COURSES

MUSIC PRODUCTION

The music production course we offer here at Private Institute Cyprus School of Sound, is designed to equip you the learner with an in depth knowledge of industry standard DAW (digital audio workstation), as well as familiarizing you with key music technology terminology and the different types of hardware that we meet in a recording studio.

Through a practical and theoretical framework, you will learn various music production techniques in order to create your own music compositions and built your portfolio, whatever the musical genre you are interested in.

About the Course

Even at early stages, you will learn anything you need to know, in order to get you started with computer music composition right away.

The learning experience will be focused on applying your software skills in music making. This will be further reinforced by arrangement/composition guidance, as well as introductory music theory / harmony lessons. This will help you to fully utilize and express your musical ideas, create musical structure and generally fuel your creativity. Furthermore, introductory lessons in Sound synthesis will provide you, the knowledge to use various software synthesisers and use them to create your own sounds.

By the end of the course, you will have the necessary knowledge to be able to record, program, edit, mix and master your music.

The Music Production course is designed for the students who want to learn to use technology to write their own music

Resources

The lessons will take place in a class of maximum 8 students, where every student will be able to work with the latest software and hardware.

The classroom is equipped with a smartboard to stimulate interactive learning. Every student is allocated a brand new iMac running the latest DAW software and also has to his/her disposal a professional audio interface as well as, headphones and a controller keyboard.

Support

In addition to the plentiful resources and the cutting edge technology, that every student will be able to enjoy, highly experienced teacher, will be there every step of the way, to offer individual guidance and help you nourish and develop your creative musical skills.

Is this course for me?

This course is composition focused and is aimed at musicians, composers and individuals who want to master essential skills in order to compose music within the DAW (digital audio workstation) environment.

The lessons will be delivered in a simplified, streamlined, yet methodical way, without the use of complicated jargon and unnecessary information. The lessons will be easy to follow, even if you are a complete beginner in music technology, yet still challenging for someone who is more experienced.

Enrollment periods

September
January
April

Course length

10 months
Two hour lesson once per week

Student requirements

(Desirable but not necessary)

Basic Music Theory / Harmony
Basic Piano skills

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction to music technology
  • Introduction to Hardware equipment
  • Introduction to Audio Production Principles
  • Introduction to Audio Engineering Principles
  • Introduction to Acoustics
  • Use of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
  • Midi Programing
  • Midi Editing
  • Intro to Audio Recording
  • Intro to Audio Editing
  • Sampling
  • Introduction to Sound Synthesis
  • Use of Software Instruments
  • DAW Automation
  • Use of Dynamics
  • Equalization
  • Use of Effects
  • Mixing Techniques
  • Audio Mastering
  • Arrangement

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