Principles of Independent Record Production
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - MP-210
With the proliferation of low-cost, high-quality music technology, most musicians now have the means to make a viable commercial album without the support of a record label. Artists who choose this route may fill the role of producer by choice and/or financial necessity, or utilize the production services of associates whose resumes feature musical chops more than formal experience. This course provides an overview of independent record production for musicians interested in leveraging their musical expertise as the basis of taking on broader production responsibilities. The curriculum surveys the general production process from concept through mastering, focusing on producer roles and requisite skills, production methods and techniques, and technical options for recording. Students will gain relevant experience by producing an original song for an artist of their choice.
Course Chair: Rob Jaczko
Required of: None
Electable by: All except MPED majors