Peter James

Synth Sound Design & Producing

The sounds behind Grammy winning songs, award winning television and Hollywood films
Expand your skills.

Explore the wide world of keys and sound design with this intensive course from Peter James. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, with over 3.5 hours of content there is something for you as you receive the tips and tools to master your sounds and deliver on any stage.

Exclusive Content

Bring Depth to your music production with exclusive content never before taught.

Behind the scenes presets

Take an in-depth look at Pete's presets and learn how to create your own.

Gear Breakdown

More is more but only if you know how to use it. In Pete's gear breakdown we'll go through all the gear he uses and how it works together.

LEARN ON YOUR TIME WITH ALL-ACCESS.

All 15 lessons are available to you 24/7; allowing you the freedom to grow your skills and develop into a professional sound designer.

WELCOME

Passion will drive you through the ups and down along your pathway, as you keep that passion alive everything else falls into place. Join Peter James as he shares his own journey and sets up this practical and inspiring course

SETUP & GEAR

Peter starts with a deep dive of his keys rig covering his keyboard, analog gear, and digital setup as well as how they work together. Find the right setup for you in this comprehensive session.

CHORD SELECTION AND AVOID NOTES

Finding the right sound is one thing but having the skills to execute your sounds is vital. In this session, Peter unpacks some simple tips for smarter playing that you can apply today.

PRACTICE

Peter equips you in forming your own disciplines that will take you forward in your playing. From covering scales all over the keyboard to advanced rhythm exercises, there is something for you to level up your keys playing in this session

SOUND SELECTION

When looking for the right sound to match the emotion of a song, lean in and trust your instinct. Join Peter as he breaks down his decision making when finding the right sound for the job.

STACKING SOUNDS

The little details go a long way in finding and shaping complimentary tones to create one unified sound. In this session, Peter lays out helpful considerations when looking for that winning combination.

EDITING YOUR SOUNDS

In this session, Peter lays out practical tools to tweak and craft the best version of your patches. Take your sounds from good to great with these refining techniques that you can apply in any synth software

EXPERIMENTING & BRINGING SOMETHING NEW

Creativity often lies in that fine line between familiarity and bringing something fresh to the table. Peter unpacks how to escape auto pilot playing and boost your contribution by sparking your creativity.

EXPLORING ARPS

Arps are a fun and exciting addition to any keyboardist’s skillset. Explore the possibilities in this session and how arps can support your desired outcomes in making music.

CREATING A PAD FROM SCRATCH

Create something from the ground up this session and unlock a sense of mastery with your gear. Walk with Peter as he takes you step by step, getting you to the end result of a custom built patch of your very own.

PIECING YOUR SOUNDS TOGETHER

Your sounds work best when they work together. Here Peter provides a detailed breakdown of his synth-drenched epic “Analog Dreams” providing insight to the musical decisions made along the way.

FEEDING YOUR CREATIVITY

Inspiration can be drawn from anywhere and it’s important to actively seek it from unlikely places. Peter discusses his creative process and remaining open to inspiration, wherever it strikes.

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

When things go wrong it could be a sign that you’re pushing the envelope and trying something new. Peter discusses the importance of continuing to pioneer and how to pick yourself up before the next gig.

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

Your time and your energy are important. In this session, Peter discusses how working within your strengths and deliberate partnerships can increase your productivity.

THANK YOU & FAREWELL

Thank you for joining Peter in this exclusive Pathway. Keep your passion for music alive, stay ambitious and step into the big world of music before you.

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