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by Samaritan Sound
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Boosting above 0db using digital EQs i.e. EQ8 in Live
Replies: 21
Views: 3600

Re: Boosting above 0db using digital EQs i.e. EQ8 in Live

There's no good reason for your track to be that loud. While Live's floating point math may allow for internal signals above 0, some of your plugins may not sound as good being fed a signal that hot. Somebody posted an article on here somewhere about mixing inside the box, and why some folks think D...
by Samaritan Sound
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Compressor Mystery for Audio geeks!
Replies: 22
Views: 5555

Re: Compressor Mystery for Audio geeks!

This thread is a good example of why we adjust these things with our ears. Too easy to overthink it, and get unpredictable/undesirable results. Interesting observations and discussion, but ultimately - just use your ears.
by Samaritan Sound
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automating Reason Filters
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Re: Automating Reason Filters

You use Rewire, and in arrangement view you add an automation lane. Haven't really messed with it in session view.
by Samaritan Sound
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Another Problem: Chords coming out as a single note
Replies: 15
Views: 4995

Re: Another Problem: Chords coming out as a single note

As the other two posters have alluded, this is most likely a polyphony setting of 1 in the synth program. This is quite common on lead and bass programs. Try a pad program - bet you'll get full chords.
by Samaritan Sound
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: rendering tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: rendering tracks

It doesn't matter what bpm you render. Wav files don't know what a bpm is.
by Samaritan Sound
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rendering a 1 Hour Mix into separate Tracks?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Rendering a 1 Hour Mix into separate Tracks?

My preference for this sort of thing is to export as one file, then use track markers in the CD burning app with 0 second gap.
by Samaritan Sound
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi merge solution needed software and or software
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Midi merge solution needed software and or software

Can you post a drawing or diagram of your MIDI connections? Keep in mind that many units do not have a dedicated MIDI thru port, but will pass messages received on the input to the output. This may be a configuration setting called MIDI Echo.
by Samaritan Sound
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can't pan a mono audio track?
Replies: 19
Views: 2682

Re: Can't pan a mono audio track?

I only saw one smartass post that may have been directed at you (but not even sure about that one), so I'm not sure why you're worked up. I can't speak to the version of Live you're using, but the reason no one has a good answer for you is that there is no logical reason that should happen. Mono tra...
by Samaritan Sound
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Making a clip with pick-up notes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Making a clip with pick-up notes.

Alternatively, you can also make it a 2 bar loop, use an envelope to mute the stuff before the pickup notes, and launch it a bar early.
by Samaritan Sound
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: synthesize a kickdrum with operator
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Re: synthesize a kickdrum with operator

And don't forget you can record yourself whacking anything to get a beater sound you like.
by Samaritan Sound
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can't pan a mono audio track?
Replies: 19
Views: 2682

Re: Can't pan a mono audio track?

friend_kami wrote:
Komodovaran wrote:You can't pan mono. That's why it's mono. Mono means there's no left/right, only... mono.
yeah ok.
someone forgot to do his homework again..
Lol!
by Samaritan Sound
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Rewire: Not Enough Memory
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: Rewire: Not Enough Memory

I've been getting it, too, since installing M-Audio Axiom with Direct Link, Novation Nocturn, and latest version of Automap (Santa was good to me). I just ignore it. I've even gone and used Rewire with Reason, and not encountered any actual problems.
by Samaritan Sound
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: hihats and cymbals are.....problematic
Replies: 27
Views: 17892

Re: hihats suck

Find drum grooves you like and transcribe them. After a few, you'll start to get an idea of what to do.
by Samaritan Sound
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Normalizing bounces detract from audio quality?
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

Re: Normalizing bounces detract from audio quality?

I'll also add that we don't mix waveforms, we mix sounds. Go by your ears. Also, when I record anything, either DI or with a Mic, I leave 3-6 dB of headroom (in 24 bit) to prevent overs. So if your exported tracks are peaking at -3 to -6 dB, that sounds about right.
by Samaritan Sound
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Normalizing bounces detract from audio quality?
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

Re: Normalizing bounces detract from audio quality?

In theory, normalizing causes a recalculation of the bits, and introduces an additional level of rounding - however minuscule that may be in Live. For that reason, some folks say to never ever normalize. My view is that normally you should have 6-15 dB of headroom on your master bus anyway. If non-n...