I'm been producing electronic music for a while now. I create most of my music with analogue synths but I'm no stranger to digital synthesis using a a variety of methods. This year, I'm going to take a year off songwriting and concentrate on digital sound design. The aim is to bring my skill level up and start working on a completely different sound. I already own NI Komplete 7, and next year I will be buying a Symbolic Sounds Paca unit so that I can use the Kyma system. I know this site is mainly oriented toward film/game sound design but I believe that there's no real different between the two disciplines.
So, I would like to do a sound design course. I'm happy to do an online course, but I don't want to get ripped off, and I don't want to pay for a course where I am just going around and around in circles on the basics. I want to be swamped with new practical information and challenges.
So, please tell me about your experience with formal sound design courses. Here are a few online courses that I have found. I'm particularly interested in hearing from you if you have done one of these courses. I would also love to hear from people who have done Kyma courses.
http://www.dubspot.com/programs/sound-design-komplete-progra m/?from=295#courses (looks ludicrously overpriced) http://www.pointblankonline.net/sound-design-course.php (looks reasonably priced) http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/course/sound-design-for-t he-electronic-musician?course%5fitem%5fid=1325180&page=&tab= &program=&preview%5fp=0&usca%5fp=t (looks reasonably priced)
PS: Please, no comments on YouTube tutorials, or web sites where I can download ad hoc technique vids. I'm looking for a formal course where I can get grades and feedback.