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Music Production

Music production is the art and science of creating beats and mixing recording and mastering while managing every aspect of a music project. At Music Inn we teach all our students to produce music and video in the most professional way to enable them to guide artistes effectively such that they are able to help them produce marketable music that is rich in content.

Music Inn boasts a highly equipped music production studio in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya and highly acclaimed music production teachers with 5+ years of experience in the trade. The school is also situated in a conducive area that enables students to interact with one another as they complete their music projects. They also have chances to interact with music students who are learning other instruments in order to see where music production fits in the musical ecosystem.

Our music production classes in Westlands Nairobi Kenya are taught using various music production software. Learning how to use software is an important part of the Music Inn Music Production Course and will be key in helping you perfect the art in this  course.

Our students benefit from enrolling into the modules (taught in-house) learning with the powerful music production software such as; Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro X, Fl Studio, Propellerhead Reason, Acid Pro, Steinberg Cubase, Garageband, Cockos Reaper and PreSonus Studio and on our Master Course. With these softwares, turn your love of music and audio into a career you love at our school. You will be learning music production, composition, scoring, MIDI, recording, mixing and mastering, as well as sound effects and final mix from industry professionals teaching at MIS. Using our professional level equipment and software, including a leading edge audio interface and high end audio monitors, students are able to create orchestral and electronic music scores for films and other visual media.

Our teachers don’t just teach you about the industry, THEY ARE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized professionals who maintain careers on the leading edge of industry trends. They will challenge you to reach your creative potential.

1ST SEMISTER (3-4 MONTHS)

MODULE 1.

Introduction to FL Studio

This section covers the FL Studio desktop and basic workflow. FL Studio allows you to load instruments and samples, play these live or manually enter the note data, record external sounds (from a microphone for example) and play the whole mix back through the mixer (adding effects).

  • Music Production Process
  • Creating Musical Ideas
  • Listening and Analysis
  • Recording
  • Editing
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Music Production Tools
  • Synthesizers
  • MIDI Sequencers
  • Audio Recorders
  • Processors
Intro to Music Production (Logic)

Recently updated to include the exciting new features of Logic 10.5, Intro to Music Production gives students a thorough grounding in essential music production skills in Logic Pro. If you are serious about becoming a professional producer or sound engineer, then it is crucial to master these skills before you can progress further. It is perfect for beginners, but even if you have been making music for some time you will benefit from learning professional techniques from an experienced producer with major artist credits. Music-Inn is an Approved Training Centre for Education, and you will have the opportunity to take the A-Level Standard Certified Pro exam at the end of the module.

  • Logic X Overview
  • Drum Programming
  • Drummer & MIDI Editing
  • Drum Machine Designer & Drum Synthesizers
  • Music Basics & MIDI Effects
  • Virtual Instruments & Other Features in Logic X
  • Audio Processing & Quick Sampler
  • Flex Time & Flex Pitch
  • Live Loops & Step Sequencer
  • Creating Parts & Structure
  • Mixing & Final Mix down
  • Apple Certified Pro Exam
Intro to Music Production (Ableton)

Intro to Music Production gives students a thorough grounding in essential music production skills in Ableton Live. If you are serious about becoming a professional producer or sound engineer, then it is crucial to master these skills before you can progress further. It is perfect for beginners, but even if you have been making music for some time you will benefit from learning professional techniques from an experienced producer with major artist credits. This module also incorporates Ableton’s hardware controller, Push. Point Blank is an Ableton Certified Training Center.

  • Introduction to Ableton Live
  • MIDI & Making Beats
  • Melody & Harmony
  • Audio Warping, Recording & Editing
  • Audio Effects & Controllers
  • Push
  • Introduction to the Instruments
  • Sampling
  • Track Arrangement & Automation
  • Mixing Tools: EQ & Compression
  • Finalizing the Mix
  • Live’s Extended Capabilities

 

MODULE 2

MUSIC COMPOSITION 

It’s relatively easy to get a bunch of loops happening but not everyone can mould them into a finished, dynamic tune. Music Composition will help you achieve this. It shifts the focus from the technical to the musical elements within your track. Even if you don’t make music with lyrics you still need to understand how tracks are structured in order to elevate your music above that of your competitors. If you want to sell your songs and/or make a living from your music, it is crucial to have an understanding of music theory, composition and arrangement techniques.

