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School of Synthesis Maschine Student Goes Nuts!

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When SOS Student Strofik decided to show off his finger drumming skills we were blown away. One of the best in the business!

Watch his deft ability in these videos. Many of our students have gone on to do some great things and our Maschine course tutored by Davide Carbone and Arsenio Fabay is the only one of its kind in Australia.

Here's a link to Strofik's FB page if you want to share some love or get in touch 

https://www.facebook.com/djstrofik

 

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Let's Warp in Ableton Live

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Ableton Certified Trainer Mike Callander explains the basics of warping in Live.

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Playing notes from your computer keyboard in Ableton Live

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Playing notes from your computer keyboard into Ableton Live can become confusing. We're here to help... 

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Three CDJ2000 features I couldn't live without

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Katie Drover explains the reasons she can't live without three features from Poneer's CDJ2000 DJ deck.

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Choosing a Major or Minor Key

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The Key of a Track can have an important effect on its emotional impact. Choosing whether to use a Major or Minor scale will determine which notes sound “in key” and will define how you write the elements of your track.

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Inside Ableton Live

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An Ableton Live, 'road map' to assist in the navigation of Ableton Live by Ableton Live certified trainer Mike Callander.

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SOS Student Creates Track In Class

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The Production Masterclass has spurned some pretty cool tracks from our students with the most recent class providing a highlight.

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Davide Carbone Demystifies Audio Compression

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Compression. In my experience it's probably the most misunderstood dynamic effect in music production. What is it for and how do you use it? I'm going to explain the basics but I'd also like to explain compression in practice rather than just in theory.

 

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Making Music for Film - Part 1

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During a series of posts, SOS tutor Shaun Keyt discusses how he created music and sound design for an Australian feature film called EXIT.

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Basic Music Theory in Electronic Music

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If you’ve ever wondered why certain chords work well together or why particular notes seem to just sound ‘correct’ in a bassline, you’re thinking about Music Theory.

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