Sound Design 101: Modular Synthesis

This course covers signal flow and sound design in the modular system. The course material explores topics ranging from creating subtractive synthesis voices and bass sounds to frequency modulation, creative sequencing, sampling and more.

Whether you are making your first sounds or you want to patch with more authority, this course will widen your understanding of your instrument and teach you how to tame the sounds trapped inside.

Week 1 – Basic Routings and Bass Synthesis

Week 2 – FM Synthesis

Week 3 – Deeper Modulations with Sequencers

Week 4 – Sampling and effects

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 40-50 minute 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 Google Hangouts 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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