This Free Course In Music Engineering Is Back With More Music You Love

This Free Course In Music Engineering Is Back With More Music You Love

A while ago we highlighted a great online course in music engineering that teaches you to make music using tools and artists you love . Now the course is accepting sign-ups for a second term, and has even more quality guest speakers and musical guests to learn from.

If you’re interested in music production, our Night School on the topic is a great place to learn, but if you prefer an interactive approach, this course was very popular the first time we highlighted it. This term, it’s added some of Peter Gabriel’s most popular tunes to the roster, so you’ll learn how to make music using the raw stems from In Your Eyes and Sledgehammer, along with other bands you probably know and love.

You’ll also be able to explore new musicians and artists that other participants in the course want to learn from, hear from guest speakers — everyone from professional audio engineers to musicians themselves, and work with tools like Girl Talk In a Box, Soundnation, SoundCloud, and Infinite Jukebox. The course is being offered by MIT (The MIT Media Lab, specifically), NYU and P2PU.

The class organises students into smaller groups that will get along based on their music tastes, so you’ll team up with people who share your interests in music. You’ll also work together to complete class assignments, make new music, remix other tunes, and more. For some examples of the types of music you’ll create, you can check out the groups Soundcloud page or head over to the class’s Google+ community. Hit the link below to sign up — classes start on May 16th.

Play With Your Music [P2PU]


  • Did anyone do this last time? I like to listen to music and love the idea of remixing my own, But I don’t have the slightest idea or any programs to remix on anyway (aside from Audacity). Is this something I should be looking at?

  • I tried this course last year. My experience was a mess. They kept having problems sending e-mails to the students and that was the only way to get access to course material. They also use Google+ as their main platform, which I found to be really unorganised. I gave up after a few weeks.

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