Lynda A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks TUTORiAL
So many of us have rough recordings or bare bones song ideas just sitting on our hard drives, waiting to be finished… This course provides strategies for completing those tracks and releasing them to the world. It's based on industry pro Evan Sutton's own workflow for being a more productive, prolific music producer.
Evan starts with the music production tools that can make it easier to see a song through to completion, such as templates, presets, and foolproof hardware setups. Next, he gets into the heavy lifting, mixing both songwriting and production techniques with tips for dealing with the psychological factors that may trip you up when completing a song. He wraps up the course with techniques that help to clear the final steps of song completion, including building transitions, adding ear candy, mixing strategies for increased efficiency, and simple mastering techniques, whether you choose to master your tracks yourself or hire a professional.
*Planning your track with a problem-solving mindset
*Prepping to record vocals and music
*Using DAW song templates
*Getting basic musical ideas down
*Making decisions that serve the song
*Using channel strip presets
*Creating sections and structure
*Building better transitions
*Adding FX, ear candy, and automation
*Mixing and mastering
Lynda Digital Release and Promotion Strategies for Musicians TUTORiAL
The biggest issue musical artists face is how to get people to hear and purchase their music. Luckily, today's digital platforms offer a variety of ways to engage new customers and longtime fans. In this course, author Evan Sutton explains the best practices for self-releasing and promoting music online. He begins by discussing how to ready a release for online distribution, including mastering, ISRC codes, online aggregators, and setting release dates. He moves into online promotional strategies, including blogs, press releases, free download strategies, exclusives, and streaming options.
He then discusses email-marketing strategies for capturing contact information, scheduling emails, and working with email marketing platforms like MailChimp. He wraps up the course talking about maintaining momentum with an audience, including consistency in promotion, audience interaction, horizontal networking, and hiring third parties to assist in the project.
Readying your finished tracks for mastering
Self-mastering vs. working with a mastering engineer
Choosing an online aggregator
Setting a release date
Targeting blogs that fit your brand
Writing a press release
Using social media
Sending promotional emails
Maintaining a connection with your audience
Freshly Squeezed Samples Structure And Arrangement TUTORiAL MERRY XMAS
Structure and arrangement—two concepts that appear simple initially, but are more involved than people realize.
No matter how good you are at sound design or mixing, if you don’t know how to structure a song, then you’re selling yourself short as a producer. It’s an area that many producer neglect, simply because they feel that it’s too easy (and that may be the case for some), or that it’s boring.
Which is why we’ve put together this course: Structure and Arrangement in Electronic Music. The course features 25 videos split into different sections: Structure Analysis, Track Analysis, Workflow, and Song Creation. Each section teaches something different with tips being shared sporadically throughout
What’s Taught in the Course?
The course is quite theoretical and analytical, which makes total sense considering learning structure is something that comes best through study. As such, we’ll be starting off by avoiding practical work and instead studying the structure of different genres and tracks, scattering tips and insight along the way.
Both tension and energy as concepts make an appearance soon after the Structure Analysis section before leading into the more in-depth Track Analysis and then workflow techniques. To conclude the course, we create a full track from start to finish, placing heavy focus on structure and arrangement.
What is Structure and Arrangement? Why is it Necessary?
Tension and Energy
What is Tension and Energy?
Building an Energy Map
Trance Track A
Trance Track B
House Track A
House Track B
Building a Loop
Fleshing Out a Basic Structure
Composing and Editing Parts
Adding FX for Tension and Energy
Preparing for Mixdown
Udemy Hit Songwriting Secrets: How To Craft A Hit Song TUTORiAL
Learn the Secrets of Crafting a Hit Song: Grasp the Formula, Discover New Techniques, Build, Sculpt, & Edit a New Song.
