Music Production Basics

First, Congratulations on successfully completing the “HSMP FOUNDATION SYSTEM”. You have built a set of solid foundation skills for music production success. Now that you are an APPRENTICE ENGINEER studying to be a JOURNEYMAN ENGINEER, we will begin with music production basics and the fundamentals of equalization, dynamics processing, and effects processing.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

EQ

  • What is EQ
  • How to identify different frequency bands
  • EQ Controls and Parameters
  • Concepts and Methods
  • Sweep Trick
  • When and Why should I use EQ?

DYNAMIC PROCESSING

COMPRESSION

  • What is Compression
  • Controls and Parameters
  • Compression concepts and methods
  • When and Why should I use a compressor?

LIMITING

  • Limiting
  • Brickwall Limiter Controls and parameters
  • Limiting Concepts and Methods
  • When and Why should I use a Limiter?

EFFECTS PROCESSING

REVERB

  • What is Reverb
  • Different styles of Reverb
  • Reverb concepts and methods
  • When and Why should I use Reverb?

DELAY

  • What is Delay?
  • Different types of Delay
  • Delay Controls and Parameters
  • Chorusing
  • Flanging
  • Doubling
  • When and Why should I use Delay?

Secondly, we will dive into more advanced topics such as sidechaining, parallel processing, automation, and mastering. We will also go into more depth on reverb, delay, eq, and compression.