Learn Music Production

Laser Focused Online Private Lessons

My schedule is full. I am not taking any new students at this time, sorry. Shoot me an email at bora@bumarecordz.com and I will let you know when I have an opening.

Today’s music production software brings virtual processors worth thousands of dollars of studio equipment to your fingertips. It’s like having a million-dollar music studio in your bedroom.  But, it can get complicated…

Numerous windows, neverending menus, knob, buttons, faders, and sliders. It is not always easy to figure it out by trial and error. You can always surf YouTube videos trying to find a specific piece of information. Good luck with that. User manuals can sometimes be frustrating. Or, you might as well use a little help.

I like teaching private lessons. Besides my work in higher education as a professor and administrator, I have been a private instructor for more than 20 years. I use advanced tools and techniques for online lessons. We can see and hear each other as well as sharing screens and streaming the direct output of our music production software without significant quality loss. I am an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor and Steinberg Certified Cubase Trainer. I offer intensive training programs as well as one-off mentoring sessions or anything in between on the following topics.

Learn

Music Production

Recording Techniques
Audio Editing
MIDI Sequencing
Vocal Production

Ear Training for Sound Engineers
Songwriting

Mixing in the Box

Balances and Panning
Dynamic Processors
EQ
Time-Based FX
Automation
Deliverables

Guitar

Single String Techniques
Scales and Arpeggios
Fingerboard Harmony
Improvisation
Ear Training

Pro Tools

Recording and Editing
Audio and MIDI
Virtual Instruments and plugins
Mixing with Pro Tools
Elastic Audio
Beat Detective and more…

Cubase Pro

Recording and Editing
Audio and MIDI
Virtual Instruments and plugins
Mixing with Cubase PRo
VariAudio
Arranger Track and more…

Logic Pro X

Recording and Editing
Audio and MIDI
Virtual Instruments and plugins
Mixing with Logic Pro X
Working with loops and samples
Automation and more…

About

Bora Uslusoy
Record Producer, Educator

Bora Uslusoy is a record producer and the founder of bUMA RecordZ, an independent digital music label, and project studio. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, he is currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has produced, performed with, and worked as a recording and mixing Engineer for Turkish bands and artists such as Acil Servis, Artı90, Düşdünya, Aqua Talk, Klost and Sercan Sungur. Bora has also released two solo albums, Umutsuz Aşk and Muska (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) along with several singles for the Turkish and international markets.

Bora Uslusoy studied guitar at the Musicians’ Institute London, and completed Berklee College of Music’s “Studio Production Specialist” online certificate program. He attended Avid’s “Train The Trainer” program, leading to his becoming certified as an Avid Pro Tools Instructor. He is also certified as a Steinberg Trainer for Cubase. Bora has published five instructional books on guitar and bass in Turkish, created numerous online courses, and has written dozens of magazine articles, product reviews, and how-to guides.

He is currently an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music in the Music Production and Engineering Department, as well as teaching an online course at Quinnipiac University. Bora Uslusoy is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

Testimonials

“Bora Uslusoy is very well trained and has extensive experience in the field of Avid Pro Tools. His passion for recording is certainly portrayed in his willingness to educate. Aside from all teaching abilities, Bora personally cares for his students, and will see you thru to the very end of your curriculum and even into your professional future! Thank you, Bora, for all of your help!”
Dave “Pops” Clements – Las Vegas NV

“I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful work you did with me. You are very patient and knowledgeable.”
Orlando Pandolfi – Concord NH

“Bora is a pleasure to work with. He is an excellent listener and a patient teacher. A unique combination of musician and producer, Bora possesses deep knowledge of and expertise in the technologies and processes required to make music today. While helping me sort out some studio technology issues I’ve learned many other applicable techniques I’m applying daily in my work.
John R. – Boston MA

“I cannot express my gratitude! Thanks to you, my first single is on air. You’ve fulfilled my self-confidence and that’s what makes you a real mentor.”
Eray Aksoy – Istanbul Turkey

My schedule is full. I am not taking any new students at this time, sorry. Shoot me an email at bora@bumarecordz.com and I will let you know when I have an opening.

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