This is an overview class on the fundamental principals of Sound Design. It is a perfect place to start for anyone interested in learning how Sound Design works!
About the Instructor
15-year DJ/ music producer, curator of the International Spark Festival and Ableton Certified Trainer; James Patrick is a sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community.
Through collaboration and experimentation, he creates immersive environments that explore the evolving definitions of sound art. His record label and events are both heavily supported by some of the greatest names in electronic music, and his personal recordings continue to make waves in the international electronic music circuit.
Through his professional involvement in both academic and popular electronic realms, James curated and developed the now internationally recognized University of Minnesota’s Spark Festival. James is also the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the American Composer’s Forum MECA award.
Within education, James teaches and develops curriculum in the fields of sound design and technology music. Harnessing progressive concepts through the tools of new music and media, he cultivates the creative potential of tomorrow’s pioneers. James was also a pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program. He participated in the first wave of trainer certifications and has been a critical force among the user base in the US.
James currently teaches private lessons, clinics, and workshops on behalf of himself and Slam Academy. JP has 10+ years of professional experience directing events, and playing music alongside likewise innovators in the genre: Morton Subotnik, Alvin Lucier, Pole, Speedy J, Richard Devine, Bruno Pronsato, Akufen, Someone Else, Miskate, Ezekiel Honig, Sutekh, Drumcell, Acid Circus, Sammy Dee, Jay Haze, Rich Hawtin, Magda, Ben Nevile, Randy Jones, Jeff Milligan, Jake Fairley, Mike Shannon, Deadbeat/Crackhaus, Barem, Butane, etc.
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Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis
Subtractive Synthesis with the Ableton Analog
Here we take a deeper look into the advanced techniques of analog synthesis as they exist within the Ableton Analog instrument. Learn the techniques to evoke further complexity and controllability to your sounds with key tracking, detuning, oscillator sync, pulse width modulation, glide, unison, and more.
FM Synthesis with the FM8 and Operator
Now let’s apply what we know about oscillators, vibrations, and modulation to a more advanced sound design technique; FM Synthesis. Beginning with audio rate modulation and linear FM, then integrating digital technology to evoke bright, wild, metallic, and clangorous bass, percussion, and pads.
Custom Wavetable Designs with Zebra2
Here we transcend the world of preset wavetables and begin to design our own within the U-He Zebra2 Wavetable Synthesizer.
Physical Modeling with Live’s AAS Devices
Physical Modeling is a world unto it’s own, based on real world phenomena of vibration and the resonance of physical materials
Series and Parallel Processing with Racks
The effects in Live are simple, yet highly effective when used in a modular fashion.