Course Outline

  • Overview
    • Welcome!
    • Class Documentation 
    • Online Labs
  • Level 1
    • Level 1 Introduction – Analog Synthesis
    • The Nature of Sound
    • Foundations of Synthesis
    • The Filter
    • Modulation
    • Level 1 Project Details and Additional Docs
  • Level 2
    • Sound Design Program – Level 2
    • Advanced Modulation and FM Synthesis
    • Advanced Analog Modulations
    • Modulation Sequencing
    • FM Synthesis
    • FM Workflows
    • Level 2 Project Details
  • Level 3
    • Sound Design Program – Level 3
    • Effects Processing
    • Frequency Effects & 3 Dimensions of Sound
    • Dynamic Effects
    • Time Based and Modulation Effects
    • Effects Processing Workflows
    • Level 3 Project Details
  • Level 4
    • Sound Design Program – Level 4
    • Sampling
    • Sampling Fundamentals
    • Multisampling
    • Resynthesis and Control
    • Composite Sound Creation
    • Level 4 Project Details
  • Level 5
    • Sound Design Program – Level 5
    • Advanced Synthesis
    • Wavescan and Granular Synthesis
    • Physical Modeling Synthesis
    • Wavetable Synthesis, Part 1
    • Wavetable Synthesis, Part 2
    • Level 5 Project Details
  • Level 6
    • Sound Design Program – Level 6
    • Distortion and Mastering
    • Analog Distortion
    • Algorithmic and Advanced Distortion
    • Waveshaping and Hybrid Systems
    • Level 6 Project Details

Course Information

Course Instructors

Jay Allen Author

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

James Patrick Author

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator with over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events. After more than a decade of teaching synthesis and sound design at various institutions, in 2012 James cofounded Slam Academy, an Electronic Music School and Ableton Certified Training Center.

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