Over the past 2 years, Liveschool have released an extensive series of free drum samples and racks created with our friends at Studios 301. In that time we’ve sampled up a Linndrum, Korg Volca, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-8 and Vermona DRM-1, all recorded through some amazing boutique gear: SSL and powered by …Read More
Taking advantage of Live 9.5′s new filter designs, Liveschool trainer Thomas McAlister shows us a totally unorthodox new technique he’s found for sound designing booming kicks and unique organically textured leads.
This video tutorial is the first of many we’ll be sharing with you from behind the closed doors of our regular production sessions – where Liveschool’s trainers and …Read More
Dego exploded onto the scene early in the 1990s as part of the group 4hero – who pioneered and progressed the jungle and drum n’ bass sound while drawing on and exploring a wide range of influences.
The collective turned out a slew of albums – among them 1994’s ‘Parallel Universe’, …Read More
Digging around in Soundcloud hoping to stumble on new music you’ll love is like being that guy on the beach looking for gold with a metal detector: you need both optimism and spare time in large amounts. So to stumble upon Gentle Records was almost a shock – it’s a …Read More
A vinyl mecca of Australia, Melbourne is evidently reversing the trend of dwindling record stores seen in other cities. There’s even been new stores joining the wide sprawl and you’ll often be amazed by what exotic records beach themselves here.
Here’s a crash course in some of the city’s finest dealers …Read More
Eric J Dubowsky is a man of many talents, though in recent times he’s probably best known for his work in mixing records for Chet Faker (for which he received the 2014 ARIA award for “Engineer of the Year”), Flume and Flight Facilities. Beyond mixing, Eric is also a record producer, engineer, songwriter, …Read More
Natasha Rindfleish is a recent graduate of our Produce Music course that goes by the artist name Tashka.
As well as producing, writing and singing on her own music as Tashka, Natasha also plays keys and sings in Elizabeth Rose’s live band, and has recently collaborated with another Liveschool graduate Douglas …Read More
For a very limited time the lower floor of Liveschool has been transformed into “The Record Dungeon” – a pop up record store selling stacks of black wax from the overflowing collections of two of Sydney’s most notorious selectors – Barney (aka Kato of FBi Sunsets) and Angus Gruzman (aka …Read More
A huge thanks to everyone that came to last Saturday’s INPUT event focused on production for live performance, including our presenters – Daedelus, Joel Farland, MXXWLL, Adam Maggs and Toby Pike. Thanks also to Store DJ for hooking us up with some prizes and congratulations to Jahteen and Olympia on …Read More
Haliia is recent Liveschool graduate Sam Litchfield and collaborator Djahy Homalon. They met in Hawaii a few years back and quickly bonded over a love for surfing and stripped-back futuristic beats. The first time we heard Sam’s output for the Haliia project, part-way through studying with us, we were impressed that someone so …Read More
Edit: This event happened on June 27th, 2015. See what events are coming up here.
For our 10th INPUT event we’ve lined up something very special – a production masterclass on Live Performance.
Legendary Californian producer Daedelus will grace us with his presence to deliver a 1hr presentation breaking down his live …Read More
Josh Giudice (aka son.der) and Rupert Howarth (aka Perto) are two exciting young producers (Rupert is killing it at just 14!), as well as being recent graduates of our Produce Music course. The two go by the artist names Son.der and Perto respectively, and since meeting at our recent OUTPUT event have been collaborating together as Fand.tom - watch this space, we can’t wait …Read More
News: 16 Students & Trainers featured in InTheMix’s “100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks Of All Time”
Gotta say we’re pretty stoked with this!
Liveschool students and trainers make up a whopping 16 (SIXTEEN!!) of the “100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks Of All Time” as curated by InTheMix and voted by Triple J, Inertia, Vicious, Astral People, Purple Sneakers, Future Classic, Onelove, Ministry of Sound, Starfuckers, BBE, Vamp, Lucky …Read More
Dave Norris aka Dizz1 is one of those producers who other artists constantly geek out about – and 2015 looks to be the year of Dizz1 - he’s just dropped debut album “In Sickness and in Health” on the Tru Thoughts label, as well as an EP “Get Em Up” earlier in the year.
We caught …Read More
In this track breakdown, Liveschool trainer Elizabeth Rose takes us through the arrangement and song structure of her latest single Another Earth, covering the techniques her and co-producer Chrome Sparks employed along the way to make each section of the song hit it’s mark.
Before we get into breaking down the arrangement, let me …Read More
More than just a legendary name in house music, Matthew Herbert is one of the more original and authentic musical artists of our time.
Herbert’s new album The Shakes sees him returning to his house music roots after a 9 year hiatus from the Herbert moniker. That’s not to say the man hasn’t …Read More
Using Sends & Returns in Ableton Live allows some creative and mixing advantages over using an effect’s Dry/Wet controls, but Sends & Returns also come with the major disadvantage that you can’t save a set of them as a single preset in your User Library.
This tutorial walks through a clever a way to …Read More