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Game Music Composition

Make Music For Games From Scratch

The world's first comprehensive online course on Video Game Music Composing that doesn't cost thousands of dollars. Be one of the first to study the complex and often forgotten art of game music composition. This is the course I wish I had when I started out, and currently, there is still no complete course in game composing for this price. This course is the first and aims to be the absolute BEST.

Immerse yourself in the world of game music composing. Emerge a competent video game composer and be confident in your ability to make music for any and every type of game.

Every Game Type: Role-playing game battle themes, boss battle themes, casual mobile/smartphone game music, 8-bit chiptunes, indie and triple A adaptive and dynamic music, game character themes - this course covers it all. All with no prior music knowledge required.

Learn all the skills you need to successfully and confidently compose and produce music for any game. From music theory, composition techniques, digital audio workstation software, music production and even audio middleware for game engines, you will gather the entire skillset necessary to produce high quality video game music for any game project.

In this project-based course, you will learn interactively by following the instructor or going on your own to create any game music piece you desire. Almost every lecture has a challenge task, designed to test your abilities and hammer home those techniques you just learned.

Start simple. You won't be overwhelmed. Musical concepts and theory and production are gradually introduced to ensure you build confidence in your music-making abilities.

Go in depth, learn the tricks of the trade. This is not just an introductory course, but delves deep into advanced topics only professional game composers know. Audio channels, computer chips and more, explore the technical aspects of game music.

It's not just a composing course, it's an entire music production course. Learn the entire pipeline of music production, from idea development and composing, to mixing and mastering.

We will use and cover many types of software:

FL Studio: Complete beginners will learn how to use one of the most popular digital audio workstation programs. Advanced students can use their preferred DAWs.

FMOD: Learn to use this audio middleware effectively with game engines, and learn the two must-know FMOD techniques.

Unity 5: Learn to use the Unity Game Engine with audio middleware and set up a fully-functional game scene, complete with adaptive/dynamic music, made from scratch.

Audacity: Learn how to use this free, open-source audio editor to add additional polish to your music.

So let's dive right in, you will be surprised at how quick it is become a competent game music composer.

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Rating 4.5 based on 433 ratings
Length 20 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $12
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Instructor Karleen Heong
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Music Production

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fl studio in 21 reviews

Her ability shown in the tutorials in her course is of a person who just started using Fl Studio.

Karleen even showed us how to import plugins into FL Studio something all my other courses that I have paid for didn't do.

I already know a lot of the general music stuff Not fully, it wasn't useful in terms of helping me become a better songwriter although it has managed to get me to know a little more about how music is made through FL studio.

"I thought coming into this course, that I might not have been able to get as much out of it because I have a decent understanding of music theory and I've worked with FL Studio before.

I had a very minimal hobbiest music background (1 year of casual study/practice) coming into this course, and slight familiarity with Unity and FL Studio.

The music in this course is done in FL Studio and the DAW side of things is relatively light, so you will likely need to get to know your DAW of choice yourself as you go along.

Apart from the fact that anything regarding fl studio was tiring for me because im used to other daws the course was very good.It might put some limitations on for example all those rules on composing a battle theme vs a boss theme but those limitations in the end are what will make the final game sound like an actual jrpg/western rpg I enrolled to this course because i wanted to improve my skills and learn new techniques and this is what i found: If you're already started in producing or composing music this course is definetely not for you(i found lots of lessons very slow and repetetive,she spends 10 minutes to explain something she could have done in 2 minutes)...but i found really interesting the FMOD mudule in the end!

So you will never get bored, and will often feel the urge to pause the course and play with FL studio on your own and see what wonderful sounds you can come up with.

This has been a great introduction on the layout and some of the functions of FL Studio.

Might be worth mentioning that FL Studio is, at minimum, another $99.

(FL Studio 12.)

Honestly, I was at a loss trying to learn FL Studio through popular tutorial channels on youtube.

She is using FL studio in this course, I would advice to buy it, because all new release will you get for free from image line afther buying it.

I think this is a very good basics course since this is not only teaching me about Fl Studio 12 but the steps on to plan your song before you even touch FL Studio 12.

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easy to follow in 13 reviews

Really easy to follow, theory comes in as needed.

Easy to follow!

So far the instructions are easy to follow and the communities that she has setup in support of this course will be very helpful to many people as well as provide multiple learning and networking opportunities for all levels of composers!

The instructor explains things clearly and the examples are easy to follow.

Detailed course with easy to follow instructions.

:) Super easy to follow and so much to learn The course is very well done.

