The Record Production Process: Professional Practices

MUSC X 448.6

An overview of the role of the record producer and their responsibility through all the stages of making a record: pre-production, recording, overdubs, editing, mixing, and mastering.

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Winter
Summer
In-Person
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Walk through the entire process of making a record from pre-production to mastering
  • Sharpen your listening skills to enhance your own productions
  • Delve into the intricacies of producing for a band compared to a solo artist
  • Learn about how to produce for a specific genre
  • Gain the performative and arrangement techniques to make your music more compelling

About this course:

This course provides an overview of the role of the record producer and their responsibility through all the stages of making a record: pre-production, recording, overdubs, editing, mixing, and mastering. Topics include how to use appropriate terminology to communicate effectively with the various members of the production team, sharpening your listening skills so you can incorporate specific elements into your own production, producing for a specific artist's genre of music and how to get the best performance from the artist, how producing a band is different from a solo artist, and how to budget for record production. You also learn arrangement techniques, as well as key vocal production techniques for main and background vocals. Discover the difference between producing a mix and engineering a mix, as well as the different style of mixes that are needed before going into the mastering phase of a project. At the end of the course, you have gained musical, emotional, performance, and arrangement techniques designed to make your music more compelling.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Joe Corcoran
389641
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 11, 2023
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Notes

Students will need to have access to the DAW of their choice. Examples include free options such as GarageBand and Reaper as well as “pro” software like Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton Live.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Jan 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Mar 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203

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