Friday, December 19, 2014

Music Production and Experimentation - Part 3

A follow on from:
http://dtbnguyen.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/music-production-and-experimentation.html

Have created 'Classical', 'Foreign Hip Hop and R&B', and 'Soundtrack' playlists on my YouTube profile. Not much there at the moment. I'll add more as time goes on.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVJG67iHHPbmBxuHVbyOlw/playlists

I've been looking at doing a music course of some sort for a while now (short course or even a degree). Fees can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
http://www.bhtafe.edu.au/courses/local/Pages/MUPF5.aspx
http://www.aim.edu.au/?gclid=CLfnmJeMyMICFVIDvAodhaUAsw
http://www.aim.edu.au/future-students/domestic-student-information/fees
http://www.aim.edu.au/courses/composition-music-production/entry-requirements
https://www.kangan.edu.au/courses/tafe-courses/browse-for-courses/course-detail?coursecode=2404
http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/Course/Contemporary-Music-and-Performance.cfm
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/sem/music-courses/?gclid=CO22hpeNyMICFUkGvAodmWUA0g
http://www.vu.edu.au/courses/advanced-diploma-of-music-cus60109
http://www.careerfaqs.com.au/online-courses/diploma-of-music-melbourne/
https://www.nida.edu.au/courses/vet/musical-theatre
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/study-areas/creative-industries/music/?gclid=CJOz4fDnx8ICFVcJvAod5BkAeg#
http://www.cae.edu.au/web/?category=58
http://www.cae.edu.au/web/?cinfo=courseguides

There may be some government help but you must fit specific criteria.
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/study-areas/creative-industries/music/?gclid=CJOz4fDnx8ICFVcJvAod5BkAeg
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/shortcourses/song-writing-online
http://www.ctaonline.com.au/Government-Funding-Training-Courses.html
http://www.eaa.edu.au/index.php/prospective-students/government-funding
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/fees/fees-for-local-students/
http://www.vic.gov.au/grants.html


There are, of course, some online options which will also provide certification of skills if you aren't keen on spending too much time on campus and/or don't have the time/dedication to go the other way. In most cases, you'll have to pass an audition of some sort though which involves a demonstration of proficiency, a portfolio, as well as possibly an academic pedigree (high school or private tuition).
http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-websites-similar-to-Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/classicalcomp
https://www.coursera.org/signature/course/classicalcomp/973841
http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-websites-similar-to-Coursera
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-303-writing-in-tonal-forms-i-spring-2009/
http://www.matchacollege.com/blog/2008/get-into-the-rhythm-50-open-courseware-collections-for-musicians/
http://www.musictheory.net/
http://musescore.org/
http://www.pianopractice.org/


There will be some websites which will often place there reference materials behind walls of some sort but with intelligent searching you can often find a way around these limitations without having to register/signup for further marketing material.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bm-marketing-assets/handbooks/music-theory-handbook.pdf
http://bundles2.bittorrent.com/berklee-online/pdf/Berklee%20Online%20-%20Piano%20Handbook.pdf

http://bundles2.bittorrent.com/berklee-online/

Some material on programming synthesisers.
http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/26-essential-synth-tutorials-224845/
http://exellon.net/book/The_Complete_Synthesizer.pdf
http://www.infekted.org/virus/files/HowardScarr-VirusTutorial-ProgrammingAnalogueSynths.pdf

A place where you can purchase parts to experiment with .
http://littlebits.cc/
http://littlebits.cc/kits/synth-kit

There are a lot of tablet based music making applications now .
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/the-best-android-music-making-apps-in-the-world-today-276167
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/the-best-android-music-making-apps-in-the-world-today-276167/4
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-software-the-best-audio-app-and-plug-in-downloads-on-the-net-255880

Sometimes you don't have a vocalist nearby. An option is to try computerised vocals.
http://www.bestservice.de/en/virtual_instruments/vocals.html
http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/how-to-create-computerized-vocals-in-fl-studio-without-vocalist
https://www.dubstepforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=263246

Sometimes, I have difficulties with getting the type of sound that I want and/or need. Here are some itneresting manuals.
http://lakeishak129.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/the-mixing-engineers-handbook-2nd.pdf
http://www.bengribaudo.com/audio-engineering/free-learning-resources
http://www.martin-audio.com/userguides/GUIDES/MANUALS/Engineer%20User%20Guide.pdf
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/training_support/selftraining/

Having being having some frustrations with sound libraries being built with later versions of Kontakt/Reaktor. Has been frustrating me to the point where I thought is there a way to bypass the checks (easily possible with many simple system checks. I only investigated as I'm on a mobile prepaid connection at the moment which means that I am trying limit my downloads.).
http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/ewql-libraries-with-more-recent-kontakt.148838/
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/knowledge-base/show/904/installing-different-versions-of-the-same-native-instruments-application-on-one-computer/
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/all-downloads/
http://co.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=freeupdates
http://www.native-instruments.com/?id=freeupdates
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/downloads/
https://co.native-instruments.com/?id=updates

Some interesting tips with regards to 'House Music'.
http://modeaudio.com/magazine/deep-house-5-production-essentials
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct99/articles/20tips.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_progressive_house_artists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaskade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_house
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_progressive_house_artists
https://topdeejays.com/genres//


Setup a new Tumblr account. Basically, a mirror of my Twitter account.
http://dtbnguyen.tumblr.com/