Music Theory: Electronic Synth Music Production & Branding
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Music Theory: Electronic Synth Music Production & Branding

Ableton Live, Keyboard Instrument, Music Mixing, Piano, Game Music, Music Composition, Synthesizer, OGRE SOUND, Design
4.4 (7 ratings)
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56 students enrolled
Created by Class Creatives
Last updated 3/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Music Production
  • Music Composition
  • Composing music for visual media
  • Basic knowledge of Ableton Live or any analogous digital audio workstation.
  • Existing knowledge of music production techniques and practices.
  • Some understanding of music composition.
  • No prior music experience needed, but has a general interest in the music creation process
  • Any Keyboard

Hi there! Welcome, and thanks for choosing Class Creative’s "Music Theory: Electronic Synth Music Production & Branding"

This course is taught by the legendary composer OGRE Sound. 

In this foundation course we will be learning the fundamentals of Music Theory & Music Production, where we will cover the following core skill sets:

  • Sonic Branding, creating Trailer Music for a brand using various instrumentation, Mixing, and Mastering the tracks

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages/hardware that top tier composers of today use to create all of your favorite jingles and songs! The software packages that we’ll be covering are:

  • Ableton Live 8

  • Boss CE-3

  • Eurorack Rings

  • Kawai S100P

  • Mono/Poly

  • Moog M32 Shaker

  • Minitaur Bass

  • JV1080/VP03

  • Contact Microphone

  • Condensor Microphone

  • Minilogue Arpeggio

  • Minilogue Tines

The great thing about this course, is that we has something in store for everyone. Whether you are just a beginner interested in Sonic Branding/Trailer Music, or a Master professional looking to brush up on your current skill set, this course has material you surely won’t want to miss!

This course features award-winning composer Robin Ogden (OGRE Sound) whose work can be found in HBO’s Vice Principals, an audio consultant for BBC, and various award winning indie title game compositions. Robin is also featured in the documentary The Rise of the Synths and is currently releasing music with Grammy winning soundtrack label Lakeshore Records. His work is grounded in a multitude of analog synthesizers, contact microphones, and custom handmade instruments.

As with all Class Creative’s courses, we’ve laid out a structure that covers the full spectrum of industry standard music composition workflows from start to finish.

Please remember, if this is your first time creating music composition/production, we highly recommend that you follow the outline carefully, according to how our instructors have structured the course. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any details!

However, if you are an advanced user and are looking for something specific to add to your repertoire feel free to dive in and skip to any sections you’d like to focus on.

Who this course is for:
  • Music composers interesting in refining their own music production
  • Composers interested in sonic branding logo jingles
  • Fans of OGRE sound and his unique synth productions
  • Anyone interested in music production, sound mixing, and mastering
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:47:46
+ What is Sonic Branding?
1 lecture 04:04
  1. Overview

  2. The theory of sonic branding

  3. Considerations and understanding the brand

Preview 04:04
+ Sound Design
1 lecture 08:20
  1. Overview

  2. The sonic scaffold

  3. Early experiments (contact mics)

  4. Recording your own sounds

  5. Processing sounds

Sonic Branding: Sound Design
+ Sonic Branding Music
1 lecture 11:20
  1. Overview

  2. Using sound selection to inform the branding

  3. Music theory: Arpeggio

  4. Arpeggio sound design

  5. Chimes and tones

  6. Using pads to emphasise tonality

  7. Generating perumutations

Sonic Branding: Music
+ Sonic Branding Mixing
1 lecture 18:03
  1. Overview

  2. Gain staging

  3. Sends/Returns

  4. Reverbs

  5. Delays

  6. Reverbs in the series (spatial positioning)

Sonic Branding: Mixing
+ Sonic Branding Mastering
1 lecture 07:51
  1. Overview

  2. What is mastering

  3. Leveling the jingle

Sonic Branding: Mastering
+ Sketches and MIDI Mock Up
1 lecture 06:13
  1. Choosing an appropriate tempo for video

  2. Working with MIDI to generate ideas

  3. Generating longer arrangements

  4. Music theory

Preview 06:13
+ Track Laying
1 lecture 12:10
  1. What is track laying?

  2. Philosophy behind the music

  3. Arrangement

  4. Mono/Poly example

  5. Moog M32 shaker sound design

  6. Modular tine sound design

  7. Minilogue sound design

  8. Kawai S-100P Performance

  9. Minitaur bassline

Trailer Music: Track Laying
+ Finishing the Arrangement
1 lecture 06:56
  1. Overview

  2. Creating a Vocoder pad

  3. Ostinati

Trailer Music: Finishing the Arrangement