We will examine pop hits, arrangements, and track programming. We will study beat programming. How to fill out an electronic arrangement. Fake a string section. What plugins are useful? How do you tune a vocal to sound natural or unnatural? How do you make a mix pump like Daft Punk? What’s the sonic difference between digital and analog synthesizers? We will explore the plugins, synthesizers, drum machines, and applied methods for making modern pop-music tracks. This is a hands-on recording course with the ultimate goal of making your own ‘programmed’ hit tracks (requires knowledge of Pro Tools).
Music, audio production, popular music, musical arranging, synthesizers, drum machines, mixing, mastering.