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by andy_cytomic
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton is crashing upon opening!
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Ableton is crashing upon opening!

It's most likely because you've got an old version of Reason installed and its rewire connection is causing Live to crash. Either uninstall Reason or update it to a version that is compatible with High Sierra: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001771524-Live-crashes-on-launch-due-to-an-o...
by andy_cytomic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Krafty Kuts thinks "The Glue" plug-in beats the Glue in Live
Replies: 32
Views: 4039

Re: Krafty Kuts thinks "The Glue" plug-in beats the Glue in Live

As proof that the Ableton guys do listen to suggestions, they've implemented something I've been asking for a while now, for EQ8 to go down much lower. In Live 10 it now goes down to 10 hz.
by andy_cytomic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: EQ8: Serious issues with Bass. Here is the proof.
Replies: 18
Views: 2541

Re: EQ8: Serious issues with Bass. Here is the proof.

ze2be wrote: I would like eq8 to reach down to 10hz like all other similar vst eqs, exactly so you can use a hp filter without forceing the lowest bass notes to -3db! :D
Something I requested a long time ago has now happened, EQ8 now goes down to 10hz in Live 10 :)
by andy_cytomic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample rate consequences for third party plugins
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Sample rate consequences for third party plugins

Most plugins use oversampling in the filter sections at least, Abletons stuff is all mostly 4x oversampled. So that means if the computer is running at 41.1kHz then the oversampled synth filter is calculated at 176.4kHz. 4 times faster. So 48k becomes 192k internally, oversampled. Anything which ca...
by andy_cytomic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample rate consequences for third party plugins
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Sample rate consequences for third party plugins

Hi there, For years now I've been under the impression that Live's sample rate does not make a major difference to overall sound quality of a piece of music made in Live. Numerous audiophile debates online would make you want to believe otherwise, but many notable audio engineers and artists who I ...
by andy_cytomic
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Krafty Kuts thinks "The Glue" plug-in beats the Glue in Live
Replies: 32
Views: 4039

Re: Krafty Kuts thinks "The Glue" plug-in beats the Glue in Live

I really like Krafty Kuts so its awesome to hear he likes using The Glue! The Ableton guys do listen, but it takes time to get stuff done. There are plenty of updates and changes going on for the better so please be patient. As for The Glue vs the Glue Compressor device, the do have exactly the same...
by andy_cytomic
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Excessive CPU usage with Sampler use the new filter models
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: Excessive CPU usage with Sampler use the new filter models

Want better sounding filter models? It doesn't come for free. Either freeze or use the original filters. new filter algorithms are efficient and use a fixed amount of CPU. for example, - Sampler 16 voices, Filter off : 2% CPU - Sampler 16 voices, Filter on (Clean) : 5% CPU - Sampler 16 voices, Filt...
by andy_cytomic
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...

in the nitty gritty guts of digital filter design it is common to use the "normalized frequency", which is the frequency divided by the sample rate. if you then change the sample rate, then the frequency of filter shifts. whilst you might want or expect the frequency to remain constant when you cha...
by andy_cytomic
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...

My guess is that this is not unusual behavior at all. Depending on how a filter is designed I can imagine that the base sample rate could have a substantial impact on how it functions, and this might very well be the case with EQ8's filters (I'm assuming EQ8, but the OP never said which device/plug...
by andy_cytomic
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Possible bug: EQ Curve changes with sample rate...

The EQ shape does change with sample rate, this happens to all digital EQ, it's called "cramping". If you change sample rates you will have to expect the sound of your mix will change. To minimise this change I suggest doing your whole project at the higher sample rate to begin with. Another alterna...
by andy_cytomic
Fri May 27, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 9.5: Automating the Filter Freq on all devices - broken
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: 9.5: Automating Filter Freq on updated devices - broken

Hi Andy, thanks for the reply! The problem i was posting about here is not specific to your filters though (i'll change this thread's misleading subject title shortly). The issue here is that Ableton added a smoothing behaviour to the filter when automated, no matter which filters are being used - ...
by andy_cytomic
Fri May 27, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Operator filters aren't resonant at all
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: New Operator filters aren't resonant at all

i f•••ing LOVE Operator and have used it for many years but since 9.5 it's been screwed. Ableton seems to have shoehorned in the new filters without making the proper adjustments to make them work correctly, and they changed the filter smoothing behavior when cutoff is automated - making the filter...
by andy_cytomic
Fri May 27, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Operator filters aren't resonant at all
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: New Operator filters aren't resonant at all

the Filter Drive for the new filters is pretty useless it seems like ..... i guess i put it on max and thought that would really bring out the squelches but seems to kill them...instead.... actually, if you add just a touch of the new Filter Drive on top of what i said then it does add something......
by andy_cytomic
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 9.5: Automating the Filter Freq on all devices - broken
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: 9.5: Automating Filter Freq on updated devices - broken

here's an audio comparison. exact same project file, opened in 9.2.3 first, then in 9.5: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78200/9.5filterprob.wav I did point this out to the guys at Ableton that they needed to "pad" the input signal levels to the new filters more (i.e. lower the input volume and...
by andy_cytomic
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9.5
Replies: 146
Views: 8615

Re: Live 9.5

Rather than create a new thread, I'll post my filter question here since I saw so much great filter info here posted by Andy of Cytomic. It was stated in a post earlier in this thread that the new 9.5 filters are MD (medium resolution) in real time. However, when rendered to audio are they also MD,...