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by jimfowler
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A soundcard with no issues at all ?
Replies: 61
Views: 5241

Re: A soundcard with no issues at all ?

i've had my echo audiofire12 for years and it has been very reliable. i have a studio owner friend who swears by his lynx aurora.
by jimfowler
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Best MIDI Interface for Ableton & Push w/External Devices
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Best MIDI Interface for Ableton & Push w/External Devices

can you reproduce the problem with another controller...like a regular keyboard controller?
by jimfowler
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Complement to auto filter that's low on the CPU hit
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Complement to auto filter that's low on the CPU hit

i like fabfilter volcano and sugarbytes wow2. the latter is fairly heavy on cpu but try 'em out.
by jimfowler
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: open live set from push
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: open live set from push

i'm gonna hope that this is not their final iteration of the controller and that such an option is on the horizon.
by jimfowler
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: open live set from push
Replies: 4
Views: 757

open live set from push

hi. leaning heavily towards getting push and i can't discern from the manual whether or not you can open a live set from push. not a deal breaker but it'd be neat during one's show to not have to cmd-o on the keyboard to open a new song.

- jim
by jimfowler
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: questions about sampler?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: questions about sampler?

1. sure. i use dsp quattro for sample rate conversion. apparently not all src is created equally. 2. in sampler, toggle the "filter/global" tab and play with "vol<vel". this will increase/decrease velocity sensitivity. 3. kinda. to simply preview, click on the .wav file (or whatever) in your browser...
by jimfowler
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ideal Macbook spec for audio production
Replies: 20
Views: 5975

Re: Ideal Macbook spec for audio production

i was in the same boat as you a year or so ago. i ended up going with the fastest processor and regular amount of ram (i don't use big libraries). i couldn't be happier. i can upgrade the ram and hd if i want (no longer an option on the retina machines, i think). i consider myself pretty good to go ...
by jimfowler
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to use multiple outs within 1 drum rack ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: How to use multiple outs within 1 drum rack ?

this is inelegant at best. most every sampler out there lets you freely route audio to wherever you want. for something that is supposed to look mpc-ish, it definitely lacks a few core functions.
by jimfowler
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton's sampler altering sound of sample
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Ableton's sampler altering sound of sample

sample rate/system clock discrepancy? this can have an odd pitching effect, but i'm not sure it would pose a problem in ableton. i had this be an issue once with other gear in the past, but it's been so long i can't recall exactly what i was doing wrong... at any rate (ha!), i can attest to sampler ...
by jimfowler
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best Audio Interface for Hi Tech Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Best Audio Interface for Hi Tech Gear

i can personally recommend (having used for years) echo audiofire 12. no frills, 12 balanced 1/4" i/o, midi i/o. works great on my macbook, not sure about pc.

my friend who runs a studio here in nyc swears by his lynx aurora. again, lots of i/o. also lots of dollars.
by jimfowler
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: FabFilter 40% off all products/bundles
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: FabFilter 40% off all products/bundles

and if anybody wants a 10% new customer discount (e.g. - you don't own anything from them) link, just email me: twostroke at gmail
by jimfowler
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Return channels and CPU usage
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Return channels and CPU usage

for cpu usage reasons, i try to avoid using send/return tracks in ableton. there are other ways to get your audio where it needs to be.
by jimfowler
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Akai Pad Quality = Complete Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 3940

Re: Akai Pad Quality = Complete Garbage

mpk/mpd pad quality is questionable at best. however, the mpc4000 pads are great. my friend's mpc60 pads are even better. i did not care for the pads on the mpc5000. so, it could be said akai spans the range from unusable to standard-setting.
by jimfowler
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: QUESTION ON MIDI CLOCK - TEMPO
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: QUESTION ON MIDI CLOCK - TEMPO

for clarity's sake, bear in mind that midi clock sync is a master-slave arrangement (not handshake as your post implies). if your traktor S4 is set to master (or is simply outputting midi clock) and ableton live is set to slave AND you're getting midi clock info at ableton AND you have "EXT" turned ...