DMP101 :

Introduction to
digital music production

About the course

Digital music production software can be accessed virtually worldwide, but obtaining the skills needed to use those tools to make amazing music is what separates the dreamers from successful industry professionals. 

The Digital Music Production Course was designed for music production enthusiasts. Take your skills to a competitive level using FL Studio in only 12 weeks. Our approach follows a 70% practical and 30% theory approach. Furthermore, you walk away with professional tracks that you feel confident to release. After learning the creative aspects of music production, you’ll explore an array of complex procedures and applications used in the music production industry.

COurse details

Course Code: N-DMP101

Duration: 12 Weeks

Prerequisites

Course Tuition Fees

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

1 Year Course SERIES

The 1-year programme is designed to take you through the entire music production process. Design your own sounds with synthesis and creative processing. Learn cutting edge remixing techniques and give your production that polished finish with advanced mixing techniques.

Your final project will be the a portfolio of tracks that will be presented to a panel of industry experts for professional feedback prior to release. Course Modules: DMP 101, DMP 201, DMP 301.

12 WEEK Course

The 12-week short course will give you an overview of music production and you will walk away with a final composition at the end. After the introduction to music production software such as FL Studio and studio setup, you will be introduced to MIDI sequencing and programming, arranging techniques, and mixing.

In addition to these, a range of music genres and creative production techniques are covered.
Course Module: DMP 101

It's more than a course

The course includes important life skills required by the industry, unique personal profile building, and real world experience while studying.

Course Starting Date

21 AUGUST 2021
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COURSE REGISTRATION

After we have made sure you are ready and have completed the online registration form, you will continue with the registration process.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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COURSE TUITION & FEES

Choose from easy and flexible tuition payment options namely: Debit order, Stop order or Discounted Once-off payments. Request course fees below.

Course Content

Section 1
Understand the chain in Music Production as well as the different types of personnel in Music Production. You will be able to select appropriate settings for a project as well as the functions within the Project Window. Lastly, be able to recognize different instrument sounds.
Section 2
This chapter introduces you to the drum kit and how to program it using MIDI notes. Drums form an integral part of modern music, having a solid MIDI programming technique is essential to produce good parts at a fast pace. MIDI programming techniques learned in this chapter will later be applied when programming other instruments.
Section 3
It’s time to level up, with advanced drum sequencing techniques. Get the skills to set up metronome as well as different time signatures. This is key when starting a new project. You will be able to shape a drum performance using MIDI CC. Become familiar with Kontakt's User Interface as well as create a layered drum sound with Drum Lab. Lastly, you will be able to program fills using primary rudiments.
Section 4
Introducing two important new concepts, working within the piano roll as well as working with pitch. You will be able to program different Bass Lines, create customized sounds with Flex, as well as make use of Riff Machine to create new musical material. Lastly, you will be able to work with different bass sounds including Electric and Acoustic.
Section 5
Get the skills to confidently work with loops and how to build sections of a track. Here different slicing and chopping techniques are explored, as well as layering. Understand the functions of different editing tools, be able to slice and chop audio, make use of creative looping techniques, and also apply different layering techniques. Lastly, you will be familiar with different effects that work with loops and create a basic track with loops.
Section 6
Introduction to two important aspects of the modern music production process. Firstly, creating melodic lines, which is key to the success of hit songs. Secondly working with synthesizers to create lead lines. Some elementary music theory is covered which is essential to learn how to program in both major and minor keys, as one can work out the scale using the provided scale formula.
Section 7
Understand the basics of harmony and chord progressions. This is a key aspect of modern music production as so much of the track hinges on these chords. A new instrument is covered, Flex, which specializes in focusing on the key aspects of sound generation. A step-by-step guide is provided on how to make a pad sound. Lastly, get the skills to program various keyboard patterns that the producer can use in a variety of different musical.
Section 8
Understand the basics of digital audio and recording. Recording is a fundamental aspect of music production. Fundamental editing techniques are also covered at the end of the chapter, as one must always edit what was recorded. You will be able to confidently work with digital audio fundamentals, controls on an audio interface, as well as different microphone types, and lastly be able to work with a vocalist and confidently do your magic within a studio setup.
Section 9
Understand the basics of mixing that includes the process and industry used terms. You will be able to confidently set up FL Studio’s Mixer and be able to work with insert and send effects. At the end of this module, you will be able to create a basic mix.
Section 10
You will be able to work with different effect types, be familiar with what compression is and what it does, be able to compress various types of audio, as well as understand the function of equalization to be able to equalization various types of audio.
Section 11
This module introduces the student to time-based effects, which is key to create depth and movement in a track as well as the fundamentals of mastering. You will be familiar with different time-based effects, be able to create depth within a mix, understand how to prepare a mix for mastering, be able to export a stereo track and lastly be able to create a competitive master.
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To apply at EMENDY you need to first click on the Apply button and complete the application form. 

Once your application has been received, we will contact you and request a copy of your ID. 

Our college registrar will then contact you for the outstanding documentation, which includes: a copy of your payee’s ID and proof of income. We will send you the contract to complete and the invoice for the registration fee of R2000 as well as the course fee. Once we have received your registration fee your seat is secured at EMENDY for the next intake.

All course registrations close 2 weeks before the course starting date. Late registrations will be open until the course starting date at an additional fee. 

Yes, this course runs on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.

These courses are designed for those who cannot study full time or have not obtained a matric pass.

For all short courses and workshops no matric certificate is required.

EMENDY doesn’t offer any accommodation but being situated in Hatfield, Pretoria and being surrounded by so many universities, colleges and educational institutions there are many accommodation options available. We can provide you with a list of places should you require it.