This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance - skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.
Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.
Learn the techniques that hip-hop producers use to create hit songs. Learn writing and production considerations unique to hip-hop, how to analyze and recreate different styles of hip-hop, and how to use this foundation to produce your own songs using Propellerhead's Reason software.
Learn to play the new virtual instruments and effects found in Pro Tools and beyond, and improve your overall musical productions, whether for TV, film, commercials, Web sites, video games, or the productions of artists you may be working with.
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.
Gain a greater understanding of two key elements of music production by learning the Berklee approach to mixing and mastering using the Pro Tools software.
Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerheads' Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.
Take your demos through the entire music production process, and learn to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will dramatically improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters no matter what recording device you are using.
Become a Better Producer with Berklee. Learn Berklee's renowned mixing, mastering, and music production techniques using Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton Live, Cubase, SONAR, Logic, and more.
2023 TEC Award Nominee for Best Audio Education Technology!
Learn to produce hip-hop tracks! This book traces the technological evolution of hip-hop from its inception to contemporary times, from its roots in New York and L.A. to its variations worldwide. You will explore the hits of the major eras and regional subgenres of hip-hop, identifying the production practices and products that defined each stylistic sound. Directed practice exercises and downloadable online audio tracks will give you hands-on experience with hip-hop’s classic tools, while you develop your own production style.
From “Rappers Delight” to “Old Town Road,” from Afrika Bambaataa to Drake, from Kanye West to DJ Mustard, from Salt-N-Pepa to Cardi B., you’ll identify the tools and techniques of hip-hop’s most influential producers and learn many ways to lend authenticity and life to your own beats.
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Prince Charles Alexander is a multiple Grammy winning musician, songwriter, recording artist, record producer, audio engineer, author, and educator. He is a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department at Berklee College of Music, where he has mentored thousands of music producers.
“This hip-hop textbook is an incredible and wonderful exploration into the culture. A must-read for anyone needing facts of information about how the hip-hop clock ticks.”
—Minister Kurtis Blow Walker, Rapper, Songwriter, Producer, DJ, and Minister
“Prince Charles has provided an excellent and extensive book on hip hop music, its production techniques, and its history. It’s a must read manual for future and even seasoned producers that have a quest to become lifelong students of this amazing genre.”
—Hank Shocklee, Music Producer, Hip-Hop Innovator, Founding Member of Public Enemy and the Bomb Squad
“With beats and instrumentals being such a focal point for hip-hop, vocal production sometimes gets overlooked as a major element contributing to the success of the hip-hop genre. Prince Charles gives equal weight to this aspect of the craft in this book. In this way, he makes a clear distinction between making hip-hop beats and making hip-hop records.
“Although hip-hop production practices ebb and flow with the times, Prince Charles’s Inside the Beats offers a solid technical analysis of techniques and tricks of the trade that can apply across sonic eras and musical genres. Through focusing on the specifics of hip-hop production, the book manages to illuminate skills that are multidimensional and transferable to other styles of music.
“Charles’s acknowledgment of Sylvia Robinson’s major contribution to the genesis of hip-hop music offers a major nod to women in production everywhere.”
—Ebonie Smith, Producer, Engineer, Educator, Founder and President of Gender Amplified
Prince Charles Alexander is a multiple Grammy winning musician, recording artist, record producer, audio engineer, and professor in the Music…