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Digital Music Production 301


The exhilarating world of Digital Music Production III! If you are a future music composer, producer, audio producer, this course is designed to take your music production abilities to new heights.  

This is the final course in the DMP series and is filled with valuable information that will blow your mind and give you the ability to create jaw-dropping music productions. Throughout the course, you will delve into advanced techniques and concepts that will push the boundaries of your creativity This course builds on the knowledge and skills that you acquired during the previous courses in the DMP series.  


Features and Benefits 

  • Programs developed with a 30% theory and 70% practical approach.
  • Deepen your understanding of the music industry, including current trends, marketing strategies, and distribution platforms.
  • Explore advanced songwriting concepts, such as modal interchange, chromaticism, and unconventional chord progressions
  • Gain the ability to create music that sounds polished, professional, and competitive in the industry.
  • Learn to create and produce music with the latest FL Studio software.


  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed Digital Music Production II. 

Adequate hardware and software are required:

• MIDI keyboard

• FL Studio

• Audio-Technica Black ATH-M30x or Audio-Technica ATH-M20X headphones

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 12 Weeks (+/-3 months)
    • Classes conducted on Saturdays (4 hours)
    • Session 1 (9:00 - 11:00), Session 2 (11:30-13:30)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Music Composer
    • Music Producer
    • Mixer Studio
    • Sound Engineer
    • Studio Assistant
    • Production Editor

Important Notes

This short course is a skills program and therefore not accredited by any institution.

Cost of FL Studio not included in programme fees. Link to FL studio website.


  • Business Plan

    Create your own music business plan. Gain a deeper understanding of scheduling strategies and manage a music project with project management principles. Understand budgeting and what is required for the launch of a music album. You will get insights into social media management as well as learn the habits of successful producers.

  • Songwriting

    This section will focus on songwriting, song analysis as well as the craft of lyrics. An important aspect of creating songs with depth, on every level of the production, is to analyze how others have done so. This section introduces song analysis as a way to explore songcraft, from which you as the songwriter can cherry-pick the techniques best suited to music that you want to create.

  • Advanced Melody and Harmony

    Learn more advanced melodic and harmonic concepts, which will be further explored within the next two subsequent sections when these concepts will be applied to instrumental writing. As important as production techniques are, little can match the power of melodic and harmonic devices at work, which lays the bedrock for other elements within a track.

  • Sequencing Strings

    This section focuses on sequencing strings, in various circumstances. As this is an introductory section to string writing, the basic anatomy and range of instruments within the violin family are covered. A wide range of articulations are covered, both in isolation as well as in the context of writing with different chord progressions.

  • Sequencing Instruments

    This section focuses on sequencing for instruments from the brass family. Producers and arrangers commonly use these instruments to add variety in tone colour or support for other instrumentation. In addition, more advanced harmonic concepts will also be covered here from extended chords to what is known as drop voicings.

  • Synthesis

    Continuing with synthesis, we will illustrate the workings and applications of four different synthesizers, three bundled with FL Studio. As Massive from Native Instruments are covered in the previous section on this subject, this section introduces the student to the flagship, namely Massive X, which has several additional features and functions, which will be explored in this section.

  • Sound Design

    Get an introduction to sound design concepts for musical applications. Important techniques for modern productions such as risers, sweeps, impacts, and drops will be shown here. In addition, a section is devoted to spatialization, with the focus on creating different spatial textures and densities, which is an important aspect of modern production to create a unique tone for any given project.

  • Vocal Recordings

    This section focuses on taking vocal recordings and samples and manipulating them to fit a given track. As it has become commonplace to alter the tonal characteristics of a vocal, here the student will be shown different angles of vocal production to create a hyper-stylized track.

  • Layering and Processing

    This first section on remixing focuses on different layering and processing techniques that one can use when doing a remix. Here FL Studio’s powerful Patcher is introduced, allowing the user to create complex chains with ease. DJ style effects are also introduced, which has become popular not only within remixes but also within other genres.

  • Remixing Techniques

    Continuing with remixing techniques, while focussing on building a new track from scratch using only a select number of samples. New parts are programmed to supplement the track. The addition of more advanced processing techniques is shown here to enhance this track. Keep in mind that you can use this and any other techniques in your own productions.

  • Mastering Audio

    It is time to delve deeply into mastering audio. Not only will different processes be examined, but also one of the most easily overlooked aspects of mastering, listening to the source material, and then having a strategy to create the best possible final version of the artwork. As streaming and social sites have proliferated, so have the standards for loudness, thus a table is presented at the end of the section which shows the target values for the mainstreaming services and social sites.

    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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