Scott Freiman is a renaissance man ... both an award winning musician and entrepreneur, Scott has a long history of composing and producing great music.
Scott Freiman
By Martin Sitter

Scott Freiman was recommended to me by my good friend, and star trainer, Steve H.! After talking with Scott for a bit I came to understand his immense musical abilities ... I knew we had to have him as a trainer at

Scott's credentials as a musician are nothing short of breath-taking. For starters, Scott may be the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall and been a Finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

A member of New York’s prestigious Manhattan Producers Alliance, Scott is a composer and producer whose music spans a variety of genres, from orchestral to electronic. His original music and sound design have accompanied award-winning films, animated shorts, and other multimedia projects.

Scott’s original film music has been performed at Lincoln Center (live with picture) and at a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert, “Composed By Scott Freiman.” Scott composed the original score for Undone, a feature film directed by James DePaiva. He also composed the original score for the film Exit, winner of a Best Director Platinum Award at the 38th Annual WorldFest, Houston International Film Festival. Scott’s other film scores include the award-winning Bodies (Ojai Film Festival -- Best Narrative Short) and Foreign Policy.

Scott was sound editor and re-recording mixer for Encounter Point, a documentary from Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, the writer of Control Room (Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival – Audience Award, Best Documentary). Scott has also provided sound editing, design, and mixing for several other films, including Puppy Love, the new series from Sex and the City producer, Amy B. Harris.

Scott is also the owner of Second Act Studio, a state-of-the-art music and video studio for composition, recording, and production designed by renowned studio architect, John Storyk. Second Act Studio has played host to a wide range of musicians -- from children to Grammy winners.

Scott is a partner in the record label, Garagista Music. Scott co-produced several recordings for the label, including Lisa Lynne Mathis’ debut, Hancock Place, and the holiday compilation, Not Just Another Holiday CD. Scott has also produced, arranged, and played keyboards for many other artists. Scott is also a founding partner of Outlandos Music which offers brand-building music supervision.

Scott holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Music from Yale University and a Masters of Music Composition from New York University. He was a co-founder of Credit Management Solutions, Inc., a leading financial software company where Scott served as CEO. Scott, a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, helped lead CMSI’s successful public offering and orchestrated the sale of CMSI to the First American Corporation. After fifteen years of running a public company, he embarked on a new career as a composer and studio owner.

