THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER PROGRAM

A music production and artist career-building course

Expert Music Training

Today’s tools allow for amazing music production but if it were just about the tools, everyone’s music would be amazing. With the Electronic Music Producer program, you’ll evolve your sound to the highest levels – your composition, rhythm, sound design, arranging and of course, mixing will get you noticed by fans and labels alike.

A Community Of Artists

Trying to become a professional producer on your own is hard. The process is full of difficulties and moments of doubt; its easy to get lost or quit too soon. When you join a community of professionally-driven creatives who share these challenges, your artistic growth will accelerate faster than trying to learn on your own. Plus you’ll make connections and relationships that will last a lifetime!

1-on-1 weekly mentorship

12
months of studio time

12:1
student ratio

11
finished tracks

22 portfolio pieces

624
hours of class time

Curriculum

Sound Design 101 – Introduction to sound design, components of a synth, additive, subtractive, analog modeling, basic sampling techniques, wavetable and introduction to FM synthesis.

Sound Design 201 – Complex sound design, 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-order modulation, audio-as-sound design, warping, building custom sampler instruments, granular and semi-modular synthesis.

Sound Design 301 – Custom, modular synthesis with Reaktor, building simple to complex synths, custom MIDI and audio routing, math blocks, CV, front-end / back-end design. instruments, granular and semi-modular synthesis.

Mixing 301 (Live) – Advanced mix techniques, EQ, FX, automation, mastering.

Mixing 301 (Logic) – Advanced mix techniques, EQ, FX, automation, mastering.

Ableton 101 – The Live workflow, the music production process, MIDI, warping audio and recording.

Ableton 110 – Devices within Live Suite, audio FX, MIDI FX, working with racks, groups and macros.

Ableton 210 – Advanced production workflows, advanced techniques, workflow efficiency

DJ 101 – The fundamentals of DJing, beat matching, gain matching, track selection, harmonic mixing.

DJ 110 – Set preparation, live performance techniques, showmanship, FX, turntable DJing, Rekordbox.

DJ 210 – Performing with Ableton, workflow strategies, moving sessions from studios to stages, getting paid.

P&A 101 – Basic music production process, the three phases of production, rhythm, harmony, melody, “the 7 color keys”, “IABO” and its importance on workflow, arranging strategies, basic mix process.

P&A 110 – In-depth harmony analysis, song deconstruction, “the 7 color keys” – advanced, modes, 7th and extended chords, mode mixing, dominance and it’s substitutes, exotic scales.

P&A 210 – Producing for film, music editing, spotting, setting up Logic for scoring, music re-creation, trailer scoring, “themes and variations”, Leitmotifs and scoring large-format productions.

Theory 101 – Notes, sharps & flats, major & minor scales, intervals and triads, basic chord progressions.

Theory 110 – Triad extensions, circle of fifths, ear training, inversions and alternate chord choices, dominance.

Piano 101 – Note familiarity, left-hand/right-hand practice, bass & chord/chord & melody performance.

Piano 110 – Continued left-hand/right-hand intermediate practice, bass & chord/chord & melody techniques, melody composition and performance, song performances.

Logic 101 – Windows, tools and capabilities, the Logic Workflow, MIDI and audio recording, editing, arranging, and mixing. Apple’s flagship DAW is one of the standards in music production, composition, sound design and post-production sound.

Logic 201 – The synths and devices, working with orchestral samples, spotting to picture, advanced production techniques. Includes Alchemy, EXS sampler, entire ES-series synths, vintage keys models and Ultrabeat.

MBiz 101 – The independent music business, self-releases, reaching fans, finding clients and copyrights.

MBiz 110 – Publishing, and licensing, licensing and rights issues for composers and producers.

MBiz 201 – Establishing a unique brand, getting found on the web, strategies on getting your music licensed into TV, ads and video games.

MBiz 210 – Brand awareness as a music producer, engineer, recording artist, composer, sound designer and budding entrepreneur. Career development, entrepreneurship, and business development.

 

Pro Tools 101 – Basic Pro Tools principles, using Pro Tools from initial set up to final mix-down.

Pro Tools 110 – Pro Tools for music production, MIDI sequencing and editing, arranging and mixing.

Pro Tools 201 – Avid Pro Tools HD system workflow, session mgmt, studio configurations.

Pro Tools 210M – Pro Tools HD for music production. Leads to Operator Certification.

Pro Tools 210P – Pro Tools in a post production environment. Leads to Operator Certification.

Pro Tools 310M – Advanced operation of Pro Tools for music production. Leads to Expert Certification.

Audio 101 – Sound physics, terms and definitions, audio interactions, studio tour, audio workflows, connections and levels, mics and preamps, dynamics, frequencies and musical relationships.

Audio 110 – Cables, connections, microphone considerations, monitors, MIDI and the computer, studio design considerations, DSP and audio effects.

Audio 201 – Multi-instrument recording, drums, bass, guitars, vocals, preamp considerations, studio ettiquite and best practices, multi-track editing and mixing, headphone routing, working with talent

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get 1-ON-1 INSTRUCTION

Pyramind offers courses that deliver what you want and need to learn – nothing else. The Electronic Music Producer program is perfect if you already have your degree, don’t want to be forced to take “required” courses or are looking to avoid the long-term debt of a university. You’ll save time and money by focusing on what matters most to your career.

evolve your sound

In this 1-year intensive electronic music producer program, you’ll develop a vocabulary with chords, melody, sound design skills, production speed, DJing skills, mixing chops and a reliable process to achieve the sonic results you’re looking for. After 1 year with us you’ll be releasing professional work and setting the standard for the future of music.

People love to say “you’re crazy to chase a music career” because they chose not to follow their passions long ago. But if you’re brave enough to take the leap, find the right guidance, and invest the time required, you can achieve anything.

 

At Pyramind we believe in fueling your passion which is why we offer you the chance to chase your dreams, develop your skills, learn from caring instructors, and build collaborative relationships with other developing artists.

 

Take the next step in evolving your sound into your career and building the life you want by applying now. We’ll follow up with an interview to answer all your questions!

 

We can’t wait to hear what you create.

 

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Tuition: $20,995

  • payment plans available
  • SPECIAL PRICING ON ABLETON & PUSH
  • special pricing AT SELECT RETAILERS
  • international visa assistance
  • program covered by G.I. bill
  • housing assistance