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by m.o
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to recreate "Warm Pad" at http://www.ableton.com/analog
Replies: 9
Views: 3940

Re: How to recreate "Warm Pad" at http://www.ableton.com/analog

Generally for pads/synth-string I guess you'll want to: At least 2 or 3 oscilators (I think I use sawtooth), one of which is tuned an octave higher, also detune the oscs with fine tune so they are a few cents (just a little) out of tune w. each others. It's the interaction between the almost in tune...
by m.o
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Computer preparation before setting up studio
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Computer preparation before setting up studio

I'd say go with two partitions. Operating system and ableton installed on C:, keep as much of your own data/songs/samples and downloaded stuff you want to keep on D: I think something like 80GB on C: should be enough for windows, ableton and some other programs. Installed programs will almost always...
by m.o
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Help Writing some tranced out melodies??
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Help Writing some tranced out melodies??

Nudge everything an 8th to the left? :mrgreen:

Or instead of a long attack, put a long decay on instead, also experiment with separate filter envelope...
by m.o
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: the best real rock song in years.
Replies: 46
Views: 3735

Re: the best real rock song in years.

Rock'n'roll has been pronounced dead so many times...

However we cannot have a thread like this without the basics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-Cr999fy0
by m.o
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: MPD32 not showing in MIDI Ports
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: MPD32 not showing in MIDI Ports

There is a problem/bug with windows and USB-Midi devices, the problem is thare is a limit to the number of devices connected (I think 10). Normally this wouldn't be a problem for most people, except that if you switch USB port on a device it will be counted as a 'new' device . I had this problem, so...
by m.o
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Using standard MIDI sounds from a MIDI-file
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Using standard MIDI sounds from a MIDI-file

You're quite right :oops: sorry. The midi tracks would contain program change or bank select commands (special CC messages), I think this is what you see in the midi editor to the left in the boxes "Bank", "Sub bank" and "program". So in the version of part rock I found from google, I see 34, 82 and...
by m.o
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Using standard MIDI sounds from a MIDI-file
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Using standard MIDI sounds from a MIDI-file

If you search around about MIDI standard sounds/instruments you should find there is a list of instruments/sound types connected to the MIDI standard (though this list was alway 'suggested' sounds), this was for synth manufacturers make presets following some sort of convention or standard. This wou...
by m.o
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

dancing Ray wrote:a nice two channel solution...
http://www.thomann.de/de/emu_xmidi_2x2.htm
it´s 49 EUR.
Just got me one of those, works just fine! :D
But yeah if you're just looking to connect one instrument, get one of the < 10$ cables.
by m.o
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recreating ambient sound
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Recreating ambient sound

+1 what kanuck said. Generally with subtractive synthesis (basicly all synths) it's best to start with a square or a sawtooth wave, since these contain lots of harmonics/overtones (Square has the odd numbered overtones (mults. of base frequency) 1, 3, 5... while sawtooth has all overtones 1, 2, 3......
by m.o
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do I get this ringing guitar sound? (sample)
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: How do I get this ringing guitar sound? (sample)

Hmm, kinda sounds like a 'natural harmonic'/overtone (like the ones you can get on 5th, 7th and 12th fret)?
by m.o
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: sample recording
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: sample recording

Microphones are a djungle of opinions, though some common recommendations I see are:

Shure SM58 - dynamic (doesn't need phantom power), one of the worlds most popular mics.
Rode NT1 or 2 - condenser mic.
by m.o
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: LaunchPad
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: LaunchPad

You can't change channels on the launchpad.

Try using specific MIDI port assignments in ableton (instead of just 'Any source'/'All MIDI') or change your VCMs channel if possible.
by m.o
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LFO Type VST To Automate Parameters Outside A Synth
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Re: LFO Type VST To Automate Parameters Outside A Synth

Check out these free plugins for midi-LFO:s (I imagine you could midi-map in ableton from these).

http://freemusicsoftware.org/category/f ... -generator
by m.o
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: balancing audio from soundcard
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: balancing audio from soundcard

You would normally use one track in ableton, and select 1+2 as external input. So you shouldn't need to record onto 2 separate mono tracks, but one stereo. However if you do record to 2 separate tracks, you can of course (stereo) pan track one to the left and track 2 to the right. I also think there...
by m.o
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: What ableton upgrade do i buy?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: What ableton upgrade do i buy?

Yes, I do think the 'Upgrade from live lite' is the one you should get.

http://www.ableton.com/pages/2009/apc_4 ... ison_chart