A year ago we started a series of free drum samples / racks with our friends at Studios 301. It wasn’t planned – we just had some samples after a studio session and then, while creating a rack from these samples, we thought it’d be nice to give these away – after all, how many people …Read More
Recently we chipped-in to help the amazing music outreach workshop team Heaps Decent raise funds to get their productions released and as thanks they wrote us a tribute tune (legends!).
The song was written by their emerging artists Tommy Gunz and Tasha Lee Marshall and produced by Heaps Decent facilitator Adam Bozzetto (Wordlife) in their …Read More
At our recent INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass event we were treated to a run-through of the bass-heavy production techniques, drum layering, reverb processing and more behind Chro - the latest tune by local duo Cliques on Aquatic Lab Records.
Listen to the tune (speakers or headphones require for the bass!) then watch as George …Read More
We’re very excited to announce that Liveschool will soon be releasing a series free synthesizer multisample packs, put together by our trainers Francis Xavier and Yama Indra (Gloves).
Ahead of the release, we took a camera into Francis Xavier’s new studio so we could show you the amazing hardware synth collection that …Read More
Howdy. My name is James McInnes.
I’ve been hosting dance shows on FBi Radio for 8 years, worked with the legends at cult label / events / management company Future Classic for 3.5 years and have just recently started my own record label called Plastic World (with my homie Vic from Astral …Read More
When one talks about techno in Australia, it’s usually Melbourne that dominates the conversation. Once regarded as one of the main techno cities in the world, it still has a diverse and active scene. Sydney, on the other hand, has long been seen as too glamorous, sunny and money-oriented to …Read More
Producer and mix engineer Shawn Mohammadi (aka Naderi, The Only & Neon Stereo) recently came in as a guest trainer for our Mixing & Mastering course, and seriously…both the students and ourselves were blown away. This guy is a force of nature.
You might remember Shawn’s name being mentioned on this blog …Read More
Ableton Certified Trainer, sound designer and classically trained percussionist Josh Hogan shows how to easily create layered hybrid instruments to use with Ableton Push, that can be adjusted and blended in real time for live or studio performance.
Josh Hogan will be presenting at our INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass on Saturday 30th August …Read More
Save As, Save As, Save As
As I mentioned in the article about Liveschool trainer’s favourite key commands – I am constantly using Save As (with a new name each time) throughout my production process. While I don’t have set rules in place, in the the earlier stages of writing a tune …
Liveschool presents INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass, August 30. Tickets now available here. *Sold Out*
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This edition of our quarterly music production conference will be a one-off Drum Production Masterclass, featuring expert techniques …
With our special INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass coming up, a common theme at Liveschool lately has been “Listen to the drums on this…” and as soon as it starts, there goes another afternoon.
Here’s just a small sample of what some of our favourite producers have shared. Sometimes it’s the sounds, sometimes it’s …Read More
Tucked in a darkened walkway between two piers under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at this years Vivid festival stood an empty dancefloor bathed in an ominous light, a gently bubbling soundtrack washing over it. This is the Bleep Sequencer, a collaboration between creative directors Toby & Pete, Liveschool students and Future Classic …Read More
Liveschool guest blogger Mark Smith (of techno-duo Gardland) recently dropped by Rainbow Chan’s home studio to discuss her unique compositions, as well as the creative process and production techniques behind them.
Sydney-sider Rainbow Chan is something of a 360 degree artist.
Her work is intricately detailed and expertly arranged, yet floats light …Read More
An easy way to speed up your workflow is to learn the best keyboard shortcuts in Ableton Live, but where to begin?
We caught up with our trainers to find out which shortcuts they use the most and also the latest ones they’ve learned (20 in total) – so that you …Read More
Tom from Panama (Future Classic) continues his look behind the scenes of Panama’s live performance set-up.
In this – the third and final instalment, Tom explains how Panama use Ableton Live to control their hardware analog synths live on-stage.
In part 2 of this series I discussed how Ableton Live has replaced some …Read More
At our INPUT: A Music Producer’s Conference in way back May 2013, Seekae’s Alex Cameron and George Nicholas gave the audience a rare look under the hood of of their Ableton Live performance setup.
On this blog we’ve looked into using Ableton Live on-stage with Tim Shiel (Gotye) Mitzi (Future Classic), Rüfüs and …Read More