MUSIC PRODUCTION

& SOUND DESIGN

MASTER CERTIFICATE

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon

9

MODULES

200+

TOPICS

4

MONTHS

10

Vouchers


The Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Program consists of 9 modules covering more than 200 topics of all the essential titles that revolve around the science of audio and the physics of sound, music composition and performance in Ableton Live, drum programming, sampling, audio editing, music theory, sound design, mixing, mastering, recording, arranging, effect automation, understanding the business of music and more.


This course is given on an open end time frame and is part of our online school course catalog and can be given in private via Zoom. To learn more about the course fee, schedule, and other details, please scroll down to the “Top 10 Questions”, and for general information about our online school please visit our online school page →

101.

INTRO TO

AUDIO & MIDI


Understanding the Physics of Sound, Acoustics, Digital Audio and MIDI, unlocks the door to Music Production, Sound Design, Recording, Mixing and Mastering. The science of Audio Engineering gives you the essential knowledge you need to start engaging in digital audio production, mastering, and performance.

  • What is Sound?
  • Audio Characteristics
  • Sound Properties
  • The 3 Domains
  • dB in The 3 Domains
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Room Acoustics
  • Sound Propagation
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Microphones & Cables
  • PCM & Digital Audio
  • Audio Conversion
  • What is MIDI?
  • MIDI Protocol and CC
  • MIDI Control
  • Daisy Chaining
  • MIDI Notes and Clips
  • MDI Clock & Sync
  • Basic Gear and Set-Up
  • …and more

102.

LAYERING &

AUDIO EDITING


Ableton Live is by far the most interesting DAW used by major Electronic Music Producers around the world. This course takes you from understanding the software session platform, engine, preferences, and channels’ characteristics, to being able to conceive a track by layering, editing, and pre-arranging audio clips in performance mode.

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • Ableton Live Overview
  • The 4 Windows
  • Session Interface
  • Arrangement Section
  • The Mixer
  • Transport Controls
  • Main Preferences
  • Basic Shortcuts
  • Audio Samples
  • Global Quantization
  • Layering Audio Clips
  • Scenes and Slots
  • Live Performance
  • Audio Clip Editing
  • Creating Edits
  • Measurements
  • The Grid System
  • Sample Editing
  • Clip Automation
  • …and more

103.

SAMPLING & DRUM

PROGRAMMING


Sampling is one of the most interesting techniques in audio production, it involves dealing with audio samples in different creative approaches. MIDI Drum Programming gives you complete control of layering drum elements and sequencing beats in evolving patterns that build up with anticipating edges.

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • What is Sampling
  • The MIDI Track
  • Drum Rack
  • Drum Programming
  • MIDI Note Preferences
  • Simpler Device
  • Creative Sampling
  • MIDI Drum Pad
  • MIDI Mapping
  • Recording MIDI
  • Multi Layering
  • Creative Production
  • Volume Velocity
  • Groove & Swing
  • Extracting Grooves
  • Drum Patterns
  • Basic 2D Mixing
  • Groove Considerations
  • Converting to MIDI
  • … and more

104.

RECORDING &

EDITING


This course starts with the foundations and essentials of modern recording covering topics such as setting up a home recording studio, understanding microphones and converters, acoustics, using Ableton for recording Audio and MIDI, post editing clips, effect processing and much more..

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • Old School Recording
  • The Modern Age
  • Acoustic Solution
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Recording Gear
  • Recording Set-up
  • Recording Philosophy
  • Input Gain & Leveling
  • Headphone Cues
  • Channel Configuration
  • Recording in Session
  • Recording in Arrangement
  • Editing Audio
  • Warping Audio
  • Advanced Warping
  • MIDI Recording Pt.2
  • Capture Function
  • Basic Arrangement
  • Basic Audio Effects
  • … and more

105.

MUSIC THEORY

& HARMONIC

COMPOSITION


Have you ever wondered how to play complex chord progressions, basslines, melodies, and produce a harmonic structure without learning complicated sheet music at the conservatory? This course provides a simplified music theory covering notes, scales, chords, progressions, counterpoints, and intervals, in minor and major scales.

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • The Music Foundation
  • Octave and Notes
  • Intervals
  • Frequency & Pitch
  • Note Transposition
  • Music Elements
  • Keys
  • Minor & Major Scales
  • Simple Formulas
  • Key Transposition
  • What is a Melody?
  • What is a Bassline?
  • Intro to Counterpoint
  • What is Harmony?
  • Melodic Structure
  • Chords (Min, Maj, Dim)
  • Chord Inversion
  • Chord Progression
  • Chord Arpeggiation
  • … and more

106.

