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You will know how to...

  • Turn your loop into an entire song, with interesting melodies and chords, well-designed sounds, a smooth arrangement, and solid drums.

  • Mix and master your song with the right tools and mindset to achieve a professional sound.

  • Navigate the music business, release your music, and make money with your music in multiple different ways.

  • Have the right mindset to stay creative, manage your time, pursue your goals, and have a long-lasting career.


Based on my educational background in Psychology, my teaching philosophy is that the mentality is just as important as the technique.

  • You can learn everything about plugins, buttons, and software, but to properly learn how to work with the tools, it’s essential to understand the reasons behind why you would use those tools.

  • At the same time, it is just as important to have a clear direction about where to go with your music, and develop a healthy producer’s mindset, so you can start building a long and successful career.


Fatih Karaoz

"I appreciated his attention to detail and effort on mixing, which I've learned the most from. It was one of the major turning points in my journey as a producer."

David Kravak

"I was a total beginner when we started and he pushed me to level where I`m able to create full track. I really like his professional approach, so I easily understand all themes and what is going on. Tim was able to get me the right answer or advice anytime needed."

Simon Rivera

"It was all awesome, Tim is very clear when he speaks. Our improvement (mine and the other guys) is the proof."

Stephane Labaky

"Tim has shown an impressing dedication to what he does. He has been able to transmit his love for music and production to his students by making sure every detail about each subject was clearly understood after all lessons."

Keita Berzina

"Tim’s ways of teaching have left a tremendous impact. It’s clear from his methods on every lesson that the end results are as important as the journey within and vice versa. Highly passionate person indeed."

Alberto Tudisca

"In the lessons with Tim, not only I explored all the necessary techniques and knowledge of the music production, but I also developed my own artistic sounds, being followed by Tim also in the professional choices regarding my artist brand identity."

Joshua Stoltenborg

“Tim was a great teacher, very patient and always willing to help. So even if you didn’t have any experience with a particular subject, it would still be easy to follow along. Over a short period of a few months, Tim helped me progress my production skills to a level that would’ve otherwise taken me much, much longer.”

Michael Wensing

"I’m convinced that I couldn’t have had a better teacher. His feedback on my beats and lessons about music theory for example really helped me out and made me an overall better producer."


  • DAW software (FL Studio, Ableton, Logic Pro, etc.). The course is not DAW-specific. All the skills you will learn can be applied in all DAWs.

  • Beginner-level knowledge (or higher) of your DAW. It's good to know how to make basic ideas in your DAW. You can learn this by watching a beginner tutorial of your DAW. The more knowledge the better.

  • The drive and motivation to develop as a producer, and most of all: Love for music!


The course is divided into four sections which take you through all the important topics of becoming a professional producer.

Creative Production

  • Improving your song ideas
  • Using music theory to write melodies and chords
  • Improve your sound design with synths, sampling, and more
  • Creating a smooth arrangement
  • Make full and solid drum patterns

Mixing & Mastering

  • Understanding the fundamental mixing concepts
  • Volume, panning, stereo/mono leveling
  • How to use an EQ the right way
  • How to use compression to your advantage
  • How to use saturation and distortion to thicken your mix
  • Using reverb and delay to create depth
  • Smart ways of using effects
  • Creating a basic master for streaming

Music Business

  • How music rights, record labels, publishers, and independent producers work
  • How to release your music
  • Other revenue streams, including synchronization, production work, music leasing, live shows, and more.


  • How to create a smooth workflow
  • Training your creativity and staying creative
  • Creating a producer system that works
  • Know the right direction for your career
  • How to manage your time as a part-time or full-time producer
  • Dealing with mental challenges


  • 200+ pages of written, easy-to-read content on the topics, including Music Theory, Sound Design, Arrangement, Volume Leveling, EQ, Compression, Reverb, Mastering, Record Labels, Publishers, Independent Releasing, Synchronization, Ghost Producing, and more.

  • 30+ videos showing you step-by-step how to perform actions such as Making Melodies, Arranging, Sampling, Volume Leveling, EQ, Compression, Applying Reverb, Mastering, and more.

  • Multiple assignments to apply skills such as Volume Leveling, Template Creating, Making a Producer System, Finding Your Direction, Managing Time, Making To Do Lists, Managing Priorities


Preview some of the lessons below

  • 2


  • 3

    Sound Design

  • 4


    • Elements of Arrangement

    • Arrangement Per Genre

    • Tips For Arrangement

    • How To Easily Make an Arrangement

  • 5

    Music Theory

    • Music Theory: Notes

    • Scales

    • How To Make Melodies Using Scales

    • Chords

    • How To Make Chords

    • Chord Inversions

    • How To Make 7th Chords & Chord Inversions

    • Music Theory Helpers

    • Finding & Matching The Key of a Sample

    • How To Find The Key of a Sample

  • 6


    • Organization in DAW

    • Template

    • Template

    • Organization in Files

    • Backup

  • 7


  • 8

    Workflow & Creativity

    • Workflow

    • Tips For Workflow

    • Other Processes

    • Collaborating

    • Creativity

    • Tips for Creativity

  • 9

    Mixing: Theory

    • Why Theory?

