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by roothewhirl
Fri May 14, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: guitar sound quality
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: guitar sound quality

First I would recommend a good audio interface (anything that takes an XLR mic or 1/4 inch input, depending on how you want to record the guitar). Next, invest in an Art Tube MP pre amp (search for it on musicians friend). If you want to record your guitar from an amp, I would recommend an SM 57 poi...
by roothewhirl
Fri May 07, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: 20 min Video Tutorial on Making a Track in Ableton Live
Replies: 12
Views: 2054

Re: 20 min Video Tutorial on Making a Track in Ableton Live

Big ups frobot. Enjoyed the video. Keep up the good work! Nice monitor you've got there, BTW!

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Wed May 05, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: rendering question
Replies: 15
Views: 2021

Re: rendering question

I do know that most cds are sampled down into 44.1 at 16 bits anyways. This is part of the debate when it comes to the best rendering mode. I also know that mastering engineers do prefer the highest bit rate and sample rate possible. I'm not sure if there is a massive difference in the dither of say...
by roothewhirl
Tue May 04, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: chipPad for iPad
Replies: 37
Views: 7532

Re: chipPad for iPad

This looks great. Keep up the good work, man!

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Tue May 04, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Orcehstral Strings in Sampler
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Orcehstral Strings in Sampler

In all seriousness, I just wrote a tutorial on using strings in Ableton Live. Enjoy!

Working With Strings In Ableton Live

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Mon May 03, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: my knobs twitchy
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: my knobs twitchy

Thanks for the tip, concept. My MPD24 has been doing this for awhile. I had a suspicion it was dusty pots, but never got around to looking.

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Sun May 02, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Orcehstral Strings in Sampler
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Orcehstral Strings in Sampler

Use it to write the string parts for Italo Disco songs...or just use it to write Music for film/games! :P

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Sun May 02, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Should you EQ samples that you grab from other tracks?
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Should you EQ samples that you grab from other tracks?

It's all about context. Someone wrote those tracks with THEIR MIX in mind. It's your job to take those samples and make them bend to YOUR WILL, not vice versa. I remember Flying Lotus said something to that affect of; "I control the samples, don't let them control me". It's really all subjective, th...
by roothewhirl
Sun May 02, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: my funky minimal tech nonsense track request your ears
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: my funky minimal tech nonsense track request your ears

Great track! Was this all done using ableton live? Any external effects or softsynths used? The reverb/delayed out drum break rocks!

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Sat May 01, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to select a non-square area in arrangement view?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: How to select a non-square area in arrangement view?

Have you tried right clicking and turning off the grid in Arrangement View? Also, remember that the shortcut Ctr+E will split MIDI and audio tracks giving you even greater control. You also should be able to click anywhere within a track in Arrangement View with Grid Mode off and highlight any porti...
by roothewhirl
Sat May 01, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to string songs together
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: How to string songs together

You know, I usually use Steinberg's Wavelab for this, and it usually works out pretty good. I don't know about natively being able to do it in Ableton Live. I guess you could export the songs individually, then load them all into a new project and do all of your fades and edits, then save out the en...
by roothewhirl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Cheap keyboard to learn how to play properly on
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

Re: Cheap keyboard to learn how to play properly on

Start with Minor and Major scales, and mess with Chords. Piano World is a great resource for these. http://www.pianoworld.com/fun/vpc/piano_chords.htm Stick to the basics first, it can be intimidating seeing all of these crazy inverted chords and exotic scales. Just stick to Major and Minor keys, le...
by roothewhirl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: The Utility plug is your friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: The Utility plug is your friend

I hear you on this one. Also, using the freeze function on Ableton's Reverb can get some amazing sounds that can be used for texture, or other things in your mixes.

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Exporting audio
Replies: 17
Views: 6396

Re: Exporting audio

Usually I just go into Arrange View and highlight the track I want. Once it's highlighted it will be orange. Then go up and just export the audio. That should work.

-Ryan
by roothewhirl
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: considering ableton; some questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: considering ableton; some questions...

Trust me, you will not be let down with Ableton Live!

-Ryan