Sound Design & Synthesis

Sound Design & Synthesis

Sound Design & Synthesis Music Production Course | Los Angeles

If you want to take the next step to achieving your goals as an electronic music producer our Sound Design & Synthesis course is for you! Whatever level of experience you have and style you create we will focus the lessons towards your needs. With no more than 10 students per class and 36 hours of class time you will have the freedom to ask our instructors the questions you need answering while learning techniques and tricks of their own. This course will help you obtain the sounds from your head and transform them into your DAW.

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate to advanced course so learners must have a good understanding of their DAW (Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools etc). We encourage students to attend our DAW courses first. With an added supplement of $75, students may use our iMac workstations that are provided in class if you do not own the listed software in the class curriculum overview. Please be sure to book your iMac as the course fee is non-refundable once you have attended. Controller keyboards, headphones and audio interfaces are always provided for everyone.

If you miss one or several classes or simply wish to comeback and repeat the course, you may do so free of charge. Our door is always open to former learners!

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Overview

  • Advanced run-through of industry leading soft synths such as Serum, Massive, Spire, Sylenth & more.
  • NI Komplete (Kontakt, Reaktor, etc) overview of all instruments and in class demonstrations of applications’ use.
  • Drum programming in Battery, Ableton Drumrack and Logic EX24 sampler.
  • A complete understanding of tones, processing, resampling and different effects.
  • Sound choice and genre production.
  • Arrangement techniques and components that create all parts of a song.
  • Course collaboration project – learning to work with other producers!
  • Business tips and Q&A.

Subtractive & Wavetable Synthesis

  • Understanding Oscillators, Filters, Wavetables, Envelopes & LFOs.
  • Achieving analog tones with digital soft synths of today.
  • Creating pads, basses and drums using subtractive synthesis.
  • Arpeggiating and advanced subtractive techniques.
  • Synth side-chaining, internal routing, layering & tuning oscillators.
  • Modulation and automation.

201

FM

  • Attaining club level sub-bass frequencies in your mixes.
  • Understanding the results of different tones and frequencies through the world of modulation.

Granular Synthesis

  • Randomness & control.
  • Achieving distinctive sounds by looping cycles of audio.
  • FX and rising techniques.

Track Mentoring Sessions

  • One to one mentoring and guidance on your masterpiece

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (424) 653 6481. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘See Schedule and Book’ button, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

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Both instructors were extremely knowledgeable, and quickly adapted to the areas which I needed the most work. There's also no substitute for being face to face with an instructor, to immediately address any logjams in the workflow.

CJ DeLeo

The course throughly covers the fundamentals of synthesis and has helped me understand concepts that go beyond the everyday youtube tutorial. The course has made youtube tutorials and other concepts of sound design easily understood.

Daniel Tran

The SDP course is a good time and super informative. I've been writing and producing music for the past year in Logic. There was so much I wanted to transcribe from my mind to my DAW, I just didn't fully know how. Fortunately, the SDP course changed that in just a few short weeks. Very exciting. Not to mention the Garnish LA folks are super cool.

Patricia Seely

If you're looking for in-depth knowledge about electronic music and how to create sounds using 3rd party software through Ableton or Logic then this course will definitely help you! Beginners can follow along but if you're a more advanced producer, then this will definitely show you more advanced techniques to apply to your productions! Extremely happy I found and attended this course!

DJ WIED

If you are trying to establish connections with local artists that have made a name for themselves in LA (the instructors) than this is a great program to join. You get to talk with them about their personal experiences and get a lot of really good inside tips about production from a professional point of view. Highly recommended not just to learn but to make industry connections.

Zach Klein

Garnish instructors do a great job at being in depth and detailed with everything so that no question or misunderstanding is left unsolved.

Austen Greene

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