Against The Clock: Mak & Pasteman

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Leeds producers Mak & Pasteman recently made an appearance on FactTV’s Against the Clock, a regular  show where producers are challenged to create a track from scratch in just 10 minutes. The two producers are no strangers to juicy house and techno anthems, having successfully released tracks on Naked Naked and Lobster Boy records.

Watch them creatively use a variety of synthesizers and keyboards as they effortless create a groovy beat.

Like what you saw? Be sure to consider our classes in synthesis and music production.

Against the Clock: Luke Abbott

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Against the Clock’s viewer contest may have ended, but FACT TV is keeping their innovative series going with Luke Abbott stepping up to the plate in this installment of Against the Clock.  If you didn’t know an exciting series where notable producers are given 10 minutes to craft a song from scratch.

Addison GrooveKiNKxxxy, and Huxley have given it a shot, but Luke Abbott takes a unique approach that relies on his  mastery of modular synths.

It’s obvious that Luke knows exactly what he’s doing as he seemingly plugs random wires into a massive synthesizer and perfectly orchestrated noise emanates. After he’s finished, he even takes the time to explain his equipment and how some of it functions to top it all off.

Making a song in 10 minutes (or making a song at all) is not an easy feat. If you’re not ready for the challenge yet, try checking out our music production course so we can help you prepare for the next competition.

Against the Clock: Ableton and FACT TV Production contest

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Ableton and FACT TV are teaming up to give unsigned producers a chance to participate in FACT TV’s Against The Clock, an exciting series where notable producers are given 10 minutes to craft a song from scratch. Addison Groove, KiNK, xxxy, and Huxley have given it a shot, and now so can you by submitting one of your own tracks to the contest’s Soundcloud group.

After June 9th, the judges will go through the entries and choose three winners who FACT will film attempting to tackle the challenge. Viewers will vote to determine one grand prize winner, and two runners up. First place recieves a copy of Ableton Live 9 Suite (worth $800!), along with an 8-week online instruction course from Quantize Courses, and plenty of Ableton merch and free downloads from the Ableton instrument/pack store.

Even runner ups get a steal: Ableton Live 9 Standard (worth $500) as well as Ableton merch and free downloads!

This competition is a collaboration between FACT and Ableton, but you do not have to use Ableton for the contest (any DAW will do). We recommend you try it out, though, so click here to give it a go for free for 30 days! Factmag’s website has some more information on the contest. If you’re still not sure what this is all about (or if you want to see a pro at work), check out xxxy as he goes Against the Clock:

Making a song in 10 minutes (or making a song at all) is not an easy feat. If you’re not ready for the challenge yet, try checking out our music production course so we can help you prepare for the next competition!