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
In this excerpt from our recent INPUT event, Liveschool trainer Yama Indra (aka GLOVES) dives deep into his techniques for tuning drums in Ableton Live.
From the video you’ll learn which drums to tune, which notes to tune to and then four different methods that’ll have you easily tuning drums in …Read More
Ahead of his presentation at our INPUT event on Saturday 29th November at FBi Social, we caught up with Jensen Interceptor (Motorik / BoysNoize Rec) for a quick Q&A.
Don’t miss his talk on 29th where he’ll be taking the audience through how to get your music to the right record labels at …Read More
Ahead of his performance at Sydney’s OutsideIn festival on the 29th November, Henrik Weber (aka Pantha Du Prince) had a philosophical conversation with Ableton’s Adam Maggs about the concepts and processes behind his music.
For the uninitiated, Pantha Du Prince has released three celebrated albums of avant garde electronic music, self …Read More
In this tutorial I’ll quickly show you how to recreate the core of the Roland SH-101 in Ableton Live using the instruments from Liveschool’s free Roland SH-101 multisample synth pack.
The result will be a template preset you can use to start designing your own SH-101 style sounds in Ableton Live.
If …Read More
Shawn Mohammadi (aka Naderi / Neon Stereo / The Only) recently shared his methods for layering, synthesizing and processing drums at our INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass in August 2014.
In this excerpt from Shawn’s talk, he explains how to get the timing just right when you’re layering claps, using Ableton Live’s …Read More
An age old struggle in working within the realm of electronic music is that our sounds are often sonically too clean, sterile and direct. It’s a problem that’s especially apparent when working within a purely “in the box” set up, using software synthesizers as the primary sound source.
So much of …Read More
Jon and James of RÜFÜS gave an amazing presentation at our INPUT event, talking the audience through the process behind the ARIA #1 album “Atlas” and the inner working of their on-stage Ableton Live setup.
Check out the video below in which they take questions from the live audience there on …Read More
Taking inspiration from our free drum sample series, Liveschool trainers Francis Xavier (Motorik) and Yama Indra (Gloves) have been getting busy in Motorik’s studio – recording thousands of samples from Francis’ incredible synthesizer collection and turning them into Ableton Live ready multi-sampled instruments, which Liveschool and our friends at Stoney …Read More
In this tutorial Liveschool trainer Thomas McAlister demonstrates a quick sound design tip to make Ableton Live’s Simple Delay audio effect behave more like an analog style delay (or tape echo) by utilising the somewhat hidden repitch mode, in combination with automation and the Max For Live LFO.
This tip can be used in …Read More
Three years on from her debut self-titled EP, Sydney producer/singer Moon Holiday (Alexandra Ward) has begun rolling out tracks from her ”Second Life” EP. With an advance (private) link to the EP on almost permanent rotation here at Liveschool we’ve been so captivated by her writing and production style that trainer Adam Maggs …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 (George Nicholas & Hamish Dixon) on Aquatic Lab Records.
Listen to the tune (speakers or headphones require for the …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