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      March 2, 2013

      Saturday   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      1275 Halyard Drive
      West Sacramento, California 95691

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      Introduction to Computer Music Production

      Kick start your music production career into action with this essential introduction to the theoretical, practical and history of electronic and computer based music. This jam packed 4 hour session covers all the computer music basics from choosing a digital audio workstation to the key elements of music production and the fundamentals of a multi track mix down. After completing this session you will have the knowledge and confidence to start professionally producing your very own tracks from hip hop to electronic dance.  

      Session Agenda

      • Introduction
      • Brief history and evolution of computer music
      • Introduction to essential studio components, hardware and basic configuration
      • Introduction to Digital Audio Work Stations (DAW’s) and basic overview of
        • Cubase
        • Ableton
        • Protools
        • Logic
        • Reason
        • Fruity Loops
      • Introduction to MIDI and MIDI controllers
      • Introduction to the primary DAW workspaces
      • The basics of digital signal flow and audio plug ins
      • Basics of track structure
        • Percussion
        • Bass
        • Leads
        • Vocals
      • The basic recording essentials
      • Introduction to track automation
      • Introduction to compression and side chains
      • The basics of structuring your mix
      • Bouncing, exporting and introduction to audio formats

      Class hosted and instructed by Simon Apex
      Simon was born in the UK and has been producing computer based music for almost 20 years. He has over 100 single releases & multiple worldwide licenses with global media companies including Warner Bros, Dance Speed and The Ministry of Sound. His music career has led to global performances for huge crowds including a 5 year residency for the coveted Electric Daisy Carnival. Simon was Head of Technical Support for Avid and Digidesign’s Pro Tools UK distribution partner and has trained almost every major European government agency from Morocco to Sweden in audio and video production for surveillance and special ops. 

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