Berklee Online presents
Prince Charles Alexander

Vocal Production Tips from Prince Charles Alexander

Prince Charles Alexander is the author of multiple vocal production courses at Berklee Online and shares advice for vocalists and producers who are new to the studio.

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Music Producer Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy on Her Career in Music Production

Known for her playful style and fearless approach to recording, Sylvia Massy is a seminal figure in music production. In this Q&A, she discusses her career path.

Ableton Live Push

Ableton Drum Rack in 5 Minutes

Learn how to create your own Drum Rack patches in Ableton Live in just five minutes with this video tutorial from Erik Hawkins.

A man producing music using Ableton Live on his laptop.

Improvising in Ableton Live

Break out of your rigid DAW routines and learn how to improvise in Ableton Live with the help of Berklee Online music production course author Erin Barra.

A music producer sitting at a sound board in a recording studio.

Music Production: What Does a Music Producer Do?

Learn what music production is, what’s involved in the process, what music producers do, as well as what a career in music production looks like.

Kyra VA Synthesizer module by Waldorf

Waldorf Kyra Synth Module Demo and Review

Learn how the Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer module can help you optimize space and processing power on your DAW.

Jungle Giants’ Sam Hales on Vibing with Bandmates

Sam Hales of Jungle Giants on taking the reins of his band, working two jobs to make an EP, and learning to trust your instinct.

Eddy Grant on ‘Electric Avenue,’ Heart Problems, and Lost Luggage

Eddy Grant began his career in the 1960s with the Equals, and 20 years later he made some of the biggest hits of his life, like “Electric Avenue” and “I Don’t Wanna Dance,” by fusing rock, reggae, and elements of electronic music. He continues to pioneer new sounds like soca and ringbang.

An illustration of a vintage synth next to a laptop displaying a DAW program. 

How to Connect Vintage Analog Synths (and More) into Your DAW

Incorporate some vintage synths into your computer setup, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly powerful music production and sound design toolbox. But first you need to know the best way to plug these old machines into your modern DAW.

10 Online Teaching Tips

Erin Barra teaches music production for Berklee Online and at the Berklee College of Music campus in Boston. She has been helping her fellow faculty members get up to speed with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Her 10 tips for making online teaching engaging extend beyond music and production and are helpful to anyone teaching an online course.