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by stevemac
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live saturator/overdrive/tube vs third party
Replies: 35
Views: 3949

Re: Live saturator/overdrive/tube vs third party

Honestly, I actually find I'm often opting for the punch Ableton's Saturator over a lot of expensive plugs like Saturn and Decapitator. Don't get me wrong, I use Saturn and Decapitator at lot - mainly to produce very pronounced sound shaping for a few key sounds in a track and for bus processing, bu...
by stevemac
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The nine point two thread
Replies: 56
Views: 5092

Re: The nine point two thread

re:dream wrote:Replace.

But I did not get that message. It just installed , quick as a snake.
Thanks dude, but if the one in the location has a 'newer name', would that suggest it's already there!?
by stevemac
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The nine point two thread
Replies: 56
Views: 5092

Re: The nine point two thread

I get this message when I go to install (on mac):

"A newer item named “Ableton Live 9 Suite” already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the older one you’re moving?"

Do I say yes?? Don't want to mess up any existing projects!
by stevemac
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving from 32 to 64bit
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Moving from 32 to 64bit

Cheers dude
by stevemac
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving from 32 to 64bit
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Moving from 32 to 64bit

Hi all, Excuse my under par tech knowledge here. I know my way around Ableton like a whiz, but general computer tasks tend to escape me sometimes. I'm using a 32bit version of Live and I figure that I'll be able to have less CPU straining issues if I run the 64bit version. Does this means I'll need ...
by stevemac
Fri May 15, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Ableton DJs: do you set the levels of your songs?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Ableton DJs: do you set the levels of your songs?

I would assign 2 knobs on a controller to act as trim pots, like on a dj mixer. Use a utility device for this. That way you have your channel faders to move up and down relative to each other rather than having to remember that one track is way louder / quieter. It's crap when you finish a blend and...
by stevemac
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty

Just a note for anyone doing searches in the future, I saved a midi learn config (simply by doing midi learn, mapping the knobs and pluign parameters then saving) and it works brilliantly with the sub phatty. There have a been a couple of times it hasn't loaded as default for some reason but with pl...
by stevemac
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty

OK, here's a question then: does this work with Ableton's native devices? Like, I'd LOVE to buy a Novation Zero and dedicate it totally to Operator, but it *has* to just remember the mappings I make once, no matter which instance of Operator I select. I would definitely punch a baby for this functi...
by stevemac
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty

login wrote: No, it hard maps it to the plug in, so every instance you open it will be mapped.
Excellent :)
That's about bluehand dude, different thing! Cheers though
by stevemac
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty

login wrote:Many software synths feature Midi learn, you do it once only and any instance you add will be mapped.

Consult the synth manual to see if there is a midi learn function.
But doesn't this hard map those controls (one one instance) to that knob?
by stevemac
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Automap style control of soft synths using Sub Phatty

Hi guys, I've had a good search around and can't see anything that answers this - hope you can help. I want to use my Sub Phatty to control some common parameters of other favourite soft synths. It has MIDI capability and lovely design / layout, so it's perfect. Specifically, I do not want to use cm...
by stevemac
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10
Replies: 206
Views: 31438

Re: Ableton Live 10

Whilst a lot of people use it in Live situations, I think we can all agree that the vast majority of users are production focussed. Getting ideas down quickly, experimenting with different ideas / jamming, and then being able to produce it into a finished product. I'd love to see even more live per...
by stevemac
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10
Replies: 206
Views: 31438

Re: Ableton Live 10

I'm firmly in the Live is a performance Sampler on steroids camp. At least that's what it started out being, now it's a simple DAW as well, and every year everyone asks for more DAW features. I would like more Automap and MainStage style features, easier ways to actually play live with songs, not j...
by stevemac
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10
Replies: 206
Views: 31438

Re: Ableton Live 10

mholloway wrote:make Automation envelopes snap to the grid, with definable grid options. Seriously, how does this still not exist???
make the Volume and Pan automation snap horizontally to Zero (see adobe audition clip envelopes; very useful and natural feeling)
Yes!
by stevemac
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buss & Master processing
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Buss & Master processing

Yeah, I just find that I focus on purely EQ for each channel now (both digital subtractive and analogue boosts) as I know the processing is already going on in the background... helps me focus I suppose. I also like that you don't get any surprises at the end like if you then decided to slam on some...