Course Modules

An innovative modulated course structure that allows aspiring musicians the flexibility to choose modules
and build courses as per their need, requirements and aspirations.

Why Modular Course Structure?

The way people learn and require instruction has changed over the last decade.
Technology, the Internet and the interest of students are all factors considered when developing a Modular program.

Our Modular course structure gives aspiring musicians the flexibility to choose their own path and take on a module as per their individual needs. It makes allowances for reattempts or repetition of specific broad topics rather than an entire program.
Our modulated course structure allows independent certification of specific topics based on interest and/or ability. 

These course modules have been developed with research over the past 15 years.
We blended critical elements of the music industry. So, we combined ideas on creativity, technology, and skills required for success. Learning is a continuous process; these modules offer a great starting point and we hope to add more modules for specialised topics in the future.

In addition to being the foundation of our programs, these modules are also available individually as independent offerings.

However, Certificates are provided only for our predetermined Certificate and Diploma programs.

Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

Music Foundation

Music theory/Music Foundation is concerned with describing how musicians and composers make music.

MODULE: Music FOUNDATION

Understand the fundamentals of sound along with essential concepts to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play. Music Foundation includes exposure to song structure with a comprehensive insight into the fundamental notions of music theory, chords, scales, progressions etc

Objective:

Understanding Song structure and how each part combines to make a whole track, is essential for good composition.

Pre Requisites

Listen to lots of music of different genres and styles to expand your appreciation and understanding of music genres.

Curriculum

  • Beats
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Parts of a Song
  • Melody & Bass-lines
  • Song Structure
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

RECORDING & ANALOG MIXING

The science behind capturing sound using various microphones and recording techniques.

MODULE: Recording & analog mixing

Understand the terminology related to sound, the properties and characteristics of sound and how it is generated, how it travels and how it is consumed.

Propagation of sound as it goes from volts to binary would be discussed in depth. Mixing different elements of a musical composition using a Hybrid Analog mixer with a DAW as a replacement to the analog tape machine.

Analog Mixer & Recording Studio Routing: Analog mixers  are considered the basics of all DAW’s. Learn its Signal flow, Conversion, Sample Rate & Bit Rate. Master Processing with a deep understanding of mixing, different Effects/EQ-s on analogue mixers to set the stage for your future career as an  aspiring sound engineer.

Microphones & Digital Audio:  Learn about Microphones, their types, characteristics, frequency spectrum and different Mic-ing techniques. Be it a vocalist, instrumentalist or a band, you’ll know the right way to record!

Learn the essential principles of audio mixing, its techniques and process. Understand the need for Mastering, Multi-band Dynamics, Graphic Equalizers and more!

Objective:

To well equip students with the ideology and technology behind audio recording and mixing using just the analog domain.

Pre Requisites

An understanding of Class X Physics

Curriculum

  • Theory of Sound
  • Studio Routing
  • Analog Mixer
  • Dynamic processing
  • Time based processing
  • Microphones
  • The Recording Studio
  • Digital Audio
  • Recording Assignment
  • Mixing
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

Acoustics & Studio Construction

Understand the terminology related to sound, the properties and characteristics of sound and how it is generated, how it travels and how it is consumed.

Acoustics & Studio Construction

Ever wondered why music sounds different in different spaces, how speaker positions and objects in the room effect the quality of sound?  Learn the different aspects to formulate a good listening environment. Students will be taught the essential tools required to treat your room. 

Acoustics play an important role in how to perceive and listen to music. Speaker position, materials used to create spaces and objects all effect how your room will sound and how sound travels in it. This module will help you understand the fundamentals to create your ideal home or professional studio environment.  

Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

Audio post production

Audio post production deals with all aspects of audio pertaining to visual media, specifically for film and television.

Audio Post Production

Starting with DAW configuration for particular video files, we will cover the Importing audio from the video file, muting it, blending a whole world of sounds to the video using both audio recording and editing techniques. Using processing plug-ins we will create space/depth and clarity in audio to fit the visual space inside a video and more.

Music: To understand and identify the theme of the movie. The feelings involved in the scene and then create a score to tell the story.

Voice: Record dialogues and speech sounds. We can then process it based on the space they occur.

