Dubspot LA x Native Instruments Sound Design Workshop: Synthesis Modifiers and Modulators w/ Bon Harris

Dubspot presents a series of immersive sound design workshops at Dubspot LA highlighting Native Instruments’ Komplete 10 and S-Series Keyboards with instructors James Bernard and Bon Harris. The second event, Modifiers, Modulators and Their Role in Synthesis, happens this Friday at Dubspot LA! Sound Design with Komplete classes start soon. Enroll Now!

Sound Design SeriesDubspot LA x Native Instruments Sound Design Workshop Series
Modifiers, Modulators and Their Role in Synthesis

Featuring Bon Harris (Nitzer Ebb, Maven)

Friday, March 27th, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00 PST
Dubspot LA Room 1

Dubspot presents a series of immersive sound design workshops at Dubspot LA highlighting Native Instruments’ Komplete 10 and S-Series Keyboards. Sound Design course instructors James Bernard and Bon Harris will explore this package of instruments and effects while offering tips on how to craft your own sounds along the way.

All attendees will be eligible to win a Sound Design course at Dubspot LA!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, please arrive early to sign in.


Sound Design Workshop Schedule at Dubspot LA

Sound Design

2/27/15 (4pm-6pm) | Core Concepts of Synthesis w/ James Bernard

  • Brief history of synthesis through the years
  • How to understand the key elements of a sound
  • Understanding the components of a subtractive synthesizer and how they connect/interact
  • Decoding the signal path of synthesizers that are closed, semi-modular, and fully modular

3/27/15 (4pm-6pm) | Modifiers, Modulators, and Their Role in Synthesis w/ Bon Harris

  • Detailed discussion of modulation possibilities using NI Komplete package
  • Advanced modulation concepts for dynamic sound creation
  • Creating and enhancing original patches with unique character using modulators and modifiers
  • Creative concepts using steppers an arpeggiators

4/24/15 (4pm-6pm) | Unlocking the Secrets of FM Synthesis w/ James Bernard

  • Brief history of FM synthesis and how the FM8 continues to expand upon its legacy
  • Understanding the difference between carriers, modulators, and operators.
  • Decoding algorithms
  • How routing and envelopes help shape a sound
  • Exploring some of the sonic possibilities that FM synthesis offers

5/22/15 (4pm-6pm) | Live Performance Using Komplete w/ James Bernard + Bon Harris

  • Setting up program lists for quick patch changes
  • How to set up midi controllers for live performance
  • Using alternate controllers
  • Working with effects to process live sound (using Reaktor/Live)

 


About James Bernard

Sound Design Instructor

Dubspot instructor and sound designer James Bernard has been producing electronic music since 1993 under many different monikers. His earliest releases were on the legendary UK record label, Rising High Records, alongside artists like Luke Vibert, Mixmaster Morris, The Black Dog, Union Jack, and Hardfloor. Some of his releases as Influx such as Braineater (on Sapho Records) are considered classics in the early hard trance and acid scenes, but still sound fresh today. His ambient album, James Bernard – Atmospherics (originally released in 1993) is considered by some as one of the most ground breaking albums of its time.

In recent years, James Bernard has become known as a guru of sound design and synthesis, worked as a product specialist for Propellerhead’s Reason software, and performed for Korg at NAMM 2014.


About Bon Harris

Composer/Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist

Electronic music fans may recognize the name Bon Harris as a founding member of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. Apart from his own band Maven, he has worked with artists such as Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, AFI, Avril Lavigne, Bush, Billy Corgan, and Marilyn Manson. In addition, Harris worked as a film and TV composer for popular shows such as Bravo’s Project Runway and Top Chef, as well as NBC’s Treasure Hunters.

 


Kontour Tutorial

Sound Design Program

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.

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