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by puzzlefactory
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is Apple losing its way in music tech?
Replies: 28
Views: 4701

Re: Is Apple losing its way in music tech?

It's not just the OS, it's the attitude towards the "prosumer" market. Things like soldering the memory to chassis, removing USB ports, swapping out i7 chips for i5 and still charging the same price, making internal third party hard drives incompatible with the firmware. They hurt seem to be spittin...
by puzzlefactory
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is Apple losing its way in music tech?
Replies: 28
Views: 4701

Re: Is Apple losing its way in music tech?

I'm slowly making the switch to Windows. The only thing holding me back (other than waiting for my current machines to die) is using Logic for recording and mixing. Will probably make the switch to Cubase in the next couple of years as I just can't justify buying another Apple computer.
by puzzlefactory
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: NI people ready for macOS Sierra
Replies: 39
Views: 3975

Re: NI people ready for macOS Sierra

Jackalton wrote:I'm getting very, very high processor usage (and battery drain) on my 12" MacBook using Live 9.6.2 in Sierra… :-/
Is it an older machine? Every time I update my MBP it seems to get slower and slower (I suspect Apple do it purposefully to make people upgrade their machines).
by puzzlefactory
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Native Instruments just ripped off Push big-time, ha!
Replies: 42
Views: 3574

Re: Native Instruments just ripped off Push big-time, ha!

Maschine is going to become a lot like Live. NI say over on their forums that they are updating the sequencer by adding a "song layer". By all accounts it will be very similar to session mode, where you can hit record and play in your arrangement from the patterns (clips) and scenes.
by puzzlefactory
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Returning to start of song from keyboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Returning to start of song from keyboard?

I can't seem to reset the start marker from the keyboard in arrangement mode. In programs like Logic if you hit "zero" on the numeric pad it'll return the playhead to the start of the track. I can't seem to find a similar key command on Live. I have to use the mouse and press "stop" twice to do it. ...
by puzzlefactory
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

Martin Gifford wrote:
puzzlefactory wrote:For anyone whose interested, here's the track I made with the chord progression. ;)

https://m.soundcloud.com/nix1984/mtma-radio-edit
Nice vibe. I like it. Note there's a vocal drop-out at 3:10.

It's a radio edit and theres a swear word there... ;)
by puzzlefactory
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

For anyone whose interested, here's the track I made with the chord progression. ;)

https://m.soundcloud.com/nix1984/mtma-radio-edit
by puzzlefactory
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

Personally I was educated by both theories. :)

Either way, the tracks almost finished. Going to lay down some vocals for it on Thursday.
by puzzlefactory
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

I use a lot of inversions and the whole pattern has a descending followed by ascending feel to it due to the inversions I use. Like I say it seems to work. I'll post it here when I've finished. ;)
by puzzlefactory
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

Yeah it works. I'm using it in a Liquid DnB track and it has a very "epic" and "euphoric" feel to it. Somewhat akin to Netsky's track "When Darkness Falls".
by puzzlefactory
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is all Ableton has to offer just Electronic dubstep trap mus
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Is all Ableton has to offer just Electronic dubstep trap mus

If you want to make "band" music but don't like the sound of your instruments. I would suggest investing in some better instruments rather than trying to use sample libraries. Ableton would make a perfectly serviceable multitrack recorder, which is what you'll be after to record you bands "sound" an...
by puzzlefactory
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

Ok, the chord progression goes C, Gm, G#, Bb. The last three chords are all part of the Cm scale (as i can see the lights flashing up on Push, which is set to Cm, when i play the chords on my keyboard) but obviously the tonic isn't part of the minor scale.
by puzzlefactory
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Re: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

Hmmmm, doesn't seem to come up with anything....
by puzzlefactory
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?
Replies: 25
Views: 2239

Question for any music theory heads out there, song key?

I've written a little chord progression that i really like but can't figure out what key it is in. The tonic chord is C major but the rest of the progression is in C minor scale. So what key would this be? What scale is it following?