In this week’s workshop we are going to cover basic and advanced techniques for sound design within electronic music production. We will begin with an overview of the difference between actual synthesis of sounds compared to utilizing samples, along with the strengths and weaknesses of each. From there, we will dive into the four basic sound waves and where each fits in the average EDM track.
We will dive into oscillators, filters, modulation, automation and macros, with an ultimate goal of showing how to make different sounds for leads, bass, pads, and keys.
We will then get into into sample-based synthesis, where we will begin with using Ableton live’s Simpler and Sampler. Give a rundown of the different ways we can manipulate samples to our liking, and how to perform “sample-based synthesis”, which is the art of taking a sample and beefing it up enough for it to stand out in a track.
Finally, we will go over some common effects used on both samples and synthesized sounds. We will cover the basics of Unison Detune, Distortion, Delay, Chorus, Flangers, Phasers, Reverb, and many more.
At the end of this workshop you will have a flexible understanding of the different ways to create and utilize sounds in your songs. So let’s do it!
About the instructor:
Justin Maribito is an electronic music producer, singer, DJ and audio engineer from Boston. His passion for music stems from a young age, and he transferred this passion into music production in college after realizing how much can be made “in the box” with software. Justin was never a strong instrumentalist (though he plays guitar, bass and piano), so electronic music gave him the ability to express the rhythms and melodies that are always playing in his head.
While he works in many different genres, Justin is mostly interested in creating hard-hitting and vocal-driven melodic dubstep that fuses essences of alternative and post-hardcore rock music. He is always pushing to innovate with his sound which he calls NuBass.
He is relentless in finding new and unique ways to explore music, both in production, mixing/mastering, and exposure. Justin has released over 20 tracks to this date and is working to release a new, self-titled EP in early 2017.
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