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Sound Design

Testimonials

Mark Riley

I couldn’t speak more highly of SOS’s Sound Design course. Through their wealth of knowledge the tutors help you to understanding the basics of synthesis and sound design which helps you create and sculpt a sound completely unique and original. I have now completed 5 of the classes at School of Synthesis and am close to finishing up a brand new EP which I am extremely happy about. Without the help of the guys at SOS this wouldn’t have been possible. Get enrolled now!

Craig McWhinney

I attended the School of Synthesis to learn Sound Design, sampling and synthesis. The lessons, were both thorough and informative, and I took away a great deal of useful knowledge to incorporate into my music. I suggest to anyone, whether novice or seasoned pro, that it’s well worth taking some courses that you’re interested in. My processes have never been better as a direct result of what I learned.

Sandra Sundelin

I’ve been working as a DJ for 4 years and been wanting to get into the production side of electronic music as well for some time, and when I found out about School of Synthesis I felt like this was my chance! I’ve taken 3 courses now and the Sound Design course was great to learn the basics of sound design. The tutors managed to teach everyone something new in our class with very different levels of music knowledge. I’ve learnt so much from these courses that I will be taking with me which I’m truly thankful for.

Kristian Drew

I’ve been djing for 10 years now and never really got round to learning the production side. School of Synthesis had so many courses on offer but I chose the 3 that I thought would really benefit me. Production Masterclass, Sound Design and Music Theory! All come highly recommended and have given me a great insight into making my own music and the drive I needed to sit at home and do it! All three were taught by expert tutors.

Andre Klein

I had a basic understanding of synthesis before enrolling in the sound design course at SOS, although I wanted to be able to do more than just rely on using other people’s presets. Since then, I have been creating my own presets including 909 style kicks, techno pads, laser sounds, and some really cool sequences. Once we had a solid foundation of synthesis, the tutor went on to show us the power of sampling and watching him work was really inspiring, and has changed the way I produce. I can’t recommend this course enough !

Ryan La Roche

I attended Sound Design with the intention of progressing my knowledge of synthesis beyond twiddling knobs at random until something sounded good. I was tired of being restricted by the impersonal nature of presets and really desired to develop the skills to create my own sounds. Not only did I achieve this but I had an absolute ball as well. The casual teaching style, deep technical knowledge and obvious passion for electronic music makes an engaging learning environment. I can finally get those sounds from my head out down and into tracks!

Dates
Days
Times
Duration
Price
Code
Spaces
 
13/10/2022 to 17/11/2022
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
22SD4
5
02/02/2023 to 09/03/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD1
9
13/04/2023 to 18/05/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD2
9
06/07/2023 to 10/08/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD3
9

Sound Design

 

At School of Synthesis we cover SOUND DESIGN in a small class of between 1-9 students to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of this powerful music production method.

Course Overview

Learning how to create that sound inside your head is about understanding basic synthesis and sound manipulation possibilities. Sound Design is a growing field and one that is forever embracing new technologies and techniques. Our tutors create sound design for film, video games and their own music on a daily basis and employ modern techniques to distinguish themselves in the industry. Former School of Synthesis Sound Design students have gone on to become full time working sound designers and have created sound for several major projects. This course is tutored by Tristan Malloch who is Australia’s brand specialist for major synth companies such as Korg, Native Instruments and Arturia. The course has been co-designed by Davide Carbone who has been making sounds for synths, video games, music and film for over two decades and is renowned for his innovative sound design skills. This course introduces you to sound design, synthesis and sampling and uses the most advanced analogue and digital tools such as Korg Minilogue, Korg MS20, Moog Sub Phatty, Roland SH, Arturia Mini Brute, Rob Papen, Massive, FM8 and Davide’s own MusicTech awarded virtual analogue synth, Carbon Electra, as well as samplers such as Kontakt by Native Instruments and others found in Ableton Live and Logic.

All sound design students receive a free full release MAC & PC copy of Carbon Electra and each student has their own Korg Minilogue to work on for the duration of the course. This course will dispel the complexities of creating your own sounds and introduce you to unique and advanced techniques that can be used across any analogue or digital synth or sampler.

Course Level

The course is suitable for most people from beginners to those with experience in music production. This course covers basic and advanced techniques and benefits those who own a software or hardware based synthesizer.  Please contact the school if you have any specific needs or requirements.

