Creating Sounds for Electronic Music

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Offered by Berklee College of Music. What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by
Loudon Stearns
Assistant Professor
and 11 more instructors

Offered by
Berklee College of Music

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4 posts • 20 mentions • top 11 shown below

r/synthesizers • post
165 points • userfish
Reminder: Berklee school of music has a Synth course starting next week free to audit.

The course is free to audit and comes with Strobe 2 free for 3 months. Useful to have a working knowledge of a DAW and a programmable midi controller but neither are necessary. I am a week ahead and am already happy with the content and flow.

I have been spending the last few weeks preparing for the course so if you guys have any questions or concerns feel free to ask me about it.

r/synthesizers • post
94 points • test822
Coursera offering free Synth Programming course
r/WeAreTheMusicMakers • post
11 points • gabrielcaetano
Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music (Project-Centered Course) - Berklee | Coursera
r/edmproduction • post
6 points • notaponzischeme
Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music (Coursera) Course has just started!
r/edmproduction • comment
1 points • MutedChildhood


r/synthesizers • comment
1 points • fight_for_anything

Berklee online has this free 4 week course that just started. I think its not too late to sign up.

> Do I need to buy a synth?

pretty much all DAWs, like Abelton, come with softsynths (software based synthesizers). there are many others that are available for free in VST format, which can be integrated into abelton or other DAWs. I would really recommend getting your feet wet with those. you may prefer softsynths over hardware synths, and even if not, softsynths will let you try many different types and synths with different features.

>Drum pad?

not necessary. some MIDI controllers include drum pads. there are many DAWS and VSTs that have on screen drum pads, but I think most producers simply input their beats with the sequencer/piano roll. drum pads can still be useful for triggering loops during live performance, or for general MIDI use. by all means, if its in your budget and you just want one, go for it, but otherwise, its really not needed.

>Midi keyboard?

not absolutely necessary either, but I would recommend one. it makes it a lot easier to try various presets for your softsynths, as well as noodling/jamming to create your groove. its also nice for recording real time modulation automation.

Searching for guidance, thanks!

r/synthesizers • comment
1 points • ilostmytoaster

Try out coursera's class on synthesis:

I know it's not Minilogue specific, but covering the basics of subtractive synthesis will take you very far no matter what subtractive synth you get your hands on. The instructor even mentions this a bit, asking you locate certain parameters on your particular synth. You'll start to recognize the same design patterns across many of the synths available. :)

r/synthesizers • comment
1 points • WinchesterSipps has a synthesis class that's free to "audit" that is incredibly good

edit: here it is

r/explainlikeimfive • comment
1 points • s3x2

If you're unsatisfied by the physical explanation, perhaps some hands-on experience can be more enlightening. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to find out how they can create musical sounds from simple waveforms.

r/IWantToLearn • comment
1 points • EduGuy33

Maybe this Coursera Specialization can help you with a general understanding of music production. I think if you take the individual courses without a certificate, it´s free (not sure, check the course details).

This course is specifically about electronic music.

Some other online courses at Udemy may be relevant as well.

r/WeAreTheMusicMakers • comment
2 points • Schoekah

learn on the cheap, then get a good synth when you know what you're doing

I think this is free:

this is considered by many to be the best free synth :

hybrid is on sale for $1 at pluginboutique, I think vacuumpro is also