Kadenze offers courses for every step of the digital music process, from synthesis to composition and audiovisual art. Learn electronic music-making from world-famous artists and schools including Ableton Co-Creator Robert Henke (Monolake), John Tejada, California Institute of the Arts, Stanford, Princeton, Goldsmiths University of London, and more. Watching video lectures and participating in the forums is free, or submit/receive grades on coursework, earn a Verified Certificate of Accomplishment, build a portfolio, gain access to exclusive student discounts and more, for just $10/month.
This 9 session course taught by Jordan Hochenbaum (Natan H, ManMakeMusic) and Robert Henke (Ableton’s Co-Creator and pioneering techno artist Monolake), provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a digital audio workstation. Students will learn the fundamentals (physics) of sound and digital audio, proper gain staging, where and how distortion enters recordings and mixes, how to set levels and panning, effective sub group mixing, and a detailed look at signal processing such as equalization, compression, delay, and reverb. In addition to core audio and mixing concepts, students will learn various production techniques, such as sequencing, arranging, automation, using virtual instruments (e.g. synths, samplers, and drum machine plugins), working with MIDI, plugin formats such as VST/Audio-Units, and mapping digital USB controllers for the studio and live performance.
The material covered in this course will range from the foundations of producing music and sound design, to more advanced topics such as Ableton "racks" (Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks, Instrument Racks, and Drum Racks), multi-band effects processing, advanced modulation, warping, time-stretching, chopping “breaks” and mangling audio, as well as taking advantage of Live's audio analysis tools for extracting grooves, melody, harmony, and drums from recorded sound.