Become a Better Producer with Berklee
Learn Berklee's renowned mixing, mastering, and music production techniques using Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton Live, Cubase, SONAR, Logic, and more.
Courses are best for students who are looking to meet a specific need, or simply want to get started with Berklee Online. No application necessary.
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!
In this beginner level course, you will gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to configure a personal production workspace and use software instruments and audio recordings to produce music.
Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.
Pro Tools 101 constitutes the first stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program. Learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software. This course instructs you on recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level, and will put you on the road to becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
This second stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program teaches a broad range of tools and Berklee production techniques that will help you tackle more complex Pro Tools projects and enhance your capabilities in all aspects of Pro Tools production.
This advanced music production course provides students with a deep understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of styles.
Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software. Explore Reason's rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and techniques used by today's top producers.
Gain a broad skill set and a fully realized background in music production using the state-of-the-art Cubase software.
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.
Take your demos through the entire music production process, and learn to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will dramatically improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters no matter what recording device you are using.
Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee's approach to recording, editing, and programming using the software samplers provided in Reason.
This course provides an overview of video game design, exploring the iterative process of coming up with ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising that is at the heart of the video game industry. You will analyze games and examine the principles of game design from a visual studies perspective.
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.
This course is designed for the musician who wants to compose music, unique sound, and creature voices for video games. Focusing on both the creative process of designing unique audio and the practical challenges of putting that content into a game, Game Audio Production in Wwise prepares students for all major aspects of game audio production and implementation.
Remix production has become a mission critical skill for many working producers and hip-hop and EDM (electronic dance music) artists. Business savvy music industry entrepreneurs recognize that remixing songs is a great way to generate income, publicity, attract new fans, and keep their catalog relevant. Remixing is also a whole lot of fun and gives you the opportunity to join a thriving online community of remixers who share their music on the Web (such as through soundcloud.com) and enter remix competitions with substantial prizes (such as indabamusic.com).
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.
Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
Learn to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country and other genres, with a hi-quality, authentic and persuasive guitar tone.
Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring 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.
In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow, inside this unique software.
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.
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.
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.
Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
Learn effective techniques for producing any kind of video, including a music video or short film.
This course will teach you how to create, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. You’ll start by exploring the iPad hardware and operating system then learn how to select and set up the mobile studio with the correct MIDI and audio interfaces. You will learn how to use applications for specific stages of the music production process.
Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions. This course will show you how to go beyond using plugin presets, teaching you how to effectively use tools such as EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more.
The course acts as a springboard for the novice producer/songwriter to jump into the world of producing, recording, and mixing songs to a professional level using Pro Tools.
Just because you’re a great songwriter doesn’t mean people will know how great your songs are. You need to make recordings that prove the potential of your compositions, which is where Logic Pro X and this course come in. In Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic you’ll learn production approaches and Logic Pro X techniques. Upon completion of the course you’ll have created a professional demo. It is recommended that you take OSONG-150 Music Technology for Songwriters prior to this course.
Music Technology for Guitarists provides guitar students with an understanding of digital technology applicable to recording and live performance. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a mastery of basic digital audio workstation (DAW) functionality and creative use of guitar amplifier modeling and effects processing.
Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals will prepare students to effectively create custom-made sound design elements for music productions and audio-for-visuals projects. Students will work with a wide variety of audio tools and concepts.
You’ll learn all of the ins and outs of the Traktor Pro 2 software, and all of the different ways you can use Traktor to DJ and remix your tracks live. On top of learning the Traktor software, you will also learn the fundamentals of DJing and be able to perform live like a true professional.
Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.
Advanced Professional Certificates (8-12 Courses)
In this certificate program, you’ll learn all of this and develop a portfolio along the way, working with Berklee’s renowned music production and engineering faculty and collaborating with musicians and producers from all over the world.
In this program, you'll come away with the multi-faceted skill set necessary to start or advance your career as a contemporary writer/producer.
Professional Certificates (3-5 Courses)
Learn the basics and advanced pro tips of harnessing the powerful capabilities of Pro Tools to set up your studio and excel in audio editing, mixing, and mastering.
The Sampling and Sound Design for Electronic Music Professional Certificate Program demystifies topics central to electronic music production and sound design, such as setting up your home recording studio, sampling, digital signal processing, synthesis, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and more.
In this professional certificate program, you’ll advance your knowledge in one of the music industry’s main growth areas: sound for concerts and other live events.
Berklee’s incomparable music production faculty present this detailed certificate program to guide you in this work, from concept to completed, mastered recording. Bridging theory and practice, you’ll learn the art and the science of producing great music on any digital audio workstation (DAW).
In this advanced certificate program, Berklee’s incomparable music production faculty will guide you through the art of mixing, the most effective microphone and audio mastering techniques, best practices for vocal production, and creative music production skills.
By the program’s end, you will have developed 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.
Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.
Gain the analytical and professional skills needed for a successful career in music production, and graduate with a portfolio of polished productions. Create a portfolio of professional-sounding productions, and gain the analytical and professional skills needed to succeed in the music production profession.
“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.
The Writing and Producing Music major is for the musician of the future. Because of the intense focus on multiple disciplines—writing, producing, arranging, and the latest music software available—you will become a versatile asset to any project within the music industry.
Apply core studio technologies and techniques to your electronic music and sound design projects, including recording, editing, and mixing.
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