Sound Design
Essentials

Price from $150
For a full list of prices, see below

Sound Design
Essentials

Price from $150
For a full list of prices, see below

Introducing you to the sound of now.

Sound design is the sound of your imagination. Movies, games and trailers have all embraced this brave new sonic world. Our digital music production courses show you how you can bring a cool, fresh, contemporary sound to your music. Whether you are starting out or a seasoned professional, there is something here for you. A course that takes you from the fundamentals of sound design to professional level digital music production techniques.

    • Transform your music with cutting edge production techniques.
    • Hours of show-how videos in both Cubase and Logic with a top trailer composer and EDM artist.
    • All course materials are fully downloadable for you to keep and refer back to for years to come.
    • Choose the Gold Edition to get personal feedback and tuition.

Start learning for free – Try a free unit of Sound Design Essentials, absolutely free.

What Will I Learn?

Sound Design Essentials covers all the music production skills every sound designer needs. If you are starting from scratch or need a refresher, this is the course for you. Topics include:

    • Reversing sounds
    • Audio manipulation
    • Building drones
    • Creating rhythmic pulses
    • Programming virtual synths
    • Combining sound design with conventional instruments

We take you step by step through each technique both in Cubase and Logic, clearly explained and easy to apply in your own DAW. Then we show you how to use the techniques in context with real-time scoring demonstrations, using the sound design techniques taught in the course with conventional instruments.

Who’s Teaching Me?

Konstantine Pope is a trailer composer best known for his work on the Assassin’s Creed trailers. He’s also an in demand EDM producer and artist. He’s joined by multi award winning film and TV composer Guy Michelmore best known for his work with Marvel, Disney and Dreamworks and sound designer, game and TV composer John Harvey who contributed to both Project Cars and Ripper Street.

Choose the Gold edition and get personal feedback on your projects from a working professional composer, somebody who really knows what’s going on in the business right now and can help you upgrade your music and step up to the next level.

Content

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    Reversed Audio 1

    Reversing non-tonal audio, percussion hits and cymbals, editing and envelopes.

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    Reversed Audio 2

    Going further this time how to use reversed tonal samples. Adding tremolo or gate sequenced effects and time stretching.

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    Drones

    Creating interesting, evolving drones using layering and then how to write a piece of music using the drone as a starting point.

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    Pulses and Rhythm

    Using sequenced gates, delays and reverbs to create interesting rhythmic textures.

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    Additional Effects

    The tools of the trade – EQ, distortion, filters and modulation. How to add character to your sounds.

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    Pulling it all together

    Guy Michelmore creates a new piece from scratch using all the techniques covered in the course.

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    Copy of Analogue Synthesis

    An introduction to programming virtual analogue synths so you can go beyond the presets and make unique sounds.

Gold Edition

If you want to get even more out of your Music for the Media course then why not upgrade to Gold?

Personal Feedback: Work on real-world professional projects and then send in your work to get personal feedback from a working media composer. Invaluable advice that can set you on the right path, insights that can make all the difference to your career.

Extended Schedule: Also enjoy double the course schedule so you have even more time to dig in and get the most out of your music for the media experience.

Prices

Standard Edition

  • Sound Design Essentials
  • £99 / $145 / €119

Gold Edition

  • Sound Design Essentials Gold
  • £199 / $255 / €235
  • Interest-free instalment Plan (Gold Only)
    from £67 / $85 / €79 a month.
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Requirements


  • Technical

    You’ll need the latest digital audio workstation (DAW) that you are able to mix in. We would recommend:

    Cubase 7.5 (and higher)
    Logic Pro X
    Ableton Live 9
    FL Studio 12
    Pro Tools 11
    Digital Performer 8

    Uses stock plugins included with Cubase and Logic. The techniques however are applicable to most DAWs / plugins.


  • Internet Access

    You need access to a reliable broadband internet connection to download and stream the course materials, preferably 5Mb/s or better. We need an active email address that can receive emails from us. Course materials are both streamed and downloadable and in total can come to 20Gbs or more so you need at enough disk space to store the materials as well.

  • Other Musical Equipment

    You need enough instruments, virtual instruments, modules or live instruments to record a reasonable demo. This means an audio interface, MIDI keyboard and monitors.

  • Musical Knowledge

    You don’t need to be able to read music or be a synthesizer wizard to take this course, as long as you have a reasonable understanding of how to operate your DAW of choice you’re good to go!

  • Technical Knowledge

    You need to know how your DAW works and be able to record a demo as an audio file in your computer sequencing environment. Media music is increasingly techie and so this is unavoidable I’m afraid.

  • Gold Edition Time Requirements

    Writing music takes time and each module will require those students on the gold edition to write up to 5 minutes of music. Depending on how fast you write this could be between 6 and 30 hours per assignment. Spread over the duration of the course you should allow for around 4 hours a week.

  • Downloadable Materials

    Downloadable course materials are only enabled after the money-back guarantee has either been waived or expired.

Contact Us

My name is Bradley and I’m the student support manager here at ThinkSpace. If you have any questions that you’d like answering, please don’t hesitate to fill in the contact form below, or email me at bradley@thinkspaceeducation.com.

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