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
“Music Theory” – these two words sure can sound rather dry & academic to a lot of music-makers, but what it’s really about is turbocharging your music-writing options & capabilities. While electronic music can be created without any music theory knowledge, learning even just the basics will save you time, give you more control …Read More
A true veteran and legend of electronic music, Luke Vibert has done (and no doubt seen) it all. He’s also created it all – from abstract instrumental hip-hop, through to jungle and then coming back to acid house as a strong theme on his most recent album, 2014′s Ridmik.
Liveschool trainer Thomas …Read More
Douglas Simmons is a recent graduate of our Produce Music course that goes by the artist name Loudun.
His latest track “Gold” is a collaboration between Douglas (Loudun) and his friend Tashka – a fellow Liveschool student he met while studying here. In just one month, “Gold” has already won a Triple J …Read More
Since dropping his debut album ‘Early Riser’ on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label last year, Taylor McFerrin has been globetrotting non-stop with his improvisation based live show.
Liveschool’s Josh Panakera-Molony (aka Setwun) caught up with Taylor to discuss how he’s improvised his way out of on-stage laptop crashes, the process of working his ”200-ish demos” down to a 12 song album, how …Read More
A couple of weeks back Ableton released Live 9.2 Beta as a free update to all registered Live users.
Liveschool’s Music Theory trainer Yama Indra (aka GLOVES) was pretty excited about one of the new features in particular – the addition of a Tuner device. So excited in fact that he put together …Read More
With so many amazing artists and producers dropping by Liveschool every second day, we decided it was time to start a series of impromptu live performance sessions with them here at the school.
Perth based producer Katie Campbell (aka Catlips) – one of the most exciting emerging artists from Australia’s most …
Thanks to everyone that came to last Saturday’s INPUT: Music Production Masterclass, including our amazing presenters – Jono Ma, Elizabeth Rose, Eric J Dubowsky and Mr. Bill.
INPUT is the public face of our ongoing quest to develop local music culture. By connecting the most current music innovators to those who will be the next …Read More
In this video interview, Swedish duo Genius of Time take us through their hardware based live setup as well as revealing some of their studio and live performance workflows.
In just over 5 years, Swedish duo Genius of Time have perfected their own brand of hardware-driven house music. Alongside a handful of …Read More
Mikey Melas (aka Jensen Interceptor & formerly half of Light Year) has been producing, finishing and releasing tracks at an almost alarmingly fast rate. On top of that, he’s got a knack for getting those tracks out through the right channels. In just 3 years, Mikey’s managed to get 25 original …Read More
J Rocc is one of the most enduring names in turntable culture.
Starting out as the DJ for West-Coast group PSK in the mid-80s, J Rocc truly came into the spotlight as a founding member of the infamous Beat Junkies. Across the years he’s also been Madlib’s go to DJ – including …Read More
As the head of Modular Record’s A&R department in Australia and having also worked almost a decade in Mushroom record’s publishing department, Michael Kucyk knows a thing or two about the Australian music industry.
In this presentation filmed at INPUT in February 2014, Michael draws on his huge wealth of experience to shed …Read More
Hi my name is Tori. I’m one quarter of the band Retiree, an artist and a sound designer based in Sydney.
Over recent years Retiree have self recorded, produced and mixed our own music – learning a lot along the way.
Recently, it gently blew my mind when I realised how easy it …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 again – sound designing and 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 Roads …Read More
British producer Christopher Steven Clark, or Clark for short, is one of the heroes of the experimental dance music world. Having released seven albums on Warp Records, Clark has built a reputation as one of the most forward thinking producers of his time, creating tense electronica that struggles between a sense of …Read More
In this presentation filmed at INPUT in November 2014, Tom Cosm takes a live audience through his latest techniques and self created Max for Live devices, which open up new and innovative ways to use dummy clips for live performance in Ableton Live.
For anyone who’s ever built their live show in …Read More
Sound system culture is not something that usually goes hand in hand with Sydney or even Australia for that matter. Popularised in Jamaica in the 1950’s then exported by Caribbean communities who immigrated to the UK shortly after, sound system culture, reggae music and parties are all inextricably linked. The …Read More