Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Workshop
Push your limits as an electronic musician in this 12-week online program. Learn the ins and outs of contemporary music production, or enhance your sound design skills while working with experienced producers. Connect with other electronic musicians from around the world through live class sessions and independent coursework, which you can complete at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to explore everything from the foundations of sound synthesis and sampling to sound creation and manipulation. Receiving a final grade of B or higher earns you six college credits, which can be applied to an undergraduate program at Berklee or another college or university.
2020 Program Information
|Program dates:||Monday, June 15–Friday, September 4, 2020|
|Registration fee:||$50 (nonrefundable, nontransferable)|
|Age range:||14 years and older|
- Please note: when registering for this program, please select Non-Degree (Summer and Extension Programs) as the level and Berklee Boston Summer Program as the application type.
The online summer experience is uniquely tailored to your skill level and musical interests. You’ll choose two tracks of study to pursue from our Berklee Online electronic production or sound design courses.
- Introduction to Game Audio: Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.
- Learn to DJ with Traktor: You’ll learn all of the ins and outs of the Traktor Pro 2 software, and all of the different ways you can use Traktor to DJ and remix your tracks live. On top of learning the Traktor software, you will also learn the fundamentals of DJing and be able to perform live like a true professional.
- Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician: Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions. This course will show you how to go beyond using plug-in presets, teaching you how to effectively use tools such as EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more.
- Performing with Ableton Live: Learn how to use Ableton Live for real-time, dynamic live performances. This course is designed for students with diverse backgrounds—from music producers, DJs, singer/songwriters, and electronic music artists to music directors, podcasters, pastors, and YouTubers.
- Producing Music with Logic: Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production in this 12-week course. Harness the power of Logic's extensive software instruments, and learn to record, edit, and mix your project like a pro.
- Sampling and Audio Production: Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee's approach to recording, editing, and programming using the software samplers provided in Reason.
- Sound Design for the Electronic Musician: Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead's Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.
Additionally, the Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Workshop offers opportunities to share your work with your peers and learn from visiting artists in master classes.
You'll participate in 10–12 hours of required coursework per week. You will have live class sessions with your Berklee instructors and fellow students, along with independent coursework that can be completed on your own schedule. Classes will meet regularly at defined times, and you are expected to attend each live class if you can. Recordings of all classes will be archived to accommodate students in different time zones or with schedule issues.
If you're interested in showcasing your performance skills, open mics will be hosted multiple times a week to offer more experience performing for an audience.
All students 14 and older with some background in electronic production are welcome to attend.
For this program, you should have access to a computer with the latest version of Google Chrome, a webcam, speakers or headphones, an external or internal microphone, and a broadband internet connection. There may be some additional requirements, depending on your chosen track. Please review the requirements before selecting your track.
Digital audio workstations (DAWs) are not included in the cost of tution. Please make sure to purchase the DAWs you need to complete your coursework before the start of the program.