Music Producer Course

Live Music Producer Course

Adam Moseley Mixer Engineer

Adam Moseley

Most producers learned their art from their peers and legendary mentors in recording studios over many years. As those opportunities have become greatly reduced, how do today’s music producers learn the art and develop their production skills? This course explores the roles of the music producer and brings together the many individual components, skills and concepts in a comprehensive music producer course. We look into all of the stages, from pre-production to completion and delivery of the final version. We focus on concepts such as creating emotion through sound and performance, visualizing and defining the direction of the production and achieving your production goal. By understanding the essential concepts of music production…. the arrangement of both musical notes and the ‘sonic field’…. you learn how to make your band or solo artist (this could be yourself) both unique and compelling to get the very best out of your act.

We have a legend on our roster who, luckily for us, loves what we do, our attitude and approach to music production education, so he has agreed to exclusively take this entire course, and pass down more than three decades of studio experience to the learners on this course. Do check him out on our roster of superior Instructors and watch a video here.

“It’s about creating emotion in music…… that’s the art and purpose of music production”. Adam Moseley

There are no official prerequisites for this course, but it’s not a beginners course, and we recommend the learners have a good understanding of the content one of our DAW courses, and some understanding of our Recording, PMP, and Mixing courses if they haven’t taken them. Please call for an assessment if you’re unsure.


Introduction: The Origins and Role of a Music Producer

  • Learners: Goals, musical styles, musical origins.
  • The role of the music producer
  • How was the role of the music producer created
  • The key elements: Arrangement of musical notes and the sonic field
  • From Beethoven to Blake (James): Examples of music and sonic arrangement


The Heart of The Matter

  • How are different emotions created and presented in music
  • Listen to, analyze and discuss examples of different emotions in music
  • The secrets of presenting emotion in your music
  • Music and sonic arrangement: The essential key elements
  • Listen to, analyze and discuss examples of musical arrangement
  • Listen to, analyze and discuss examples of sonic arrangement


The Process and Stages of Music Production

  • Part 1: Identifying and defining the concept and vision
  • Pre-production, song structure, rehearsal, musical arrangement
  • Part 2: Delivering the concept and vision
  • Defining, creating and capturing the ‘sound’
  • Producing and achieving the performance
  • Recording and mixing, communication


It’s Good To Have a Plan

  • How to create a realistic schedule
  • Allowing time for the ‘magic’
  • How to create a realistic budget
  • When and where to spend your budget
  • False economies and real costs
  • Dos and Don’ts: common mistakes


Through The Looking Glass

  • Exploring how to fully maximize the ‘sonic field’ and capture sound
  • Creating emotion through dimension, depth, width, space, movement
  • How to take a visual concept and create it in sound
  • Songs by the class that create emotion
  • Analyze how songs selected by the class create different emotions
  • How to create space and dynamics in your production


You’re A Music Producer!

  • Review the key elements, stages and process of music production
  • You can teach a new dog old tricks
  • How to create ‘old skool’ tricks in new technology
  • Q & A:  about all topics in the course
  • Q & A:  your questions about your music and process


If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (424) 653 6481. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!


Limited schedule due to Adam’s availability | $999 (multiple courses and returning student discounts available)

2016 | $999

Wednesdays | 11 – 6

November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14


2017 | $999

Sundays | 11 – 6

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7

Summer School | 11 – 6

August 28, 29, 30, 31, September 1, 2

Saturdays | 11 – 6

September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

2018: Same schedule


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Los Angeles, California