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Digital Music Production

Did youalways want to produce your own music, but you don’t know how to play anyclassical instrument? Do you know how to play it but you want to electronicallyenhance it and combine with artificially produced background? Join his courseand learn about the current trends and methods in digital music production, deepenyour existing knowledge, or get the necessary skills to produce your firstsong!

Course Fee: 725€

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Category: 3 14. 8. - 25. 8. A Arts

Course description

Tutor

Michal Kopřivva

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I was fascinating by music since I get my first keyboard from my parents when I was 4 years old and I can say that this enthusiasm still persists. That’s the reason why I am glad that I can share my experiences and knowledges with other music lovers with the same passion. I am working in recording studio more than 9 years and so far I gained a lot of experience in voice and instrument recording, mix & mastering but also in music production and music composing. Another interesting theme can be commercial recording, making jingles and we should not forget to dubbing. During my practice I have met a many different genres full of many different emotions, interesting people and projects which moved me more and more forward. My priority is always to do my best to meet all possible and sometimes almost impossible client’s needs and wishes.
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Description

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00

Credits: You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.

Price: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials and afternoon / evening social activities and events, welcome and goodbye drink. Other expenses, such as transportation, meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town, entrance fees, some of the sport activities and rentals), and required equipment (i.e. personal laptop) are not included in the price.

Accommodation: For accommodation options, please visit the dedicated page here.

References
This course is new to our Summer school course selection. However the lecturer has years of experience in the field.
Skills
To be updated
Prerequisites

B1 CEF absolute minimum, B2 and above strongly recommended. A laptop will be needed. You will work with Cubase Pro 9 programme (please do not download it now, it is only 30 trial verison)

Syllabus
Day 1
  • listening
  • monitors,
  • placement in room,
  • mono listening
  • fletcher monsoon curves
  • monitors vs headphones
  • check your mix on diff. monitors

Microphones

  • type microphones
  • polar patterns
  • expensive vs cheep mic
  • famous microphones
  • hardness factor

Using microphones

  • recording: voice
  • drums (percussion….)
  • guitar (acoustic, dist….)
  • brass (sax, trumpet, trombone, horns…)
  • bass (bass guitar, upright bass)
  • keys (acoustic piano, accordion, synths)
  • strings (viola…)...
  • setup room mics, recording band together, vocals recordings, decca tree recording, stereo technique.
Day 2
  • Digital interface:
  • ADDA conversion, standard sound card, type and recommendation,
  • sample rate, bit depth, latency.
Day 3
  • DAW (digital workstation) –
  • choose the best DAW for you
Analog vs digital recording
  • history, different sound, why analog, why digital.
  • tape rec,
Day 4

Choosing samples

  • important of choose,
  • Sampler
  • Sequencer
  • Midi controlers
Day 5
  • type of preamps
  • famous preamps and DI
Day 6
  • Mixing console vs ITB (in the daw working) mixing (recording…)
  • Summing mixers
Day 7

Make your song

  • choose virtual instrument, real instrument, bpm, drums,
  • how use computer to make a song
  • quantization, timestrech, pitchshift,
  • vst instruments
  • sampling
Day 8
  • Mixing- balance pan settings equalisation compression modulation efx reverb echo effects automation tune voices side chain gate/expanders
  • Effects- hardware vs digital
  • Channel strips
Day 9

Plugins

  • Native
  • DSP plugins
  • free plugins
Day 10

Mastering

  • compression
  • stereo enhancers
  • eq
  • normalization
  • limiters
Recommendation
  • books
  • webpages
  • famous producers, mixing engineers…

Tips: Dos and donts – what not to do in mixing, recording, producing or mastering…

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