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producer bootcamp

difficulty level: beginner

  • Learn the fundamentals. Start from zero, and within 6 weeks you'll be finishing your first tracks.
  • 6 weeks (12 classes) offering an overview of all the basic skills to get started as an electronic music producer. Classes are Tuesday & Thursday, 18h30-20h30, in the heart of Brussels.
  • Get familiar with the workflow of electronic music production thanks to the underdog "bootcamp roadmap". Follow the roadmap to completing a full track, and then adapt that roadmap to your own needs afterwards.
  • Develop your ear to listen with a technical perspective. Learn to solve the most common technical problems to ensure your productions shine.
  • Learn the basic musical concepts you need to start writing effective basslines, harmony and melodies.
  • Individual coaching to help design your production goals and learning journey.
Price to participate in the bootcamp: €500

Starting date:

  • ––– 10 March 2020 (details)

Requirements: No prior knowledge necessary. This is a course for absolute beginners. Classes are taught using Ableton Live (the intro version is enough), but the concepts also apply to other software.

Location: All classes will take place in La Maison des Musiques, Rue Lebeau 39, just 5 minutes from Brussels Central Station.

electronic music deep dive

difficulty level: intermediate

  • The deep dive is an advanced music production class for people who want to start really finishing tracks. It is a combination of group workshops, in-depth seminars, field trips, and project work, that ensure that at the end of 3 months, you will have finished 1-3 tracks that are high enough quality that they can be sent to labels or played on the radio.
  • The course takes 12 weeks (24 classes), on Monday & Wednesday, 18h30-20h30, in the center of Brussels.
  • During workshops, students bring in their own projects, and together we analyse and develop them. During the seminars we'll go deeper into technical concepts like synthesis, arrangement, recording, analog synths, mixing, and live performance.
  • The deep dive includes at least two guided tours: one tour of a huge nightclub in Brussels to understand how it all works behind the scenes, and one tour to a professional recording studio.
  • The course will dig deep on the genre-specific details of your genre of choice, including urban/hiphop music, and techno/house/trance music, or even IDM and left-field electronica.
  • Get personal followup throughout, with continuous feedback on your productions. In the class we will listen to your projects and together we will problem-solve them to make them shine.
Price to participate in the deep dive: €999

Starting dates:

Requirements: If you are familiar with the basic functions of your DAW, and have started trying to make your own tracks, you know enough to join the Deep Dive. Classes are taught using Ableton Live (the intro version is enough), but the concepts also apply to other software.

Location: All classes will take place in La Maison des Musiques, Rue Lebeau 39, just 5 minutes from Brussels Central Station.

individual and group coaching

Level up your skills with one-on-one discussion of your musical project and your learning journey. Coaching is the fastest way to understand what concepts you are missing to achieve your goals, and the best way to help plan your development. Coaching focuses on you as the artist and your artistic project. One hour of coaching can save you weeks of trial-and-error and frustration.

The coaching can take place in real life (in Brussels), or through skype and screensharing. You're also welcome to visit the home studio of the teachers, or attend professional studio sessions together. We'll tailor-make this approach to your needs.

Individual coaching: from €100 (incl. VAT) / session
Group coaching: from €200 (incl. VAT) / session
On demand

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testimonials

  • "Oscar from underdog has helped me develop skills to transform my passion for music into solid projects. I had a clear idea of what I wanted my creations to sound like, but very little knowledge on how to get there. As a beginner I remember I used to feel discouraged for not getting on Ableton exactly that sound that I had in my head, but this quickly changed thanks to the lessons we had. I'm now able to design elements and arrange them in a way that makes my tracks sound interesting from beginning to end, to obtain quality recordings, to treat and add them cohesively to the mix. I highly recommend learning from him!"