The course is applicable to all electric guitarists wishing to acquire a practical working knowledge of guitars, amplifiers, and effects processors. Course activities will require intermediate playing skills. Students should be comfortable using open position chords, power chords, and executing simple single-note leads.
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Recording software with real-time plug-in functionality, such as Logic, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Sonar, Cubase, GarageBand (Mac OSX), Music Creator, Reaper, FL Studio.
Berkleemusic and IK Multimedia have come together to offer an educational discount on the required software for the course - AmpliTube 3. Once enrolled, students will be directed to IK Multimedia's online store, where AmpliTube 3 can be purchased. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure software delivery prior to the start of the course. Depending on the shipping option chosen, software delivery could take up to eight business days.
A computer-based audio recording system with 3rd-party plug-in support running a current version. Recommendations include the following: Pro Tools, GarageBand, Logic, Sonar, Cubase, Music Creator, Reaper, FL Studio. Make sure you have the appropriate hardware for running the audio program (USB/firewire audio interface or sound card).
In order to run AmpliTube 3, you must meet the following minimal hardware requirements:
Create your own unique sound by learning how to select, combine, and arrange guitar effects used by the pros, the qualities and attributes of different amps, and the characteristics of the instrument itself. Read more
“After taking Getting Your Guitar Tone, I am now better able to understand and intelligently experiment on the effects, connections, and settings for my style of music.” - R. Obikudu
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