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by turnstylenyc
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...

One quick question: I recorded several passes at a simple 4-bar from my audio keyboard, and then dragged the clip's in/out markers to my preferred take -- but it doesn't loop quite right. Is the idea that I then ctrl-drag the warp markers that showed up in the clip, to tweak the timing (especially a...
by turnstylenyc
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...

create the first clip, select it, hold down alt and drag it to the slot below. You'll end up with a stack of four clips. Sorry, I'm not following -- alt-drag doesn't seem to do anything (fwiw, I'm using a PC) -- and ctrl-drag creates just one copy, so I'm not quite sure how you wound up with four? ...
by turnstylenyc
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...

I'd start it in session view. Create a four bar clip. Copy it (for the repeat). Copy again (rev, invert etc) and copy once again for bars 13-16. Set follow actions to taste. Thanks, when you say "copy it" do you mean within that one Session clip? Meaning, you play those 4 bars into a Session Clip, ...
by turnstylenyc
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...

Everyone who replies will say read the manual...it explains it all better than any of us can. Start in session view. I actually enjoy reading manuals -- but at 600 pages, I'm trying to figure out where to jump in. So to record, say, a simple blues pattern. that should start off in Session? When you...
by turnstylenyc
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs...

Hi all, I'm trying to use Ableton to help compose simple songs -- I mostly hope to record some keyboard, perhaps add some guitar or voice, and try to wind up with a song structure -- just for fun. I picked Ableton because the building block approach appealed to me -- but I seem to be having trouble ...
by turnstylenyc
Wed May 15, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)
Replies: 12
Views: 5920

Re: 44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)

[snip] And the 48 kHz? That is a copy protection. [snip] Thank you, that was brilliant info -- when I was thinking "this is annoying" it never occurred to me that it was annoying *by design*! To continue the conversation... 1) It seems most here prefer 48KHz -- but Live defaults to 44KHz -- is ther...
by turnstylenyc
Mon May 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)
Replies: 12
Views: 5920

Re: 44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)

If you want to support both CD and video output, would that be a reason to use 96KHz? Or is it fine to downsample from 48KHz to 44KHz. I assume it's not ideal to upsample from 44KHz to 48KHz, is that correct? So, for example, if you use CD audio within a video, it has to be upsampled? Does anybody h...
by turnstylenyc
Mon May 13, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)
Replies: 12
Views: 5920

44KHz or 48KHz? (mostly for video playback)

Hi all, I'm working out my procedure to record some home music projects. I'll be shooting MP4 or MTS/AVCHD on my camera, and simultaneously recording audio in Live. I'll then use a video editor (Sony Movie Studio) to sync the audio from Live to the video from the camera -- and then I expect to rende...
by turnstylenyc
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)

It's certainly interesting that you got a similar result on your upright, but (imho) this sound just can't possibly be right/normal for a proper piano.
by turnstylenyc
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Proper way to uninstall a Pack in Live 9?
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Proper way to uninstall a Pack in Live 9?

Hi all, My understanding is that in Live 8, to uninstall a Pack you were supposed to go to Preferences > Library and uninstall it from there. But that doesn't seem to exist in Live 9, and I can't find anything about uninstalling Packs in the Live 9 docs. Is there a proper way to uninstall a Pack in ...
by turnstylenyc
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)

Thanks for giving it a listen! Just to be sure, for the C two octaves below middle C -- it's not just an 'overtone' that you have to listen critically to pick out -- it's a glaring and odd sound, right? (at least for the "mellow" piano) I do hear other odd overtones on other notes -- but that C is j...
by turnstylenyc
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Is it just me? (regarding the Live 9 Grand Piano Pack)

If you've installed the Grand Piano Pack, if you choose the "Mellow" piano (either "Equal" or "Stretch") -- do you hear a really wrong loud resonant sound when you hit the C two octaves below middle C? (it also seems to be present in the "Bright" piano, though to much less a degree.) I don't feel li...
by turnstylenyc
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Quick question about installing/uninstalling Packs...
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Quick question about installing/uninstalling Packs...

I just tried installing my first Pack. From what I remember of Live 8, to uninstall a Pack you would go to Preferences>Library and uninstall it from there. But that doesn't seem to be available in Live 9. I searched through the Live 9 manual, and couldn't seem to find it. To uninstall a Pack in Live...
by turnstylenyc
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Quick question about installing/uninstalling Packs...
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Quick question about installing/uninstalling Packs...

Hi all, just before I start experimenting with installing Packs -- I gather I can uninstall them via the Preferences panel -- but if you uninstall a Pack, is all the stuff that came with it deleted? Or do I somehow need to keep track of what I'm also supposed to remove from the folders in the OS?
by turnstylenyc
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Quick reality check for somebody just getting started...
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Quick reality check for somebody just getting started...

funken wrote:Vintage Light Funky is in the Live 8 Library.
So if I uninstalled 8 before installing I, I can't have it anymore -- even if I download and install the standalone Packs that come with 9?