Ableton Live

Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features—everything you need to make any kind of music.

Create in a traditional linear arrangement, or improvise without the constraints of a timeline in Live’s Session View. Move freely between musical elements and play with ideas, without stopping the music and without breaking your flow.

Native Instruments

Native Instruments is the backbeat to the music industry. As the leaders in digital music creation and performance, we’re right there on stage and in the studio with global stars and legends in the making. Driven by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, our hardware, software and digital services provide innovative, fully-integrated solutions for hobbyists, amateurs and professionals of all styles and genres.

For over 20 years, Native Instruments has been at the heart of musical innovation. Our ground-breaking platforms have created thriving creative communities. And our products and services consistently push technological boundaries and open new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.


Along the years, Mixvibes has pursued its innovation focused strategy, investing in audio research and development on products like the VFX Control, a video solution to mix video like music. It then launched Cross, a cutting-edge cross platform, cross technology DJ software. The first aim of Cross was not to add complex features but to reintegrate DJs’ music as the centrepiece of his performance. Rewritten from scratch, the latest version of Cross brings Mixvibes’ know how and experience to Mac OSX and Windows users. DJs can now control video at their fingerprints, sample their music and use VST instruments.

Since 2012, Mixvibes has released critically acclaimed apps Cross DJ and Remixlive, allowing DJs and producers to create everywhere. In early 2017, the product range has been completed with Remixvideo, an intuitive VJ software that can also be used as a plugin with one’s favorite DAW. Since 1999, Mixvibes products have been used by over 10 millions DJs and musicians worldwide thanks to you. We are very happy to receive advice, feedback and ideas from you on your ideal future digital DJing!


This is where it all began. The Launchpad was the birth of the grid system that fuelled an evolution in electronic music. It's time you joined in. Grab a Launchpad. Now you can launch your clips from a grid of pads that match your session. Add a Launch Control XL and take hands-on control of your filters, effects and instruments too. Want more grid? Just add another Launchpad - or perhaps a Launchpad Pro, which you can play like an instrument or use to control your other MIDI hardware. Not got much desk space? Try a Launchpad Mini instead. All our Launch products can be chained together. They all integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live without any setup, and all come with Ableton Live Lite. They're all bus-powered via USB and class compliant, so you can just plug them in and start playing.

Welcome to The School of Sound


Hi! My name is David O'Leary and I am the owner of The School of Sound. The School of Sound is an innovative combination of creative music technology education provided completely online through a number of channels such as Udemy, Teachable, Skillshare & Thinkific. This is where you can learn from a range of topics with courses in the fields of audio visual automation, digital audio routing, music technology, web presence and more besides. If that's your interest, just click on the courses tab above..