For anyone starting out in audio production or even a seasoned pro looking to expand their skills there are some great online courses around these days. Sometimes its good to just click every button and see what every menu option does but if you want to fast track your skills an online course like this can be just the ticket. Yes its gonna cost you a bit more but I guess the knowledge and fun you get from learning is reward enough.
Producertech are one such company who have been producing quality audio courses for a few years now. They currently have video based online courses covering Logic Pro, Reason and Ableton Live and come in two flavours, beginners / intermediate and advanced. All the courses have been designed by and are delivered by certified training instructor Rob Jones. Each course comes in 26 separate video modules which last between 20 and 40 minutes each. The advanced courses follow on neatly from where the beginners course leaves off allowing you to progress in stages.
Along with the online video tutorials you also get a full set of notes, course materials and even an official certificate to hang on your wall and let the world know you now have the skills to pay the bills. You could more importantly I guess also add it to your CV as its a recognised qualification.
By the time you have completed your chosen courses you should have all the basic skills required to produce your own tracks, from the jamming stage right through to final mastering. The course also covers important sound creation methods, such as sampling and synthesizing.
Not that you would need them as a looperman member but they also give you access to a huge selection of royalty free sounds and samples from Loopmasters.com so your chosen DAW will never sit empty and without inspiration.
Here is a sample video for each of the three courses. These are either very basic examples or course overviews.
Reason Course Intro
Logic Pro Course Intro
Ableton Live Course Intro
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To help with the costs and as I write this producertech are offering up a massive 30% discount on any of their courses so if you've been pondering whether or not to take a course now is the time.
To claim your 30% discount simply follow any of the following links and use the coupon code LM30 when you hit the checkout.
Its always great to hear your recommendations and thoughts on anything like this so if you took the plunge and took one these courses leave a comment and let us know what you thought of it. Was it worth the money ? Did you feel the tutorials were well laid out and easy to follow. Have they made you a better musician and would you go for another ?