Shoutout to Happy Mag and Ableton for curating artists to make free samples for their Sydney Sounds series – and three of them are from the Liveschool fam! The series sees artists hitting the streets and turning the sounds of their local area into sample packs which you can download for free from their website.
These days you can find samples of just about anything, from the latest Big Room Trance Kicks pack to the most niche modular synth bleeps and bloops – but in a world awash with so much possibility, how do you make your music sound unique and specific?
For some the answer is creating your own samples. The only thing you need is a smart phone to begin infusing your tunes with unique sounds only you have access to. Turn that squeaky gate into a synth, turn the neighbours recycling bin into a kick drum… the possibilities for creating unique sounds are endless.
Made In Paris
Liveschool trainer Made In Paris hits her local gym to record some dark industrial sounds perfect for her brand of underground electronic dance music.
One of Australia’s biggest pop artists also happens to be a Liveschool graduate and keen skater – check out Montaigne sampling the sounds of the skate park for some grinding metal and concrete sounds perfect for a hyperpop production.
Liveschool graduate Mookhi takes us to the legendary Reverse Garbage in the suburbs of Sydney to sample the wild range of recycled ephemera you can find there.