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by abluesky
Sat May 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MacBook Pro 16 question
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: MacBook Pro 16 question

I was wondering what your typical session looks like?

I have a stress test live set and I’m barely able to have 16 tracks of wavetable with 3 osc and 8 voice shimmer unison run at 512. At 256 it drops to 7.

Would you be willing to run the stress test to compare?

My 16” is full spec i9 with 2Tb.
by abluesky
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Backpack Suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 7625

Re: Backpack Suggestions?

http://missionworkshop.com/products/bags/backpacks/ I have a Vandal and an Arkiv R6 field pack. Can't recommend them enough. While both have room for Laptop and Maschine, I would probably sugest a large Arkiv Field Pack for most. I have a small one because the Vandal is huge, but the Arkiv has a spe...
by abluesky
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mountain Lion Issues?
Replies: 50
Views: 4403

Re: Mountain Lion Issues?

Absolutely no problems, latest 32bit live, Apogee One, Maschine, some plugs.
by abluesky
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Built In Soundcard and speakers & Compression
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Built In Soundcard and speakers & Compression

Try it out sometime when you're in an experimental mood, you might be surprised!
by abluesky
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Built In Soundcard and speakers & Compression
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Built In Soundcard and speakers & Compression

I've always like lots of compression in my music, from French house (Daft Punk, Para One) to Swedish Techno (Drumcode, SVEK), to LA style beats and Bass music (FlyLo) and everything in between. I like the pump, side-chained, softknee, glued, NY Style, whatever word you want to use to describe variou...
by abluesky
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best VSTs
Replies: 82
Views: 10777

Re: Best VSTs

If you are new to Live and have suite, learn the instruments and effects in Live first. Concentrate on the following FIRST: Synthesis: 1. Subtractive Synthesis with Analog 2. FM synthesis with Operator Sampling 1. Simpler 2. Sampler 3. Drum Racks Effects 1. Compressor 2. Gate 3. EQ 4. Reverb 5. Dela...
by abluesky
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: self discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: self discovery

I think if you had said outside instead of out it would have been more clear. Good for you though! :) Aha - I see. What I mean is I stopped thinking about the process, analyzing, criticizing, and just went with my feelings and where the music took itself. Almost like the music made itself, actually...
by abluesky
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: self discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: self discovery

Um, didn't get wasted, don't know where you got that idea from...but thanks for the good vibes.
by abluesky
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: self discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 904

self discovery

Last night I had one of those moments. I was sitting outside with the laptop, fired up Live, loaded a simple sinewave synth and just jammed on the keyboard. Used the built in speakers. Just exploring having fun. Then Everything clicked. And it all flowed out, like I was really using my plugins for t...
by abluesky
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Strange CPU problems in Live 8 - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Strange CPU problems in Live 8 - PLEASE HELP

Hi! I've noticed some strange behavior in Live. 1. I compose a track. It's all good. Meter barely hits 70% 2. After a while, cpu begins to spike. 3. After restart and reboot - track unplayable. Happens EVERY TRACK. Very frustrating. Full, legitimate install of Live 8 suite. Using Operator, Reaktor, ...
by abluesky
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best Live Device to Eliminate Hiss on Audio Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 4103

Re: Best Live Device to Eliminate Hiss on Audio Recording

Definitely Izotope RX2. I used the Advanced version to process audio for video and it removed hiss (and clipping!) very effectively while retaining sonic quaity.

Recommended.
by abluesky
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Getting Back into It, Is the APC still top dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Getting Back into It, Is the APC still top dog?

iPad apps:

Sound prism pro

Polychord

Lemur

Polysteparp

Phaedra
by abluesky
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: IPad with Animoog
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: IPad with Animoog

I agree the Animoog is sensational. One of the most inspiring synths I've ever played.
by abluesky
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 8 Instruments as good as Native Instruments FM8, Massiv
Replies: 29
Views: 4597

Re: Live 8 Instruments as good as Native Instruments FM8, Massiv

After years of using softsynths and seeing their development, I now use the following: 1. Reaktor 2. Aalto 3. Xils-lab Xils3 4. Korg Legacy Analog Collection 5. Audio Damage Phosphor However, I do an incredible amount of sound design within Live itself using Sampler, Racks, and Routing signals. Over...