A Mechanical MOOC Production

Play With Your Music

The next course starts in early 2014

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  • Play with the Music You Love.

    Fiddle with loops, time, tempo and vocals on your favorite tracks. You'll make 3-5 mixes of your very own, using the newest tools on the web. Get even closer to the songs you've had on repeat since you were 15.

  • Learn from a Powerhouse.

    "Play With Your Music" is a nifty collaboration by Peer 2 Peer University, New York University, and the MIT Media Lab. Master the ins and outs of mixing tracks from the folks at NYU's Steinhardt School of Music, and from other luminaries in the field. PWYM is produced with support from the Shuttleworth Foundation.

  • (Re)Mix in the Browser.

    You'll be working with Soundation's web-based production environment, posting your tracks to SoundCloud's listening community, and collaborating with your cohort in Google Hangout. Don't worry--all you'll need to get started is a computer and an internet connection.

You're almost done!

Can you hear a piece of music and identify the instruments?

1 - Not really. 5 - I am a Maestro.

What's your comfort level using digital audio production tools, such as Audacity or Reaper??

1 - What these "tools" you speak of? 5 - Basically I'm Girl Talk.

What's your familiarity with SoundCloud?

1 - Haven't used it. 5 - More followers than Skrillex.

Who are your top 5 musical artists?