Sound FX: Learn how Special Effects, Foley and other sounds are designed to represent the visual environment using audio.

Audio post production deals with all aspects of audio pertaining to visual media, specifically for film and television. 

Objective:

The objective is to understand how to work with audio specifically for video and integrate both audio and video together on ProTools.

Pre Requisites
  • Avid Pro Tools or Apple Logic Pro
  • Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Recording (preferred not essential)

Curriculum

  • Sound for Films
  • Audio Video Integration
  • Pro Tools for Post Production
  • Voice
  • Foley
  • Background score & FX
  • Sound Design
  • Special Effects
  • Editing Audio clips
  • Syncing with Video
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

Synthesis & Sound Design

Learn synthesis on Software & Hardware Synthesisers.

Synthesis & Sound Design

The fundamentals of Synthesis and Sound Design is a must for quality music production. Synthesis is covered in each of the DAW’s we teach, here we go in-depth for a better understanding of harmonics and explore some third party software synthesizers as well.
Learn synthesis on Software & Hardware Synthesisers with an introduction to (NI), Moog and other third party synths including Sylenth, Serum, Kontakt and more.

Objective:

To explore and understand synthesizer modules, working of a Digital & Analog synthesizer and its signal flow. Get a sense of the art of sound creation using different synthesis techniques by manipulating their parameters.

Pre Requisites

A functional understanding of any DAW

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Ableton Live

Curriculum

  • Components of a Synthesizer
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Additive Synthesis
  • Wavetable Synthesis
  • Sample Based / Granular Synthesis
  • Hardware Synthesizers (Moog, Arp, Arturia…)
Pro Tools for Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

DAW: AVID PRO TOOLS

Industry Standard DAW used for Recording and Audio for Video

AVID PRO TOOLS

Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology. Used for a wide range of sound recording and sound production purposes, it is considered Industry Standard in Recording and used to create music or sound for film/TV. Learn from basics upto advanced pro tips of harnessing the powerful capabilities of Pro tools to set up your studio and excel in audio editing, mixing and mastering.

Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology for Microsoft Windows and macOS which can be used for a wide range of sound recording and sound production purposes. Pro Tools can run as standalone software, or operate using a range of external analog/digital converters and internal PCI Local Bus (PCI) or PCIe audio cards with onboard digital signal processors (DSP) to provide effects such as reverb, equalization and compression. Like all digital audio workstation software, Pro Tools can perform the functions of a multitrack tape recorder and audio mixer, along with additional features for editing that can only be performed in the digital domain.

Objective:

Learn the basics and advanced pro tips of harnessing the powerful capabilities of Pro tools to set up your studio and excel in audio editing, mixing, and mastering. (Genre Free Module)

Pre Requisites
  • An understanding of Recording Principals & Analog Mixers (Available in Recording & Analog Mixing)
  • Music & Song Structure and Theory (Available in Music Foundation) preferred but not essential. 
  • Listen to lots of Band recordings and live/instrumental music (multiple genres & styles)

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Avid Pro Tools<
  • Your First Session
  • Creating & Workings in Pro-Tools
  • Audio Recordings In Pro-Tools
  • MIDI in Pro-Tools
  • Mixing & Mastering Fundamentals
Apple Logic pro X Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

DAW: APPLE LOGIC PRO

Apples native DAW, makes it one of the most widely used DAW's by Apple users

APPLE LOGIC PRO X

Logic is an Apples professional audio production software which combines the heart and soul of a console in a DAW. Considered as one of the leading software suites in the music industry. Logic Pro X offers audio recording functionality alongside world-class virtual instruments, effects, and thousands of high quality audio samples and loops. 

Objective:

Producing Music with Logic pro X & exploring the components to record and produce music electronically with all its complexities.  (Genre Free Module)

Pre Requisites
  • Music and song structure with an understanding of music theory (Available in Music Foundation) 
  • An understanding of Recording Principals & Analog Mixers (Available in Recording & Analog Mixing) preferred but not essential. 
  • Avid music Listener (multiple genres & styles)

Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Sound
  • Navigating through Logic (An introduction)
  • MIDI in Logic
  • Logic Plugins
  • Logic Soft Synths
  • Automation
  • Recording & Editing in Logic
  • Mixing & Mastering
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

DAW: ABLETON LIVE

Learn Ableton Live a favourite among electronic musicans and producer performers.

