School of Synthesis
|School of Synthesis|
|Stylistic origins||electronic music, music synthesiser, electronic art music, minimalism|
|Cultural origins||Early 1990s, Melbourne|
|Typical instruments||Synthesizer, sequencer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro|
|Derivative forms||Ambient, electronica, new-age, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, techno|
School of Synthesis was a development from the electronic music scene in Melbourne, Australia. School of Synthesis was formed in 2010 by ARIA Award-winning Australian music producer, composer, sound designer Davide Carbone and DJ and music producer Mike Callander. Carbone and Callander met at RMIT University in Melbourne where Callander was a student and Carbone a teacher in Sound Recording.
Apart from offering courses in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Sound Design (featuring Native Instruments software Massive and Kontakt), Electronic Music Theory, Maschine and Mixing and Mastering, the school runs free monthly events that are intended to unite and promote artistry and electronic music production in Melbourne. In December 2012 School of Synthesis presented an event by Dutch techno producer/DJ Joris Voorn*. The attendees at this Masterclass were selected via a competition co-presented by Australia's largest Electronic Dance Music festival brand, Stereosonic.
The School of Synthesis was featured in an article in Broadsheet magazine  which highlighted its contribution to promoting a culture of music production in Melbourne.
Notable tutors and artists of School of Synthesis include
Various contributors, All Music Guide to Electronica, Backbeat Books, San Francisco, 2001.