Create your signature sound!
Sound design is creating a new sound through experimentation or an intentional process. It encompasses many techniques, including synthesis, audio layering, manipulation, and control finessing like automation or MIDI. Used in film, TV, and games, and of course, in music which will be the main focus of this course.
This course aims to establish foundational elements of good sound design, opening up as many pathways as possible to facilitate new ideas and for students to create a “sonic palette” of their own.
By building a proper foundation and being keyed into modern hardware and software innovations, students become intuitive and efficient at iterating on ideas, regardless of the nature of that idea’s origin. By exploring techniques and traditions, students will define many points in their workflow and cultivate a lifelong passion for sound design.
Program Overview: The program is centered around the art and science of sound design, with a strong focus on its applications in music. Using Ableton Live Instruments, Native Instruments, hardware synths, and Foley techniques used by the pros, this class provides students with the tools and skills required to shape and create unique sounds, both for artistic expression and practical applications in various media.
The program is centered around the art and science of sound design, with a strong focus on its applications in music. It provides students with the tools and techniques required to shape and create unique sounds, both for artistic expression and practical applications in various media.
Program Structure: The program spans 12 weeks and is divided into several modules, each focusing on a specific aspect of sound design. It begins with introducing students to the fundamentals and gradually progresses to more advanced topics, ensuring a solid foundation before delving into more complex concepts.
This detailed curriculum provides a step-by-step journey through various aspects of sound design, starting from the fundamentals and progressing to advanced techniques. It encourages creativity, exploration, and the development of a personal sonic palette.