Music Production – Creating Your Own Tracks


17 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn how to combine composing, mixing, remixing and sound modification techniques to get your music out of your head, and into the ether. Arrange a song or music track, learn editing and mixing using the latest industry-based music production equipment including synthesisers, samplers, looping and recording software Pro Tools. This course also explores the world of digital audio editing and instrument and audio processing plug-ins.

Course content

  • Music production software; The music production process
  • DAWs [Digital Audio Worksations]
  • Composition and editing using Avid Pro Tools
  • Digital audio editing using Avid Pro Tools
  • Software synths and MIDI; Samplers and audio looping
  • Digital recording and mixing
  • Audio plug−ins; Audio file formats; Basic audio mastering


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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You should have an interest in music production. You must be computer literate and be familiar with the MAC operating system. You can learn about a MAC via

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. The teacher can assist students to export a session from another program (Logic Pro, Garageband format or as .wav tracks) before the first class.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files. Headphones with a 1/4 inch jack.

*Optional - bring a project you may wish to work on in Pro Tools (projects from other software can be exported).

Suited to

Musicians, DJs, electronic musicians, vocalists or even music producers with no instrument skills who wish to achieve the best results in music production and composition they can. Age must be 16 or older.


During this practical course you will create your own music, then mix and master tracks to a CD or digital file format of choice. You will get the opportunity to use state of the art Digital Audio Workstations including access to Pro Tools and all necessary hardware.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

Mark Kelson short courses music teacher sitting at sound desk

Facilitator: Mark Kelson

Mark Kelson is best known as the front man for Melbourne based outfit The Eternal. Over their more than a decade-long career, The Eternal have released five full-length efforts, three DVD's and a live album to worldwide critical acclaim. Mark is now an established Sound Engineer, Mixer, Producer and increasingly teaching and supervising within the Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) at RMIT University.

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