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Drum Production for bass music: Cliques “Chro”

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 …

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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*
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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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