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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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Presenting our Classic House Masterclass!

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The SOS Classic House Masterclass: Meet our newest expert in music production and his exciting new course!

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SOS adds TMA-2

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This week we kitted out the School of Synthesis classroom with the TMA-2 Modular headphones by AIAIAI.

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DIZZ1's album drops!

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School of Synthesis trainer Davey Norris aka Dizz1 delivers an epic album on Tru Thoughts. Listen here.

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Davide Carbone to present at Synth Sunday

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An event to celebrate synthesis and an afternoon of total synthesiser immersion! Who wouldn't want that? School of Synthesis' very own Davide Carbone will be presenting at this event scheduled for 22nd of March at the Howler Band Room in Brunswick, Melbourne.

With synths from Moog, Korg, Native Instruments, Arp, Dave Smith, Arturia and Buchla any self confessed synth noodler would be mad to miss!

Davide will also be demo'ing the soon to be released subjective synthesiser designed by him - 'Carbon Electra'.

All the details can be found here:

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Mike Callander shows off his Live skills at Store DJ

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Last week Ableton asked School of Synthesis' own Certified Trainer Mike Callander to stop by Store DJ in Richmond to answer questions about Live and Push, and in general about how he approaches live performance.

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What's new in Logic Pro X 10.1 Update

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Not to be left out of the party, Apple delivered a major update to Logic Pro X at NAMM 2015.

Logic Pro X 10.1 features several new features. Our Certified Logic Pro X tutor Davide Carbone has been busy using Logic Pro X for the last few days in his studios. Here’s his report:

This is a brilliant major update from the boys at Cupertino. Clearly Apple realises the importance of music and creativity within it’s corporate umbrella and have had the team working hard to introduce loads of new features. Here’s a complete list from Apple themselves:

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Mike Huckaby drops by SOS to show us how he uses Maschine

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Detroit house and techno veteran, Mike Huckaby, dropped by School of Synthesis last month to show us his tricks for using Maschine to achieve a faster workflow in his music production. In the classroom was also Davide Carbone and Arsenio Fabay, who both teach Maschine classes at the School. It was a great day of sharing techniques. 

For more information on our Maschine course, head here

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School of Synthesis tutors present at CDR event

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School of Synthesis tutors Davide, Mike and Shaun presented at  last nights CDR event hosted at Loop Bar in Melbourne.

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