Drum Production

A selection of Drum Production tips and sample packs by Liveschool trainers, guests and course contributors

Listen to the Drums on this…

With our special INPUT: Drum Production Masterclass coming up, a common theme at Liveschool lately has been “Listen to the drums on this…”  and as soon as it starts, there goes another afternoon. Here’s just a small sample of what some of our fa... Read More...
Free LinnDrum sample pack Ableton

Free LinnDrum Samples and Drum Rack download.

We've made a fresh batch of drum samples and racks to add to your Ableton Live library It's one part vintage drum machine One part beautiful mixing desk, compressor and EQ One part true analog distortion We think you'll love making beat... Read More...

Create a song from a drum loop

The natural rhythm and timing of a great drummer is a great thing to have in the musical parts - basslines, chords, melodies, etc - of your own songs, right? Here's a technique that will let you take these grooves and quickly apply them to the sou... Read More...

Input Episodes: Kilter’s Kick Drum Techniques

Following on from showing his sampling techniques by way of Marvin Gaye, Kilter runs us through the kick drum techniques behind putting together a solid kick sound, making use of layering a not only percussion sounds but also synthesised sounds to cr... Read More...

Free Drum Rack: TR-808 x OTO Biscuit

A couple of months back we kicked off the Liveschool and Studios 301 Free Drum Racks series with our Fairchild treated TR-808. While the 808's sounds are infamously great already, designing drum sounds doesn't have to end at the synthesis - or in thi... Read More...