The Digital Music Production Program is a two part program designed for the modern independent music novice to learn to compose and produce for songs, film, TV, gaming, advertising and multimedia.
With Pro Souls production studio, and industry-standard music production software, students will develop a wide range of skills and gain hands-on experience in a home studio as well as professional recording studio environment.
Program content includes:
- Modern composing style basics such as Pop, Hip Hop, EDM
- Music Production tools such as analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, arranging software and digital effects.
- Arranging a song using sequencing software
- Basics of a remix, using vocal and instrument recordings in a project
- Basic music production techniques and track mixing
Participants will compose and construct original compositions and remixes with Cubase, Reason, and some of the leading software and instruments in the industry.（Now Includes Reason Essentials 8 software production system!）
However, unlike most similar training in China, this program is not about learning software, but composing and producing great music.
Beginning 2015, workshops run once a week (7:30 to 10:00 pm) for 7 weeks, With a one hour lab each week, scheduled in addition to workshop time by participants for projects where they will be able to get personal assistance from the Instructor.
The Advanced level 2 program runs for another 7 weeks in Spring. Introductory cost is 6000rmb per 7 week program, discounted from 7000.
There is a 10 person maximum for each program. As space is limited, acceptance into this program is based on pre registration process.
Although no prior training or extensive experience in music production is necessary, experience with computers and standard software is an important requirement, and experience in the industry will be a factor when confirming students accepted in the course of study.
The program will be in English and Chinese with a professional translator as required.
Registration can be done in person, online, or by email.
All of our instructors are foreign, qualified college-level instructors and professionals currently working internationally in their various fields of expertise.
Workshops are primarily held at Pro Soul Studios. 073 courtyard Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Township, Chaoyang District
Ruben Rodriguez: Live Sound Engineering
Wayne Riley: Sound Engineering
Jarome Matthew: Digital Music Production, Sound Engineering, Remixing, Music Business
Jarome Matthew has worked in North America and China with independent artists as well as major companies around the world for over 15 years as an audio engineer, music producer, composer, remixer, and sound designer. Working in a wide range of music styles, he has achieved gold status on FM radio and had music placed on compilations by Polygram and MCA records. Jarome has also created music and sound for games and devices as well as done post production for film. His company Pro Soul Alliance launched in 1999 in North America managing artists internationally, and in Beijing, China operating a professional sound studio in Beijing since 2010.
Jarome has been an instructor in music & sound production, music business and digital media since 2005, and does consulting in these fields. He has an adult education certificate from BCIT, Canada and has worked with International schools BISS and ISB in Beijing to instruct students in music production and sound engineering since 2013.
For samples of Jaromes work and more info on Pro Soul Alliance,click custom menus or paste this address into browser search bar:http://prosoul.com/music-audio-production/musicdemos/
Digital Music Production – Part 1
Workshop 1: Becoming Familiar with Virtual Studio Software System, Hardware Integration, Sound Library, and File Formats
Workshop 2: Music Sequencer/Arranger , Audio Mixer, Drum Machine, Drum programming, Song Track Arranging basics
Workshop 3: Analog Synthesizer Sound Programming, Music/Drum Loop Integration, Slice Based Loops & Sample manipulation
Workshop 4: Modern Digital Synthesis & Synthesizer Programming, Digital Samplers & Sampling, Digital Effects Processors
Workshop 5: Advanced Effects Processing, Tone Equalization, Filters, Audio Mixing Basics, Advanced MIDI Pattern Sequencing, Advanced song sequencing
Workshop 6: Device Automation, Recording & Editing Automation, Automation For Basic Mix & Remixing, Music Production Techniques.
Workshop 7: Advanced Song Arrangement, Effects Processing for Mixing & Mastering, Basic Mixing
Participant Lab Outcomes:
- Connecting devices, selecting & saving sounds
- Programming Hip Hop & House music drum patterns
- Using synthesizers & creating bass and lead parts of a song
- Using digital samplers, and adding sampled sounds to a song
- Using music & drum loops and digital effects to enhance a song
- Sequencing and arranging tracks to create a basic song structure
- Using pattern sequencers and digital effects to enhance a song
- Creating proper song structure and using automation to control devices
- Creating basic song mix / master using equalization, effects, automation
By the end of the course, participants will have a professionally produced original song
Most of these workshops will only be offered ONCE per year and space is very limited, so, Click Here to register now→→→http://prosoul.com/workshops/registration/