Music Production courses...

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  1. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Does anyone know any good courses that are available to try to start getting into production? I have Cubase on my machine but literally cannot work it out for shit!

    I am willing to pay the money to go and get taught the basics, then at least i have a starting point. Any suggestions
     
  2. sparkdatzoot

    sparkdatzoot Member

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    I'm at point blank music college in London. Is considered one of if not the best in the country. Tis expensive but worth the money according to people doing production courses. I am doing the music business
     
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  4. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

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    maybe you might be better having a specialist teach you what you want to know, or someone who does dnb, i know data does lessons and hes using cubase and reason I believe..

    im studying btec national music tech at college and it covers loads of different things like theory and acoustics and composition
     
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    Not sure where you are based, but Digital Labz do courses and seminars in Bristol. The next seminar is this weekend, Octane & DLR, Pedestrian and Wedge are taking it and I know they do them every couple of months.

    I contacted alot of producers last year as I wanted to buy some 1-1 Cubase tuition for the Husband for Chrimbo and pretty much all of them were willing to come to our place or for us to go to them....it is a good money earner for them.

    The only issue I came across was that the majority seemed to use Logic but we have had Callide at our place a couple of times this year doing Cubase tuition and from a technical point it has assisted the Husband loads.
     
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  6. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    dont do it imo... i learnt myself! about a year or two ago, i was considering signing up to a course, instead lurked round here and got better for FREE!
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i kinda learnt myself then tried a music course last year an failed!:teeth:
     
  8. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Its just knowing where to start man! dnt even know what programme to use!
     
  9. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    the one you have on your pc sounds like the best idea?

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    the one you have on your pc sounds like the best idea?

    also dont begin thinkin im gonna make big tunes etc just mess around without thinkin bout that much nicer wen you never end up makin the big tunes u had in ur head.lol
     
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    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    I just started an Electronic Music Production evening class at college (one night per week) a few weeks ago, you have probably left it too late for college now though as the september term has already started, although maybe you could blag them to let you on a course late

    and college courses are a good way to meet other producers to work with in your area
     
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    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    I've been really wanting to go on one of these courses as well.. Getting ot know logic is like trying to conduct a seminar in russian for me hahah.

    If anyone knows a good places round sw london of centeral would be much appreciated
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    I suggest school of the Internets:

    YouTube + Production Forums + Similarly Helpful Sites

    But in all seriousness, I would only take classes if you wanted to break into the industry in a general sort of way. I'm going to school to become an Audio Engineer and I think that it goes a lot further to learn things covering a whole lot of audio rather then just learning how to create bangers via some course. When I see places offering a Dubstep course or an Electro House course I tend to think of them pretty negatively because of the narrowness of the course and the idea that they are going to be teaching cookie cutter skills. I could be completely wrong though.

    If you really are just looking for a jump start, I really suggest watching some YouTube vids on Cubase. You already have Cubase so I wouldn't go out and buy some other daw because somebody says its easier or better - the person behind the computer makes the tunes not the program. You could also take a look around and see if any of the community colleges (if you all have these in the UK) around offer a Music Technology or similar course to get the feel for terminology and understanding of what certain things do and how they work. Also our production board right here on this forum is friendly and people will try to help you even if they don't have your particular daw.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  14. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    i looked into a few and point blank seemed the best. i know people who went to sae and didn't really get what they want out of it. there all alot of money though
     
  15. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    if you'r not set on using Cubase, i'm offering Ableton tuition, from the basics upwards (check my sig, also offerin 30% off for dnbforum regs)

    you can of course learn everything by yourself, but it definitly helps to have an experienced person to nudge things along
     
  16. Adam.uk

    Adam.uk A. Tiran

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    heard that too, mate of mine is studying there right now too. he says its worth every penny
     
  17. sparkdatzoot

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    It is good. I'm not so much sat in front of a computer all day, more like lectures and discussions for us. All talking and watching!

    You don't have to join in september, they do a staggered 3 monthly entry point. So you can start 1 of 4 times in a year.
     
  18. Aidenrn

    Aidenrn Hmm..?

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    My advice would be subscribe to Computer Music magazine. Read it from cover to cover and practice. It is definitely true, for me anyway, that practice makes perfect. YouTube is also another useful tool when learning. Plus get books or DVDs on programmes you want to use. I would recommend this one for Logic 9. If you are good at using computers and have a bit of a musical in-cling than you should pick it up fairly easily.
     
  19. MARKLAR

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    id practise on my own with tutorials before paying for any courses you mite not like it at all
     
  20. T:M

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    I agree the Computer Music, Music Tech and Future Music publications are EXTREMELY useful and Computer Music has a huge section of the cover DVD dedicated to beginners.

    Why would you recommend that when he's already stated he's using Cubase?