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ADVANCED MUSIC

PRODUCTION

In our Advanced Music Production Course, students will undergo a 23-week journey, first delving into advanced mixing techniques, including Equalisation Mastery and automation, and then immersing themselves in mastering, sound design, and the creation of a fully mastered EP to prepare for success in the music production industry.

The Advanced Music Production Course follows the same model as The standard Music Production Course and covers the 4 fundamentals required to master the art of production.

The difference between The Music Production Course and The Advanced Music Production course is that the lessons learnt in the first fundamental are significantly more advanced.

The advanced music production Course covers the 4 Fundamentals required to master the art of advanced production. Fundamentals 2, 3 and 4 are the same as the standard Music Production course, however, Fundamental 1 is more advanced. 

 

  1. Fundamental 1: The Practical
    1. Section 1: Advanced Mixing Techniques In the first section of our Advanced Music Production Course, spanning six weeks, students embark on a comprehensive journey into the heart of mixing. They start with fundamental elements, signal flow, and basic techniques before delving into Equalization Mastery, dynamic processing, and Advanced Mixing Effects. The latter part of this section focuses on automation and specialization, where students learn Advanced Automation Techniques and strategies for addressing the unique demands of various musical elements, ensuring their mixes meet professional standards and artistic excellence. 
    2. Section 2: Mastering and Sound Design The second section of our Advanced Music Production Course immerses students in mastering and sound design over six weeks. They begin by understanding mastering's role and tools and delve into the extensive world of Mastering Tools and Software. Subsequent weeks cover Creative Sound Design with synthesizers and effects, Advanced Sound Manipulation, Sound Design for Music Producers, and culminate with the production of a fully mastered EP, showcasing students' refined abilities and artistic vision for success in the music production industry.
  2. Fundamental 2: The Workshops: In the "Workshops" segment, you'll engage in a vibrant, hands-on exploration of the DJing world. This experience sheds light on the profound impact DJing can have on your music production. It includes an introduction to DJ basics, covering topics like basic mixing, beatmatching, introductory mixing techniques, and EQ.
  3. Fundamental 4: The Business: In the "Business" section we prepare you with essential business skills and a competitive mindset for success in DJing. Learn track selection, branding, marketing, and social media promotion. Master public relations and create a compelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK). Embrace professionalism, including working with riders, networking, agent collaboration, and business planning. Discover the strategies to secure bookings, attract clients, and maintain a high standard of professionalism in your DJ career.
  4. Fundamental 3: The Industry: Here we cover essential aspects of the music industry. From radio dynamics to music history, record labels, and publishing, you'll gain knowledge about industry professionalism and copyright. Discover alternative revenue streams and the art of fan engagement, ensuring you're well-prepared for success in DJing, including touring and live performances.
  1. Practical
  • Number Of Classes: 23
  • Schedule: Part-Time Or Full-Time
  • Course Fee: From R 21  975
  • Course Duration: 30 Weeks *

Unleash your creativity and refine your music production skills with our Advanced Music Production Course. Course Highlights: Master advanced mixing techniques to achieve professional sound quality. Dive into the art of mastering and sound design to elevate your music to the next level. Create a fully mastered EP that showcases your refined abilities and artistic vision. This course is perfect for musicians and producers seeking to take their music production skills to a professional level and produce high-quality, refined tracks. The practical course is traditionally for Producers who have already mastered the foundation of Music Production and have the foundation knowledge of the business and industry associated. The Practical Advanced DJ Course covers the Practical fundamentals only.

  1. Pro
  • Number Of Classes: 49
  • Schedule: Part-Time Or Full-Time
  • Course Fee: From R 28  975
  • Course Duration: 30 Weeks *

Elevate your music production prowess with our Pro Advanced Music Production Course, a comprehensive program that encompasses four fundamentals.

Course Highlights:

  • Fundamental 1: The Practical
    • Master advanced mixing techniques to achieve professional sound quality.
    • Dive into the art of mastering and sound design to elevate your music to the next level.
    • Create a fully mastered EP that showcases your refined abilities and artistic vision.
  • Fundamental 2: The Workshops
    • Immerse yourself in the world of DJing, uncovering how it enhances your music production.
    • Gain insights into DJ basics, including basic mixing, beatmatching, and introductory mixing techniques.
  • Fundamental 3: The Industry
    • Navigate the intricate landscape of the music industry, covering radio dynamics, music history, and the role of record labels and publishing.
    • Gain knowledge about industry professionalism and copyright.
    • Explore alternative revenue streams and master the art of fan engagement, ensuring your readiness for success.
  • Fundamental 4: The Business
    • Develop essential business skills and a competitive mindset for your career.
    • Learn the ins and outs of track selection, branding, marketing, and social media promotion.
    • Master public relations and create a compelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK).
    • Embrace professionalism in working with riders, networking, agent collaboration, and business planning.
    • Discover strategies to secure bookings, attract clients, and maintain a high standard of professionalism in your career.

This course is designed for aspiring producers looking to master advanced techniques, understand the music industry, and develop essential business skills for a successful career.

Click here to download the 2024 Fee Sheet.



Please click here to access the FAQ document which is a compilation of all the information you need to get going.

Click here to download the Course Dates for Intake 1 of 2024

At RISE Academy, we prioritize passion and talent as the primary qualifications for enrollment. We have no educational or technical prerequisites because we value your innate abilities above all else. However, for advanced courses, it is essential to master the foundational skills before progressing to higher levels.

For Music Production classes you will need a laptop, earphones and FL Studios. Head over to the FAQs for our recommendations.

 

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Sibusiso (Breeze) Shezi

Lecturer

Breeze aka Zulu Bass King is a musician who brings years of experience in studio, on radio, and on the stage to Rise Academy.
He has had tracks played on major SA radio stations, multiple music nominations, and has performed at some of South Africa’s largest music events. He’s worked with a huge array of top artists such as Nasty C, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, just to mention a few.

He used to dance and play rugby competitively and loves to run fitness drills with our performance students to get them ready to pull off amazing stage routines.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

JAMES VERKERK

LECTURER


James is a DJ who got his start at the age of 16. He brings his onstage energy and
enthusiasm for music to the Rise Academy classroom where he teaches students
everything they need to know about the art of DJing. He is a skilled sound engineer
with a background in recording, producing and mixing.
James also trained as a classical pianist and is an avid surfer.

CRAIG GREEN

CO-FOUNDER

With more than two decades of experience in event organising, planning and logistics, Craig knows the ins and outs of the music world. He brings an invaluable
network of industry contacts to the Rise Academy community.
In 1998, Craig began U-PARTY, an event production and management company assisting schools to raise funds through community events and socials. He holds a BComm degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a self- proclaimed lego aficionado.

SUE GREEN

CO-FOUNDER & MD

Sue brings her business acumen and passion for youth development to the academy, which she launched in 2015. She is a savvy consultant who is experienced in coordinating music events that attract young audiences.
Sue’s academic background in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) piqued her interest in business ethics — a subject she ended up teaching at UCT during the final year of her Honours degree. She also loves cats and practices Jiu-jitsu.