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What you will learn

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    Create custom synthesizer patches

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    Incorporate your custom patches into your electronic music

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    Improve your music through editing.

Skills you will gain

Create an electronic compositionCreate custom synthesizer patchesManipulate preset patchesSound DesignCreate custom patches in Strobe 2
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Creating Sounds for Electronic Music!

Welcome to your Berklee MOOC! Before you begin the course, we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your Berklee MOOC....
Reading
2 videos (Total 5 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
What Is Unique About Electronic Music?2m
Reading4 readings
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Preparing for this Course10m
Course Resources10m
Process-folios10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Creating A Mock Up

This week, we'll start working in Strobe 2 and create a mock up of our song. We will focus on creating drum and bass patches to use in our songs. We'll also go over the form we will be using for our electronic etudes. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
DR: Kick Drum4m
BA: Bass4m
Creating Your Mock Up7m
Giving and Receiving Feedback1m
Reading4 readings
Download Your FREE 90-Day Demo of Strobe 210m
Synth MOOC INIT Preset10m
Kick Drum Patch10m
Bass Patch10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Finding Inspiration10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 1

This week, we'll look at organ, lead, keys, and arpeggiator patches. We'll start researching and adding these patches to our etudes....
Reading
6 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
OR: Organs3m
LD: Leads7m
KB: Keyboards5m
AR: Arpeggiator8m
Draft 11m
Reading4 readings
Organ Patch10m
Lead Patch10m
Keyboard Patch10m
Arpeggiator Patch10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 2

This week, we'll learn about pads, synths, unison, and chord patches. We'll research these patches and add them to our second draft. We'll also take a look at changing something drastic in our etudes....
Reading
6 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
PD: Pad8m
SY: Synchronized Synths3m
UN: Unison3m
CH: Chord5m
Draft 21m
Reading4 readings
Pad Patch10m
Synchronized Synth Patch10m
Unison Patch10m
Chord Patch10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 3

This week, we'll create our third draft. We'll add special FX and texture to our etudes. We'll also expand on the 40-measure form and begin to develop our musical ideas further. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
SQ: Sequence4m
FX: Special FX6m
TX: Texture6m
Draft 32m
Where to Go from Here1m
Reading3 readings
Sequence Patch10m
Special FX Patch10m
Texture Patch10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work10m

Instructor

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Loudon Stearns

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing & Production

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

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