A strong advocate for music education for children, Scott has taught composing and music technology to children of all ages. He is also on the advisory board of Renovation in Music Education (RIME), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation helping young people, arts organizations, and communities succeed through innovative music-partnership programs. And of course, Scott is also an instructor for … and we could not be luckier than to have him on board!
Courses by Scott Freiman
  • Deconstructing the Beatles 101
    Chords and Progressions
    "Introducing, the Beatles!" They've had more hits than any other band. But what are the SECRETS behind their success? Well, Beatles expert Scott Freiman knows the answers and he shares some of those secrets with you in this course on Chords and Progressions!
  • Kontakt 302
    Advanced Instrument Design
    This advanced instrument design course, by Scott Freiman, gives you the knowledge to unleash the programming power in Native Instruments' Kontakt. Learn how to create the Kontakt instrument you've always dreamed of!
  • Kontakt 301
    Building Sampler Instruments
    Did you ever wonder how Kontakt instruments are created? If so, you've discovered the right course! Learn everything you need to know about creating your first sample instrument in this advanced Kontakt course by Scott Freiman.
  • For Dummies
    MacBook For Dummies
    Apple's MacBook gives you the power to work – and play – anywhere, anytime. Get ready to master your MacBook with this friendly – For Dummies – video training course led by Apple expert Scott Freiman.
  • For Dummies
    iPad For Dummies
    The iPad is a creative tool, personal assistant, productivity booster, and entertainment hub all rolled into one ultra-cool device. Learn all the iPad's key features (and some hidden secrets) in this fun and friendly For Dummies video training course led by Apple expert and software entrepreneur, Scott Freiman.
  • Pro Tools 107
    Exploring the Mixer
    The Pro Tools mixer is legendary –and mixing in Pro Tools is a required skill for anyone who wants to make it in the recording business. Learn all about basic mixing, signal flow and automation in this Pro Tools 10, Avid Learning Partner tutorial: Exploring the Mixer...
  • Pro Tools 204
    Beat Detective
    Got some drum loops to edit? You need Beat Detective! These tutorials will help you slice beats like a pro ...
  • Pro Tools 205
    Elastic Audio
    Warp beats, pitch shift, and match recorded audio to the tempo of your track ... elastic audio is the tool for you!
  • Pro Tools 106
    Navigation and Workflow
    Mastering the Pro Tools workspace is the key to becoming a fast and efficient Pro Tools Engineer. Learn how to break the PT10 speed limit in this accelerated tutorial by Scott Freiman...
  • Pro Tools 103
    Recording Audio
    Master the art of recording audio in these AVID Learning Partner tutorial-videos by one of's lead trainers, Scott Freiman...
  • Pro Tools 104
    Editing Audio
    You've recorded the tracks. Now let's get into editing! Get the basics of audio editing in Pro Tools 10 in these AVID Learn Partner tutorial-videos by MPV's Scott Freiman...
  • Garageband '11 101
    Core Garageband '11
    GarageBand '11 has proven to be one of the most popular DAWs in the world-and it comes free with every recent Apple computer. See how powerful and easy to use it really is in this revved up tutorial by mPV Star trainer, Scott Freiman...
  • Native Instruments 204
    Absolute Absynth
    Celebrate ten years of Absynth with these tell-all, expose videos that explore this Native Instruments soft synth's every intimate detail. Watch and see why this updated virtual synth is the Go To instrument for the top synthesists and sound designers all over the world!
  • Pro Tools 100
    What's New In Pro Tools 9
    Now there is one version of Pro Tools! This new "open" version brings advanced functionality to all Pro Tools users, from laptop to HD, allowing them to use the audio interface of their choice. Join Pro Tools expert Scott Freiman as he demonstrates the new features in Pro Tools 9.
  • Pro Tools 101
    Core Pro Tools 9
    With the release of Pro Tools 9, Pro Tools now gives you a full recording studio in a box whether your on your laptop, in standalone mode, or using an HD rig!
  • Reason 5 101
    Core Reason 5
    Reason 5, is here with its fantastic new synths and updated functionality. This tutorial, taught by Scott Freiman, is the perfect way to master Reason's synths, its rack-based construction, and its incredibly flexible rear panel patching. Join Scott as he takes us on an in-depth exploration of this classic, rack-based powerhouse.
  • Native Instruments 303
    NI Komplete TNT 1 Tips and Tricks
    Get 5.5 hours of incredible NI Komplete Tips and Tricks by Scott Freiman - our resident Native Instruments expert!
  • Native Instruments 205
    Advanced Kontakt
    Go deeper into Native instruments incredible Sampler, Kontakt ... Star NonLinear Educating instructor Scott Freiman shows you how!
  • Native Instruments 105
    Exploring Kontakt 4
    Scott Freiman unveils the incredible sampling power of Native Instrument's Kontakt 4 in this comprehensive series of tutorial-videos.
  • Pro Tools 8 205
    Elastic Audio
    Warp beats, pitch shift, and match recorded audio to the tempo of your track ... elastic audio is the tool for you!
  • Pro Tools 8 204
    Beat Detective
    Got some drum loops to edit? You need Beat Detective! These tutorials will help you slice beats like a pro ...
  • Pro Tools 8 101
    Core Pro Tools 8
    With its most feature-packed update in years, Pro Tools now gives you a full recording studio in a box!
  • Pro Tools First Look
    Overview Of Pro Tools
    Take a quick look at Pro Tools - it's FREE! Sync this tutorial to your iPhone - Use N.E.D.i
  • Native Instruments 102
    Complete NI Komplete 5
    A detailed overview of the eleven instruments that make up Native Instruments' KOMPLETE suite, including KONTAKT, REAKTOR, GUITAR RIG, and MASSIVE.
  • Native Instruments 101
    Core NI KORE
    Watch as Scott Freiman shows you how to use the Native Instruments super-synth, KORE.
  • Neil Gilmartin wrote on April 26, 2023
    Scott Freiman's double-part Kontakt course provides a truly fantastic breakdown of the sampler. If you complete these two series together with Rishabh Rajan's series on Kontakt 7, you really do have all you need to get started with manipulating sounds yourself inside the sampler.
  • Neil Gilmartin wrote on March 31, 2023
    A lesson in clarity. After completing Rishabh's excellent Kontakt 7 series, I wanted a more in-depth look under the hood of the Kontakt sampler. This course from Scott exceeded my expectations. It is so clear, so thorough, so easy to follow - it really is fantastic. If you're a Logic user (and I guess many of us on this platform are) and you've done Joe Albano's excellent course on Logic's Sampler and Quick Sampler, much of this will be familiar territory, just in a new terrain. I look forward now to taking Scott's follow up course on Advanced Instrument Design in Kontakt. Don't worry that this was released when Kontakt 5 was around. The sampler is exactly the same in Kontakt 7 as it ever was. In fact, when is NI going to update their sampler interface? Logic's Sampler is a thing of beauty by comparison.
  • Franco Salerno wrote on December 5, 2022
    Very Good to understand and Professional Instructions.
  • Neil Gilmartin wrote on October 15, 2022
    An excellent course, delivered with a clear interest in the subject material. I like the way Scott edited the course. It flows really nicely.
  • Brad wrote on October 5, 2021
    Great course. Learned a lot that I will be applying to my songwriting. The only thing I didn't like about the course is the musical sounds used for the song examples. Sounded very cheap and at times hard to decipher what was the vocal lines and what the chords were.
  • Rhvve wrote on February 8, 2021
    Great course....well presented and organized. Scott is an excellent instructor. Easy to follow and clearly passionate about music. Awesome job!
  • James Horne wrote on August 20, 2019
    Great Course! Really good to see all that theory in the best practical way.. with all those great Beatles songs that i grew up with and listened to so many times and seem just as good now as then!!
  • Michael wrote on April 27, 2019
    Very well done Tutorial thus my full recommendation ! ! !
  • goetz von sydow wrote on April 21, 2019
    clear and detailed
  • JG wrote on January 2, 2019
    Outstanding and very informative course!!! I Really enjoyed it. I hope there will be a part II.
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