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by colin301
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: SIMPLER or SAMPLER's Sample Start controller mapping
Replies: 11
Views: 3289

Re: SIMPLER or SAMPLER's Sample Start controller mapping

Strange that Sampler doesn't allow direct automation of sample start (offset). It can be done easily enough though using the Aux envelope in the modulation tab. Enable the envelope and set controls as shown below and assign a MIDI controller to Peak . 0.0% setting plays the sample from its assigned ...
by colin301
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Record:Mix:Master, you separate or you do all together?
Replies: 76
Views: 7748

Re: Record:Mix:Master, you separate or you do all together?

Tarekith wrote:I use Wave Editor for my mastering.
Thanks for the tip on Wave Editor. Looks interesting - think i'll try the demo, specially with Peak being discontinued.
by colin301
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Record:Mix:Master, you separate or you do all together?
Replies: 76
Views: 7748

Re: Record:Mix:Master, you separate or you do all together?

Mastering I do as a seperate process in a different app, just to give my ears a break. Tariketh - Which "different app" do you you for mastering and why not Live? Since Ableton brought the audio engine up to scratch i've been doing all mixing + mastering in LIve, always as seperate sessions though ...
by colin301
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Export sounds different than when played in Ableton
Replies: 20
Views: 14517

Re: Export sounds different than when played in Ableton

Here's a test I did: 1. Loaded a 24/44.1 clip into Arrange and Session view, disable loop and warp 2. Rendered the clip at 24/16, normalize off, warp off, etc. 3. Imported the new render into a second track in Session view, disable loop and warp 4. Added a "Phase" Utility 5. Hit play The Spectrum s...
by colin301
Fri May 18, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Extra smooth running Live on OSX
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

Re: Extra smooth running Live on OSX

atMonitor application [free] makes switching priorities on applications very simple...
http://www.atpurpose.com/atMonitor/
... also very handy for seeing what's going on under the hood - if your mac starts crapping out it'll tell you which processes are eating up CPU / RAM resources
by colin301
Fri May 18, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Extra smooth running Live on OSX
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

Re: Extra smooth running Live on OSX

I've had Live "reniced" [-15] for a few months now. Normally i don't have much else running when using LIve so hadn't bothered to do this before but one time my system got very sluggish when Spotlight was taking up crazy amounts of CPU doing it's "background processing" thing while i was moving fold...
by colin301
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best free software for macs
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: Best free software for macs

Sonic Visualizer A great tool for detailed analysis of audio files http://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ Adapter Batch file convertor - handles most commonly used audio, video + image file types http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/ Paulstretch Extreme time-stretching http://music.cornwarning.com/2011/12/07...
by colin301
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Help with Drum Rack Transpose?????
Replies: 11
Views: 7698

Re: Help with Drum Rack Transpose?????

here's how...
Adjust transpose value of any of the Simpler modules in your Drum Rack, then ctrl-click on the transpose field to bring up its contextual menu and select "copy value to siblings". All Simpler instances in the Drum Rack will then have your selected transpose value.
by colin301
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program

Looked into this a little more. It's definitely not a problem with the Live Pack format in general - when i create my own Live Pack, the samples contained play back normally in other apps. Same goes for samples from other Live Packs i've downloaded. It appears only to be samples in Live Packs i've d...
by colin301
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program

I think i've found what's up. I opened a couple of the files in a hex editor and there's some data in the file headers [highlighted in image below] that's clearly Ableton specific and i guess that's what prevents them being opened by any other app. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/532065/AbletonAiffHeader.png
by colin301
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Opening Ableton's aifs in any other program

Mysterious! I have the same problem. Pretty certain it's nothing to do with .asd files as only Live references these files. I can open them in my audio editor [Peak], which recognises them as 24bit 48k aiffs, but playback is just overloaded noise. You can always load the files in Live and export aud...
by colin301
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: limiter settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: limiter settings

Tarekith's otherwise excellent beginner's guide must have been written before Live had it's own Limiter plug-in. There are definitely better Limiter plug-ins [+1 for Elephant], but you should be able to get a decent result using this setting and bringing up the Gain control till you get a sound you'...
by colin301
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Amsterdam User Group (AUG)
Replies: 69
Views: 14763

A quick reminder...

The first get together for Live users in the Amsterdam area is scheduled for September 13th [tomorrow] 20:00 in the cinema [2nd floor] at OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam.

Loooking forward to meeting y'all.
by colin301
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Amsterdam User Group (AUG)
Replies: 69
Views: 14763

rolfski wrote: It would be cool if we could play around with Live 6 beta at the meeting.
That'd be excellent! Are there any beta testers planning to come on 13th?