Online Music Production Course

Discover the fundamentals of music production,
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60+ Lessons

12 Hours

Online Music Production Course

Discover the fundamentals of music production, uncover the secrets to set you apart

Axtone Academy

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A complete 80-lesson-program where you will go from production fundamentals to mix & mastering,
through composition, synthesis, harmonics, learning all the best production techniques.

A complete 80-lesson-program where you will go from production fundamentals to mix & mastering, through composition, synthesis, harmonics, learning all the best production techniques.

Axtone Academy

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The best around

Shapov

Better known by his stage name SHAPOV, Alexander Shapovalov, is a Russian record producer and DJ. He is also a former member of the electronic project Hard Rock Sofa.

NEW_ID

Devi van der Horst aka NEW_ID is known for his distinctive style of Train House. His Axwell collaborative Remode of Pauls Paris ‘Make Your Mind Up’, is a standout production alongside the likes of ‘Aerogames’ as well as releases on the likes of Spinnin, Armada & Flamingo Records.

Axwell

Axel Christofer Hedfors better known as Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Axtone Records. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia along with Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. He is a two time DJ Awards winner and in 2013 he was placed 19th on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll. He remains the 3rd most DJ-supported producer in the world for two consecutive years on 1001Tracklists.

Mick Wilson

An integral part of the dance music scene since it was in its infancy, he began his career as part of the DJ and Production duo Parks and Wilson in the Acid house days of the late ‘80s working through the shifts in the scene and the development of emerging genres throughout the ‘90s into the ‘00s and beyond.

Alex Tripi - The ReLOUD

Producer and DJ since 1999, getting major support from renown radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio, Hed Kandi Radio, in itself leading to several top 10 chart positions in the UK CLUB CHART, BUZZ CHART, COOL CUTS CHART and BEATPORT.

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Academy's goal

Providing everything you need to move from novice to Pro in the world of electronic production or to enhance your skills if you are already advanced.

The Axtone Academy works for every kind of producer, thanks to it’s innovative and multi-level approach it can be studied on any kind of workstation.

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Academy's goal

Providing everything you need to move from novice to Pro in the world of electronic production or to enhance your skills if you are already advanced.

The Axtone Academy works for every kind of producer, thanks to it’s innovative and multi-level approach it can be studied on any kind of workstation.

Beginner or advanced
producer?

If you are a beginner, you will learn all the fundamentals to become a PRO and get your production to the next level. From Drums Design, to Synthesis, from Music Theory to Mix and Mastering.
If you are already Advanced, you will be able to grasp all the advanced techniques from our teachers and Axwell himself to enter the music business from the front door

What you will learn

The path begins with the analysis of the correct mental approach to have a long-term career.

The musical production for all "sound families" (drums, bass, melodic part) will then be addressed, deepening both theory and practice.

We will then deal with sound synthesis, musical theory with scales, chords and harmonic sequences to then move on to the techniques of recording sound sources and the treatment of the voice.

Finally, it will be taught how to create a winning arrangement, professional mix & mastering, completing everything with music marketing, the record market's laws and rights.

60+ Units | 12 Hours

  • The Drums are the central structure of the track. Usually, dull or uninspiring drums, can ruin a harmonious and otherwise successful track.

    In this chapter, the students study the best elements of the Drums, and they will learn all the tricks and the principal approaches to making great drum sounds, and to define a complete groove with the right elements to support the track properly. Drum sound creation will also be analyzed, with plug-ins, envelope techniques and sampling. 

    MODULE INDEX:

    – General overview and the Groove Elements
    – Key parameters of the kick
    – The kick – The ADSR
    – The kick – How phase affects the kick in the low frequnecies and club setups 
    – The kick – How to use a sampled one (Sampled or sample packs) and modify its ADSR + pitch
    – Kick & bass tips and tricks
    – Kick tips
    – Overall drums – How to write them
    – Creative drum effects
    – The 3+3+2 pattern
    – The full drum groove and swing (Tear down example)
  • The bass are the legs of the track. While the wrong drums may not provide a right support for a track, a wrong bass (sound bass or melody) can destroy it completely.

    In this chapter, the students will learn how to write a successful bass line able to provide intensity, boost and groove to a track, “talking” with the beat and the rest of song.

    MODULE INDEX:

    – The bass role and its components
    – Split bass examples: The importance of the sub frequencies in the mix
    – How to write the bass (Sub bass)
    – How to write the bass (Movements pt. 1)
    – How to write the bass (Movements pt. 2)
    – How to write a powerful bass
    – How to create a bass line (“Tear down” example)

  • The creation of new sounds, to avoid the standard presets, and the knowledge of all the principal and advanced Synth methods that are the key elements of the production process to best manage a soundtrack.

