How to route audio from Ableton Live to Skype on macOS

I needed to write music to a trapeze performance of a friend of mine, who lives some 500 kilometres away. I could’ve used the microphone of the laptop, and let it record the stuff from speakers, but that would’ve resulted in lousy audio quality. So, I started looking for a way to get audio from … Read more

Taike grant awarded to Joona

Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland) has awarded a working grant to me (Joona), which will enable almost two months of compositional work towards the fourth (and possibly portions of the fifth) Unzyme album. I wonder if we should start using the same naming convention as the legendary German pop sensation, Modern Talking, where they always … Read more

String arrangement of Harder to breathe released (live video)

Unzyme’s keyboardist, Daniel Lawrence arranged a new song of ours in a rather grandiose way. We’ve always liked strings, but lately that love has actualized in many string-heavy songs, including “Never leave the shipyard”, “Harder to breathe”, “Tension”, “About to explode” and “Dust on the shelves” – all from the upcoming album.

Acoustic live version of After years of ecstasy released

Ville is now busier than ever, finishing his thesis on CRISPR, so we can’t perform or rehearse like we normally do. This led us to think about alternative ways of working, one of which is to write new arrangements for old songs. We did a couple of new arrangements – an acoustic guitar arrangement of … Read more

Setting up a live stream to multiple platforms at once using Ableton Live, OBS and Restream.io

Our live streaming schematic looks like this. Yours will be different, but this might help you understand how to route your cables, and how to configure your software. Download the full size image of the audio & video routing schematics. Audio routing In our case, we have audio coming from different sources. The audio signals … Read more

Why music supervisors like to work with independent artists

Music supervisors often face difficulties in movie production, when they want to use a certain piece of music in a scene, but the rights to use that song haven’t been cleared yet. Sometimes it can take weeks, or even months, to get the rights to use the song. With independent artists, this process of licensing … Read more

Mind Waker on a mission to write, paint and compose songs in a new science fiction world

Leo Val, also known as Mind Waker, recently remixed Unzyme’s Nerve cells. In this interview, Leo talks about his ambitious plans of releasing a series of science fiction albums, his inspirations and musical roots. Who are you and what would you like to be known for? I’m Leo Val, 30 something artist I guess. I … Read more

Unzyme to stream a live show in support of Brummi, on April 25th 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has crippled the whole live music industry. One of the many victims is Brummi, a live venue in Rauma (Finland), which is run by a friend of ours. We’d like to offer our help by streaming a live show from the Unzyme Proving Ground, with all donations going straight to Brummi. The … Read more

Nerve cells remix EP to be released on May 8th, 2020

“Nerve cells remixed” EP will be released on May 8th. This remix EP will feature remixes by PihkaSound, Mind Waker and Unzyme’s keyboardist Daniel Lawrence, also known as Dalziel. Track listing Nerve cells (PihkaSound remix) Nerve cells (Dalziel remix) Nerve cells (Mind Waker remix) The Nerve cells remixed EP cover photo, and the photo of … Read more

Song dissection: Sinking in the past

I was playing Pet Shop Boys’ Luna Park on the piano, when I got distracted to improvise a new Unzyme tune. For the first demo of the song, I sang some dummy lyrics from Luna Park – “On the shooting range…“, in a different rhythm and melody. Sometimes it’s hard to replace the original demo … Read more

Raizer makes it easy for sync music supervisors to use their music in videos or games

I was listening to the impressive catalogue of the electronic rock label, FiXT, when I came across Raizer. They are an awesome electronic rock band with a fantastic taste in melodies. I got excited about Raizer’s music, and soon noticed that they have made a habit of including instrumental versions of their songs on their … Read more