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About Us

We offer high-end, hands-on training in sound production.

We are School of Synthesis

School of Synthesis was established in 2010 to bridge a significant gap in the Australian music market for unique, high-end, and highly personalised short courses in music production using popular modern technology such as that offered by Native instruments, Ableton and Logic. Since then the School of Synthesis has become an official Ableton and Native Instruments certified training centre. Our tutors are qualified trainers and hold various certifications from City and Guilds 7407 Teaching degrees to Apple Certified professionals in Logic Pro X. The School’s expert trainers will engage and inspire the students through carefully constructed and interactive project-based learning that is delivered in practical terms, based on the needs of students, and designed in conjunction with interested participants from our professional network of sound designers, composers and record labels. Our short courses are conducted in groups of 9 students or less and run for a total of 12 or 18 hours across 4 or 6 weeks to ensure a thorough and intensive exploration of the content vital to each subject area. Over 1,000 students have rated our courses an average of 9/10. The School of Synthesis vision is to be recognised as one of the most innovative music training providers in Australia. School of Synthesis contributes 1% of it’s revenue to Carbon Removal.

People

Davide Carbone

Davide Carbone is one of Australia’s most successful producers who also runs the music production house samplify where he composes and produces on a daily basis. Davide is certified by Apple as a Logic Pro X professional and is also a qualified teacher.

Leroy Amphlett

Leroy aka G E T B U $ Y has been a formidable player in the Melbourne’s bar and club scene since early 2000. Leroy is also Australia’s official Maschine specialist and representative. Originally from a beat making backround as a teenager using samplers, developed further into djing, which was as an avenue to quench his thirst for hiphop and club music.

Tristan Malloch

Tristan Malloch is a Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist, music producer, product demonstrator and teacher with a vast history throughout the music industry, and dedicated Ableton Live user since 2005. He is a passionate and eclectic music producer/performer covering a diverse range of styles.

Shaun Keyt

Shaun Keyt has spent the last two decades immersed in music composition and sound production. As viridian, he has released electronic music throughout Europe and America, with tracks such as Sunhump receiving international acclaim. Shaun’s music has been remixed by producers such as Mijk van Dyk and Richard Durand and played by DJs such as Tiesto, Sasha and Armin Van Buuren.

Dylan Pinkerton

Dylan is a professional songwriter, producer, and educator specialising in all things folk and pop. His music is likened to artists such as Ed Sheeran and John Mayer, and has been played on commercial radio (2LM) and featured on Australia’s most listened podcast ‘Life Uncut’.

Dave Norris

Dave Norris (aka Dizz1) is an acclaimed Australian artist who has released several albums, performed at Sonar, attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Spain and gained BBC airplay from Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B. He has performed alongside international superstars including De La Soul, Mos Def, DJ Vadim, Guilty Simpson, Benga, DJ Krush and Loefah.

Lance Harrison

Lance Harrison, H as his known, was born and raised in the ‘burbs of Melbourne, Australia. Lances love for music began while imitating his favourite bands on his drum kit throughout his teenage years. The Tea Party, Tool, Faith No More, Mr Bungle, The Necks, Nine Inch Nails and RATM would leave a profound mark on Lances musical life.

Mike Callander

Mike Callander is an Ableton Certified Trainer, one of Australia’s most dynamic DJs, resident of Melbourne’s infamous Revolver, and founder of one of Australia’s best known record labels for electronic music, Haul Music.

James Hewson

James Hewson is a professional sound designer and producer with his work recently appearing on several major-release video games. He has been using Logic Pro X on a daily basis for over 5 years. Originally a student at the School of Synthesis and now a full time producer at samplify, James welcomes the opportunity to give back to the school, its students and the audio community as a whole.

Katie Drover

Every weekend DJ Katie Drover sits comfortably at the controls in one of Melbourne’s thriving clubbing spots with the dancefloor hanging on her every move. Not bad for a player who spends her days working as a mathematician. What’s even more unique about this highly experienced player, though, is that she’ll often get the job done on two or three of Melbourne’s best dancefloors on any given night!

Luke Chable

In the early 2000s, Luke Chable had been described as one of the best Progressive House producers around, renowned for his unmatched production skills & his ability to create massive hits while still preserving his underground roots. From his first release, “Accelerator” – to his worldwide seminal hit “Ride” and his collaboration with Phil K as LOSTEP, it was a non-stop series of hugely successful releases for more than 5 years straight.

Jehan Metha

An Australian based DJ and Producer bringing you real, quality house and garage music. A music lover first and foremost, Jehan is always ready to champion quality house, garage, disco, soul and everything in between. As a DJ, Jehan has been fortunate enough to play in some of Australia’s finest spots, he has held residencies (and regularly plays) in some of the premier venues in his hometown, on the West Coast.

Matt Ridgway

With a history of playing in both D.I.Y. indie bands and live electronica acts, Matt Ridgway has a pretty eclectic musical background. Producing immersive, atmospheric electronica with guitar-based soundscapes as Winterpark, Matt has recorded, released and toured three albums, with a fourth due in 2015. He is also an accomplished music technology educator, composes for film and tv, works as a sound designer for video games and is one of the facilitators of Melbourne’s Ableton Live User Group.

Alex Kidd

School of Synthesis guest lecturer and French born / German based electronic music pioneer.

Scott Montieth AKA Deadbeat

School of Synthesis guest lecturer and Canadian based dub and ambient legend.

Joris Voorn

School of Synthesis guest lecturer and Dutch legend.

Mike Huckaby

School of Synthesis guest lecturer and Detroit legend.

Tony Mantz

School of Synthesis guest lecturer and Australian mastering legend.

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