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What you will learn

  • Create custom synthesizer patches

  • Incorporate your custom patches into your electronic music

  • Improve your music through editing.

Skills you will gain

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

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Creating Sounds for Electronic Music!

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
What Is Unique About Electronic Music?2m
Prep Resource #1: Oscillators7m
Prep Resource #2: Filters10m
Prep Resource #3: LFO9m
Prep Resource #4: Amplifiers13m
5 readings
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant: Claire Lim10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Preparing for this Course10m
Course Resources10m
Process-folios10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
3 hours to complete

Creating A Mock Up

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
DR: Kick Drum4m
BA: Bass4m
Creating Your Mock Up7m
Giving and Receiving Feedback1m
4 readings
Download Your FREE 90-Day Demo of Strobe 210m
Synth MOOC INIT Preset10m
Kick Drum Patch10m
Bass Patch10m
1 practice exercise
Finding Inspiration10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 1

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
OR: Organs3m
LD: Leads7m
KB: Keyboards5m
AR: Arpeggiator8m
Draft 11m
4 readings
Organ Patch10m
Lead Patch10m
Keyboard Patch10m
Arpeggiator Patch10m
1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work12m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 2

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
PD: Pad8m
SY: Synchronized Synths3m
UN: Unison3m
CH: Chord5m
Draft 21m
4 readings
Pad Patch10m
Synchronized Synth Patch10m
Unison Patch10m
Chord Patch10m
1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work12m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 3

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
SQ: Sequence4m
FX: Special FX6m
TX: Texture6m
Draft 32m
Where to Go from Here1m
3 readings
Sequence Patch10m
Special FX Patch10m
Texture Patch10m
1 practice exercise
Reflecting On Your Work10m

About the Electronic Music Production Specialization

In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music. You’ll begin by learning about the nature of sound and how a signal flows through a home studio setup. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create your own custom musical sounds through music synthesis. You’ll explore how to record MIDI and real instruments into the flexible and agile Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. You’ll also learn to professionally record, produce, edit, and mix a vocal track with the Grammy-winning producer, Prince Charles Alexander....
Electronic Music Production

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