ABLETON LIVE

Ableton Live is a versatile digital audio workstation designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering. A go-to DAW for Electronic Music producer-performers the world over.

Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows. The latest major release of Live is Version 10. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering, as shown by Ableton’s companion hardware product, Ableton Push. It is also used by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beat-matching, crossfading and other effects used by turntablists, and was one of the first music applications to automatically beat-match songs.

Objective:

Producing Electronic Music with necessary tools and techniques in a DAW: Ableton Live. (Genre free module)

Pre Requisites
  • An understanding of Music and song structure and theory. (Available in Music Foundation)
  • Listen to lots of electronic music (multiple genres & styles)

Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Sound
  • Ableton Live Properties & Arrangement View
  • Editing/Working with Loops & Samples in Arrangement View
  • Arrangements
  • Session View
  • Warping & Automation
  • Dynamic Processing
  • Equalization
  • Ableton Filters & Effects
  • Introduction to MIDI & Ableton Devices
  • Subtractive Synthesis | Analog
  • Sampling on Simpler
  • Impulse & Drum Rack
  • FM Synthesis | Operator
  • Advanced Sampling
  • Racks and Macro Controls
  • Mixing & Mastering
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

MIXING AND MASTERING

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have your productions mixed and mastered in-front of you and learn how to do it at the same time

MIXING & MASTERING

The process of audio production is equal parts art and science, with technology enhancing the creative efforts of an artist. Two of the most essential elements of production are mixing and mastering, which are often misunderstood by new producers to be one process. In fact, they are two separate processes and should never be combined.

Typically, a track requires two distinct individuals—a mix engineer (or the artist/producer) and a mastering engineer—to achieve a successful finish.

Mixing is the process of combining and adjusting individual elements to form a stereo audio file after a mixdown. It is the necessary step before mastering. Mastering involves adjusting EQs, compression, limiters and stereo enhancements after completing the mix of the stereo file. The mastering engineer’s only directive is to provide a clear, professional sound that listeners will enjoy on any media or device.

Our Mixing and Mastering course is a series of private individual sessions, divided into two parts. A student will learn and implement the process of mixing his or her own track with our mix engineer, then learn how to master the same track with our mastering engineer. Students will conclude the course with their own tracks mixed, mastered, and ready to be professionally released.

Objective:

Get your composition Mixed and Mastered by a professional while you observe and learn the process for your style of music production.

Pre Requisites
  • Must have knowledge of at least 1 DAW ; Pro Tool | Ableton | Logic
  • Original self made track.
  • Please read the FAQs  carefully before applying for the course. speak with our representative for FAQ.

Curriculum

Part 1: Mixing

  • Fundamentals of Audio
  • Sonic Dimensions
  • Compression / Gates
  • EQ
  • Reverbs & Delays
  • Saturation, Distortion & Modulation
  • Mixing Process

Part 2: Mastering

  • Introduction
  • Compression / Multi-band EQ
  • Harmonic Excitation / Saturation / Tape
  • Limiter / Dithering / Down-sampling
  • Mastering Audio Process
Music Production, DJ, and Audio Engineering at I Love Music Academy Module

Professional DJ & Advanced DJ

The Art and science of Dj'ing on Turntables, CD players and Digital formats

PROFESSIONAL Disk Jockey

Learn the art of Dj’ing, from its roots on turntables to progression of technology with CD players and finally electronic performance on Digital DJ software. It covers all aspects of DJing along with  maximum exposure to all related DJ technology.  Below are the subjects you will learn in the Pro DJ Course. Check out the Pro DJ Course page for more details.

Objective:

To understand the job Function of a DJ and to acquire the necessary Skills and technical knowledge to perform in front of an audience on the DJ console.

Pre Requisites
  • Avid lister of Dance Music.
  • A deep interest in Music Genres.
  • Must have visited performance venues and seen Dj’s in action.

Curriculum

  • Sound for Films
  • Audio Video Integration
  • Pro Tools for Post Production
  • Voice
  • Foley
  • Background score & FX
  • Sound Design
  • Special Effects
  • Editing Audio clips
  • Syncing with Video
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