Sampling from Internet Radio

One fun thing I do when running workshops or teaching is sampling internet radio stations in real time. As this is all real-time, you never really know what you’re going to get, and it will often lead to some really amazing, funny ideas. The Radio VST plugin is the simplest way to to this. You […]

Read More Sampling from Internet Radio

Ableton classroom projects

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 […]

Read More Ableton classroom projects

AUGM May Live Stream

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 […]

Read More AUGM May Live Stream

TE Synth Workshop

Last Saturday I got to walk-through how I set up and connect the Teenage Engineering OP-Z, Faderfox UC-4, iPad and Ableton Live Big thanks to Yarra Libraries, Ben Willis, Saddiva and Innovative Music for all helping to make a great arvo. đź“·Ben Willis

Read More TE Synth Workshop

Changes Ableton Workshops

Changes Festival has been a fantastic addition to Melbourne’s musical landscape over the last two years. The focus is on getting a snapshot at what the music industry currently looks like, and is all about having a conversation about where to next… In terms of technology, inclusivity, the environment and basically a big ‘where to?’ for […]

Read More Changes Ableton Workshops

Ableton Certified Trainer

Well, to round off a pretty crazy year, I recently became an Ableton Certified Trainer. I’ve been using Live since 2004, and this has been a pretty big milestone for me to achieve as a music and music tech educator. There are just shy of 300 Ableton Certified Trainers in the world, and it’s an […]

Read More Ableton Certified Trainer

Broken D-20 Live Pack

I recently came across a Roland D-20 Synth that was in pretty bad shape. It worked for a few hours, but then was giving constant “Main Board Errors” But this was the beautiful part! Every time the synth was turned off and on, it started to play the most amazing glitches out industrial type synth […]

Read More Broken D-20 Live Pack

MESS PPG Wave 2.3

I spent some time recently sampling the amazing PPG Wave 2.3 at the wonderful MESS Foundation. It is a fantastic organisation with an extensive Vintage Synth collection, and very reasonable subscription rates which allows you to access some amazing pieces of Electronic Music’s history. The PPG Wave 2.3, is a visually striking and aurally exciting […]

Read More MESS PPG Wave 2.3

The Mouth & Razor FX Racks

If you’ve downloaded my “Vocoder for Push” racks, then you should understand the concept behind these racks… basically they’re performance orientated racked instruments that hack the external instrument and external effect devices to be able to pre-map the audio routings. By default audio input 1 is used as the mic source, but you can change this […]

Read More The Mouth & Razor FX Racks