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Online Course from Popular Instructor and Laptop Musician Loudon Stearns
launches on January 9th, 2012

Boston, MA, December 1, 2011- Berkleemusic.com, the online school of
Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course
"Composing and Producing Electronic Music" for their upcoming winter term,
beginning January 9th, 2012. Students will learn the necessary tools and
techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles,
including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo,
house, and techno.

"If you're a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your
production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to
the next level, this course is for you." says course author and instructor
Loudon Stearns. "The course will give you a deep understanding of many
aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass
lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing,
sound design, form, performance, mixing, and more."

The course lessons feature a series of videos describing musical, DAW, and
synthesis techniques appropriate to each style of music. For each style,
there will also be a research and analysis component, in which students
learn to listen critically and adapt to changes in technology and public
musical taste. Students are then responsible for creating a complete piece
of music for that style. Work can be done in any major DAW that supports AU,
RTAS, or VST instruments, including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, or Live

As the course progresses, the musical examples become more complex as a
harmonic language appropriate to the styles is developed. The course takes a
similar approach with synthesis, covering the basic concepts of syntheses
using a custom-built synthesizer.

You'll also learn about Native Instruments' Massive synthesizer, which will
help you develop patches appropriate to each style. With a thorough
understanding of these patches, you can then apply the same concepts to
another synth.
        
To learn more, visit:
http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/course/composing-and-producing-electronic
-music

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