Liverpool Audio Network gets off to an impressive start with its first in a series of bi-monthly events in Liverpool

Dan Fisher and Phil Noone have come together to create a fresh and exciting series of events to help aspiring artists of all levels. The events are set to be a mixture of masterclasses, workshops, and seminars that are designed to help artists progress further in their careers.

The event was held on the first floor of Dia + Noche which is located at the top of Bold Street.

First up on the bill was Paul Nolan who was set to take the new Ableton live 10 through its paces with an hour-long masterclass on sound design.

Paul is best known for his online tutorials and masterclasses that have helped artists across the globe in their quest to becoming better music producers or to develop as artists. Paul is also known for engineering tracks with the progressive house veteran Sasha and The Martinez Brothers. Having recently just completed a course with Paul I knew that the audience was in for quite a treat!

Paul quickly got down to business giving the audience a fascinating insight into the new Ableton update, showing off the new Wavetable synthesizer and the new Echo delay. Alongside Ableton live 10 Paul had Also brought along his Push 2 controller to show the audience how it integrates effortlessly with the new live update. Paul has recently announced that his business ‘Make Your Transition’ has gone into partnership with Beatport and will be doing regular online tutorials completely free of charge!

Second, on the bill was mixing and mastering mastermind Mike Cave. Mike is a multi-platinum award winning mastering engineer from Liverpool and is the man behind Loft Mastering, has worked with some of the biggest DJs/Bands in the world; Fatboy Slim, Coldplay etc. Mike delivered a 30-minute talk on how to build a good working relationship with a mastering engineer and how best to prepare a pre-master. I would definitely like to see Mike return to the Liverpool Audio Network events with a longer time slot.

Last but not least was Rory Palmer-Rowe who is a former marketing manager for Defected Records and now has his own marketing business. Rory gave the audience an eye-opening look at social media and how best to promote your brand with minimal cost. “Be more human” is a phrase Rory used in relation to social media recommending that anyone who wants to build a genuine fanbase should interact more with their page followers/fans. Rory’s advice throughout his session has undoubtedly helped me in my quest to build a better Instagram page with more followers and more interaction.

Overall this was a fantastic event, it was fresh, it was great for the city, and I for one can’t wait to see what the next installment has to offer!

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A music artist who DJs and produces under the name No Sense. I am resident DJ at Freeze Liverpool and former Resident at Chibuku. Over the years I have supported some of the biggest names in techno including Ben Klock, Robert Hood, and Amelie Lens.

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