ARRANGING &

REMIXING


After conceiving and composing the main sketch of your track, it is the time to arrange the final layers on the timeline. This course tackles the science behind arrangement and track structure as well as the techniques of using effect devices and automation tools to link the sequenced layers together and create a flawless track ready for the mix-down. This course covers track deconstruction, reconstruction, and remix.. An enjoyable and challenging approach towards mastering arrangement.

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • What is Composition?
  • Redesigning Elements
  • Multi-Layering Techniques
  • Audio Effect Units
  • Audio Effect Racks
  • Pre-Arranging in Session
  • Arrangement Concept
  • Radio Track Structure
  • Extended Track Structure
  • DJ Formats
  • Track Macro Structure
  • Track Micro Structure
  • Build Ups and Transitions
  • Creative Use of FX
  • Advanced Automation
  • What is a Remix?
  • Remix Concepts
  • Track Deconstruction
  • Get Remixed
  • … and more

107.

SOUND DESIGN

& SYNTHESIS


Sound Design and Synthesis is one of the most interesting courses at our school for it covers the full creation of sound from the early stages of oscillation to the last stages of modulation. In this course you will be learning the foundation of synthesis using more than 5 techniques covering the basic building blocks of a synthesizer.

Sound Design and Synthesis Course at Per-vurt School
  • The Synthesizer World
  • Analog Vs Digital Synth
  • Poly Vs Monophonic
  • Types of Synthesis
  • Synthesizer Building Blocks
  • VCO: Wave Oscillation
  • VCF: Filter
  • VCA and Signal
  • LFO & Modulation
  • ADSR Envelopes
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • Additive Synthesis
  • Wavetable Synthesis
  • Granual Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Self Oscillating Effects
  • Advanced Routing
  • Modular Synthesis
  • Analog Synth Demo
  • … and more

108.

MIXING &

MASTERING


Mixing covers distributing the track layers onto a virtual 3D phantom image, by tweaking signal levels, frequency ranges, dynamics, and panoramic positions of the project content. Mastering on the other hand is working with the stereo mixdown that has been rendered. It covers quality control, enhancement, objective listening and correction.

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • What is Mixing?
  • What is Mastering?
  • Critical Listening
  • Room Acoustics
  • Monitor Calibration
  • The Art of Mixing
  • Gain Staging
  • Leveling & Metering
  • Sample Editing
  • Dynamic Processing
  • EQ and Filter
  • Audio Compression
  • 3D Mixing
  • Pre-Mastering
  • Grouping in BUS
  • Mono Vs Stereo Mix
  • Headroom Management
  • The Final Master
  • Exporting and Dithering
  • … and more

109.

MUSIC BUSINESS &

ARTIST MANAGEMENT


In this course you will be learning about music business, law, copyright, contracts, distribution, management, marketing, income streams, and more. It is essential to understand how the industry operates, who are the key players, and what are the stages of releasing songs, playing gigs, and getting famous

Music Production & Sound Design Master Certificate Course at Per-vurt School Lebanon
  • Current Music Business
  • Domain Expectations
  • What is a Writer?
  • What is a Publisher?
  • What is a Record Label?
  • Reaching The End User
  • Record Deal and Contract
  • Song & Copyright
  • Distribution and Sales
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • What is a PRO?
  • Laws and Rules
  • The Four Streams
  • Music Licensing
  • Performance Rights
  • Mechanical Rights
  • Synchronization
  • Self Management?
  • Shortcut to Fame
  • … and more

CLASS
900 $
// WAS 1875 $ //
45 HOURS 4 MONTHS
PRIVATE
1875 $
// WAS 3750 $ //
35 HOURS 4 MONTHS
SEMI-PRIVATE
1675 $
// WAS 3350 $ //
40 HOURS 2 STUDENTS

TOP 10 QUESTIONS

We offer 3 different preferences and price tables for the Music Production Master Program
  • CLASS: The shared class hosts 4 students. It includes all 9 modules covering 45 hours to full curriculum on a period of 4 months. In case the class hosts 3 students only, the course fee becomes $1,000.
  • PRIVATE: You can take this course in private. It includes all 9 modules and covers 35 hours.
  • SEMI-PRIVATE: A semi-private class hosts 2 students only. It includes all 9 modules and covers 40 hours.