Hit Songwriting Secrets is designed to show you the inner workings of how a hit song is crafted. Crafting a hit song is certainly an art form, and mastering this art form requires the proper tools and techniques. Who will teach you these tools and techniques you ask? In Hit Songwriting Secrets you will gain access to the secret skills, tricks, and instruments of hit songwriters to write a custom song of your own in 30 days or less. The course is easy to navigate, organized accordingly, housed under one convenient roof, and includes the following:
4 Comprehensive Sections of Structured Material
5 Quizzes to Reinforce Songwriting Methods
8.5 Hours of Detailed HD Video Content
8-10 Lessons in Each Section of the Course
37 Downloadable PDF Materials
Expressing yourself through songwriting is a wonderful experience. Music is a language of the world and you can start communicating today. In Hit Songwriting Secrets you can master the art of writing innovative, fresh, and distinguished songs:
Discover the different song forms.
Create catchy, fun, original titles.
Learn the song sections that build a song.
Explore newfound brainstorming techniques.
Ascertain newfound songwriting abilities, devices, and craftsmanship.
Participate in the live deconstruction of hit songs.
Understand the importance of feedback.
Gain access to a ton of songwriter resources.
Well-known songwriters and producers use these techniques everyday to assist in creating songs with hit factor. In Hit Songwriting Secrets you can look over my shoulder and watch as I write a song from scratch. You will learn step by step to write your very own song as you follow along with each lesson. By the time you complete the course you will have completed writing an original song and you will have earned a Udemy Certificate of Completion. Hopefully you will
find it refreshing, exciting, and interesting to take a course on a fun topic like songwriting. What are you waiting for? Writing your own song is just a click away, so don't delay, go ahead and take the course. Express yourself in song today.
Lynda Up and Running with Studio One 3 TUTORiAL
Studio One is an up-and-coming DAW that's a serious contender for "best DAW ever. " Its speed and agility belie its powerful editing tools and rich library of sounds. In this course, author Scott Hirsch shows how to get started with Studio One 3, beginning with the Start page and device setup. He then shows how to start recording a new song with templates and Studio One's built-in loops. Next, Scott moves into editing and arranging audio and MIDI, explaining important techniques like quantizing MIDI and creating multi-instruments. He then covers automating and mixing in the console, and using Studio One's mastering and digital publishing tools to share your tracks with the world.
* Configuring your interface and external MIDI devices
* Customizing preferences
* Creating a new song
* Configuring and recording audio
* Loop recording
* Creating multi-instruments
* Quantizing and editing MIDI
* Conforming to the beat
* Mixing in Studio One
* Mastering with EQ, compression, and limiting
* Exporting the final song
Lynda The Gigging Musician: Songwriting on the Road TUTORiAL
Writing songs while traveling is a great way for artists to stay productive away from the studio. With an iPad and inexpensive music apps, musicians can develop song ideas from anywhere, whenever the inspiration strikes. Watch author Garrick Chow and his band The Jellybricks write a song while on the road to a gig in New York City. Hit the road with with a touring band and see the tools they use to write, and watch the process of the song taking shape in real time. If you're interested in the more technical side, Garrick will review the mics, cables, keyboards, and apps he uses to record on the road. Then, back at home, he jumps into GarageBand to demonstrate techniques for moving files between the iPad and Mac, as well as mixing and sharing the track. The course wraps up with a full band live performance of the new song in their rehearsal studio.
Lynda Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals TUTORiAL
Music theory is fundamental to making and playing music. However, no one has taught it in such a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way as we do here, using both keyboard and guitar to demonstrate the techniques. Professional musician Julian Velard starts the course with the building blocks of harmony: notes, scales, intervals, chords, inversions, and basic chord progressions. He then goes into voice leading—showing how to move from one chord to another by changing just one or two notes—and reviews common song forms, from the familiar verse/chorus/verse of pop to the simple verse of the blues. At the end of each chapter, Julian explains the songwriting techniques shown in the chapter within the context of his own original commercially released songs.
* Understanding scales, intervals, and keys
* Triads or three-note chords
* Triad inversions
* Common major-scale chord progressions and cadences
* Voice leading
* Song form elements such as verse, chorus, bridge, hook, and more
* Using common song forms in songwriting