creativeLIVE unlocks music industry secrets with new audio channel


creativeLIVE has announced the addition of an audio channel to its online broadcast network.

Instead of scouring YouTube for homemade tutorials, you can now learn music production and business directly from leading DJs, producers, and managers. creativeLIVE, a live education platform, today announced the addition of an audio channel to their online broadcast network. creativeLIVE’s free workshops — on topics ranging from DAWs to networking — teach musicians the technical skills and industry knowledge needed to make a living in the music business. The audio program will launch with classes taught by Incubus manager Steve Rennie, metal guitarist/producer Eyal Levi and EDM DJ Big Chocolate.

Founded in 2010, creativeLIVE is transforming online learning by providing free, live access inside previously-closed doors. Venturing into music makes sense for a company whose CEO, Mika Salmi, is responsible for discovering and signing Nine Inch Nails. Of the audio channel launch, Salmi said, “Music is close to my heart and we have been chomping at the bit to launch an audio channel on creativeLIVE. Just like in photography and other channels, we will be bringing world class experts to teach real actionable skills. I personally can’t wait to update my DJ skills!”

Creativity is the new literacy — and creativeLIVE is where musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs find the skills they need to make their dreams of living the creative life a reality.

Upcoming creativeLIVE audio courses

  • Music Business 101: Networking with Steve Rennie
    The driving force behind Incubus’ blockbuster success, Steve Rennie, AKA RENMAN, will reveal how he went from booking shows in Hollywood to managing platinum-selling bands. Spoiler alert: Networking isn’t just for business bros. (Sept. 12)
  • Eyal Levi: Digital Drums with EZDrummer
    Billboard top 200 staple Eyal Levi (Whitechapel, August Burns Red, Devildriver, and Job for a Cowboy) will teach a one-day course on how to digitally create real-sounding drums in EZDrummer. (Sept. 25)
  • Big Chocolate: Producing EDM with Ableton Live
    DJ/producer Big Chocolate (Cameron Argon) started making music in his bedroom at the age of 16, and is now an internationally-renowned performer coming off his second Warped Tour. Big Chocolate will demonstrate how he gets his song ideas out of his head and into finished tracks using Ableton Live. (Sept. 30)

The free live workshops will be available to creativeLIVE members (registration is free).

More information: creativeLIVE / Audio channel


Ohm Force is giving away an exclusive 170Mb “stems + samples” pack by artist Big Chocolate

Big Chocolate sample pack from Ohm Force

Ohm Force has announced the release of a new OhmfriendsONLY sample pack by Big Chocolate.

Now Big Chocolate aka Cameron Argon kindly shares with the ohmworld the stems of his – still unreleased! – “Sound Of My Voice” track, featuring Weerd Science & Lisa + an exclusive sample pack showcasing hand picked sounds from his arsenal. We’re talking about bass lines, drum loops, rises, voice FXs and much more, almost all sounds having been meticulously distorted by Big Chocolate himself with Ohm Force’s Ohmicide distortion plug-in.

Big Chocolate is an american Dj, Producer, Remixer, and Death Metal vocalist. Has sung in numerous Death Metal bands, including Disfiguring The Goddess, Abominable Putridity, and Burning the Masses. More recently he has been making waves either on youtube and on the electronic music scene thanks to his solo work flirting with dubstep and drum’n’bass, put together with his hot Chocolate sauce, of course.

The free sample pack is available to download from the OhmfriendsONLY Facebook page.

More information: Ohm Force / Big Chocolate

Note: those who don’t have (or want to create) a Facebook account can request a direct download URL on Twitter.