Today we’re starting a new series of articles in which we highlight our 5 favorite products from the world of cinematic music & trailer music production. This time, we’re focusing on the best online courses for producers who want to learn the art and craft of trailer music production.
Each day, for 5 days, we will present a new course and provide you with one or the other exclusive discount, so make sure to follow along!
The courses we will be presenting are hosted by some of the industry’s top composers, mixing engineers, and creatives – people who live and breathe trailer music. We picked our Top 5 and share it with you in the following.
DISCLAIMER: The numerical order of this list is not to be mistaken with a ranking. The numbers’ sole purpose is to keep a sense of order. This list explicitly raises no claim of completeness. We know there are many good learning resources on the topic out there, we just happen to find the most value in the following five. If you think an amazing online course on trailer music production is missing from our list, please don’t hesitate to let us know through our contact form.
DISCOUNT CODE ALERT!!
Not only do we want to provide you with an overview of the best online courses on trailer music out there at the moment, but we also partnered up with some of the publishers to provide you with Epicomposer-exclusive discounts on their products! Save up to 15% per course by using the special discount codes below the course overviews.
DAY 1) TRAILER MUSIC REDEFINED – BY EVENANT
Trailer Music Redefined is a comprehensive guide on composing, orchestrating, and producing trailer music. The course features over 6 hours of video lessons hosted by three working industry pros who contributed music and sound design to prestigious trailer campaigns including Captain America: Civil War, The Maze Runner, Call Of Duty WWII, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Topics include orchestration and arrangement as well as the mixing and mastering of different styles of trailer music such as orchestral, hybrid, and sound design cues.
By enrolling in the course, you gain access to an exclusive Trailer Sound Effects Sample Pack created by a top-class sound designer. Taking part in Trailer Music Redefined also grants you access to Evenant’s vivid student community and private groups.
Evenant offers lifetime access to the course material and a 21-day money-back guarantee in case you’re unhappy with the content.
Trailer Music Redefined is available for a one-time payment of $399 (regular price $499) or through Evenant’s brand-new Annual Pass. For $49 a month, the Annual Pass gives access to every Evenant course, enabling you to check out any course at any time. To activate your Annual Pass, you can either make a single, annual payment of $499 or 12 monthly payments of $49.
TRAILER MUSIC REDEFINED – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODES
Our friends at Evenant kindly provided us with an exclusive discount code for you that saves you 15% off Trailer Music Redefined or the Annual Pass. Just copy and paste any of the codes below into the coupon code field during checkout. Here we go:
|COURSE OPTION||DISCOUNT CODE|
|15% OFF TRAILER MUSIC REDEFINED:||EPICOMP15TMR|
|15% OFF ANNUAL PASS (ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION):||EPICOMP15PASSY|
|15% OFF ANNUAL PASS (MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION):||EPICOMP15PASSM|
Please note that the codes are only valid until Friday, February 12th!
DAY 2) TRAILER MUSIC BASICS – BY TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY
Trailer Music Basics is an essential guide on trailer music production geared towards beginners, hosted by former trailer music label owner and TMA founder Christian Baczyk. The course focuses on sharing the knowledge aspiring composers need to start creating their own trailer music and license their music to established trailer music labels.
In contrast to other online courses on trailer music production, Trailer Music Basics also extensively deals with establishing a healthy working environment & mindset. Instructor Christian provides students with marketing strategies on how to make a reliable income with your music based on his own experiences as a composer and music label owner.
A bonus chapter of the course highlights cool apps and useful literature to help boost productivity. Enrolling in the course grants lifetime access to the mostly text-based course material.
Trailer Music Basics is available through the Trailer Music Academy for a one-time payment of $199 or two monthly payments of $99 each.
TRAILER MUSIC BASICS – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE
We teamed up with the Trailer Music Academy to provide you with another Epicomposer-exclusive discount code on the Trailer Music Basics Course. Click on the link below or enter the code during checkout and save 10% on your order!
|COURSE NAME:||DISCOUNT CODE:|
|TRAILER MUSIC BASICS||EPICOMPOSER10|
DAY 3) TRAILER MUSIC MIXING – BY JOËL DOLLIÉ
Orchestral Music Mixing (also called Trailer Music Mixing) is a comprehensive online course focused on mixing and mastering orchestral music and trailer music. The course features over 13 hours of video lessons hosted by mixing & mastering engineer Joël Dollié (Ghostwriter Music, SPM Music Group, Sonic Symphony, and Cavalry Music).
Orchestral Music Mixing provides students with detailed mixing deconstructions of orchestral, hybrid, and sound design trailer tracks. The course offers lifetime access to the course material and a private student group. Here, students can discuss composition and production-related topics with each other and get feedback on their own music.
As part of the course’s bonus material, students are provided with both a 1-hour-long video Q&A with tutor Joël Dollié as well as a free copy of the Mixing Modern Orchestral Music eBook.
Orchestral Music Mixing is available for a one-time payment of $299 or three payments of $99 per month.
ORCHESTRAL MUSIC MIXING – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE
We partnered up with Joël Dollié to provide you with another Epicomposer-exclusive discount code on the Orchestral Music Mixing course. Enter the code during checkout and save 15% on your order!
|COURSE NAME:||DISCOUNT CODE:|
|ORCHESTRAL MUSIC MIXING||EPIC|
DAY 4) TRAILER MUSIC COURSE – BY TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY
The Trailer Music Course is a step-by-step guide on how to create & produce modern trailer music from start to finish. The course features over 16 hours of video lessons hosted by trailer music composer Richard Schrieber. Richard has contributed to trailer music campaigns for international movie advertising campaigns such as Blade Runner 2049, Collateral Beauty, and Captain America: Civil War.
The Trailer Music Course is comprised of video walkthroughs and live-composing chapters for each part of a trailer track.
Students gain lifetime-access to course material and can become members of an exclusive student community.
The Trailer Music Course is available for a one-time payment of £299 or 12 monthly payments of £29 each.
DAY 5) TRAILER MUSIC MASTERY – BY TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY
Trailer Music Mastery allows you to learn the art and craft of creating massive sounding trailer music. The course is hosted by prolific media composer Daniel Beijbom (trailer music for Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: Rogue One, Aquaman) who also worked as an assistant for renowned film composer Tom Holkenborg alias Junkie XL.
Trailer Music Mastery offers an over-the-shoulder-style insight into how an industry pro creates modern trailer music from scratch. It also includes a walkthrough of 3 trailer tracks that were licensed for various major movie trailers as well as useful tips on mixing and orchestration.
Enrolling in the course grants access to a free trailer sound effects pack created by a professional sound designer as well as lifetime access to the course material.
Trailer Music Mastery is available through Trailer Music Academy for a one-time payment of $299 or three monthly payments of $99/month.
TRAILER MUSIC MASTERY – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE
We teamed up with the Trailer Music Academy again to provide you with another Epicomposer-exclusive discount code on the Trailer Music Mastery course. Click on the link below or enter the code during checkout and save 10% on your order!
|COURSE NAME:||DISCOUNT CODE:|
|TRAILER MUSIC MASTERY||EPICOMPOSER10|
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