Sound Synthesis

This course shows you how to create sounds on a synthesizer. By tracing the signal flow from an array of great instruments, students will pick up the core terms and strategies to create their own sounds, rivaling anything available in a commercial library. An emphasis is placed on “hearing shapes” i.e., being able to identify changes in sound and recreate them, synthetically.

You will learn:

  • Signal flow
  • Recipes for bread and butter, industry proven sounds
  • Terms used across all synthesizers
  • Examples and demonstrations for each control
  • Training your ear to hear modulation

Here is a video with instructor Todd Krupa explaining the analog module Conduit, from Folktek.

The classes focus on exactly a discipline you want to improve on from synthesis, sampling to sequencing.  The best part is the flexible online environment and 1:1 relationship I’ve built with Todd.  I can ask anything and explore everything.  The classes are recorded so if I need to review a concept, the video is easy access.
Deepak Sharma, Hidden Recordings Label Boss
Mentors: Todd Krupa (Native Instruments, Radish Patch)
Raz Mesinai (Darren Aronofsky, Badawi)
Tools: We can accommodate any synthesizer or platform you may own. We often use Ableton and/or Native Instruments, then move on to other synths that fit your specific interest.
Mentor Sessions: 10 sessions, 1 hour each
  • Recorded live videos for each session
  • Sound Alchemy Sound Pack – an archive of all the best examples from the class.
  • Reverse engineering and template examples
  • PDF diagrams, slides, and schematics
  • Weekly assignment guidance
  • Check-ins to ensure progress
  • Personalized videos to clarify topics
  • Technical support 7 days/week
Availablity: Online

New York City, Ditmas Park

Or local house calls.
Enrollment Status: Very likely to be private / one on one
Scheduling: Sound Synthesis start date is determined by the first student to enroll. Classes take place once or twice a week, depending on student’s preference.
Tuition: $895
A payment plan is available for this course.