The objective of The Total Music Production Diploma by The Open Music School is to fast-forward your learning in the field of writing, composing, producing and publishing music. This intensive-learning two-month diploma workshop will cover aspects right from planning out the song structure, chords, instruments used and the musical orchestrations all the way up to recording, mixing, mastering and publishing your work.
About the Course:
Over the span of 8 weekends, the participants of the workshop will be tasked to make and compose music, deconstruct songs and analyze the structures and sub-genres, record programmed and live instruments; edit, mix and master the recordings while they get hands-on training on the digital audio workstation (DAW) and train to use industry standard plug-ins and software.
Structure of the Course:
Understanding the artists vision for the song. Identifying the genre and sub-genre and understanding the different musical parameters and guidelines to work more efficiently within and around the genre. Working around a budget. Preparing a gear/equipment list. Deciding between programmed and recorded instruments etc
Production: Basics of the keyboard (guest teacher) Learning, understanding and using chords for the melody. (Guest teacher) Guitar vs piano (guest teacher) Understanding the concept of layers (guest teacher) Programmed vs live instruments Deconstructing a song and analyzing it Working with a melody - refining, improvising, and harmonies. Recording in a home studio etc
Post-Production: Editing - time and pitch corrections, making the session mix-ready, fades. Mixing - in-depth use of equalization (EQ), compression, saturation, reverb, delay, gates, limiter, expander and many more. Using groups, busses, and the master fader. Understanding digital routing and parallel compression. Using samples - sample replacement and sample enhancement hybrid. Automation - volume and FX automation Mastering - EQ, compression, and limiter. Understanding the overall dynamics of the song etc
About the Trainer:
Nikhil Vaidhyanathan is a full-time music producer, sound engineer, acoustic consultant and multi-percussionist. Nikhil is a certified drummer from the Trinity College of Music, London and holds a diploma in music production from Pointblank, London. Nikhil has been mentoring passionate musicians for the last 5 years and has personally tutored over 250 students in the field of drums, sound engineering and music production.
He's had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of the big names in the industry like Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Gaurav Kapoor, SP Balasubramaniam and Shivamani to name a few.
You can get the details about the same through Artkhoj Facebook page under events tab.