The courses are priced in USD for international students.

If you are a local student, you can pay in LBP based on the daily rates. Please note that we have already discounted our original course prices by more than 50% due to the economic situation that we are all facing

As for the payment methods, we accept cash, international transfers, online payments, and bank swifts (additional charges apply on all electronic payments)

At Per-vurt School, our aim is to always support education and grant our students the best we can to ensure they get an excellent learning experience even when their financial resources are limited. We believe that it is our responsibility to contribute in making education less of a privilege and more of a human right.

You do not have to pay the full amount in advance. 50% of the course fee has to be paid before the start of the course, followed by 2 equal monthly payments that should be settled at the beginning of the second and third months.

We have come up with another financial aid that would extend your course payments over a longer period of time while you enjoy taking the course stress free. The plan is to grant you double the time it takes to finish your course payments with 0% interest. For example, if the course duration is 4 months, you can have 8 payment installments. This has to be secured by a banker’s check that will remain at our disposal until the full payment is completed, and by then it can be returned to the issuer. The monthly payments are subject to the value of the exchange rate at the time of settlement.

For more information about our financial aid and how to apply for it please contact us here →

INCLUDED VOUCHERS:

  • 40% payback voucher on Ableton Live Suite
  • 40% discount voucher on Arturia V Collection Plugin Pack (27 plugins)
  • 25GB Student Sample Pack & Sound Library
  • 15% Discount on Mixed In Key Studio Edition Plugin
  • 20% Discount on Reveal Sound Spire Plugin
  • 20% Discount on Lennar Digital Sylenth Plugin
  • 20% Discount on Loopmasters.com
  • 20% Discount on D16 Group Plugins
  • 15% on DJ Courses
  • Up-to 15% Discount on Music Production Gear
  • Student Lounge Exclusive Access (Extensive Course Material)
  • Priority invitation to our Masterclass and Workshop events

SPECIAL DEAL:

For $600 you can get the below package that is worth more than $1,650

  • Full License of Ableton Live Suite (worth 750$)
  • Full License of Arturia V Collection Plugin Pack (27 plugins worth 500$)
  • 65GB Sample Pack (worth 400$)
  • 20% Discount on Mixed In Key Studio Edition Plugin
  • 50% Discount on Reveal Sound Spire Plugin
  • 30% Discount on Lennar Digital Sylenth Plugin
  • 20% Discount on Loopmasters.com
  • 50% Discount on D16 Group Plugins
  • 20% on DJ Courses
  • Up-to 20% Discount on Music Production Gear
  • Priority invitation to our Masterclass and Workshop events

We launch a Music Production Master Program once every two months. The schedule covers an average of 12 hours per month, that’s an average of 2 visits per week of 1.5 hours each (or one visit of 3 hours)

In case you are applying for a private course, we can discuss the schedule that fits your free time. However, if you are applying for a shared class, we will choose the common schedule that is convenient to all students. Usually our classes are scheduled at either 12pm or 6pm, but this can be adjusted.

The next Music Production Master Program starts within a maximum period of two months after you submit and confirm your application by settling the first payment (Non-refundable and will be deducted from your total course fee).

Learning the art and science of Music Production requires no musical background. We have developed our courses in a way that takes you from zero to hero in no time.

You only need to have a passion for what you want to learn about whether you want to take it to another level and start a career or simply learn it as a hobby.

Knowledge, Talent, Skill, Practice, Passion and Patience are the main ingredients of success. At Per-vurt, not only we make sure that you get the most professional tutoring, but we make sure that we will be proud being represented by you in the dance music industry. For that, we have decided to not graduate you without making sure that you are able to produce music.

Upon completion of the Master Program covering all modules, and with your effort to practice as much as required and needed, you will certainly be able to produce music in an intermediate way.

Please note that we are covering 9 modules in 4 months time, this means you will be learning the essential and semi-advanced topics. You can surely take more advanced sessions, in private, after you complete this program. This will expand your knowledge and expertise.

Although we do not believe in major benefits behind receiving a certificate in DJ’ing or in Music Production, and because those two domains are not considered to be academic, we do grant certificates to the students taking the “Master Programs”. The certificate is only given to students who complete the program and present a final project that goes on par with our standards.

It is true that hanging a certificate on the wall looks nice, but what really makes you qualified is your actual production. Your track is your certificate at the end of the day, no label would ask you for a certificate to sign you, however they will listen to your music.

