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by dootdoot
Tue May 26, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MOTU ultralite vs. Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
Replies: 27
Views: 3417

Re: MOTU ultralite vs. Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

I'd like to let the Profire get proven out in the wild before calling it a step up from MOTU's converters, and before I believe that it is some big leap forward in stability. My experiences with the MAudio external units was very frustrating, and MOTU has won me over with a big upgrade in sonics and...
by dootdoot
Mon May 25, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MOTU ultralite vs. Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1
Replies: 27
Views: 3417

Re: MOTU ultralite vs. Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

I used the AK1 sine right around it's release and I also use a MOTU 896HD as my main interface. The AK1 can be a really nice solution to portable DJ/Live work. The monitor/main setup is excellent, the dial and buttons can be programmed to Live functions, the sound quality is OK, and it works great o...
by dootdoot
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: name one professional
Replies: 199
Views: 20548

Re: name one professional

Live is best for... Live! Huge artists use it as a sequencer because they are not obliged to follow the chart night after night. For a main DAW, there are too many better softwares out there. thank you lapieuvre...you are the only one that gave me a straight answer. why it took over 120 posts to ge...
by dootdoot
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live as a profesional DAW
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Live as a profesional DAW

Heavily editied: ... Live is lacking in some features which make it an optimal across the board DAW. This such as *limited dual monitor support *Audio editing *No native 5.1 surround support *Advanced MIDI editing I have been using Live as my only DAW for two years now. Not only will I continue to u...
by dootdoot
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: hey all, first post with quick introduction and a question
Replies: 3
Views: 304

I do a lot of work in arrangement view, mainly compositing or dubbing parts using scratch/draft arrangements as a guide. But session view is a useful tool if you can take a modular approach to your work. You can have several drum part variations, guitar, banjo... whatever, and then switch between th...
by dootdoot
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: AudioKontrol 1 as replacement of m-audio 410??
Replies: 1
Views: 276

I use an AK1 as my portable/live interface. The inputs are good enough, but all you get are the pair on the front panel. That is a mic/line and a line/inst. Wish they coulda put a second mic pre on it, but it works fine as is. No rear-mounted RCA's on the back. Not a deal breaker, just mentioning it...
by dootdoot
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Newbie: why do GarageBand's instruments sound better?
Replies: 11
Views: 3150

Logic Express is Logic lite. In comparison to the Ableton line, GB is Lite, Express is LE, and Suite is Studio. Lite is basically the freebie version, very limited but compatible, and you can do constructive work in it if you dig a little. FWIW, GB is a great app for doing quick video/audio dubs by...
by dootdoot
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Newbie: why do GarageBand's instruments sound better?
Replies: 11
Views: 3150

It is definitely the case that the GB instruments have a lot of effects included in their settings. It isn't just an instrument sound. They have compression, chorus, reverb... already enabled in the patch. I'd consider them to be more like pre-designed sounds than bare instruments. They are also CPU...
by dootdoot
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: jagermiester is of the devil
Replies: 26
Views: 2391

Jaegermeister is an old German word meaning: how did I get in this dumpster, and where did I leave my pants?

I can hold my share of drink but had my worst time ever after seriously overdoing the Jaeger. I feel for ya, but still, stop being a pussy! :lol:
by dootdoot
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: aligning recording with beat
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

If your loops are not warped, or they don't have a tempo setting in the header (premade loops with tempo data like Apple Loops or Acid Loops, etc...), then they will just run free and not sync to your project. If the loops are steady in tempo, then turn on warping for the clip and then adjust the te...
by dootdoot
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: a question for bass players!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Depending on the bass, and what it has in it now, it can be very easy to switch to passive. I've modded a few Stingrays back to passive with good results, and a few of my past J-style "project" basses have been active and passive as I felt the need. Your options mostly depend on whether you have act...
by dootdoot
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: a question for bass players!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Oh... you can also ring most active basses to accept phantom power over TRS! You can get the power from a phantom box with either a wall wart, a battery array, or both.
by dootdoot
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: a question for bass players!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: a question for bass players!

I am totally sick of changing 9 volt batteries for my active pickups. Does anyone have experience with both actives and passives, and is there really a disadvantage to using passive pickups? How often are you changing batteries, what kind of bass, and what is the preamp? You could have a short in t...
by dootdoot
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: looping live with a drummer
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

No problem on the ideas. What I don't have is solutions! First, I am a bass player, I use a lot of looping, and I use Ableton. So far as I have seen, and I spend more time looking than I should, nobody has a easy solution to the real-time looping problem. You have to have a set tempo first in Ableto...
by dootdoot
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: looping live with a drummer
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

A few suggestions: You can beatmatch by synching the click to the drummer before firing the clip. If the clip is warped, or has tempo set, then Live will adjust tempo. Having a dedicated monitor out, and being sure not to send the click to the FOH is JOB ONE. Get it synched and then rock the crossfa...