Music Production FAQs

Synthesizer 2

What prerequisites do I need to enroll in this course?
Students must be ages 18 and up with a solid foundation in computer literacy. You should know how to navigate an operating system such as Windows or macOS. 

What technology and devices do I need?
You must have access to your own desktop or laptop computer. Recommended computer specification: i5 or better processor. 8GB of RAM. You will need at least 100GB of free storage space on your hard drive for necessary software and storage for audio files. 

What software will be used in the course?
Registration costs include a license to Ableton Live 11 Intro, which covers all the basic tooling necessary for the course. Course instructors may also use the freely available demo version of the full Ableton Live 11 Suite to introduce more advanced concepts like Max for Live. In addition, students will receive a license for Fold - A Distortion Synthesis Audio FX  Plugin and also one license for Stream - A Granular Sampler Audio FX Plugin. Retail Value for License and Plugins: $200

Do I get to keep the software after the course ends?
The licenses for Ableton Live 11 Intro, Fold and Stream are yours to keep. This is a $200 value. Software upgrades for Ableton Live with additional features are available at your own expense. Find out more here

What is the time commitment for this course?
Each student is required to attend two 90-minute online lessons per week via Zoom. You should also plan on an additional hour for review and personal work.

Who teaches the course?
Richard Graham and Ken Wendt are experienced musicians, music producers and instructors at Case Western Reserve University. Read their full bios here. To meet Ken and Ricky, watch this video and learn more about the program.
What are students saying about their experience?
Read testimonials from students here.

Are discounts available?
Yes, discounts are available relative to how early you register. 

What is the refund policy?
Participants may request a refund no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the course.  Refunds will be processed by CWRU.

Will I receive credit for this course?
No. This is a non-credit-bearing program.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes.  Students will receive a CWRU and Delta Sound Labs co-branded certificate upon completion of the course.

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