Our Music Production School is equipped with the latest production gear. Each student has his own fully fledged station that includes the latest in MIDI and Audio Production technologies.

We advise that the student has the basic home studio setup that includes an audio card, a pair of flat monitors, and a MIDI controller. It is also very important to keep an eye on the room acoustics by installing acoustic panels. We have written a detailed blog article about the essential home studio setup, read it here →
You can also check our bundle offers and packages here →


We are specialized in Electronic Music however we do not teach you WHAT to produce, we teach you HOW to do so.

When you learn the art, technique, and science of Music Production, you will be able to produce your favorite style. It is very important to be familiar with the genre of music that you like, however it is more important to be unique and figure out your own style

Can’t find your answers here? No problem! You can contact us by phone or email. Visit our contact page


MEET YOUR TUTOR

G-MOHRIS

” G-Mohris makes music and learning more about it very accessible to whoever seeks it. My time at Per-vurt was a blast and very fruitful. After finishing my course i always keep coming back for more as he’s been a great support and motivation and always here to help and advise. I recommend Per-vurt to anyone who would like to be more involved in electronic music “

” Just when I thought I knew something about music, Per-vurt came to shatter it all away, in a great way! Moe has been a friend before a mentor. The quality and equipment I’ve dealt with are unmatched. I genuinely believe my skills have exponentially improved because of him. He’s a muse for this craft, a master of this craft, and most importantly a true mate. SIGN UP NOW. “

” Per-vurt and G-Mohris are the best thing to ever happen to us music producers in the middle east because we never had any shops that actually sell synths and so on and help other people produce music. G. actually did a music production school which no one did in Lebanon before him, and i took a course there before i moved to UK. He has pushed a lot all the local talents to produce music so we are very thankful to what he did. “

” Per-vurt studio is by far the best lace in town when it comes to DJ & Music Production Lessons and studio equipment. It’s like a heaven for those who admire music and want to get involved. Personally i signed up for the production class. The sessions were exciting and crawling with a vast amount of useful information. Now i have produced and signed many tracks on respected labels”

” This place has the best experts in the city.”

” I took the music production course with G-Mohris and here i am now releasing my music worldwide on the biggest online stores such as Beatport and iTunes, and currently working with big record labels in the underground music industry. It’s definitely the #1 DJ/Production school in Lebanon if not the Middle East, and we are blessed to have Per-vurt and G-Mohris here..”

” Per-vurt has exceeded my expectations as both a professional DJ and a student. The courses are taught by the very insightful G-Mohris who provides students with everything they need to become not only familiar, but proficient in the beautiful language of electronic music “

” Per-vurt is an amazing place for those who are willing to go in the music craft and learn music production! If ur willing to go all in and learn from the best, G-Mohris is ur guy “

” To learn music u should learn it with responsibility and to find a good tutor and mentor who respects his tutoring journey is even harder… Per-vurt studios offers you a great deal of learning the art of music production with the passionate G-Mohris, consisting of a great syllabus that spotlight all the essential knowledge needed to accomplish the course on a very high theoretical and practical level … (interesting student offers comes with in the package) “

” Amazing. Proud and happy to be a music production student here and very satisfied with my teacher G-Mohris who makes every session as interesting and informative as possible #proudperv “

” G-Mohris holds his students to a very high standard that does nothing short of setting them up for success in the music world. I was honored by the way he shared his wisdom, his technical expertise, and his industry experience – to create a class that was both enlightening and skills-oriented. Sharing and learning from a legendary producer is priceless and incredible.”

” G-Mohris has been in the music industry for more than I can remember and managed to propel this craft through all the circumstances. I attended his music production course with a very basic knowledge in music theory and he managed to transmit his knowledge in a clever, easy to follow manner without over-intellectualizing the information. Modest, unselfish and experienced would best describe this man. “

” G-Mohris is a great teacher… His knowledge in electronic music and Ableton is one of the best in Lebanon and has great teaching skills for which he is passionate about, i improved greatly after both the Dj’ing course and the production course… Hopefully more collaborations to come. Per-vurt is the reference for electronic dance music in Lebanon”

” I came to Per-vurt looking to learn more about music production and they were amazing. They taught me everything i need to know to succeed in this business. Their team is so organized and work together. They are very helpful anytime i had any questions or needed further assistance. It was an amazing experience”