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by five_magics
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: having to open the plugins with the mouse the first time...
Replies: 0
Views: 457

having to open the plugins with the mouse the first time...

Command Alt P for hiding and showing the plugin doesn't work directly when I load Ableton. I have to first open my plugin with the mouse befor I can use the shortcut. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hostingpics.net" title="Hebergeur d'image"><img src="http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/620395Capt...
by five_magics
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: gain reduction in DB on the ableton comrpessor
Replies: 1
Views: 544

gain reduction in DB on the ableton comrpessor

Hi all,

Wondering if it's possible to read the amount of gain reduction in Dbs on that ableton compressor ?
Unfortunately the gain reduction meter is not incremented.

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by five_magics
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

the whole loudness thing is actually more complicated than you might expect. loudness itself is actually a psychoacoustic phenomenon that has no objective measurement. there is not even scientific agreement on whether a -6 dB or -10 dB drop in signal level corresponds to an experience of half the l...
by five_magics
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: understanding the compressor threshold
Replies: 4
Views: 531

understanding the compressor threshold

Hi all, In the example below, I have set my threshold to -27 dB. As you can se with these extreme settings, (smallest attack time and infinite ratio), my compressor is supposed to be able to attenuate my signal to meet the threshold. Yet my output signal peaks at -18 db on my fader ? I would say it ...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

five_magics wrote:Bonus question :

On the Ableton meter, there is a green dash and a green bar. The dash represents peak level and the bar RMS level right ?
Many thanks...

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Is this correct ?
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

Bonus question : On the Ableton meter, there is a green dash and a green bar. The dash represents peak level and the bar RMS level right ? Which Live version are you using? Before Live 9.5 there was no indication of RMS, it was just the bar for the momentary peak and the dash for a peak hold (no id...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

Bonus question :

On the Ableton meter, there is a green dash and a green bar. The dash represents peak level and the bar RMS level right ?
Many thanks...

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by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

I am so baffled 8O This is the unfortunate side-effect of the term decibel being used in different standards and scales I think. Long story short, acoustically a 6dB reduction tends to equal half of perceived loudness. In your DAW though, it's a measure of peak digital values, and has a scale where...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

6dB represents half the voltage of a signal, yes. Psychoacoustically, 10dB is the half. But for faders, nearly no DAW puts -6dB half the way. For waveform displays, that's another story. Do you mean that the human brain will perceive a sound at 80dbSBPL to be twice as loud as a sound at 70 dBSPL ? ...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

Tagor wrote:maybe the volumefader of the virtual mixer-software is not untouched ?
I think that I am mixing up the levels as seen on a waveform, and the levels seen on the faders ?
Sorry if I'm slow at this...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Help on ableton meters...

WHy do you think -6dB is half the signal? With a 24 bit signal, you have 144dB of dynamic range, much more with 32bit. From what I understand from the experiment I made (look at the screenshots) : When I lower the level of my signal by 6dbFs, the level is divided by half. That would mean that the c...
by five_magics
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help on ableton meters...
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Help on ableton meters...

I don't understand why the -6 db mark isint in the middle of the ableton meter since it represents a signal at 50 percent of the max value ? Also for example, when the needle of the glue compressor moves by 6 db, am I dividing my signal level by half ? I know there is something major I am missing ou...
by five_magics
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: recording in arrangement view "spilling out"
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: recording in arrangement view "spilling out"

Many thanks Actually I figured the "artifact" at the beginning of the clip as below (corresponding to the time I take to hit the stop button once I'm done) doesn't appear with midi overdub, just with audio (because audio doesn't overdub obviously). http://img15.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_137421Capt...
by five_magics
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: recording in arrangement view "spilling out"
Replies: 2
Views: 580

recording in arrangement view "spilling out"

Hi all, Sorry to bother you with this question... When recording in arrangement view, I always have my clip length spill out after I hit the spacebar. Like it the images here : http://img15.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_137421Capturedcran20151016091250.png http://img15.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_9068...
by five_magics
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: create clips with 16th notes default grid + broker shortcuts
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: create clips with 16th notes default grid + broker shortcuts

sorry I figured out the shortcut problem.
But it there a way to set default 16th notes grid when I create a new midi clip ?