Learn to create your own electronic sounds for musical productions using Propellerhead's Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth. By working through a series of practical, hands-on activities, you'll gain an understanding of the skills necessary to produce and replicate the electronic sounds common in today's modern music. This course begins by introducing you to the basics of how synthesizers work, sound design concepts, and how to program a wide variety of synthesizers. From there you'll explore more detailed aspects of sound creation and manipulation including imitating acoustic instruments, FM, oscillator sync, ring modulation, and advanced modulation; techniques that you can transfer to any hardware or software synthesizer.
By the end of this course, you will:
Use control signals and understand control signals in Reason's Subtractor
Understand digital samplers
Understand modulation and MIDI control
Build complex sounds and create sonic gestures (macrosynthesis)
Understand the basic sound design elements of visual media
Berkleemusic and Propellerhead have come together to offer an educational discount on the Reason 6.5. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase this package at the discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure software delivery prior to the start of the course.
Berkleemusic and Native Instruments have come together to offer an educational discount on Absynth 5 software. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase the software at the discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page.