Sound Design Essentials

Bring a 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.

  • Use sound design to create hybrid and synth-based compositions.
  • Over 10 hours of video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.

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Course Content

Learn the basics of 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. Cover topics from reversing audio, to creating drones and rhythmic pulses. Learn key production skills along the way, such as EQ, distortion, and filters.

  • Transform your music with cutting edge production techniques.
  • Create drones using layered sounds.
  • Introduction to virtual analogue synths.
  • Use pulses to create interesting rhythmic textures.
  • Learn to create sounds from scratch.
  • Discover techniques for manipulating audio.

Course Structure

1. Reversed Audio 1
Reversing non-tonal audio, percussion hits, cymbals, editing and envelopes.
2. Reversed Audio 2
How to use reversed tonal samples, add tremolo or gate sequenced effects, and time stretching.
3. Pulses and Rhythm
Using sequenced gates, delays and reverbs to create interesting rhythmic textures.
4. Additional Effects
Adding character to your music using EQ, distortion, filters and modulation.
5. Pulling it all together
Using the techniques taught in this course, Guy Michelmore composes a track.
6. Analogue Synthesis
An introduction to programming virtual analogue synths so you can go beyond the presets and make unique sounds.
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Course Instructor

Guy Michelmore is a multi award-winning film, games and television composer whose clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He’s best known for his work with Marvel on eight animated feature films including Ultimate Avengers and Thor, as well as hundreds of episodes of television including Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, Hulk and many more. His unique and accessible style opens up the whole process of writing music in a way that has seldom been done before.
Konstantine Pope is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and orchestrator based in London, UK. Graduating with a Masters Degree in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music in 2013, he has carved an impressive career as a screen composer, writing music for industry-leading clients such as the BBC, Ubisoft, ITV, Square Enix, Deep Silver, Audiomachine, Soho Music, A&G Sync and NBC Universal amongst many others. As one half of EDM duo Standard&Push, Konstantine is signed to legendary record label Circus Records and has performed at a number of prestigious venues including Ministry of Sound and Glastonbury Festival.
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Guy is just really really good at making things enjoyable and keeping your interest throughout the whole thing.

I really like the way they teach, I like the way they show you how to do it, and they follow that up with the practical uses.

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  • Use sound design to create hybrid and synth-based compositions.
  • Over 10 hours of video tutorials.
  • A comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.
Buy Now - $99
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