Top 15 Music Production Masterclasses and Courses
Top 15 Music Production Masterclasses and Courses
Learning how to produce your own music is never easy – navigating the world of DAWs, plugins and MIDI controllers can be very daunting when you’re just starting out, and understanding all that often comes before you even start making music! We’ve been talking a lot about software and gear lately here at We Rave You Tech, but what about ways to learn how to produce? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of the 15 best production masterclasses and courses.
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3-part masterclass performed in collaboration with a superstar DJ/producer Nicky Romero. Over 50 chapters and over 7 hours of content to help you learn beat building, melody writing, sound design, special effects and more, with in-depth insight into the creative techniques Romero uses in his own songs
dutch duo DubVision lend their name to this 789Ten course, a 4-part pack with 3 bonuses. Access the duo’s progressive house template, watch and follow as Victor creates a song from scratch, access over 100 DubVision progressive house samples, and much more.
Legendary DJ/producer Deadmau5 teams up with Masterclass for an in-depth course that lives up to both parties’ stellar reputation. 6 hours of video instruction and 23 lessons with topics ranging from the Deadmau5 process, beats, mixing and mastering, stage presence, and more.
Focusing on one of the preeminent DAWs in the music industry today, this course from UDEMY shows you all the ins and outs of Ableton more than 2.5 hours and 35 lectures. Explore a variety of topics in Ableton to effectively integrate audio, visuals, and lighting into your performance.
For budding techno producers! This PML course includes tips from the Berlin DJ/producer Johannes Menzel, which guides you through a 6+ hour course with 15 sections designed to show you exactly how a master techno artist composes his songs. It’s also currently 20% off, making it a great budget option for anyone looking to learn how to do techno.
Free and ultra-accessible, this 2-hour YouTube video makes up for its lack of length by giving you an intimate insight into the career and workflow of the LA-based DJ/producer Jaz. Watch the artist detail his early days in the industry, talk about the professional and personal aspects of life as a musician, and walk through his song “Get to me.”
Another offer of the first name in the masterclasses, this course features the inimitable king of trance: Armin Van Buuren. 31 video lessons total up to just under 7 hours of learning topics such as melody, pads and leads, groove, mixing and mastering, and arranging, to name a few -ones.
If you are looking to employ Logic Pro X in your job, then this course from Udemy is the perfect choice for you! It’s absolutely loaded with content, featuring 40 hours of video on demand, 15 articles, 2 downloadable resources, and an incredible amount of knowledge about one of the most important DAWs in use today.
12 chapters and 2.5 hours, this course from Aulart sees Spanish DJ/producer Uner guide you through the components of tech house and techno, while showing you everything you need to know to compose your own songs. .
This intermediate level course from Born to Produce is ideal for those looking to hone their mastery skills. 15 lessons and 2 hours of content allow you to learn how to effectively mix and master any genre of music, with the first two lessons available for free so you can try before you buy
Learn how to create an entire future bass track from scratch in this course from Slate Digital. Track complete session files placed directly into your DAW of choice, and get your first month of this course and more for free.
Similar to the mastering tutorial above (also from Born to Produce), this course gives you 31 lessons and 5 hours where you are taught how to mix music of any genre. Check out some of the free quick tips to get an idea of the format and style of this content.
Another free option you can access via YouTube, this nearly 3.5-hour lesson from GHOSTHACK shows you how to create cinematic music using the company’s Tesseract 2 software. Perfect for fans of GHOSTHACK sounds or anyone looking to create bold, powerful sounds for their songs or other projects.
A 5-module course teaching one of the most important effects in music, this offering from ADSR focuses on the compressor in Logic but gives you knowledge applicable to all compression in general. With practical examples covering all aspects of this tool, this course is a great option if you’re looking to master this particular skill.
The best option for any beginner who prefers Ableton, this Beatlab Academy course is a mobile-friendly option that shows you everything you need to know to get started as a producer.
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