    In this chapter, the student will be guided through the origins of the synthesiser and to understand their evolution to the present day. Getting to know all of the control elements and the variable settings to create a sound from scratch or to easily change the sounds of already existing presets, to give them originality making them more related to the soundtrack.

    MODULE INDEX:

    – Synthesis overview and additive synthesis 
    – Subtractive synthesis
    – The ADSR, LFO and modern synth structure
    – How to design a sound from scratch and the secrets for a mix-ready sound
    – Shapov- How I use the synths 
    – Shapov- The synths I use and love 
    – Bass synth FX processing (Camelphat remix example)

  • The Harmonics are the face of the Track. Depending on the musical genre, the harmonics have various roles. The key to giving a track the right “colour” is to know how to control, write and regulate the Harmonics, and avoiding distorting the track or making it chaotic.

    In this chapter, the student will learn the characteristics of the Harmonics, their roles, main writing techniques, the theory and the techniques to the construction of the scales, chord construction and the combination of all of the techniques to write the right harmonic sequences.

    MODULE INDEX:

    – The main harmonic groups and their characteristics
    – The lead: The major scale
    – The lead: Minor scale and quick scale writing in DAW
    – The lead: Lead creative writing
    – The rhythmic harmonics: The chords
    – The rhythmic harmonics: Evolved chords and variations
    – The rhythmic harmonics: The circle of fifths (The harmonic sequences)
    – The pad: The 3 golden rules
    – How to write melodies from chords (“Don’t you worry child” example)
    – NEW_ID- How I made harmonics

  • In this chapter, you’ll learn how to record and edit a vocal part through the recording process that is also valid for every external audio source that requires a recording through a microphonic system. 

    CHAPTER INDEX

    – How to record and incoming signal
    – Vocal editiing: Best take, volume riding, variations
    – The creative use of acapellas
    – Axwell- How to treat a pop vocal
    – The creative use of a vocal
  • The Track’s Structure can be defined as a speaker’s ability to speak for hours, keeping the same interest level. Good Drums, good Bass, good Harmonics and “winning” Vocals are fundamental, it is important that they are developed in the right structure to have the ability to keep the attention span of the listener high.

    In this chapter, the student will learn the tricks and fundamental techniques to structure a song, you will learn the standard and innovative structures, the emotional evolutions and the instruments of the Synth, FX and the methods of arrangement to generate attention and interest. Prospective labels will note the listening techniques, and how to structure a track to also be “cool”.

    MODULE INDEX:

    – The track structure (Verse, bridge, chorus)
    – The “emotional growth”- Theory
    – How to structure a track
    – Track structure tips

     
  • Mix and Mastering are like applying make-up for a face. Today, you can all have a well-written track, but if it doesn’t sound good, you could miss the opportunity to get it played or even signed.

    In this chapter, the student will learn the theory of the mix and mastering, the principal instruments for an excellent mix and master session, the tricks for every single sound and how to achieve “HIGH”, CLEAR and DYNAMIC sound.

    MODULE INDEX:

    – Corrective EQ and creative EQ
    – Compressor / Gate / Expander
    – The sidechain
    – Reverbs
    – Transient shaper
    – Delay
    – Harmonics exciters
    – Space imagers: Pan, center, wideners, HAAS
    – The limiter
    – Axwell- How I approach the mix and my finalization masterchain
    – Instruments Of The MIX ENGINEER: HARMONICS EXCITERS
    – Full mix example and the Axtone style mastering

Fully on-demand

Learn directly from home when you want. Study at your own rhythm. The course is yours to keep forever

A complete course

A complete music production course from A to Z. Going from the mindset to mix & mastering, through composition, structure, harmonics and more.

Get signed to Axtone

With the academy you have the incredible opportunity of submitting your tracks directly to Axtone. Don't miss your chance.

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Beginner or Advanced
producer?

Beginner producers

If you are a beginner, you will learn all the fundamentals to become a PRO and take your production to the next level. From Drums' Design to Synthesis, from Music Theory to Mix and Mastering.

Advanced producers

If you are already Advanced, you will be able to grasp all the advanced techniques from our teachers and Axwell himself, to enter in the music business from the front door

What you will learn

Summary (9 chapters)

60+ Units | 12 Hours

The academy path begins with the analysis of the correct mindset to have a long-term career.