Amazing, sadly I don't know about chords and stuff but that's not what the main purpose of the course is about She has been thorough and wellspoken so far and it's easy to follow.

Is really informative a easy to follow, and the feedback on social media is a real plus Kaleen's voice is nice.

Very easy to follow and well paced.

so far it's good Everything is very descriptive and the audio and video is clean and easy to follow.

She's very easy to follow.

The instructor is clear and very easy to follow.

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so far so good in 6 reviews

So far so good, I like the way it's unfolding 详细 但有些过于琐碎了 E P I C !

So far so good.

So far so good A lot of preamble and course introductions, havent had a chance to properly rate the course yet Excellent foundation for the rest of the course, excited to get into the meat of the subject.

nice intro So far so good it goes over the basics of the course quickly and professionally All clearly explained so far buenas herramientas o detalles a tener en cuenta Todo pinta muy bien hasta ahora.

So far so good good voice perhaps Yes 还行 yes Yes, great for an advanced game developer who can now make their own music x

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step by step in 7 reviews

Very professional step by step guide.

Outstanding course, the teacher is very clear, provides flawless step by step instructions.

I am actually really excited to see a course that goes through ha step by step tutorial on creating the music.

Everything is step by step, and very clear very interesting so far Porque explica paso a paso lo que vamos a ir haciendo y además puedo regresarme si es necesario o no entendí algo.

Shows step by step what you have to do in order to get a smooth beat that can soon be combined with a nice tempo and eventually will turn into song for many people to enjoy.

Step by step explanation good explanation Enjoying my course so far!

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recommend this course in 7 reviews

However, based on these sections alone, I can confidently recommend this course to anyone struggling with music composition, or interested in composing music targeted at video games.

It helped me a lot getting a more structured approach and i can recommend this course.

I Highly recommend this course!!!

I have followed several of the sections now, and would recommend this course to non-musicians wanting to learn how to make music for games.

I fully recommend this course.

I recommend this course.

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highly recommend in 9 reviews

I highly recommend this to everyone under the skill level of a professional because you will learn new things!

Highly recommended!

I highly recommend it.

I highly recommend it!

Of couse, I have lectures what I can skip, but I can highly recommend for everyone, who (like me) wants to get into game composing and has no idea how to start!!

I highly recommend!

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game music production in 5 reviews

Ms. Heong thoroughly covers fundamentals of music theory and game music production in a professional tone.

I have pretty much been shooting in the dark since starting my path in game music production.

Even though I'm not a novice in theories I still learn something new, also I learn some FL Studio techniques and especially I became motivated in game music production.

This is a wonderful course, and if you're trying to learn game music production then this is the fit for you!

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video games in 8 reviews

Her teaching style is engaging and encouraging to new and beginner composers like myself, who mainly has a background in coding video games.

This is a great course if you have interest in making or understanding how to make music for video games.

Very thorough well-planned introduction to music for video games on a beginner level and people with intermediate knowledge to brush up their skills.

Great detail, finally able to wrap my head around music theory and composition as it fits within video games!

I really like the idea of making my own music, especially for video games.

it really captured me since I've loved both music and video games for a long time and being able to put those together its beautiful for me its fun and simple I love how you explain everything thoroughfully It's a bit beginner level for me.

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well structured in 5 reviews

In general, I found that this course is well structured.

well structured.

Easy to understand and well structured so far Absolutely wonderful for absolute beginners.

The course looks to be well structured with a good pacing.

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too much in 5 reviews

The only point of criticism concerns section 9: I think engaging us in the whole composition process at this stage was a bit too much of the same.

I like the very practical apporach directly to the point, without talking too much about details.

Maintains a good balance of enough music theory to allow the student to make good music but not too much as to be confusing or needlessly complicated.

Excelente curso, te enseña lo absolutamente necesario si te encuentras en cero conocimientos sobre música o uso de software It's great, I just feel that it doesn't have too much depth in terms of the concepts it covers I like the course so far, i want to learn music theory more so I can know what to hear for, and know what sounds good.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Teacher of Music $46k

Game Advisor 2 $46k

Music Promoter $51k

Game Management $59k

Professor of Music and Head, Department of Music $60k

Game Coordinator $61k

Music History and Music Appreciation Teacher $66k

Web/Music $80k

Music K-8 $80k

Game Developer 1 $92k

Game Engineer 2 $97k

Music correspondent $99k

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Rating 4.5 based on 433 ratings
Length 20 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $12
From Udemy
Instructor Karleen Heong
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Music Production

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