Specialist Certificate

Advanced Music Production

Next Term Starts April 3


Whether you aim to work at (or open your own) state-of-the-art mixing or mastering facility to deliver professional recordings for paying customers or whether you wish to create and release your own professional-level music, you’ll need a firm grasp on the tools and techniques of music production. In this advanced certificate program, Berklee’s incomparable music production faculty will guide you through the art of mixing, the most effective microphone techniques, and the best practices for vocal production. Bridging theory and practice, you’ll learn the art and the science of producing great music on any digital audio workstation (DAW).

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3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Microphone Techniques

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.

Vocal Production

This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance - skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.

Art of Mixing

Explore the many creative and technical considerations necessary to mix in today's music production environment. Acquire the core skill set needed to mix multi-track master recordings to a stereo final mix-down suitable for release.

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