Deconstructing a hit song

CURATED BY: By Srijan Mahajan - Co-founder, Project MyNT, Gaurav Chintamani - Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC
24-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019 Sri Aurbindo College of Arts & Commerce (SACAC), Adchini Every Weekend from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Age Group: 14 years - 25 years

About this course

Our facilitators with take students through the entire song production process over this six-week course. The course has been curated to show students how to leverage existing tools and technology to make music. The curriculum is an overview of the key aspects of the production process, starting from the fundamentals of sound and music theory to the core processes applied within digital audio workstations.

Who is this for

You don’t have to be a musician to sign up for this course; it is open to anyone who loves music and wants to understand the art of Electronic Music Production.

Deconstructing a hit song

CURATED BY: By Srijan Mahajan - Co-founder, Project MyNT, Gaurav Chintamani - Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC
24-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019 Sri Aurbindo College of Arts & Commerce (SACAC), Adchini Every Weekend from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Age Group: 14 years - 25 years

What all will you learn?

  • Define music production, in the box
  • Outline the tools available in the DAW 
  • Differentiate between audio data and MIDI data 
  • Tools of music-making in the DAW 
  • Introduction to Logic Pro X 
  • Signal path in audio and how it is adapted in the DAW
  • Introduction to the GUI of Logic Pro X 
  • Signature Features of Logic Pro X 
  • Apple loops 
  • Synthesizers, samplers and drum machines
  • Addressing timing and pitch for a better performance 
  • Creating layers from timing and pitch tools 
  • Preparing the song for mix
  • Identifying the hook and how to develop ideas from and for it 
  • Developing song structure
  •  Defining the pulse of the song and programming the rhythm section to amplify it
  • Outline the process/workflow of production
  • Benefits of using Arrangement and Marker tracks 
  • Keeping ideas organized using project alternatives 
  • Being aware of balance and interaction
  • What is the major scale?
  • Intervals and basic diatonic harmony 
  • Standard chord progressions 
  • How to harmonize melodies 
  • Layering sounds to create more impact for individual sounds 
  • Being aware of the micro and macro elements in an arrangement
  • Introduction to modulation and time-based effects and how to use them to add elements of ear candy to the arrangement
  • Gain staging 
  • Identifying a good take vs. a great take
  • Cycle recording workflow tips 
  • Stacking takes up to create a thicker, fuller sound
  • Working with templates 
  • Setting up a working balance and creating movement 
  • Introduction to automation 
  • Mixing for loudness while retaining dynamics
  • Creative use of spatial and modulation effects, pushing the production into creating signature sounds

Deconstructing a hit song

CURATED BY: By Srijan Mahajan - Co-founder, Project MyNT, Gaurav Chintamani - Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC
24-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019 Sri Aurbindo College of Arts & Commerce (SACAC), Adchini Every Weekend from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Age Group: 14 years - 25 years

Faculty

SRIJAN  MAHAJAN

SRIJAN MAHAJAN

Co-founder, Project MyNT

Curator

GAURAV  CHINTAMANI

GAURAV CHINTAMANI

Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC

Advisor

SUBIR  MALIK

SUBIR MALIK

Musician and founder , Parikrama

Advisor

SHUBHA  MUDGAL

SHUBHA MUDGAL

Award-winning singer and composer, Musician

Deconstructing a hit song

CURATED BY: By Srijan Mahajan - Co-founder, Project MyNT, Gaurav Chintamani - Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC
24-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019 Sri Aurbindo College of Arts & Commerce (SACAC), Adchini Every Weekend from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Age Group: 14 years - 25 years

FAQs

 The process of producing a song is not genre-specific, so you will be able to work o any genre of music that you like.

 There are no prerequisites for this course; anyone who is inclined towards exploring the process of music production can sign up for it. 

Each session is approximately 2 hours long.

No, you will be working on state-of-the-art equipment, provided by Project Mynt.

Primarily? Because the course curriculum is constantly being developed and updated so that it is always relevant. It is also taught by some of the best musicians in our country today. 

No, there is no trial period. However, our executives are happy to answer any queries that you may have regarding the course. Also, to help you make an informed decision, the overview of the curriculum can be downloaded.

At MyNT, every student is given the opportunity to go beyond the classroom and gain experiential learning. After the completion of the capsule course, you will be provided with the opportunity to intern with a professional music producer, as well as a certificate of completion.

Depending on what’s decided with the concerned institution or individual(s) before the beginning of the course, all sessions are planned and scheduled to suit the availability of those attending it

This course spans across 5 - 8 sessions which need to be completed within the mutually agreed time frame.

No. The course structure does not allow us to take gaps. It adheres to a pre-determined schedule that the individual or institution has agreed to at the time of enrolment.

No. The start and end date are fixed at the very beginning. All classes and assignments are to be completed as per deadlines, so as to provide equal opportunity to all the attendees. However, the timelines are decided with the concerned individual(s) or institutions so there is some flexibility.  

No, you don’t lose access. If, due to any reason, a student of the course fails to complete it in said time then they’re still provided complete access to the curriculum.

No, you don’t lose access. After completing the course, you will be given access to the entire curriculum for revision. However, access will only be available for one month, post the completion of the course, after which you can check the revised course content.

Deconstructing a hit song

CURATED BY: By Srijan Mahajan - Co-founder, Project MyNT, Gaurav Chintamani - Director—Audio Engineering & Music Production, SACAC
24-Aug-2019 - 08-Sep-2019 Sri Aurbindo College of Arts & Commerce (SACAC), Adchini Every Weekend from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Age Group: 14 years - 25 years

Fee Structure

S. No. Particulars Amount
1 Academic Fees Rs. 13000/-
2 Other Expenses (Joining Kit, Portal and Certification) Rs. 2000/-
Total Payable Rs. 15000/-

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