Master music recording, arranging and editing techniques with the state-of-the-art Cubase DAW. With Berklee Online's extensive online curriculum, you will learn to:
- Use audio loops in your productions, including creating custom loops from your original recorded material
- Understand the process of equalization and apply effects processors such as reverb, delay, chorusing, and compression to enhance your production
- Manipulate your project's key and form using advanced tools such as the Play Order Track
- Use Cubase's flexible mixing console and cutting edge tools to create professional sounding mixes
Courses In Which Cubase Can Be Used
Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.
Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional quality instrument sounds and vocals.
Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector's signature "Wall of Sound," which relied heavily on appropriate microphone techniques, or Led Zeppelin's iconic recording of John Bonham's drums on "When the Levee Breaks," recorded with a stereo microphone on the second floor stairway at Headley Grange Studio. Whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or rapper, metal trio, or large big-band jazz ensemble, the ability to get good sounds is essential to producing competitive results.
Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio or live sound reinforcement installations of any size, integrating both analog and digital elements and interconnects.
In this music composition course, you'll learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete recipe book for writing for film and TV.
Expand your production skills and take your critical listening to the next level by learning to identify and implement mix strategies, compression and panning techniques, and a wide array of professional mix approaches across multiple genres of music.
Audio mastering is the final, critical, step in the post-production process. Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
Placement on television, in video games and animation, and other modern revenue outlets require a detailed understanding of orchestral writing and production techniques. Learn to write and apply traditional orchestration techniques to both sampled performances and live orchestral performances.
Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this music composition course is for you!
Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip-hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.