This is a Sound Design and Synthesis course that’s been created to take back creative control of your music making. It’s very much for those of you who are feeling trapped by the repeating cycle of sample pack and factory presets. Following this course will teach you how to build sounds from scratch, how to manipulate and modify them, and to get 15% more out of ‘nearly-but-not-quite’ preset sounds.
We’d believe that successful completion of this course will leave you confident that you’re able to program and develop your own sounds in all styles, using a wealth of production and synthesis techniques. You’ll head home to finish off those 8 bar loops that have been lurking, unfinished, on your hard drives! You’ll firm up your knowledge and drive your creativity to the next step.
You’ll learn to take the sound from inside your head and realize it in a studio situation. You’ll actually build and shape it from the ground up, learning how to modify it and then apply it to your chosen genre. This class is loaded with production tips and tricks and great ways to inspire your electronic music, and get it moving forward!
It’s a good idea to attend this course with a mind that’s open to possibility. Forget the tricks and devices that you might already know for a bit, and embrace the possibility of the new. We aim to give you great confidence in understanding how to use and manipulate any soft synthesizer or VST without the stress. The sort of skills you can apply to any drum machine, sampler or synth.
This course gives you 36 hours of interactive instruction, and we encourage all of our learners to make the most of the classroom and bounce ideas and questions off both the instructors and the like-minded fellow students who will be there. The course is largely based around Ableton Live and Logic, but participants who are using other DAWs will find the instruction wholly suitable, too.
Garnish supplies audio interfaces, controller keyboards and headphones to students on their courses, but understand if you’d like to bring your own laptop along – you can get help getting it set up the way you like, and thus ensure that it looks the same at home as it does in the classroom. Better still, you can save yourself $75 by doing so! But if you’d like to use one of our machines, simply add the $75 supplement to your payment when you book the course and a fully-loaded iMac will be made available for your use during the course.
Subtractive & Wavetable Synthesis
Track Mentoring Sessions
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