  • Music and Time
  • Rhythm & Beats
  • Harmony 1
  • Melodies & Creating Riffs
  • Bass lines
  • Hooks
  • Harmony 2
  • Structure & Arrangement
  • Applying Vocals
  • Finishing Tracks
  • Creative Tactics & Workflow
  • Intro to Copyright & Publishing

 

2ND SEMISTER (2-3MONTHS)

MODULE 3

SOUND DESIGN

In Sound Design you will learn to realize your creative potential through the use of cutting-edge music software. Using Native Instruments’ Reaktor you will learn to create your own unique sounds utilizing modular synchs that you have constructed yourself. By the end of the course, you will be able to transfer your knowledge of synthesis and sound design to a wide range of native DAW devices and third party plug-ins to open up a world of sonic possibilities.

  • Fundamental Sound Design Principles and Parameters
  • Modular Synthesis Environments
  • Modulation
  • Subtractive & FM Synthesis
  • Ring Modulation
  • Wavetable & Granular Synthesis
  • Introduction to Physical Modelling
  • Sampling/Re-sampling
  • Drum Design
  • Processing, Layering & Using Effects
  • Sequencing
  • Sound Reconstruction

MODULE 4

ART OF MIXING AND MASTERING

M.I.S’s Art of Mixing course reveals how to mix audio from start to finish. A good mix can lift your music to the next level – whatever style you are into. Whether you want to get your track signed to a label or to ensure that it’s in every DJ’s record box, a solid mix is essential. Featuring Native Instruments software, Waves and UAD plug-ins, our professional sound engineers break the process down and explain exactly what is required to make your music sound bright, punchy and professional. Taught by professional mix engineers.

EDITING MIDI SEQUENCES
  • Editing MIDI Sequencers
  • Exploring Tempo, Key, Song Length, Velocity, Dynamics, Gate Time, Delay, Event-level Editing
  • Fixing Mistakes
  • Correcting Timing
  • Correcting Durations
  • Correcting Dynamics
  • Editing Pitch
  • Cut/Copy/Paste Operations
  • Editing in the Arrange Window – Studio Tools
  • MIDI Mixing and Automation
  • Final Sequencing Project, Part 2
COMMON MIXER CONFIGURATIONS
  • Technical Issues in Mixing
  • Aesthetic Issues in Mixing
  • MIDI Tracks into Audio
  • Bouncing MIDI Tracks to Audio Files
EFFECTS PROCESSING, DSP AND MIXING: PART 1
  • Insert Effects
  • Aux Send and Return Effects in Studio- Set Up a Reverb Send and Return
  • Overview of Effects Types
  • Spectrum Processing : Filters
  • Equalizing the Piano Tracks
  • Mix Practice- Adding EQ and Reverb
EFFECTS PROCESSING: PART 2
  • Dynamics Processing
  • Compressing the Buss Track
  • Gating
  • Time-Based Effects
  • Delay
  • Doubling/Flanging/Chorus
  • Reverb
HARD-DISK RECORDING AND EDITING
  • Sampling Concepts
  • Overview of Hard-Disk Recording
  • Hard-Disk Issues
  • Bouncing a Mix to Disk
  • Non-Destructive Editing
  • Defining Regions
  • Editing a Song Form
  • Defining Regions
  • Editing a Song Form
  • Defining Rhythm Loops
  • Loops and song Tempo
  • Destructive Editing
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • DSP
  • Using the Change Gain and Normalize Commands
  • Using the Silence Command
  • Using the Fade In/Out Commands
PREPARING FILES FOR DISTRIBUTION
  • Preparing Sequence Files for Distribution
  • Importing and Exporting Standard MIDI Files with FL Studio
  • Posting Sequence Files on the Web
  • Audio Distribution Formats
  • Mastering
  • Mastering Tools
  • Mastering for CD, MP3
  • Audio File Compression Overview
  • Making MP3 Files
  • Distributing Audio Files via the Web
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