get started, become an electronic music producer

Producer Course Beginner

In this hands-on course you will learn everything you need to know about producing your own tracks in manageable small groups, 3 hours per week, live on location.

Within 5 months, you will be able to produce professional tracks independently, thanks to weekly feedback and a well-thought-out curriculum.

Our learning content goes far beyond the functions of a DAW such as Ableton Live. We give you a far-reaching insight into the diverse possibilities of modern electronic music production. In addition, by taking this course you will develop a feeling for the right choice of sounds and discover the workflow that best suits your style.

Our syllabus covers the basics of sound engineering, sound design, arranging, harmony and beat producing, as well as working with the mixer, compressor and creative use of plug-ins.

At the end of the course you will receive an EMS certificate.

Content

  • Ableton Live
  • Beat producing
  • Warping
  • Arrangement and automation
  • Sound synthesis and sound design
  • Sound engineering
  • Digital technology / MIDI
  • Music theory and practice
  • Harmony
  • Effects and dynamics
  • Mixdown
  • Supervised producing
Skills: None
Equipment: Laptop and headphones
Format: Small group
Duration: 5 months, 1 x 3 hour session per week
+ Community group
+ Tutoring lessons
+ Daily feedback
+ repeat of missed lessons

*Also available as All Female, Trans & Non-Binary

In our All Female, Trans & Non-Binary classes we offer you a safe space where you feel comfortable. The group consists exclusively of women and queers. The classes are mainly taught by female instructors.

We don’t promise to make you a Top Producer overnight. But we will teach you all the skills to be one.

Producer Course Advanced

This course follows on from where the beginners’ course left off, or if you want to improve your skills. It lasts 4 months and is suitable for those who already have some experience.

You will learn to expand your producer skills and dive deeper into the material. What seems to be too much or too complicated for a beginner will become easier and more understandable with some experience. You don’t have to have done the beginner’s producer course with us to attend the advanced course.

We also work according to our syllabus, just like in the beginner course. Here we cover more advanced topics such as mixdown, harmony, arrangement and beat producing. We also cover topics such as artist management, marketing in social media tackling questions such as: How do I promote myself as a producer/musician/DJ and what do I have to pay special attention to?

You are not sure whether you are a beginner or advanced? Arrange a consultation with us.

At the end of the course you will receive an EMS certificate.

Content

  • Sound design advanced technology
  • Groove production, Breaks & Drops
  • Vocals recording and editing
  • Resampling and field recording
  • Arrangement, unconventional structure
  • Workflow
  • Hardware and Live
  • Mixdown, advanced technology, three dimensional mixing
  • Remix
  • Supervised producing
  • Mastering chain
  • Electronic Music Business
  • Creative process and encouragement
Producer Kurs Fortgeschritten Reaktor
Skills: None
Equipment: Laptop and headphones
Format: Small group
Duration: 4 months, 1 x 3 hour session per week
+ Community group
+ Tutoring lessons
+ Daily feedback
+ repeat of missed lessons

*Also available as All Female, Trans & Non-Binary

In our All Female, Trans & Non-Binary classes we provide you with a safe space where you feel comfortable. The group consists exclusively of women and queers. The classes are mainly taught by female instructors.

OPEN DAY

Free ABLETON producer workshops, with talk and facts about Electronic Music Business.
Free drinks and the best electronic music in the world!

Next OPEN DAY @EMS Berlin – on Saturday 18.12.2021 / 11:00AM – 16:00PM

(English language – everyone ist willkommen)
(2G – vaccinated or recovered)

Yes, the Producer course is technical.
Our Composer Course is more inventive.

Composer Course

Writing songs is usually a personal process. What works for you may not work for others. It is the process of discovering sound, melody and lyrics that complement each other harmonically.

In this course we will analyse the melodic and compositional structure of whole tracks. We will reconstruct them in detail to understand what made them so successful.

We will take the fear out of playing the keyboard and show you how to recognise basic notes and chords, play them and compose your own. You will learn how to build the perfect groove with drums and bassline, and which beat goes better with which melody.

