Music Production: Programming of Synthesizers


10 weeks

Day and time:

Autumn: Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Summer: Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Next course: Starting date
Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

Related subjects

Sound Engineering, Production

Department Music

Mariano Nuñez West


Richard Hoggart Building, Room 269 & EMS (Electronic Music Studio)

This course is designed for musicians, producers, DJs and sound artists and it will teach students how to analyse real or imaginary sounds, deconstruct them and synthesise them on a synthesizer musical instrument.

The course will help students develop the criteria necessary to evaluate the type of sound synthesis that would suit the requirements of a music production. The main practice will be carried on software instruments, but students will have the opportunity to experience working on state-of-the-art equipment.

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have learned to contextualise synthesiser sounds
  • Have learned how to program subtractive synthesisers
  • Be able to deconstruct real or imaginary sounds and programme them on a synthesizer.
  • Have learned about different types of synthesis, their strengths and applications in music production.

This course explores the subject from its foundations to an advanced level. It's intended for beginners to experienced students who would like to consolidate their knowledge.

Who teaches this course?

This course is taught by Mariano Nuñez West from the Goldsmiths Music Department.

Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 - Thursday, 21 Jun 2018

How to Apply

Please click on the date of the course you'd like to attend below. You’ll be taken to Eventbrite, which is our booking system:

Please be aware that our short courses sell-out quickly, therefore early booking is advisable.



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