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Audio Masterclass Professional Course in MIDI, Synthesis & Sampling

This course covers the principles of MIDI, synthesis and sampling that can be applied in any DAW, any synthesizer, and any sampler. This course does not teach the operation of particular DAWs, synthesizers or samplers for which we recommend the product manuals. The course covers principles that can be applied to all DAWs, synthesizers and samplers so that students can work comfortably with any software or hardware with such functions.

Topics include...

  • The principles of MIDI including connections, MIDI messages, note number, note-on, note-off, velocity, pitch bend, aftertouch, controllers, volume, MIDI files, MIDI timecode etc.
  • MIDI editing including notes, quantization, velocity, duration etc.
  • Subtractive synthesis including oscillators, filters, envelope generators, low-frequency oscillator, noise generator, sample and hold, sequencing as found in synthesizers, arpeggiators, portamento etc.
  • Other types of synthesis where they differ from subtractive synthesis including FM, wavetable, additive.
  • Sampling including recording samples, trimming, looping, original pitch, key zones, velocity zones, mute groups etc.

Practical assignment projects

The course also features twelve practical assignment projects which are assessed by Audio Masterclass leading to an Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion of the course.

Assignments include...

  • Basic MIDI including note-on, note-off
  • MIDI 2 including pitch bend and controllers
  • MIDI 3 including editing such as notes, duration, fixing overlaps and short notes
  • MIDI 4 including quantization
  • Synthesis 1 including oscillators and filters
  • Synthesis 2 including envelope generator and LFO
  • Synthesis 3 including portamento, arpeggiator, sequencer
  • Synthesis 4 - practical patches
  • Sampling 1 - sampling an acoustic or electric instrument
  • Sampling 2 - breakbeat sampling, editing and manipulation
  • Sampling 3 - keyboard mapping and velocity zones
  • Sampling 4 - virtual instrument creation

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Subtractive synthesis software
  • Sampling software
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring

IMPORTANT

This course is staged, meaning that each module must be completed before access to the next is available. Modules can be taken at one per week, or at any pace slower than that within the two-year enrollment period.

Please read the above paragraph carefully. We cannot allow any exceptions.

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in MIDI, Synthesis & Sampling

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in MIDI, Synthesis & Sampling

COURSE CONTENT

  • Access to the Audio Masterclass Academy website
  • 12 modules
  • 12 practical assignment projects
  • Assessment of your practical assignment work
  • Two-year enrollment period
  • An Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion

$277.00

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IN DETAIL

This course covers the principles of MIDI, synthesis and sampling that can be applied in any DAW, any synthesizer, and any sampler. This course does not teach the operation of particular DAWs, synthesizers or samplers for which we recommend the product manuals. The course covers principles that can be applied to all DAWs, synthesizers and samplers so that students can work comfortably with any software or hardware with such functions.

Topics include...

  • The principles of MIDI including connections, MIDI messages, note number, note-on, note-off, velocity, pitch bend, aftertouch, controllers, volume, MIDI files, MIDI timecode etc.
  • MIDI editing including notes, quantization, velocity, duration etc.
  • Subtractive synthesis including oscillators, filters, envelope generators, low-frequency oscillator, noise generator, sample and hold, sequencing as found in synthesizers, arpeggiators, portamento etc.
  • Other types of synthesis where they differ from subtractive synthesis including FM, wavetable, additive.
  • Sampling including recording samples, trimming, looping, original pitch, key zones, velocity zones, mute groups etc.

Practical assignment projects

The course also features twelve practical assignment projects which are assessed by Audio Masterclass leading to an Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion of the course.

Assignments include...

  • Basic MIDI including note-on, note-off
  • MIDI 2 including pitch bend and controllers
  • MIDI 3 including editing such as notes, duration, fixing overlaps and short notes
  • MIDI 4 including quantization
  • Synthesis 1 including oscillators and filters
  • Synthesis 2 including envelope generator and LFO
  • Synthesis 3 including portamento, arpeggiator, sequencer
  • Synthesis 4 - practical patches
  • Sampling 1 - sampling an acoustic or electric instrument
  • Sampling 2 - breakbeat sampling, editing and manipulation
  • Sampling 3 - keyboard mapping and velocity zones
  • Sampling 4 - virtual instrument creation

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Subtractive synthesis software
  • Sampling software
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring

IMPORTANT

This course is staged, meaning that each module must be completed before access to the next is available. Modules can be taken at one per week, or at any pace slower than that within the two-year enrollment period.

Please read the above paragraph carefully. We cannot allow any exceptions.