Music Production & Audio Engineering III 

Semester 2 Project 1: Synthesis and Sound Design

For this project, you will create the sound for a clip of a video game.


Your project must have the following features:


  • Students’ projects must contain at least 1 synthesizer part that uses a patch that they designed.

  • Students’ project must include at least 1 original pitched element (melodies, bass lines, or chord progressions)

  • Students’ project must include at least 1 Foley element recorded by them.

  • Students’ projects must be between 1:30 and 3 minutes long.

  • Students’ project must contain at least 5 tracks

As always, your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Project is intentionally structured and evolves over time.

  • Mix has appropriate width. (Panning, stereo sounds and techniques)

  • Mix has appropriate depth. (Reverb, delay)

  • Mix has an appropriate spectral balance (EQ)

  • Song incorporates creative sound processing.

  • Components of mix have appropriate relative loudnesses.

  • Master volume is appropriate and not clipping.

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Synthesis Challenge Files

Due Date:

Wednesday, January 29th