What you are going to learn
Master Sound Design for Music Production,Game Audio, Film Scoring,Composition, and More.
This class is for anyone who has wondered what sound design is all about. Especially:
Producers: If you are making tracks that rely on presets, and you want to learn how to craft your own sounds, this is the course for you.
Aspiring Producers: If you are just getting started with music production, this course will be the swiss army knife that you will keep in your belt forever.
Musicians: If you have wanted to improve your compositions by understanding how the physics of sound and partials work, this class is for you.
Songwriters: Improve your compositions by understanding how to make unique and memorable sounds to use in your songs.
In this class, we start with the very basics of sound design and work all the way up to working with complicated plugins like Xfer Serum, Native Instruments FM8, and others. I'll walk you through every step of the process and explain the logic behind every decision I make.
Here is a list of some of the questions we will answer:
- The Essential Tools of Sound Design
- Physics of Sound
- The Oscillator
- Sine Waves
- Square Waves
- Triangle Waves
- Sawtooth Waves
- Noise Generators
- Subtractive Synthesis
- Low Pass Filters
- High Pass Filters
- Bandpass Filters
- Notch Filters
- Signal Flow
- Building Thick or Thin Sounds
- Building High or Low Sounds
- Building Short or Long Sounds
- Building Motion or Still Sounds
- The LFO
- FM Synthesis
- The Native Instruments FM8 Plugin
- Ableton Live's Operator
- Additive Synthesis
- Wavetable Synthesis
- Xfer Serum Plugin
- Creating Wavetables
- Physical Modeling Synthesis
- Analog Instruments
- Moog Mother 32
- Sound Design Recipes
- Creating Bass Synths
- Creating Drum Synths
- Creating Lead Synths
- And much, much more!
Dr. J. Anthony Allen
Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.
This is a course I was looking for in sound design. It has helped me understand music synthesis, which I have listened to people talk about, but they never explain, because I guess that they assume we all understand it... Thank you!
- Calvin Hood
The instructor has a very detailed and vivid way in teaching and presenting the material. Even as a total newbie it's very easy to follow along. Awesome stuff.
- Mitchell Howell