Course content and features

  • An introduction to subtractive, additive, FM, wavetable, granular synthesis.
  • Modules of a synthesiser and parameters common to many samplers
  • Envelopes and other modulation sources
  • Creating original sounds
  • Advanced synthesis and sampling techniques
  • Creating sound design for various genres of music

Course objectives

by the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand synthesis and sampling
  • Utilise oscillators, envelopes, modulation, filters and effects
  • Navigate any analogue or digital synth or sampler
  • Create original sound design using advanced techniques
  • Create your own synthesizer and sampler patches and presets for use in any DAW
  • Develop a show-reel of original sounds

EXCLUSIVE LEARNING TOOLS INCLUDED


Permanent access to our guides and articles in our Content Portal:

Each student gets access to detailed notes and references covering all courses and providing a valuable ongoing and updated resource to aid learning reinforcement.

Carbon Electra:
Each enrolment includes a software licence to use the award-winning Carbon Electra, one of the worlds leading synthesizers.

School of Synthesis Producer Pack:
Each enrolment includes a carefully selected VST/AU plugin pack for Windows and MAC OSX with everything you need to get producing, including some of the best EQs, Compressors, FX and Limiters available.

Analogue Sequences:
Each enrolment includes an authorised download of the Loopmasters Analogue Sequences pack designed by School of Synthesis trainers.

SOS Loopmasters Pack:
All SOS students receive 2 gigabytes of samples from the award-winning Loopmasters collection.

Educational Discounts:
As an SOS student, you will be eligible for student discounts from Ableton, Output, Fabfilter, Rob Papen, Plugin Boutique and more. Information on educational discounts will be sent to you via email upon enrolment.

Learning methods:
Each session commences with a group demonstration and discussion, followed by solo work on one of our eight Mac workstations where you will practice set themes and techniques derived from real-world applications of the technology.
Upon demonstrating your command of the necessary skills you will be further encouraged to add originality to your recreations and save various versions of your work.

Additional resources and materials:
All hardware and software is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. a portable USB drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes. We also recommend students own a PC or MAC.
Students can bring their own laptops to class so the tutor can assist with setting up software like Rekordbox.

Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will receive a t-shirt, sticker and completion certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the
conclusion of the course, you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we’ll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say
‘thanks’!

Related Courses

Production Masterclass

Modern Music Theory

Tutorials

Dates
Days
Times
Duration
Price
Code
Spaces
 
13/10/2022 to 17/11/2022
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
22SD4
5
02/02/2023 to 09/03/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD1
9
13/04/2023 to 18/05/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD2
9
06/07/2023 to 10/08/2023
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
6 Weeks
$ 990
23SD3
9

Sound Design

 

At School of Synthesis we cover SOUND DESIGN in a small class of between 1-9 students to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of this powerful music production method.

Course Overview

Learning how to create that sound inside your head is about understanding basic synthesis and sound manipulation possibilities. Sound Design is a growing field and one that is forever embracing new technologies and techniques. Our tutors create sound design for film, video games and their own music on a daily basis and employ modern techniques to distinguish themselves in the industry. Former School of Synthesis Sound Design students have gone on to become full time working sound designers and have created sound for several major projects. This course is tutored by Tristan Malloch who is Australia’s brand specialist for major synth companies such as Korg, Native Instruments and Arturia. The course has been co-designed by Davide Carbone who has been making sounds for synths, video games, music and film for over two decades and is renowned for his innovative sound design skills. This course introduces you to sound design, synthesis and sampling and uses the most advanced analogue and digital tools such as Korg Minilogue, Korg MS20, Moog Sub Phatty, Roland SH, Arturia Mini Brute, Rob Papen, Massive, FM8 and Davide’s own MusicTech awarded virtual analogue synth, Carbon Electra, as well as samplers such as Kontakt by Native Instruments and others found in Ableton Live and Logic.

All sound design students receive a free full release MAC & PC copy of Carbon Electra and each student has their own Korg Minilogue to work on for the duration of the course. This course will dispel the complexities of creating your own sounds and introduce you to unique and advanced techniques that can be used across any analogue or digital synth or sampler.

Course Level

The course is suitable for most people from beginners to those with experience in music production. This course covers basic and advanced techniques and benefits those who own a software or hardware based synthesizer.  Please contact the school if you have any specific needs or requirements.

