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Learn How To Write, Produce, Engineer, Mix, And Master An Indie Rock Song From Start-To-Finish
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A Start-To-Finish Indie Rock & Alternative Production Course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a track like artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Wallows, Bleachers, Maggie Rogers, and more? In this course, Austin Hull shows you how to conceptualize, write, produce, engineer, edit, mix, and master an Indie Rock song in the style of all of those artists!


In this 16.5 hour, 47 lesson course, observe and learn all of the skills below that Austin demonstrates throughout this course:

  • understanding and utilizing project references

  • producing an Indie Rock / Alternative track from scratch

  • recording and editing live guitar and bass 

  • programming guitar and bass with realistic MIDI instruments

  • dialing in guitar and bass tones from scratch

  • programming and mixing life-like drums

  • mixing live drums recorded by Steven Rutherford from joan

  • writing lyrics and vocal melodies over the instrumental

  • vocal engineering, editing, and tuning

  • vocal production and creative vocal fx

  • mixing an Indie Rock / Alternative song from start-to-finish in the box

  • mastering an Indie Rock / Alternative song

  • and more. 

The course also includes materials such as the project brief, lyric sheets, revision submissions, and more. It also includes all of the session files, multi-tracks, and stems from the final song that Austin creates in this course.

To go a step further, Producer Principles - Indie Rock & Alternative also includes
drum samples and presets for plugins used throughout the course. Austin even created some exclusive samples of Steven Rutherford's live drum kit that can only be obtained through becoming a member in this course.

Enrolling in Producer Principles - Indie Rock & Alternative also grants you a free personalized mix / production feedback video from Austin. Once you complete the course, you can submit your own song to Austin for a detailed critique.

Enrolling in Producer Principles - Indie Rock & Alternative grants you lifetime access to the course and all of the course resources and downloads.

PRICE: $250

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What does this course include?

47 Instructional Videos and Lessons

16.5 Hours of Exclusive Instructional Content


Project Files, Stems, & Multi-Tracks To Follow Along and Practice With


Samples and Synth Presets From Song We Make In This Course

Mock Client Production Brief

Project Deliverables Checklist For Paid Projects

Personalized Production Critique Video From Austin


Topics We Discuss:

  • Getting Started With The Course

  • Using and Understanding Client References

  • How To Experiment With Chord Progressions To Sculpt A Song

  • How To Find A Drum Groove Quickly

  • Expanding Chords Throughout a Song

  • How To Find And Create The Perfect Key Sounds For Indie Rock / Alternative

  • Mixing and Manipulating Keys and Instruments To Add Character

  • How to Track Amazing Guitar and Bass DI With Minimal Equipment

  • How To Program Realistic Guitar and Bass With MIDI

  • Dialing in Indie Rock / Alternative Guitar Tones From Scratch

  • How to Program and Arrange Realistic Indie Rock / Alternative Drums With MIDI

  • Processing & Layering Drums To Add Depth and Impact

  • Using Percussion Loops To Add Movement To A Song

  • How to Mix Live Recorded Drums (Tracked By Steven Rutherford of joan)

  • Manipulating Dynamics Throughout a Song To Create Interest

  • How To Record Vocals

  • How To Analyze Vocal Performances

  • How to Tune and Time Align Vocals

  • Mixing Indie Rock / Alternative Vocals With EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and More

  • How to Arrange Huge Vocal Stacks

  • How to Mix Background Vocals, Harmonies, and Ad-libs

  • Creative Vocal, Synth, and Drum Mixing To Create Texture In A Song

  • Mixing an Indie Rock / Alternative Song To Release Ready Standards

  • Mastering an Indie Rock / Alternative Song To Commercial Loudness

& Much More!

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Meet Your

Austin Hull 

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Songwriter, Owner of Make Pop Music

Austin Hull is a music producer, mixing engineer, songwriter, and musical artist based out of Orlando, Florida. He has worked on over 1,000 paid projects and has garnered over 190 million streams on projects he's worked on over the past 7 years. Austin also owns and operates Make Pop Music, a company and educational resource that has helped hundreds of thousands of producers, artists, and engineers over the last 5 years. Make Pop Music releases weekly content on YouTube with over 200,000 subscribers, runs a Facebook group of 30,000 members, and has worked with the top audio companies in the world including Cubase, Auto-Tune, Slate Digital, Baby Audio, Eventide, and many more.


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listen to the song we make in this course

Indie Rock & Alternative Track
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  • Are your samples royalty free?
    Of course! All of our samples are 100% original, and they are completely royalty free. You are free to use them however you want! You cannot resell or redistribute our samples.
  • Is there any free stuff I can have?
    You want some free stuff? We got you. Just click on the "Freebies" tab at the top of our site, pop in your name and email to unlock the page, and enjoy!
  • Do you offer a refund?
    Since our products are digital downloads and are delivered immediately, we do not offer refunds on sample packs, preset packs, and MIDI packs. If you accidentally duplicated a purchase or have a unique circumstance, please reach out to so we can handle your situation individually. Please see FAQ for Producer Principles 101 for the course return policy.
  • Do you provide audio services?
    Make Pop Music does not offer services such as mixing, mastering, production, or graphic design. HOWEVER, Austin Hull, the owner and operator of Make Pop Music does take personal clients. You can find his information on his website in the footer of ours!
  • Can I be an affiliate?
    We are accepting affiliate offers! If you would like to be an affiliate of Make Pop Music, just reach out to us and we can discuss details!
  • Where can I join the community?
    Easy! Just join the Make Pop Music group on Facebook! We would love to have you!
  • Can I submit a blog post or a video for the YouTube channel?
    Yes! The whole goal is to feature content from members of our community. The more, the merrier! To submit something for our consideration, just use the blog submission form on our contact page!
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