After this, the student will learn all the skills to write any part of a track: drums, bass, melodic part both in theory and practice.

The program then deep dive into synthesis, musical theory and scales, chords and harmonic sequences to then move on to the techniques of recording sound sources and the treatment of the voice.

Finally, the student will learn how to create a winning arrangement, professional mix & mastering, completing everything with music marketing, the record market's laws and rights.

The Drums are the central structure of the track. Usually, dull or uninspiring drums, can ruin a harmonious and otherwise successful track.In this chapter, the students study the best elements of the Drums, and they will learn all the tricks and the principal approaches to making great drum sounds, and to define a complete groove with the right elements to support the track properly. Drum sound creation will also be analyzed, with plug-ins, envelope techniques and sampling.

MODULE INDEX:
– General overview and the Groove Elements
– Key parameters of the kick
– The kick – The ADSR
– The kick – How phase affects the kick in the low frequnecies and club setups
– The kick – How to use a sampled one (Sampled or sample packs) and modify its ADSR + pitch
– Kick & bass tips and tricks
– Kick tips
– Overall drums – How to write them
– Creative drum effects
– The 3+3+2 pattern
– The full drum groove and swing (Tear down example)
The bass are the legs of the track. While the wrong drums may not provide a right support for a track, a wrong bass (sound bass or melody) can destroy it completely.

In this chapter, the students will learn how to write a successful bass line able to provide intensity, boost and groove to a track, “talking” with the beat and the rest of song.

MODULE INDEX:
– The bass role and its components
– Split bass examples: The importance of the sub frequencies in the mix
– How to write the bass (Sub bass)
– How to write the bass (Movements pt. 1)
– How to write the bass (Movements pt. 2)
– How to write a powerful bass
– How to create a bass line (“Tear down” example)
The creation of new sounds, to avoid the standard presets, and the knowledge of all the principal and advanced Synth methods that are the key elements of the production process to best manage a soundtrack.

In this chapter, the student will be guided through the origins of the synthesiser and to understand their evolution to the present day. Getting to know all of the control elements and the variable settings to create a sound from scratch or to easily change the sounds of already existing presets, to give them originality making them more related to the soundtrack.

MODULE INDEX:
– Synthesis overview and additive synthesis
– Subtractive synthesis
– The ADSR, LFO and modern synth structure
– How to design a sound from scratch and the secrets for a mix-ready sound
– Shapov- How I use the synths
– Shapov- The synths I use and love
– Bass synth FX processing (Camelphat remix example)
The Harmonics are the face of the Track. Depending on the musical genre, the harmonics have various roles. The key to giving a track the right “colour” is to know how to control, write and regulate the Harmonics, and avoiding distorting the track or making it chaotic.

In this chapter, the student will learn the characteristics of the Harmonics, their roles, main writing techniques, the theory and the techniques to the construction of the scales, chord construction and the combination of all of the techniques to write the right harmonic sequences.

MODULE INDEX:
– The main harmonic groups and their characteristics
– The lead: The major scale
– The lead: Minor scale and quick scale writing in DAW
– The lead: Lead creative writing
– The rhythmic harmonics: The chords
– The rhythmic harmonics: Evolved chords and variations
– The rhythmic harmonics: The circle of fifths (The harmonic sequences)
– The pad: The 3 golden rules
– How to write melodies from chords (“Don’t you worry child” example)
– NEW_ID- How I made harmonics
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to record and edit a vocal part through the recording process that is also valid for every external audio source that requires a recording through a microphonic system.

CHAPTER INDEX
– How to record and incoming signal
– Vocal editiing: Best take, volume riding, variations
– The creative use of acapellas
– Axwell- How to treat a pop vocal
– The creative use of a vocal
The Track’s Structure can be defined as a speaker’s ability to speak for hours, keeping the same interest level. Good Drums, good Bass, good Harmonics and “winning” Vocals are fundamental, it is important that they are developed in the right structure to have the ability to keep the attention span of the listener high.

In this chapter, the student will learn the tricks and fundamental techniques to structure a song, you will learn the standard and innovative structures, the emotional evolutions and the instruments of the Synth, FX and the methods of arrangement to generate attention and interest. Prospective labels will note the listening techniques, and how to structure a track to also be “cool”.

MODULE INDEX:
– The track structure
(Verse, bridge, chorus) – The “emotional growth”- Theory
– How to structure a track
– Track structure tips
The Track’s Structure can be defined as a speaker’s ability to speak for hours, keeping the same interest level. Good Drums, good Bass, good Harmonics and “winning” Vocals are fundamental, it is important that they are developed in the right structure to have the ability to keep the attention span of the listener high.

