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Learners taking this Course are
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Filmmakers
  • Public Relations Specialists

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
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Filmmakers
  • Public Relations Specialists

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Welcome to Creating Sounds for Electronic Music!

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

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
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 1

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
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 2

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
3 hours to complete

Creating Draft 3

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
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Top reviews from Creating Sounds for Electronic Music

By LLJan 9th 2018

I was pleased with this course. Loudon looked a lot Younger. At first I was critical of the synth (Strobe 2) and of the Course Style But I was impressed by Other Students. Thanks Loudon - Le

By AAFeb 27th 2016

The right Step towards building basics after introduction to Synths. Some very good inputs like Manual control of the Filter cutoff etc.... Overall Extremely informative.

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....

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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