Music Production 101 is a an introductory course which teaches basic music production concepts. It is focused on both theory and practice and is designed to get you started producing quality music!

At the end of this course, participants should:

1. Explain fundamental music production concepts

2. Relate theory to practice

3. Create distribution ready productions

At the end of this training participants who have completed all the training tutorials and completed the short quizzes will receive the DianJen Certificate of Completion.

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Course Content:

  • Recording Media DAW
  • Music Theory For DAW Musicians
  • Keyboard Techniques For Producers
  • Song Form
  • Building chord Progressions
  • Digital Audio Terms and Standards
  • Audio Processing Basics
  • Mixing and Mastering


The course is made up of the following components:

  1. Music Production Theory–  Participants will be able to access the content on-demand- at times convenient to them, via the website. Lessons typically include: Tutorial Videos and Lectures.
  2. Post-Lesson Activities- There will be a comprehensive quiz at the end of each module. Participants MUST complete ALL quizzes to earn the Certificate of Completion
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Next Start Date: This is a 6-week Structured Self-Paced Online Course. Classes start 24hrs after payment.

Cost: $350 TTD or $55 USD for those living outside Trinidad and Tobago

Meeting Times: This Class is Fully Online. Upon sign-up, you will receive log-in details for our Virtual Classroom within 24hrs. You can access the online platform at any time that is convenient to you over the period of the course.

Hardware Requirements: Participants should have access to a reliable broadband internet service for the best experience on this course.

Software Requirements: Computers should have the latest version of the Google Chrome browser installed.

Each student that completes our training and assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution. The certificate is awarded when all quizzes are completed and passed with a score of at least 50%.

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DianJen A nationally recognized Arts Education Organisation, registered with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts in Trinidad and Tobago
Founded in 2012, DianJen (Dye-an-Jen) is a Music Industry Training, Production and Management Consulting Firm, based in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago. The company was formed in response to the need for high quality training for stakeholders in the Caribbean Music and Entertainment Industry and to provide upcoming artists with recording and international promotional opportunities.
DianJen has a track record of excellence, working with hundreds of young persons and competently delivering several camps in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts since 2013!

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A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

Cover the concepts you need to know to successfully work with computers and other peripherals in the modern recording studio. Topics include:

  • Analog Tape
  • DAW | Digital Audio Workstation
  • Interface | Audio Interface
  • Digital Audio Transmission – AES|EBU, SPDIF, ADAT
  • Word Clock | Jitter
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Buffer | RAM Buffer
  • Latency
  • Hard Disk | Hard Drive
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Flash Drive | Thumb Drive
  • RAID Array
  • Backup
  • USB
  • FireWire
  • Thunderbolt

This module reveals how to apply music theory concepts in your music productions- without leaving the comfort of your DAW! Topics include:

  • Note Identification
  • Rhythm, Meter and the Grid
  • Major Keys
  • Minor Keys
  • Triads and Chord Progressions
  • Building Harmony Lines
  • Audio Setup
  • File Management
  • Direct Input Recording
  • Loop Recording
  • Time Stretch
  • Time Stretch Algorithms
  • Mixer Routings

This course covers provides an overview of various ways to structure songs. It covers:

  • Pop/ Rock Forms
  • AABA & ABAA Forms
  • Pre-Chorus & Bridge Structure
  • Intros & Outros
  • Riffs & Vamps
  • Rhythm Changes

This course introduces you to the tools and considerations necessary when setting up your home studio. Topics include:

  • Selecting & Setting Up the DAW
  • Virtual and Analog Instruments
  • Recording and Editing Techniques
  • Practical Mixing and Mastering Gear and Concepts

This course provides training in sound recording techniques and theory. Topics include:

  • Microphone Theory and Techniques
  • Loudspeakers
  • Analog and Digital Recording Theory
  • Digital Recording Formats

This course provides training in signal processing techniques. Topics include:

  • Metering
  • Mixing Levels
  • Panning
  • EQ Basics
  • EQ in use
  • Practical Compression and Limiting

This course provides an introduction to mixing and mastering terminology. Topics include:

  • Filters & EQ
  • Dynamics Processing
  • Delay, Reverb and Distortion
  • Bus Processing, Multiband Compression
  • Loudness Maximizing

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When You Join Our Family You Also Get

  • All Learning Materials
  • Access to Our World Class Learning Management System
  • Monthly Music Theory Webinars
  • Special Industry Newsletters
  • Discounted Recording Packages
  • International Training Library
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This course is open to everyone with an interest in Music Production. There are no formal academic requirements for entry!

Yes! All participants completing the programme and coursework assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from DianJen.

After paying for the course you will receive log-in credentials within 24 Hrs to the Online Learning Platform

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Tuition Fees

For Trinidad & Tobago Residents

$350 TTD Full Fee
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion

For Caribbean and International Residents

$50 USDFull Fee
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion