Boston, MA (November 22, 2005)–Berkleemusic.com has announced a new Remixing course to launch in the upcoming Winter semester starting January 9, 2006. Remixing will be taught by composer/producer and educator Erik Hawkins, author of Studio-in-a-Box and the definitive Complete Guide to Remixing (Berklee Press).
Pictured is Berkleemusic’s online Remixing instructor Erik Hawkins. Photo by David Goggin”This new cutting edge course is particularly exciting because it covers the skill sets and production techniques that have come up through the underground and have just been introduced into mainstream music in the last few years,” said Hawkins. “Think of it as being like an apprentice to a hot producer and getting the insight into the tricks not readily available to the beginner on the street.”
In Berkleemusic’s Remixing, students will produce four remixes based on different source materials: stereo master, a cappella, breakout tracks, and a multi-track Pro Tools session. Remixing utilizes Digidesign’s new ProTools 7.0 and Propellerhead’s Reason 3.0.
Berkleemusic’s Remixing takes students deep inside the world of urban and electronic music, from dance to hip-hop, to explore the highly disciplined craft of this musical phenomenon. Students will learn to master not only the technical and analytical side of remixing, but also the creative side–the ability to hear a song’s possibilities beyond its original arrangement and musical style. By the end of the course, students will produce professional remixes ready for manufacturing and distribution.
Enrollment for the Winter semester at Berkleemusic.com ends January 5, 2006. Courses begin on January 9. To learn more about interactive online courses, visit www.berkleemusic.com.