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Recording Audio Anywhere With Ableton Live

Recording Audio Anywhere With Ableton Live

Recording Audio Anywhere with Ableton Live Ableton Live makes it easy to capture unique audio recordings and use them in our music productions. Anyone who has completed the Alive with Ableton Live course will also know how fun it can be to set up a few Audio Tracks...

Key Commands every Logic Pro X user should know

Key Commands every Logic Pro X user should know

As an early adapter and Apple Certified Pro of Logic Pro X Davide Carbone has come up with his most important Logic Pro X key commands - or short cuts as we sometimes like to refer to them. Read on! I’ve been using Logic Pro X since it came out as Emagic’s Notator...

Inside the Ableton LIVE MIDI Note Editor

Inside the Ableton LIVE MIDI Note Editor

School of Synthesis' Ableton Live certified trainer Mike Callander explains the basics of midi editing in Ableton Live's MIDI Note Editor. When you click into a MIDI Clip, you’ll see the MIDI Note Editor. If the Clip is blank (that is, it has no notes inside, as it...

Playing notes from your computer keyboard in Ableton Live

Playing notes from your computer keyboard in Ableton Live

Playing notes from your computer keyboard into Ableton Live is incredibly easy, but for new electronic musicians it can become confusing when trying to figure out which key on your computer keyboard is triggering which musical note on your Live Device or third party...

Three CDJ2000 features I couldn’t live without

Three CDJ2000 features I couldn’t live without

The three features on a CDJ2000 I couldn’t live without by SOS DJ Course tutor Katie Drover 1 – Tagging What it is A feature that allows you to tag up to 100 tracks or playlists on the fly. The tracks/playlists you tag are added to a separate playlist that you can...

Choosing a Major or Minor Key

Choosing a Major or Minor Key

The Key of a Track can have an important effect on its emotional impact. Choosing whether to use a Major or Minor scale will determine which notes sound “in key” and will define how you write the elements of your track. Music in a Major key is traditionally associated...

Inside Ableton Live

Inside Ableton Live

When our students first explore Ableton Live, there's always a healthy discussion about "what's this?" and "what's that?" and we generally agree that an explanation of terms and a kind of 'road map' would be useful at the early stages to assist their navigation of...

Davide Carbone Demystifies Audio Compression

Davide Carbone Demystifies Audio Compression

Compression. In my experience it's probably the most misunderstood dynamic effect in music production. What is it for and how do you use it? I'm going to explain the basics but I'd also like to explain compression in practice rather than just in theory.   Firstly...

Basic Music Theory in Electronic Music

Basic Music Theory in Electronic Music

If you’ve ever wondered why certain chords work well together or why particular notes seem to just sound ‘correct’ in a bassline, you’re thinking about Music Theory. Right now, if you started to write a bassline, which note would you start on and how would you decide....

SOS Music Theorist explains Scale Degrees

SOS Music Theorist explains Scale Degrees

If you play through a Scale's notes starting from its Tonic note, each note that you play can be given a number. This number is that note's Scale Degree and is usually notated using Roman numerals. Here's an example of the Scale Degrees in the A Minor (Natural) scale....