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In seven weeks, this course will introduce aspiring electronic music producers and any creative enthusiast to fundamental skills and music creation techniques. Using Ableton Live, one of the most powerful Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), students will learn how to utilize the main views to produce music and create beats.
The course will consist of demonstrations, in-class exercises, and out-of-class assignments. By the end of this course, you will have developed fundamental, industry-standard skills in Ableton Live. You will also have created your first song which can be used as a part of your portfolio to apply for post-secondary study at Nimbus.
Learn to plan and deliver a full length record from inception to completion.
Craft strong songs in a variety of genres both independently and in collaboration with others.
Visualize/Establish their own unique style and brand to take to the marketplace with the guidance of professional stylist.
Learn the recording studio process and basics of recording & mixing. Receive a professional recording of single.
Interact collaboratively with other artists, musicians and producers.
Opportunity to perform at live venues including an exclusive industry event to showcase talents with the goal to advance their career.
Learn now to protect your craft and devise a plan for the music industry.
Confidently perform on set for various video mediums.
Identify the basic components of music production.
Explain key concepts of electronic production.
Demonstrate the ability to record and edit audio & MIDI.
Create original tracks with custom sound design.
Computer with microphone and camera (Apple Macbook Pro or equivalent recommended)
Stable internet connection
Ableton Live 11 (trial version will suffice if you do not already own Ableton Live).
At Nimbus, students don’t just learn how to record: they will also gain a digital certainty that empowers them to change the world. Our students learn from the ground up, gaining a greater understanding of how computers, hardware, software and networks work, both individually and together, that rivals that of a computer science degree. They're ready for the real world and have the experience and tools to create and change technology through projects that truly represent their passion.
When you have the tools to change a digital world, you have the freedom to alter what you don’t like and improve it. The two most important skills you learn at Nimbus are resourcefulness and autonomy. In the digital world, the absence of freedom is a dependence on others for knowledge and learning. We give you the tools to harness the resources at your disposal to achieve your objectives. These traits aren't inherent outcomes of traditional educational systems, but they're required to thrive in our world today.
The bar is set high in today’s digital world and the traditional education system hasn’t caught up. Employers want critical and analytic thinkers, problem solvers, creatives and those who excel at communication, collaboration and time management. We focus on cultivating these skills, so our students not only have a smooth transition into the industry, they thrive in it.
Each project begins as a challenge – with a brief description, objectives and skills students will learn throughout the project. Project-based work imitates real-world work and encourages students to not just learn time management, but also to build conceptual frameworks of what is and is not important or relevant to a project. This skill of being able to establish structures and boundaries for projects is central to becoming an excellent producer, engineer, or music business person, and pushes students to think critically and learn through failure.
The digital revolution has changed how we access knowledge, and our education systems must adapt. Our curriculum at Nimbus is structured based on the new access to knowledge, the future of the workplace and today’s digital world. We apply practical problem-solving methods that aren’t restricted by age groups, while fostering personalized learning and a strong emphasis on self-appropriation of knowledge.
TOTAL COST FOR THE COURSE: $850 CAD.
PAYMENT TAKEN UPON REGISTRATION.
START DATE: NOVEMBER 4TH 2021
DURATION: 7 WEEKS - EVERY THURSDAY
FROM 5PM TO 8PM PST.
*Students must confirm they are at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the course in order to register.