    • 6 Groups

    • Frequency Groups

    • Ear Training: Frequency Groups

    • Roles of Elements

    • Relativity & Human Factor

  • 10

    Mixing: Procedure

    • Before Starting The Mix

    • Doing The Mixing

    • Reference Tracks

    • Timing

    • Acoustics

    • Mixing in Mono

    • How to Mix in Mono

    • When Are You Finished

  • 11

    Mixing: Levels

  • 12


    • Goal & Procedure of EQ

    • EQ Settings

    • Cutting & Boosting Frequencies

    • Relative EQ

    • How To Relative EQ

    • Mix/Side EQ

    • EQ Plugins

    • Analyzer

  • 13


  • 14


    • Goal of Compression

    • When to Use Compression

    • Compressor Settings

    • How To Use a Compressor

    • Compressor Plugins

    • Sidechain Compression

    • How To Use Sidechain Compression

    • Parallel Compression

    • How To Use Parallel Compression

    • Limiter

  • 15


    • Goals & Theory of Distortion

    • How Distortion Works

    • Saturation

    • Clipping

    • Distortion Settings

    • Distortion Applications

    • How To Apply Distortion

    • Distortion Plugins

  • 16


    • Goal & Defenition of Reverb

    • Reverb Settings

    • How To Use Reverb

    • Reverb Types

    • Reverb Tips

    • Unconventional Reverb Settings

    • Reverb Plugins

  • 17


    • Goals of Delay

    • Delay Settings

    • How To Use Delay

    • Delay Tips

    • Delay Plugins

  • 18

    Send Effects

    • What Are Send Effects

    • Send Effects Technique

    • How To Use Send Effects

    • Advantage of Send Effects

    • Send Effect Tips

  • 19

    Other Effects

    • Chorus

    • Phaser

    • Flanger

    • How To Use Chorus, Phaser & Flanger

    • Order of Effects

    • Sound FX

  • 20

    Vocal Recording

    • Preparing for Vocals

    • Vocal Recording

    • Vocal Comping

    • How To Comp Vocals

  • 21

    Vocal Mixing

    • Mixer Routing

    • Volume

    • DeEsser

    • EQ

    • Compression

    • Reverb & Delay

    • Parallel Processing

    • How To Mix Vocals

  • 22


    • Disclaimer: I Am No Mastering Engineer

    • Finalizing The Mix

    • Considering a Mastering Engineer

    • Mastering Procedure

    • How To Master Like Dread Pitt

    • Loudness

    • Rendering

  • 23

    Releasing Music

    • Rights & Ownership

    • Master Recording Royalties

    • Song & Publishing Royalties

    • Public Performance Royalties

    • Mechanical Royalties

    • Money Streams & The Numbers

    • Record Labels

    • Major Labels

    • Independent Labels

    • Independent Releasing

    • Pros & Cons of Labels

    • Promotion

    • Publishers

    • Independent Publishing

    • Recommended Reading

  • 24

    Additional Revenue Streams

    • Active Income vs. Passive Income

    • Synchronization

    • Composing

    • Live Shows

    • Production Work

    • Ghost Production

    • Music Leasing

    • Sample Packs & Loops

    • Engineering

    • Education

    • Merchandise

    • Patronage

    • Crowdfunding

    • Ad Revenue

    • Studio Rent

    • A Word of Advice

    • Recommended Resources

  • 25

    Goals, Time Management & Mental Health

    • Goals vs. Systems

    • Ikigai

    • Reflection Periods

    • Time Management

    • Urgent / Important Matrix

    • To Do Lists

    • Deep Work

    • Mental Health

    • Control

    • Other Mental Health Tips

  • 26

    It's Your Turn

    • Good Luck


  • When does the course start?

    The course starts whenever you want. It is a completely self-paced online course, so you can start at any time.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have lifetime access to the course, on all devices you own. Purchase the course once, and come back to it any time.

  • How long does the course take?

    You can take as long as you want with the course - there is no time limit. It's recommended to take your time with the course. There are many topics, and some are pretty complex. So it's good to allow yourself the time to really understand each topic and practice your skills.

  • What is the best tempo for the course?

    Take your time with each topic. As a guideline, try to learn one or two topics per week, and use the rest of the week to practice what you have learned.

  • Do I need specific software or plugins for the course?

    A working DAW like FL Studio, Ableton, or Logic Pro is recommended. Without it, you can still learn the topics, but not apply them yourself.

  • Do I need specific knowledge before starting this course?

    It's recommended to have a basic understanding of your DAW. If you know how to make a basic idea in your DAW, you can start the course. If you already have more experience, it's only better.

  • What if I'm unsatisfied with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 48 hours and we will give you a full refund on the course.

  • Can I contact you if I have other questions?

    No problem. Just email me your questions. My email is


Hey, I am Tim Alkemade / Dread Pitt. I have been producing music for 9 years and teaching for about 3. Over the years, my music has been played millions of times across the world. In the meantime, I studied Psychology at university, and received my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Educational and Social Psychology. Because I did not have a mentor, I had to overcome many obstacles myself. I figured that there could be a much better way of learning. So I combined my Psychology knowledge with my experience to create mentorship program which explains each topic of a music production career in a comprehensive, no-nonsense way. My mission is to be the mentor that I didn’t have, so my students don’t make the same mistakes I made, and have a smooth and fast development. I have now successfully mentored over 50 students from all levels and genres.