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ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

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UPCOMING START DATES:

  • Mondays 12/05/22 -12/19/23 1-3pm CST (Online)

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For those who have always wondered if music was their passion, this class is for you to discover. This class is for anyone who has wondered what music production is all about. Especially:

  • Aspiring Producers: If you are just getting started with music production, this course will be the swiss army knife that you will keep in your belt forever.
  • Musicians: If you have wanted to improve your compositions by understanding the tools of electronic music production, recording, and sound design work, this class is for you.
  • Producers: If you are making tracks that rely on presets, and want to learn how to craft your own sounds, this is the course for you.
  • Songwriters: Improve your compositions by understanding how to use the latest tools in your songs, and record them!

In this class, we start with the very basics: What kinds of tools do I need to produce music? We explore the various tools, then we start to learn how to use them for making professional music. By the end of this class, you will be making your own tracks on your own computer (all you need is a laptop!)

What Our Students Have To Say

Kamerum

Check out Grad Kamerum talking about his musical journey from K-Pop and Afrocuban music to finding his home at Slam Academy.

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K80

Katie (K80) talks about her experience not even knowing how to open the program all the way to making her first tracks.

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Jacob Butler

Check out student Jacob Butler talking about his experience in the Ableton Program, and his "Break-through A-Ha" moment.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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JAMES PATRICK

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator. James has over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events, including curation of the International Spark Festival.

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MIKERAT

Slam Academy’s original ninja. Across dozens of original tunes, MikeRat has become a heavy hitter in the Minneapolis glitch-hop scene. A resident performer of Infrasound, his sets are fun, bright, and riddled with samples from old kung-fu movies.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Instant access to course materials online
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • 2 hours weekly class time online or in-person
  • 3 weeks of in-depth curriculum
  • 1-on-1 help guidance from instructors
  • Extra lab time available online
  • Personalized feedback on your tracks
  • Invitation to our private online community
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PRODUCE

Navigate modern music-making tools with confidence to create your own sound and express your musical ideas.

PERFORM

Share your music with the world. In stage or streaming online, our programs include techniques for live performance.

INDUSTRY

Learn music industry standards, get expert feedback on your tacks, and build connections.

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