Dubspot @ Moogfest 2014: Sound Design Tutorial – Randomness in Synthesis w/ James Patrick

At Moogfest 2014 Dubspot presented a series of in-depth workshops focusing on music production and performance with analog synthesizers. In this Sound Design tutorial, Dubspot Instructor James Patrick leads a workshop on randomness (or chance music) electronic music production. Our goal was to showcase the new creative possibilities of blending classic analog hardware with 21st century music production tools.

Dubspot partnered with Moogfest to present a series of hands-on, outside the box analog synthesizer EDU Sessions at Moogfest 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina. The workshops focused on how to integrate analog with digital and use effects to further shape sounds. The workshops took place at the Asheville Masonic Temple.

Dubspot @ Moogfest 2014: Sound Design Tutorial
Generating & Controlling Randomness in the Modular Environment w/ James Patrick
The modular and CV world lends itself immediately to a greater understanding of not only how sound works, but also how to interact with each stage of the signal flow along the way. Breathing life into each of these stages with subtle bits of modulation can oftentimes be the difference between a calculation and a truly visceral sonic mass. James demonstrates how we can employ a variety of tools (Reaktor, Max for Live, etc) to keep our analog sounds alive and compelling. With CV modulation, there are so many variables and random elements introduced with regard to the way sound is created. In this EDU Session, James Patrick will show participants how to purposefully create randomness and manipulate it in the modular environment.


Sound Design Program

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6/24, 7/12, 721 (NYC)

6/17 (LA)
7/20 (Dubspot Online)

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

What’s Included:
Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.


Dubspot NYC Open House: Sundays 11:00am and 12:00pm

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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