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MatrixBrute Hands-on Demo at SOS!

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On Monday 5th June 2017 we're getting hands on with the exciting new synthesizer from Arturia: MatrixBrute. 

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School of Synthesis presents Analogue Sequences

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Analogue Sequences is a collection of loops and instruments for Ableton Live designed and created by the experienced, award-winning sound designers and production tutors at School of Synthesis and release by UK sample house Loopmasters.

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SOS on the road with The Avalanches

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School  of Synthesis trainer Mike Callander hit the road recently with The Avalanches, helping them take their #1 album to the stage at Splendour In The Grass. 

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SOS Tutor Davide Carbone and Carl Cox Remix Popof 'Lidl Girl'

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Davide Carbone and Carl Cox as part of the Carl Cox Collective have remixed Popof's Lidl Girl.

It's currently doing the European club circuit and Mix Mag have said a few words prior to it's full release:

"Keeping true to the dancefloor darkness of the original, Carl Cox's rendition of 'Lidl Girl' provides an instant boost, driving straight into a mesmerizing beat that makes a smooth, obvious fit into the legendary Cox catalogue."

Check out the track here:

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SOS tutor Luke Chable hits one million Spotify plays

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With his comeback EP now gone beyond 1 Million Plays on Spotify, Luke follows up with his own take on indie pop cult classic“Opium” from The New Division.

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Balance features Mike Callander

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Our resident DJ trainer, Mike Callander, delivers a mix and interview for the esteemed Balance podcast series. 

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The Jezabels get the SOS treatment!

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For the last months School of Synthesis' own Mike Callander has been working alongside the legendary Kim Moyes from The Presets on a new project called Zero Percent. Their first official release comes in the form of a remix for Aussie rock outfit and Triple J favourites The Jezabels. 

The Zero Percent remix of "Pleasure Drive" was just premiered by Clash in the USA and UK as their "track of the day". Check that our here:

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SOS is an official Native Instruments Education Partner

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Our course offerings have featured various NI products since our inception, and we are now recognised as an Official Education Partner. 

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Ableton Releases Live 9.5 and Push 2!!!

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A free update of Live (version 9.5) is now available from the Ableton website, and at School of Synthesis we'll be teaching with 9.5 from the beginning of our next course intake. Probably the most exciting news about the update is the huge enhancements to Simpler and new analogue-modelled filters.

When you head over to the Ableton site to check it out, you'll also see lots of imagery and info for an exciting new version of Push!!

Our Ableton Certified Trainer, Mike Callander, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his new hardware and will post a walk-through video soon.

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SOS Tutor nominated for 'Best Music for an Advertisement'

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School of Synthesis tutor Davide Carbone has been nominated for "Best Music for an Advertisment' for the 2015 APRA Screen and Music Awards.

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