Modular Beats and Drum Programming

This course covers everything related to Modular Synthesis drum sound design and programming. We cover everything from creating complex percussive sounds to sequencing and modulating interesting patterns.

Drums are easy to take for granted with so many sample packs online, but creating your own sounds can give your music a personalized and crafted element. Creating interesting, evolving patterns for your drums can also be an elusive exercise, so we will explore a number of ways to broaden your palette in the modular world. We will even discuss how to build your own electronic drum pads.

Week 1 – Designing Drums from Any Sound Source

Week 2 – Metallic Sounds and FM Drums

Week 3 – Clocks, Patterns, Feels and Fills

Week 4 – Effects and Getting a Finished Sound

Class will meet online for 1 hour via live Skype or Hangouts session weekly, at a time determined based on student availability. Your instructor will deliver a 50-55 minute demonstration and lecture, with the remainder of the hour spent answering questions submitted via text chat in the session. Classes are dynamically tailored to the students setup, and start as soon as they are filled.

Course Length – 4 weeks

Class Size Limit – 5 students

InstructorJoe Caputo

Students receive access to-

  • Office Hours via Skype 2 times per week
  • Recorded video archive of classes for review
  • Private VCL student Facebook discussion group
  • Email support from your instructor

Course Cost$250 (Check out our bundle deals for discounts!)

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