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by jlgrimes
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: compression on master channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: compression on master channel

Compression on the master should be very, very light - if used at all. As has been said try and get your mix properly nailed down first. If you are going to use compression on your master, personally I'd go for a multiband compressor. It will allow you more control over the compressing of various b...
by jlgrimes
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need help to build pc to run Ableton and Reason
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Need help to build pc to run Ableton and Reason

Hi everyone. I need help putting together a pc to run Ableton, Reason and Traktor. I currently run on a six year old laptop from 2013. I can run one program or the other but barely anything more than that at the same time. I have a budget of roughly $1500. I don’t need a monitor or kB or mouse. I a...
by jlgrimes
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Resources needed for understanding MIDI better.
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Resources needed for understanding MIDI better.

Can someone provide me with some useful, easy to digest tutorial/blogs etc on MIDi and better understanding it. I'll explain my situation, might be it helps narrow down the scope of the topic. I'm preparing my live set and I'm using an APC40 for launching clips/basic mixing (Audio Effect Racks, Sen...
by jlgrimes
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is MacBookPro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid2012 recommended for Ableton live + Max for live?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Is MacBookPro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid2012 recommended for Ableton live + Max for live?

When looking at something to power modern software, a 7 year old computer is not something I would personally ever sink my money into even with the Apple name on it, especially an older i5 mobile processor. Just set your expectation bar very, very low and expect nothing from any modern synth you lo...
by jlgrimes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: samples location?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: samples location?

It is up to you. If you have the space SSD will allow faster loading but if you don’t or don’t plan on using these samples often an external mechanical is fine. Most Live samples load pretty fast anyways unless you are using a multi gigabyte orchestral or Live Drum patch. Keep in mind I’m referring ...
by jlgrimes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: samples location?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: samples location?

It is up to you. If you have the space SSD will allow faster loading but if you don’t or don’t plan on using these samples often an external mechanical is fine. Most Live samples load pretty fast anyways unless you are using a multi gigabyte orchestral or Live Drum patch.
by jlgrimes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is MacBookPro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid2012 recommended for Ableton live + Max for live?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Is MacBookPro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid2012 recommended for Ableton live + Max for live?

I dont have much experience with i5 processors but I know you definitely need a quad core if you plan on using soft synths.

I bought a 2014 core i7 mac dual core. Pretty decent for just audio work but most modern softsynths brings it to its knees.

Reaktor Polyplex even gave it trouble.
by jlgrimes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Software synths for live performance latency
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Software synths for live performance latency

Hi, I've been trying to play a number of software synths through my Ableton set via MIDI controllers and am getting some pretty intense and unpredictable latency. My audio output latency is down to 5-6ms but the playback through the synths is much greater. This occurs consistently with plugins and ...
by jlgrimes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: why is my final track volume so low??
Replies: 39
Views: 10236

Re: why is my final track volume so low??

the question is, why do you want it to be competitively loud? I think you are missing his point, he is saying that his tracks are not producing the volume that similar tracks produce in iTunes... I am having the same issue, for example... I export a track and play it in my car and I can turn it to ...
by jlgrimes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: master track effects
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: master track effects

Glue Compressor usually and maybe an EQ.
by jlgrimes
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?

Thats not Ableton at all, thats Reaper. Oh sorry, you are right. In Live I can see a MME/Direct X option in sound preferences. The best things I'm reading now is: http://www.staudio.de/kb/english/drivers/ , I'll try to look for specific of WDM / Bheringer drivers with Ableton. EDIT: it seems like A...
by jlgrimes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?

With ASIO I have the problem that it takes exclusive control of my sound card (so my audio monitors with it) and I have to keep switching between ASIO / WASPI if I want to listen to a tutorial on you tube or anything else while one of my software is controlling my audio interface. I see that there ...
by jlgrimes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Windows WDM instead of ASIO for a audio interface?

Im not sure if Ableton even supports WDM or at least the low latency WDM with ks. Sonar was the only DAW I remembered that supported this. I had an Echo Layla 3g that had pretty good WDM drivers although that was awhile ago. Now it seems like either ASIO (PC) or Core Audio (Mac) are the drivers that...
by jlgrimes
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help With Expression Pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Help With Expression Pedal

My guess is that the Ableton 9 preset on the Advance might have the Expression on a different CC? You might want to change this on the preset and then save it. Alternatively you can set up the controller as an Ableton Remote Controller and then use it to map to any parameter on the Ableton GUI. Hard...
by jlgrimes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to change the pitch of notes in ableton midi editor
Replies: 18
Views: 9798

Re: How to change the pitch of notes in ableton midi editor

I've set up a drum rack and I have 2 midi notes that I'm layering. In the Midi note editor the notes are right beside each other on the piano roll (exactly the way I want it) I want to transpose 1 row of my kicks up an octave but I don't know how to do that. I don't want to drag them up an Octave, ...