Price from $145
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Price from $145
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.
- Access all of the materials online forever, or download them to read/watch/listen to offline – an invaluable resource you’ll be going back to over and over again.
- Choose the Gold Edition to get personal feedback and tuition.
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.
I’M DOING TWO GAME PROJECTS AND USING THE IDEAS FROM SOUND DESIGN FOR BOTH OF THEM
I thought that having that having a lecturer in real life would be better, but I definitely don’t think that’s the case anymore… Online if you don’t catch something you literally just rewind, or you can just stop, recreate the sound and carry on and in lectures you can’t really do that
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.
Reversed Audio 1
Reversing non-tonal audio, percussion hits and cymbals, editing and envelopes.
Reversed Audio 2
Going further this time how to use reversed tonal samples. Adding tremolo or gate sequenced effects and time stretching.
Creating interesting, evolving drones using layering and then how to write a piece of music using the drone as a starting point.
Pulses and Rhythm
Using sequenced gates, delays and reverbs to create interesting rhythmic textures.
The tools of the trade – EQ, distortion, filters and modulation. How to add character to your sounds.
Pulling it all together
Guy Michelmore creates a new piece from scratch using all the techniques covered in the course.
An introduction to programming virtual analogue synths so you can go beyond the presets and make unique sounds.
If you want to get even more out of your Music for the Media course then why not upgrade to Gold?
Personal Feedback: Everyone on the course gets to work on real-world professional projects, but only on the Gold course can you 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. With the Gold edition of Sound Design Essentials, you will eight tutorial credits; one assignment per unit. If you wish to purchase further credits (for resubmissions or extra assignments), you can do so by visiting the course extras page.
Time Requirements: Writing music takes time and each unit 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. Once you own the course, you keep it forever, so you can take as long as you need to get the assignments right, but we recommend that you should allow for around 4 hours a week to keep your rate of progress steady.
Bonus Music Business Guide: How composers are paid, royalties, finding work and building a great demo reel, exclusively for Gold students.
- Sound Design Essentials
- Sound Design Essentials Gold
- Well, what are you waiting for? – Kickstart your sound design career and create unique and authentic music.
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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.
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 least 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.
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!
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.
Downloadable course materials are only enabled after the money-back guarantee has either been waived or expired (30 days after purchase).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.