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Topics
Sound Design, Production, Mixing, Mastering, Electronic Music, Arrangement
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Electronic Music Production with John Tejada

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Intermediate
Topics
Sound Design, Production, Mixing, Mastering, Electronic Music, Arrangement
Course Description

In this project-driven course, you will go behind the scenes with John Tejada, learning everything you need to know to complete a song from start to finish. Covering sound design, arranging, mixing, and mastering, Tejada builds on his 25+ years of experience releasing records on renowned electronic music labels such as Kompakt, Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Brainfeeder, Defected, and his own Palette Recordings, to help you create the same kind of punchy, expertly-produced mixes he is known for.

With seemingly unlimited options in our modern Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), the possibilities, while intended to lead to creativity, can often have the opposite effect, making us doubt which path to take when beginning work on and finish a new song.

In this course Tejada simplifies the creative process for you, helping you create an inspiring set of sounds, focusing on what’s important, making your mix translate to different speakers and environments, creating an arrangement, and putting the final polish on your mix.

These are practices and techniques Tejada has been using in his productions for years and now he would like to share them with you.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Introduction: Listening and Creating Your Own Sounds (April 20, 2021)
The importance of training our ears and creating original sounds
2 lessons
1. Introduction: Listening is everything
2. Collecting and Creating Sounds
Session 2: Writing a Track 101: Less is More (April 27, 2021)
Create an idea for a song using only 1 monophonic track with multiple sounds.
1 lessons
1. Writing a Track and Working with Limitations
Session 3: Arranging and Multiple Tracks (May 4, 2021)
Expanding our idea into a multiple track arrangement.
1 lessons
1. Arranging with Multiple Tracks
Session 4: Mixing in 5 Parts (May 11, 2021)
Mixing with VU meters, learning to balance and pan creatively, and adding effects.
5 lessons
1. Metering and Balancing Levels
2. Panning and the HAAS Effect
3. EQ, Dynamics Processing / Compression and More
4. Spatial Effects: Reverbs, Delays, Modulators
5. Master Bus
Session 5: Introduction to Mastering (May 18, 2021)
An intro to mastering concepts and creating a play copy
1 lessons
1. Mastering Primer
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

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What You Need to Take This Course

A good understanding of working in Ableton or another DAW is recommended. This course assumes you have familiarity with core production terminology and are already producing your own music but if you are just getting started and the exercises in this course will also push you to grow.