In this chapter, the student will learn the tricks and fundamental techniques to structure a song, you will learn the standard and innovative structures, the emotional evolutions and the instruments of the Synth, FX and the methods of arrangement to generate attention and interest. Prospective labels will note the listening techniques, and how to structure a track to also be “cool”.

MODULE INDEX:
– The track structure
(Verse, bridge, chorus) – The “emotional growth”- Theory
– How to structure a track
– Track structure tips
Mix and Mastering are like applying make-up for a face. Today, you can all have a well-written track, but if it doesn’t sound good, you could miss the opportunity to get it played or even signed.

In this chapter, the student will learn the theory of the mix and mastering, the principal instruments for an excellent mix and master session, the tricks for every single sound and how to achieve “HIGH”, CLEAR and DYNAMIC sound.

MODULE INDEX:
– Corrective EQ and creative EQ
– Compressor / Gate / Expander
– The sidechain
– Reverbs
– Transient shaper
– Delay
– Harmonics exciters
– Space imagers: Pan, center, wideners, HAAS
– The limiter
– Axwell- How I approach the mix and my finalization masterchain
– Full mix example and the Axtone style mastering

FULLY ON-DEMAND

Learn directly from home when you want. Study at your own rhythm. The course is yours to keep forever

A COMPLETE COURSE

A complete music production course from A to Z. Going from the mindset to mix & mastering, through composition, structure, harmonics and more.

GET SIGNED TO AXTONE

With the academy you have the incredible opportunity of submitting your tracks directly to Axtone. Don't miss your chance.

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With Axtone Academy you have the incredible opportunity of going from rookie to stardom by entering Axtone's amazing roster. Submit your tracks in the talent pool at the end of the academy and you could be chosen to be part of one of the leading labels in electronic music.

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STUDIO TRACKS

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Shapov

Better known by his stage name SHAPOV, Alexander Shapovalov, is a Russian record producer and DJ. He is also a former member of the electronic project Hard Rock Sofa. The collaborations with Axwell entitled “Belong” and with Armin van Buuren called “The Last Dancer”, “Le Résistance De L’amour” and “Our Origin” are considered to be the most famous works of the producer.

NEW_ID

Devi van der Horst aka NEW_ID is known for his distinctive style of Train House. His Axwell collaborative Remode of Pauls Paris ‘Make Your Mind Up’, is a standout production alongside the likes of ‘Aerogames’ as well as releases on the likes of Spinnin, Armada & Flamingo Records. As a DJ, Key festivals for NEW_ID have included the Axtone stages at Tomorrowland, Medusa, Parookaville

Axwell

Axel Christofer Hedfors better known as Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Axtone Records. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia along with Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. He is a two time DJ Awards winner and in 2013 he was placed 19th on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll. He remains the 3rd most DJ-supported producer in the world for two consecutive years on 1001Tracklists. His extensive discography is widely respected with a number of productions going Platinum and achieving nominations for the Grammy Awards. Moreover as a remixer he worked with a lot of the biggest artists such as: Madonna, Pharrell, Usher, Nelly Furtado & Timbaland and many more…

Mick Wilson

Mick Wilson radiates dancefloor magic behind the decks and in the studio. An integral part of the dance music scene since it was in its infancy, he began his career as part of the DJ and Production duo Parks and Wilson in the Acid house days of the late ‘80s working through the shifts in the scene and the development of emerging genres throughout the ‘90s into the ‘00s and beyond.
In addition to a lifetime served behind the decks and in the studio, Mick Wilson is one of the longest serving members of the DJ Mag Team. He has been DJ Mag’s Tech Editor for over twelve years bringing to the job an extensive knowledge of music production and performance technology. In this fast paced and ever-changing landscape Mick Wilson is regarded as one of the scene’s foremost voices on DJ and music production technology, working closely with many of the industry’s top manufacturers in the research, design and application of new technologies that DJs and producers get to use on a daily basis. His Tech Section in the magazine is in no doubt one of the most influential and informative DJ/Production reads available to anyone interested in the technological side of the electronic and dance music scene.

Alex Tripi - The ReLOUD

Producer and DJ since 1999, getting major support from renown radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio, Hed Kandi Radio, in itself leading to several top 10 chart positions in the UK CLUB CHART, BUZZ CHART, COOL CUTS CHART and BEATPORT with releases on global leading independent labels labels and majors like Sony and Universal. Tech Editor of DJ mag Italy and academic and university teachers in electronic music production.