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
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
Getting the main section of your song (aka the chorus) to sound bigger than the other sections is something a lot of music-makers don’t consider until the mixing stage. However, while there are a few things you can do in the mix, most of what makes a chorus sound bigger really …Read More
RÜFÜS’ James Hunt and Jon George take us and the live audience at INPUT behind the scenes of their live performance setup.
Watch and learn in these three videos about RÜFÜS’ creative process and the technical solutions they used to solve some of the most common challenges in live on-stage performance.
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Thanks to everyone that came to last Saturday’s INPUT: Ableton Production Masterclass, including our amazing presenters – Mike Huckaby, Jensen Interceptor, Moon Holiday, Philipp Lange and Tom Cosm.
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 …Read More
I’m going to quickly run you through two massive time-saving workflows in Ableton Live: “copy value to siblings” and “copy macro to siblings”. The first is built into Live already so you can start using it straight away, and the second is something of a hack and not part of the …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 them to and then four different methods that’ll have you easily tuning drums …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