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Introduction to Digital Music Production I


Digital music production software can be accessed virtually worldwide, but obtaining the skills needed to use those tools to make amazing music is what separates the dreamers from successful industry professionals.


The Digital Music Production Course was designed for music production enthusiasts. Take your skills to a competitive level using FL Studio in only 12 weeks. Our approach follows a 70% practical and 30% theory approach. Furthermore, you walk away with professional tracks that you feel confident to release. After learning the creative aspects of music production, you’ll explore an array of complex procedures and applications used in the music production industry.



Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. EMENDY, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to EMENDY students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid), 12 weeks
    • Full Time, Online Learning ,12 weeks
    • Classes from Monday to Friday, +- 20 hours/week



    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, min 12 Weeks,
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selective Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Music composer
    • Music producer
    • Mixer Studio
    • Sound Engineer
    • Studio assistant
    • Production editor
  • Study Kit

    Your Learning Material is included in your fees and will contain:


    • Free Unlimited WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only) 
    • Orientation kit

Section 1:

Understand the chain in Music Production as well as the different types of personnel in Music Production. You will be able to select appropriate settings for a project as well as the functions within the Project Window. Lastly, be able to recognize different instrument sounds.



Section 2:

This chapter introduces you to the drum kit and how to program it using MIDI notes. Drums form an integral part of modern music, having a solid MIDI programming technique is essential to produce good parts at a fast pace. MIDI programming techniques learned in this chapter will later be applied when programming other instruments.



Section 3:

It’s time to level up, with advanced drum sequencing techniques. Get the skills to set up metronome as well as different time signatures. This is key when starting a new project. You will be able to shape a drum performance using MIDI CC. Become familiar with Kontakt's User Interface as well as create a layered drum sound with Drum Lab. Lastly, you will be able to program fills using primary rudiments.



Section 4:

Introducing two important new concepts, working within the piano roll as well as working with pitch. You will be able to program different Bass Lines, create customized sounds with Flex, as well as make use of Riff Machine to create new musical material. Lastly, you will be able to work with different bass sounds including Electric and Acoustic.



Section 5:

Get the skills to confidently work with loops and how to build sections of a track. Here different slicing and chopping techniques are explored, as well as layering. Understand the functions of different editing tools, be able to slice and chop audio, make use of creative looping techniques, and also apply different layering techniques. Lastly, you will be familiar with different effects that work with loops and create a basic track with loops.



Section 6:

Introduction to two important aspects of the modern music production process. Firstly, creating melodic lines, which is key to the success of hit songs. Secondly working with synthesizers to create lead lines. Some elementary music theory is covered which is essential to learn how to program in both major and minor keys, as one can work out the scale using the provided scale formula.



Section 7:

Understand the basics of harmony and chord progressions. This is a key aspect of modern music production as so much of the track hinges on these chords. A new instrument is covered, Flex, which specializes in focusing on the key aspects of sound generation. A step-by-step guide is provided on how to make a pad sound. Lastly, get the skills to program various keyboard patterns that the producer can use in a variety of different musical.



Section 8:

Understand the basics of digital audio and recording. Recording is a fundamental aspect of music production. Fundamental editing techniques are also covered at the end of the chapter, as one must always edit what was recorded. You will be able to confidently work with digital audio fundamentals, controls on an audio interface, as well as different microphone types, and lastly be able to work with a vocalist and confidently do your magic within a studio setup.



Section 9:

Understand the basics of mixing that includes the process and industry used terms. You will be able to confidently set up FL Studio’s Mixer and be able to work with insert and send effects. At the end of this module, you will be able to create a basic mix.



Section 10:

You will be able to work with different effect types, be familiar with what compression is and what it does, be able to compress various types of audio, as well as understand the function of equalization to be able to equalization various types of audio.



Section 11:

This module introduces the student to time-based effects, which is key to create depth and movement in a track as well as the fundamentals of mastering. You will be familiar with different time-based effects, be able to create depth within a mix, understand how to prepare a mix for mastering, be able to export a stereo track and lastly be able to create a competitive master.


    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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