Q&A: Pantha Du Prince Interview

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 …

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Recreating the Roland SH-101 in Ableton Live

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 …

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Sound Design: Layering noise, textures and vinyl crackle

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 …

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Watch: Live interview with RÜFÜS at INPUT

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 …

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Q&A: Moon Holiday (Astral People)

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 …

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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 (George Nicholas & Hamish Dixon) on Aquatic Lab Records. 

Listen to the tune (speakers or headphones require for the …

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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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