Learn Music Production Essentials TUTORIAL

By | August 18, 2022

Learn Music Production Essentials TUTORIAL

Learn Music Production Essentials TUTORIAL

Learn how to Record, Edit, Mix and Master your Tracks into a Professional Music Production

What you’ll learn:

  • You will learn the fundamentals of music production
  • How to record and edit your audio tracks
  • How to record and edit your MIDI tracks
  • Adding Effects and Mixing your songs
  • Mastering and Finalizing your songs


  • Some basic music skills, such as understanding different instruments and what they sound like
  • A computer to run the music software (DAW)

Your Essential Guide to Music ProductionThis course is all about teaching you the Essentials of Music Production. With all the music software choices out there, its very easy to get a bit overwhelmed with what to choose and how to use it. Well, the good news is that all the Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) out there on the market do the same thing. They allow you to record your musical ideas in, and then edit and mix them to get your songs sounding great!
We want to help minimize this learning curve and show you how to get your musical ideas into your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and then how to use the tools in the software to edit, mix and master your music
You will gain from 30 Years of Experience
The two instructors of this course (Gary Hiebner and Mikael Baggström) will share from the experience and knowledge they gained from all their years composing and producing music, which in total is well over 30 years. And together they have created this Essentials Guide on how you can improve your Music Productions.
You will learn the following
Recording and Editing your AudioRecording and Editing your MIDIHow to use effects to improve your music productionsLearning to mix your songs like a Pro!How to master and finalize your songs so that they compare to other commercial releases

What You’ll Get From This Course
Step-by step instructions on how to get started with your DAW, and how to get your audio and MIDI ideas into the computerEasy to follow instructions that can be carried across to whatever DAW you are working in Tips & Tricks from an experience composer and sound designer Suitable for beginners and pros alike

Course Goals
At the end of this course you’ll be able to find your way around your DAW, and know how to record to your audio and MIDI tracks. Plus, you’ll know how to add and edit effects to help improve your mix and mastering of your songs. We have also added in a bonus section on how to even build up your own DAW template so that you can get into your music productions even faster!


Section 1: Introduction to Music Production

Lecture 1 Introduction to Music Production Essentials

Lecture 2 Gary’s Music Production Workflow

Lecture 3 Music Setup Guide

Lecture 4 Gary’s & Mike’s Studio Setups

Lecture 5 Mike’s 5 Top Tips for Music Producers

Lecture 6 Gary’s Top 5 Tips for Music Production

Lecture 7 Your Bonus: Home Music Studio Guide

Lecture 8 Congratulations + Your Next Action

Section 2: Audio Recording

Lecture 9 Introduction to Audio Recording

Lecture 10 Setting Up Your Tracks

Lecture 11 Recording Audio to a Track

Lecture 12 Using Punch-In Recording

Lecture 13 Using Multiple Takes and Audio Comping

Lecture 14 Recording to Multiple Tracks

Section 3: MIDI Recording

Lecture 15 Introduction to MIDI

Lecture 16 MIDI Recording in Practice

Lecture 17 Live Demo 1 – MIDI File Import Method

Lecture 18 Live Demo 2 – MIDI Keyboard Recording

Lecture 19 Live Demo 3 – Writing MIDI with the Mouse

Lecture 20 Mike’s Bonus Tips on MIDI Recording

Lecture 21 Your Project for MIDI Recording

Lecture 22 Your Bonus Gift: MIDI Chord Bank

Section 4: Audio Editing

Lecture 23 Introduction to Audio Editing

Lecture 24 Audio Editing Terminology

Lecture 25 Using the Grid and Snapping

Lecture 26 The Audio Editing Tools

Lecture 27 Using Fades on your Audio

Lecture 28 Using the Audio Editor

Lecture 29 Extra Audio Editing Tips

Section 5: MIDI Editing

Lecture 30 Introduction to MIDI Editing

Lecture 31 MIDI Editing in Practice

Lecture 32 Live Demo 1 – Editing the Drums

Lecture 33 Live Demo 2 – Editing the Bass

Lecture 34 Live Demo 3 – Editing the Chord Track

Lecture 35 Mike’s Bonus Tips on MIDI Editing

Lecture 36 Your Project on MIDI Editing

Section 6: Learn the EQ Effect

Lecture 37 Introduction to the EQ Effect

Lecture 38 EQ in Practice

Lecture 39 Live Demo on EQing

Lecture 40 Mike’s Bonus Tips on EQ

Lecture 41 Your Project on the EQ Effect

Section 7: Learn Compression

Lecture 42 What is Compression?

Lecture 43 Dynamic Range

Lecture 44 Using the Compression Parameters

Lecture 45 Compression in Action – Live Kick Demo

Lecture 46 Compression in Action – Live Guitar Demo

Lecture 47 Compression Routing

Section 8: Reverb Effect

Lecture 48 Introduction to Reverb

Lecture 49 Reverb in Practice

Lecture 50 Live Demo on Reverb

Lecture 51 Mike’s Bonus Tips on Reverb

Lecture 52 Your Project on Reverb

Section 9: Delay Effect

Lecture 53 Introduction to the Delay Effect

Lecture 54 The Delay Effect in Practice

Lecture 55 Live Demo on using the Delay Effect

Lecture 56 Mike’s Bonus Tips on Delay

Lecture 57 Your Project on the Delay Effect

Section 10: Distortion Effect

Lecture 58 Welcome to Distortion

Lecture 59 What is Distortion?

Lecture 60 Types of Distortion

Lecture 61 Live Demo 1 – With Guitars

Lecture 62 Live Demo 2 – Distortion with Other Effects

Section 11: Create your Master DAW Template

Lecture 63 Step 1 – Planning the Template

Lecture 64 Step 2 – Instrument Groups

Lecture 65 Step 3 – Send Effects

Lecture 66 Step 4 – Instruments

Lecture 67 Step 5 – Organise your Tracks

Lecture 68 Step 6 – Sound Design Folder

Lecture 69 Step 7 – MCM Folder

Lecture 70 Step 8 – Finalize your Master DAW Template

Section 12: Mixing your Music for a Professional Sound

Lecture 71 Introduction to Professional Mixing

Lecture 72 Mike’s Top 10 tips on Mixing

Lecture 73 The 5D Canvas of Music

Lecture 74 The Music Production Chain

Lecture 75 Mix in the Time Dimension

Lecture 76 Mix in the Frequency Dimension

Lecture 77 Mix in the Level Dimension

Lecture 78 Mix in the Panning Dimension

Lecture 79 Mix in the Space Dimension

Lecture 80 Mixing Workflow Step 1 – The Mixing Setup

Lecture 81 Mixing Workflow Step 2 – The Rough Mix

Lecture 82 Mixing Workflow Step 3 – The Final Mix

Lecture 83 Your Bonus Guide: Mixing your Music Professionally

Section 13: Mastering your Music for a Final Production

Lecture 84 Mastering Introduction

Lecture 85 Getting Ready to Master

Lecture 86 Using Mastering EQs

Lecture 87 Using Multiband Compression

Lecture 88 Enhancing with Stereo Wideners

Lecture 89 Brickwall Limiting Your Songs

Lecture 90 Extra Mastering Tips and Tricks

Lecture 91 Exporting Out Your Song

Lecture 92 Your Bonus Guide: Mastering Guidelines

Section 14: Bonus Section

Lecture 93 Bonus Lecture: Congratulations + You are Invited =)

This course is aimed at beginner to intermediate music makes are artists that want to learn how to record, edit and mix their own songs,Music Makers and Artists with basic music production skills that want to improve them,Music Composers, Producers, Beatmakers, Songwriters and anyone making music

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