Course content and features

  • An introduction to subtractive, additive, FM, wavetable, granular synthesis.
  • Modules of a synthesiser and parameters common to many samplers
  • Envelopes and other modulation sources
  • Creating original sounds
  • Advanced synthesis and sampling techniques
  • Creating sound design for various genres of music

Course objectives

by the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand synthesis and sampling
  • Utilise oscillators, envelopes, modulation, filters and effects
  • Navigate any analogue or digital synth or sampler
  • Create original sound design using advanced techniques
  • Create your own synthesizer and sampler patches and presets for use in any DAW
  • Develop a show-reel of original sounds

EXCLUSIVE LEARNING TOOLS INCLUDED


Permanent access to our guides and articles in our Content Portal:

Each student gets access to detailed notes and references covering all courses and providing a valuable ongoing and updated resource to aid learning reinforcement.

Carbon Electra:
Each enrolment includes a software licence to use the award-winning Carbon Electra, one of the worlds leading synthesizers.

School of Synthesis Producer Pack:
Each enrolment includes a carefully selected VST/AU plugin pack for Windows and MAC OSX with everything you need to get producing, including some of the best EQs, Compressors, FX and Limiters available.

Analogue Sequences:
Each enrolment includes an authorised download of the Loopmasters Analogue Sequences pack designed by School of Synthesis trainers.

SOS Loopmasters Pack:
All SOS students receive 2 gigabytes of samples from the award-winning Loopmasters collection.

Educational Discounts:
As an SOS student, you will be eligible for student discounts from Ableton, Output, Fabfilter, Rob Papen, Plugin Boutique and more. Information on educational discounts will be sent to you via email upon enrolment.

Learning methods:
Each session commences with a group demonstration and discussion, followed by solo work on one of our eight Mac workstations where you will practice set themes and techniques derived from real-world applications of the technology.
Upon demonstrating your command of the necessary skills you will be further encouraged to add originality to your recreations and save various versions of your work.

Additional resources and materials:
All hardware and software is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. a portable USB drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes. We also recommend students own a PC or MAC.
Students can bring their own laptops to class so the tutor can assist with setting up software like Rekordbox.

Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will receive a t-shirt, sticker and completion certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the
conclusion of the course, you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we’ll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say
‘thanks’!

Testimonials

Mark Riley

I couldn’t speak more highly of SOS’s Sound Design course. Through their wealth of knowledge the tutors help you to understanding the basics of synthesis and sound design which helps you create and sculpt a sound completely unique and original. I have now completed 5 of the classes at School of Synthesis and am close to finishing up a brand new EP which I am extremely happy about. Without the help of the guys at SOS this wouldn’t have been possible. Get enrolled now!

Craig McWhinney

I attended the School of Synthesis to learn Sound Design, sampling and synthesis. The lessons, were both thorough and informative, and I took away a great deal of useful knowledge to incorporate into my music. I suggest to anyone, whether novice or seasoned pro, that it’s well worth taking some courses that you’re interested in. My processes have never been better as a direct result of what I learned.

Sandra Sundelin

I’ve been working as a DJ for 4 years and been wanting to get into the production side of electronic music as well for some time, and when I found out about School of Synthesis I felt like this was my chance! I’ve taken 3 courses now and the Sound Design course was great to learn the basics of sound design. The tutors managed to teach everyone something new in our class with very different levels of music knowledge. I’ve learnt so much from these courses that I will be taking with me which I’m truly thankful for.

Kristian Drew

I’ve been djing for 10 years now and never really got round to learning the production side. School of Synthesis had so many courses on offer but I chose the 3 that I thought would really benefit me. Production Masterclass, Sound Design and Music Theory! All come highly recommended and have given me a great insight into making my own music and the drive I needed to sit at home and do it! All three were taught by expert tutors.

Andre Klein

I had a basic understanding of synthesis before enrolling in the sound design course at SOS, although I wanted to be able to do more than just rely on using other people’s presets. Since then, I have been creating my own presets including 909 style kicks, techno pads, laser sounds, and some really cool sequences. Once we had a solid foundation of synthesis, the tutor went on to show us the power of sampling and watching him work was really inspiring, and has changed the way I produce. I can’t recommend this course enough !

Ryan La Roche

I attended Sound Design with the intention of progressing my knowledge of synthesis beyond twiddling knobs at random until something sounded good. I was tired of being restricted by the impersonal nature of presets and really desired to develop the skills to create my own sounds. Not only did I achieve this but I had an absolute ball as well. The casual teaching style, deep technical knowledge and obvious passion for electronic music makes an engaging learning environment. I can finally get those sounds from my head out down and into tracks!

Related Courses

Production Masterclass

Modern Music Theory

Tutorials