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by miyarakira
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Suite 9 Long Load time when external HD connected
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Ableton Suite 9 Long Load time when external HD connected

This is exactly the same issue I'm having. I believe it's related to the new library browser and Ableton Index going through large sample collections. It's frustrating because the start-up on Live 8 was a lot faster, with the same setup. I'm going to remove the external HDD from Ableton's browser, a...
by miyarakira
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Interesting! Kevin, I see that LED/laser projectors are superior in many ways, but a bit beyond my price range at the moment. I'm sure eventually they'll be made more affordable. dysanfel, the projection looks great. As you mentioned you use 800x600, the image looks fine at that size. I take it the ...
by miyarakira
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Great, thanks for the helpful input! I'll figure out what parameters I need on Projector Central, then narrow down from there. You're right, for a complete new-comer to projectors, it's a big field to navigate in, and I appreciate all the input here on the forum. I'm starting to learn Quartz Compose...
by miyarakira
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Still haven't bought a projector yet, doing further research
to see if I need a short-throw/wide-angle projector or not.
Looks like it might be a Christmas gift for myself. Mm, can't
wait to be V/DJing or is that A/VJing...
by miyarakira
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

[art], here is a possible solution to your problem of scrolling black bands when filming projections: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question336.htm To record a computer monitor image, you need to experiment with different refresh rates in the monitor settings or in the host computer software....
by miyarakira
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

simmerdown, I found by chance this free software which might do what you're looking for: Video Projection Tool (VPT) 6.0 VPT is a free multipurpose realtime projection software tool for Mac and Windows created by HC Gilje. Among other things it can be used for projecting video on complex forms, adap...
by miyarakira
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Do you mean the scrolling bands of black which show up whenever you film a scene with computer screens? I always imagined it's due to the refresh rates of the computer screen (60Hz? and I guess in your case the projector) and the video camera being out of sync with each other. [art], thanks for tell...
by miyarakira
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Just curious, dysanfel, could you tell me what kind of projector setup you use? Is it rear-projection and/or short-throw? I'm thinking that I will start with just a fully prepared video to project, with live musical accompaniment like in silent films. Eventually, it'd be nice to manipulate video thr...
by miyarakira
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Still not certain if it's the most suitable for the purpose, but I was looking at BenQ MX660 . I wanted a projector which I could also use for watching films at home, having a huge screen/workspace for Ableton, to project designs for painting large surfaces... Is that asking too much? :lol: I'd love...
by miyarakira
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Wow, thank you so much for that extensive post, Pitch Black! It's great to see exactly how you go about putting on the video projection for the show, from someone of such experience. I've seen videos of your shows, some longer workshops too, and your past posts on this discussion forum. Thanks for e...
by miyarakira
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

To sum up my findings so far. Important things to consider are: 2500 lumens or brighter Good contrast ( more info ) Resolution (XGA or better, more info ) Size of image and throw distance As 102455 pointed out, it helps to know how big the projected image should be. For example, one projector I was ...
by miyarakira
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

OK, found more info. In general, people seem to agree that more than 2500 lumens are necessary, and at least XGA resolution. Also to consider: zoom range, keystone correction, the cost of the projector (short-throw/wide-angle brings the price up considerably) and replacement lamps. Visuals should be...
by miyarakira
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Projector for live performance

Thanks, 102455! Your comment helped me understand what parameters I should be looking at. Size of projected image Distance of projector to image Wall or screen I remember reading a post by Pitch Black where he mentioned using a short throw projector ("an Optoma 2500 lumen short-throw/wide-angle"). T...
by miyarakira
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Projector for live performance
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Projector for live performance

Is anyone familiar with what type of projector is recommended for accompanying live performance? From what I've read, I should be looking for higher contrast, higher lumens, and possibly with a "short throw" lens so the projector can sit on stage, not out in the crowd. Also, if I wanted to use Live ...
by miyarakira
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recording to external HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Recording to external HDD?

I see, so that's how I can use separate HDDs for samples and
recordings.

Thank you, invol, for the good info. I hope this will solve the
problem that I'm having with getting a clean recording.

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I noticed that you're the owner of the Ableton Training Center in
Brooklyn. Much respect!