Introduction to Sound Design

MTEC-213, MTEC-214, MP-113, SW-161, CW-191, FS-203, EP-225, or MP-225
Electable by: 
All except ELPD majors
Required of: 
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

This course provides the student with the basic conceptual and practical skills needed to design sounds used in music and sound production, with a special emphasis on working with film and video games. Students will gain an understanding of basic subtractive synthesis and sampling techniques and design common types of musical sounds and sound effects. Sound sources used in the class will include original synthesizer patches, commercial sound effect libraries, and original field recordings. Common editing and effect processing techniques will be used to adapt these sources to specific needs of a project, as well as to create new and original sounds and effects. Projects will include musical examples as well as an original sound design for a video clip.

Course chair: 
Michael Bierylo
Taught By