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Sound Design & Foley

SOUND DESIGN AND FOLEY

Foley is a unique sound effect technique that involves creating and “performing” everyday sounds for movies, video games, and television shows. Sound design is the art and practice of creating sound tracks for a variety of needs. It involves specifying, acquiring or creating auditory elements using audio production techniques and tools.

Synthesizers & Electronic Music Production

Summary

In this module students will learn how to create electronic sounds using synthesizers and basic digital audio editing techniques.  We will explore the use of electronic sounds in music production, film, soundtracks, commercial audio and various other career paths.

Topics & Talking Points

  • Understand the concept of synthesized sounds and where they come from
  • Relating an electronic signal to the sound we hear
  • Understanding the different career paths related to sound design & synthesis
  • Basic knowledge of how synths are used to record in a DAW
  • FX create an environment and a space
  • Backups, computer data management, organization

Activities

  • Use a hardware synthesizer
  • Explore software synthesizer programs
  • Spend time with online synth resources
  • Create a basic piece of music with drum loops and MIDI synthesizer bassline
  • Introduce studio monitors and speaker systems for electronic music