I’m super excited to have been given the opportunity to share these educational resources on Ableton.com as part of their Ableton for the Classroom initiative.

Over the last couple of years I have been working with the Ableton Education team to develop and write a series of classroom projects that focus on music learning using Ableton Live and music technology.

There are currently four classroom projects on offer: First Steps with Ableton Live, Making music from Found Sounds, Creating a Soundtrack and The Art of the Mashup.

Each project has lesson plans, curated resources, Ableton Live sets, guides and worksheets.

I hope these resources end up being of value to music teachers and I am super-humbled to know that they are freely available in six languages to any music teachers that want to use, change and develop them in their own classroom.

Find out more over at www.ableton.com/classroom/support/

Last week I did a Live-Stream for Ableton User Group Melbourne, the group that I facilitate with fellow Ableton Certified Trainer Ben Murphy. We usually run once a month In Real Life meet-ups, but have been doing live stream events since Melbourne was locked down a couple of months back.

In this stream I covered a bunch of topics asked by AUGM members, ranging from sound-design to room treatment and what’s on my Master Channel.

Speaking of what is on my master-channel… the plugins I talk about in this video are Mastering the Mix’s Reference and Levels, as well as Izotope’s Tonal Balance Control and Insight 2.

Together, they’re a great combination that allows me to really listen more deeply to certain elements of my tracks, to be able to analyse and reference my tracks against the mix of other tracks I like.