Working creatively with sounds is also part of the programme, as is ear training and sensitisation to tones and sounds. In jam sessions you will learn to improvise or spontaneously implement melodies and beats live and intuitively.

In this course we will give you the musical tools to make your tracks stand out from the rest.

At the end of the course you will receive an EMS certificate.

Content

  • Tone, sound and noise
  • Recognising and playing basslines and melodies
  • Notes and scale
  • Major vs. minor and other variations
  • Harmony
  • Chords and inversions
  • Fifth parallels
  • Song structure and deconstruction
  • Rhythm and beat
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Jam session
  • Ear training

Skills: None
Equipment: Laptop and headphones
Format: Small group
Duration: 3 months, 1 x 3 hour session per week
+ Community group
+ Daily feedback

If you haven’t learned enough yet, give your skills an upgrade!

Our workshops online as well as offline last between 5 – 6 hours.

Ableton Live Workshop

With Ableton Live, you can programme beats, play melodies and record and edit audio in no time.

Meanwhile, the DAW is used in many studios. With the 11th version, LIVE has become a DAW that leaves hardly anything to be desired.

This workshop takes you step by step through Ableton and highlights the functions and special features of LIVE.

Extensive audio technical knowledge, as well as professional help with various plug-ins are also part of this workshop.

This workshop is for beginners. Suitable for Ableton 10 and 11 users.

After 6 hours you will have understood Ableton and be able to implement your first track ideas.

Content

  • The Live browser and its speciality
  • Arrangement vs. Session view
  • Midi vs. Audio
  • Effects in practice, Modulation FX
  • Audio warping – easy as pie!
  • Arrangement, song structure
  • Intuitive beat producing
  • Clip Envelopes
  • Automations in a few seconds
  • Simpler and Operator in practice – sound synthesis
  • Dynamics, sidechain – pumping and pushing
  • Mixdown

Skills: None
Equipment: Laptop and headphones
Format: Small group
Duration: 6 hours

Melodic Techno
Ableton Live Template

Just download – click and use

19,00 

Rave Techno
Ableton Live Template

Just download – click and use

19,00 

EMS – Extraterrestrial Sounds

No standard sounds – drones, athmos and FX for your tracks

19,00 

Mixdown Workshop

The mixdown is one of the most important steps of a producer. No matter how cool your track is, it will never work without a technically clean mixdown.

“Clean” doesn’t mean that everything should sound clinical. The challenge is to make a mixdown sound so that all single tracks harmonise with each other, without clashing and sound powerful.

Yes, of course, mastering will save everything! But if your mixdown sounds awful, your mastering engineer won’t be able to work miracles. 

At the end of the 5-hour workshop you will be able to create a mixdown that is clean, transparent, punchy – and works in the club. 

In the group, together with our coach you´ll work step-by-step on your technical skills to create a phat and clean mixdown. In our studio in Berlin, all instrument groups and frequency ranges are covered to optimally prepare your tracks for the final step, mastering.

The focus is on electronic club-oriented music.

Content

  • 3D, clean low end and powerful drums for the club
  • Dynamic processing, compressor/limiter
  • Stereo image
  • Gain staging
  • EQing and punchy drum beats
  • How to Mix: Bass, Drums, Vocals, Synths, Percussion, FX
  • All steps to the perfect premaster

Skills: Beginner producer skills
Equipment: Laptop and headphones
Format: Small group
Duration: 5 hours

prefer learning alone?

We also offer all topics in individual coaching

We coordinate the topics with you baring in mind your current level of knowledge. We accompany you on your way to your goal. You can book our individual coaching sessions either by the hour or in the form of packages. You save money on all package bookings.

Individual lessons or packages are also transferable to other topics of your choice.

All Producer One-On-One Coaching sessions can also be taken with Logic Pro X or FL Studio

You have a question about a coaching, product or a specific hardware?

Send us your individual request or arrange your personal consultation or trial appointment.

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