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Free LinnDrum Samples and Drum Rack download.

We’ve made a fresh batch of drum samples and racks to add to your Ableton Live library

It’s one part vintage drum machine
One part beautiful mixing desk, compressor and EQ
One part true analog distortion

We think you’ll love making beats with it. 

Oh yeah – and it’s optimised for use with Push so …

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Surf’s Up: A New Wave of Sydney Techno

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 …

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Watch: Instrument Layering with Ableton Push

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 …

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Workflow: Sequential Saving & Self-Sampling

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 …

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INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass – Early Bird Tickets!

Liveschool presents INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass, August 30. Tickets now available here. *Sold Out*
This event has now passed, keep up with our next events & access pre-sale tickets by subscribing to our newsletter.

This edition of our quarterly music production conference will be a one-off Drum Production Masterclass, featuring expert techniques …

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Listen to the Drums on this…

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 …

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Mark Smith (Gardland): Rainbow Chan Interview

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 …

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Liveschool Team Roundup

While things have been busy enough at Liveschool HQ, our trainers and team members managed to squeeze in global tours, releasing hit records, producing fine remixes, knocking over crisp mixdowns and writing all-new material.

This is what they’ve been up to since the last update…
What’s Been Happening:

George Nicholas (Seekae / Cliques)

became an Ableton …

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Dro Carey / Tuff Sherm interview

An artist-meets-artist interview between Mark Smith of techno-duo Gardland and Eugene Ward, aka Dro Carey / Tuff Sherm…

The Sydney-based artist Eugene Ward (aka Dro Carey, aka Tuff Sherm) has become something of an archetype – one of those select producers who straddles the hazy border separating house and techno, subverting and resisting …

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Heaps Decent

Are you Heaps Decent?

If you had the chance to help disadvantaged and at-risk kids make music with A-Track, Anna Lunoe, Wordlife, Lykke Li, TEED, and more – would you do it? If you would, then you’re Heaps Decent.

And if you join us in getting behind their Pozible campaign then you’re totally decent.

Our love for …

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