Sound Design I

Self-study video course with weekly Open Office Hours (for Questions and Answers, course discussion and Live Feedback)

At the end of this course, you will be able to analyze any sound and identify the different ingredients. You will be able to use any synthesizer right away to create the sounds that you hear in your head.


  • Defining sound
  • Sound effects: Reverb, Phase and Time-based effects
  • Subtractive synthesis
  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Modulations
  • Drum sound design
  • Recreating sounds
  • Arrangement sound design
  • Resampling audio and sounds
  • FM synthesis


Software recommended for this course:

NI Massive, Serum, NI FM8, Soundtoys effect bundle


Instructor: Jor van der Poel

"Hi my name is Jor, and I love exploring and teaching sound.

I play guitar and am classically trained in piano and drums.(The rumors are true, you can get a classical degree in drums).
Over the years I have been a preset designer, course creator, and trainer for many different companies including my own Sound-Design community, Sound-Freqs.

As a private teacher, I help people around the world about playing piano, sound design, music theory, creative habits, music hacks, and a whole lot more.
One of my favorite things in the world is getting a new synth and exploring what it can do, our technology is getting more powerful every day and the sonic possibilities are almost endless. (Don’t worry, I am here to help!)

I am always looking for new ways to create sounds and I use pretty much any software you can get your hands on, including some high-end environments such as CDP, SuperCollider, Csound and MetaSynth.
Besides that, I am a total music theory nerd and I love combining classical music with heavy duty sound-design.
As a side project I am currently working on a Physical Modeling synthesizer that responds to live input and does some clever audio analysis (On good days at least, it’s a stubborn little lad)"


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