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Music Creation and Production

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How to give life to Sound

Trains professionals for music creation and production.

Develop skills of music production and creation for the music industry.

Prepares one for traditional music creation as well as with the support of technology, by working with specialised software and equipment.

Promotes musical knowledge and stimulates innovative creativity in the musical context.

During the course you have access to recording/production studios, audio post production and mastering rooms, and live stage concerts, in partnership with Box Music Studios

Learn from trainers who are active in the musical scene, the musical tools to transform your ideas into music on a professional level.

By concluding this training, you will have the possibility of participating in our European Mobility Project ERASMUS+.

ETIC_Algarve provides the possibility of attending a 320h Internship, for the trainees that fulfill the requirements of JUMP – Support to Professional Integration.
Course Plan
1 Year
320 hours
October 20 until July 21
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, from 7pm to 10pm

Participant Limit

Mínimum:8
Maximum:16
12 x 246,67€
+100€ Application fee

Recipients

Music creators and sound artists who want to develop their skills of sound creation and manipulation further. Individual producers, professionals or amateurs, with experience in music creation or composition.

Professional Opportunities

  • Music Producer/Composer;
  • Mastering and Mixing Technician;
  • DJ and VJ;
  • Audiovisual project producer/composer.

Course Content

HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

  • The XX century and the origin of electronic music
  • Classical electronic music, dancing electronic music, pop music, krautrock, experimental music, dub, acid house, trance music, among other musical genre 

MUSICAL LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

  • Basic Music Theory
  • How to build a song 
  • Midi theory and techniques
  • Communication between hardware and software with midi
  • Composition, arrangement techniques and sound editing software 

MUSIC AND SOUND RECORDING AND STUDIO TECHNIQUES

  • Principles of acoustic and electricity
  • Microphones
  • Mixing tables and digital and analog recorders
  • Voice, acoustic, electric and electronic instrument recording
  • Home studio and project studio

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 

  • Recording, editing and music programming techniques

MIDI SAMPLING AND SOUND SYNTHESIZING

  • Sound synthesis
  • The architecture of a synthesizer: vco, vcf, vca, lfo and env gen
  • Automation and e modulation
  • Other types of synthesis: additive, fm, granular
  • The sampler and its architecture
  • The midi language and protocols 

MUSIC EDITING, PROCESSING AND MIXING

  • Equalization, leveling and distributing sound in stereo
  • Dynamic and effect processors - compressors, gates, reverbs, etc.
  • Plug-ins, virtual tools associated to the actual musical production technology
  • Final mixing mastering and finishing techniques 

MUSIC PROMOTION AND COMMERCIALIZATION

  • Personal promotion. Copyright e royalties. Hiring and Booking. Relationship with discography producers
  • The universe of an electronic music producer. Consultancy with professionals of the field
  • Elaboration of a portfolio. Occupying an advertisement spot 
  • Channeling projects
  • Media promotion and dissemination
  • Pages online: Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, among others

LIVE MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES 

  • The most used softwares and hardwares in electronic music 
  • Live performance sequencing techniques. Live performance preparation
  • Dance music production and remix
  • Music construction and deconstruction
  • Composition musical loops and beats and real time control
  • Digital and analog digging techniques, with vinyl and digital files
  • Computer synchronization for live acts

FINAL PROJECT

  • Music creation project, from concept to mastering, scheduling the diverse phases o the process; Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Live act

INTERNSHIP

  • Possibility to apply for a 320h Internship for the trainees who fulfill the requirements for JUMP – Professional Integration Support

Teachers

Teachers

Facilities and Equipment

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    • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment
    • BoxMusic Sound Studio
    • Audio Editing  and Mastering Regie 
    • Dedicated Audio Interfaces and individual headphones
    • MIDI Keyboards: Arturia KeyLab, MicroLab and M-Audio
    • MIDI Controllers: Ableton Push 2 and AKAI APC mini
    • Eletric Piano: Yamaha CP88
    • Synthesizers: Arturia MiniBrute, Arturia MatrixBrute; Arturia MicroFreak, Yamaha Reface line - CP, DX, CS and YC models; Behringer Model D; Novation Bass Station II
    • Rhythmbox: Arturia DrumBrute
    • Turntable: Numark PT-01 Scratch
    • DJ Controllers: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol
    • Mixing Table: Behringer X32, with JBL Tops and Subwoofers, and The Box Pro, DI’s
    • 15 microphones for different sound capturing formats
    • Softwares: Ableton Live, Analog Lab, DRC, Pro Tools, Waves Gold Bundle, Ozone.

Facilities and Equipment

AnteriorSeguinte
    • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment
    • BoxMusic Sound Studio
    • Audio Editing  and Mastering Regie 
    • Dedicated Audio Interfaces and individual headphones
    • MIDI Keyboards: Arturia KeyLab, MicroLab and M-Audio
    • MIDI Controllers: Ableton Push 2 and AKAI APC mini
    • Eletric Piano: Yamaha CP88
    • Synthesizers: Arturia MiniBrute, Arturia MatrixBrute; Arturia MicroFreak, Yamaha Reface line - CP, DX, CS and YC models; Behringer Model D; Novation Bass Station II
    • Rhythmbox: Arturia DrumBrute
    • Turntable: Numark PT-01 Scratch
    • DJ Controllers: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol
    • Mixing Table: Behringer X32, with JBL Tops and Subwoofers, and The Box Pro, DI’s
    • 15 microphones for different sound capturing formats
    • Softwares: Ableton Live, Analog Lab, DRC, Pro Tools, Waves Gold Bundle, Ozone.

Portfolios

Portfolios

Pricing ​​

Monthly Fees:
9 x 328,89€
+100€ Application fee
12 x 246,67€
+180€ Application fee
Special Discounts (not combinable):
-10%
save 296€
Application until 31/08
-12,5%
save 370€
Full payment until 31/08;
Former Trainees - Instalments;
(+100€ Application fee)
-7,5%
save 222€
Full Payment
after 01/09
(+ 100€ Application fee)
-15%
save 444€
Full Payment - Former Trainees
(+ 100€ Application fee)

Application Process

Schedule a personal interview at:

  • info@eticalgarve.com
  • 289 823 359 / 960 309 550

Optional - send an email answering the following questions: 

  • Why am I applying for this course? 
  • What are my motivations? 
  • What are my professionals aspirations? 

Attend the interview previously scheduled by the Pedagogical Director:

  • Present your portfolio
  • Await for the results of your application.

The applications take place between the months of June and October, until the beginning of the school year and classes, as long as there are vacancies in the courses. 

These can be done after the verification of the admission conditions, upon the payment of the registration and submitting the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae / Biography
  • 1 passport photo (digital or printed)
  • Certificate of habilitations 
  • Documents from the Candidate and the Responsible for the payment (National Identification Card + Taxpayer Identification Number + Proof of Address: water, electricity or telephone bills or driving license) 
  • Completing and Signing the application form and the training contract.

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