! £149 Just one payment of £69, or pay in interest free instalments with Klarna!

What Students Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not! Essential Music Production teaches you how to make music regardless of your chosen software or hardware — indeed, we have detailed sections on how to choose hardware and software so that even if you’re right at the beginning of your journey you’ll be able to make informed decisions and save time and money!

None whatsoever! We teach everything about music production from the ground up in an intuitive, accelerated way. Even if you’ve no idea where to even start, Essential Music Production will guide you through and make your journey effortless.

Good question. There’s plenty of great stuff on YouTube, but it relies on you knowing what you’re searching for, skipping around intros, sponsored segments, ads, and whatever else the YouTuber is talking about. Not only that, but it’s just a video. Essential Music Production is straight to the point, expertly constructed, and as well as each lesson video there is separate audio, video, graphics, and key takeaway reference guide to make sure you have absolutely everything you need all in one place!

Yes! We’re available for direct support if you get stuck on anything, but if you realise that things just aren’t working out at any time in your first month with the course, we’ll give you a full refund!

So, what are you waiting for?!

LIMITED TIME OVER 50% OFF SALE! A single payment of £149 £69, or pay in interest free instalments with Klarna!

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