Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music (Project-Centered Course)

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About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own musical compositions. Whether you're an aspiring producer, composer, or hobbyist, this course will help you gain skills in music production and confidence using software synthesizers. Along with your classmates, you will create a massive database of designed sounds, or patches, to use in your compositions. As part of the course, you will work with a free version of FXpansion Strobe 2. What you’ll need to get started: This course is designed for learners who are familiar with music production basics, and who have access to some basic music production equipment. Specif…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own musical compositions. Whether you're an aspiring producer, composer, or hobbyist, this course will help you gain skills in music production and confidence using software synthesizers. Along with your classmates, you will create a massive database of designed sounds, or patches, to use in your compositions. As part of the course, you will work with a free version of FXpansion Strobe 2. What you’ll need to get started: This course is designed for learners who are familiar with music production basics, and who have access to some basic music production equipment. Specifically, you should have experience with a digital audio workstation that supports VST, AAX, or AU plugins (Introduction to Music Production or Pro Tools Basics are recommended if you do not have this experience). You will also need a MIDI keyboard or controller (such as an oxygen 8), a digital audio workstation, such as Pro Tools, and FXpansion Strobe 2 (a free 90-day demo will be provided for Coursera learners in this course). *About Project-Centered Courses: This is a ‘project-centered course’, which means it is designed specifically to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.

Created by:  Berklee
  • Taught by:  Loudon Stearns, Assistant Professor

    Contemporary Writing & Production
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WEEK 1


Welcome to Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music!
Welcome to your Berklee MOOC! Before you begin the course, we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your Berklee MOOC.


2 videos, 10 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Welcome & Course Overview
  2. Video: What Is Unique About Electronic Music?
  3. 讨论提示: Discussion: What is Unique About Electronic Music?
  4. 阅读: Connect on Facebook and Twitter!
  5. 练习测验: What Are Your Goals?
  6. 阅读: Recommended Prerequisites
  7. 阅读: Resources to Prepare for Your Project
  8. 阅读: The Synthesis Glossary
  9. 阅读: What You'll Need & System Requirements
  10. 阅读: Download Your FREE 90-Day Demo of Strobe 2
  11. 阅读: Process-folios
  12. 阅读: Troubleshooting
  13. 阅读: Learner Support
  14. 阅读: Peer Review Assignments


Creating A Mock Up
This week, we'll start working in Strobe 2 and create a mock up of our song. We will focus on creating drum and bass patches to use in our songs. We'll also go over the form we will be using for our electronic etudes.


5 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Initializing Strobe 2
  2. 阅读: Synth MOOC INIT Preset
  3. Video: DR: Kick Drum
  4. 阅读: Kick Drum Patch
  5. Video: BA: Bass
  6. 阅读: Bass Patch
  7. 讨论提示: The Standard “ADSR” Envelope
  8. Video: Creating Your Mock Up
  9. Video: Giving and Receiving Feedback
  10. 阅读: Reflection for Your Process-folio

Graded: Mock Up
Graded: Participation Check

WEEK 2


Creating Draft 1
This week, we'll look at organ, lead, keys, and arpeggiator patches. We'll start researching and adding these patches to our etudes.


6 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Categories of Synthesizer Sounds
  2. Video: OR: Organs
  3. 阅读: Organ Patch
  4. Video: LD: Leads
  5. 阅读: Lead Patch
  6. Video: KB: Keyboards
  7. 阅读: Keyboard Patch
  8. Video: AR: Arpeggiator
  9. 阅读: Arpeggiator Patch
  10. Video: Draft 1
  11. 同学互评: Draft 1
  12. 阅读: Reflection for Your Process-folio

Graded: Participation Check

WEEK 3


Creating Draft 2
This week, we'll learn about pads, synths, unison, and chord patches. We'll research these patches and add them to our second draft. We'll also take a look at changing something drastic in our etudes.


6 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: From Preset to Perfect
  2. 讨论提示: Focus
  3. Video: PD: Pad
  4. 阅读: Pad Patch
  5. Video: SY: Synchronized Synths
  6. 阅读: Synchronized Synth Patch
  7. Video: UN: Unison
  8. 阅读: Unison Patch
  9. Video: CH: Chord
  10. 阅读: Chord Patch
  11. Video: Draft 2
  12. 同学互评: Draft 2
  13. 阅读: Reflection for Your Process-folio

Graded: Participation Check

WEEK 4


Creating Draft 3
This week, we'll create our third draft. We'll add special FX and texture to our etudes. We'll also expand on the 40-measure form and begin to develop our musical ideas further.


6 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Timbre As Motive Force
  2. Video: SQ: Sequence
  3. 阅读: Sequence Patch
  4. Video: FX: Special FX
  5. 阅读: Special FX Patch
  6. Video: TX: Texture
  7. 阅读: Texture Patch
  8. Video: Draft 3
  9. 阅读: Reflection for Your Process-folio
  10. Video: Now what?

Graded: Draft 3
Graded: Participation Check
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