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by DavidStars
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why does Ableton do this?
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Why does Ableton do this?

So I'm currently on Mavericks 10.9.5 with Ableton 9.1.6. My computer is a early 2011 Macbook Pro 13'. I've been interested in upgrading to Yosemite for a while now. Looks nice, probably would run smoother, syncs better with my iPhone 6 (I've been having ANNOYING sync problems with iTunes and my 128G...
by DavidStars
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WHY DOES ABLETON ALWAYS DO THIS?!
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

WHY DOES ABLETON ALWAYS DO THIS?!

Pardon the explicit language you're about to read in advance. So whenever I try to work on a song with a friend, I collect all and save before sending the project file. I see Ableton taking time to collect the files and everything. So why is it that EVERY FUCKING TIME I try to send a project to some...
by DavidStars
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Realistic natural sounding midi-guitars & basses in Live?
Replies: 16
Views: 3242

Re: Realistic natural sounding midi-guitars & basses in Live?

I personally haven't found anything in Ableton, but I do believe that I've found some packs from random places online that work somewhat decently. Unfortunately, it'll probably be somewhat impossible to find sounds that perfectly replicate guitars and basses, or any instrument for that matter. Howev...
by DavidStars
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dynamic Tube-Saturator-Compresor
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Dynamic Tube-Saturator-Compresor

Is it crazy that I normally use both on my kicks and sometimes my bass? I normally parallel compress my kicks to give it a little more punch and then saturate a little after. I never have either parameter's wet/dry more than like 40%, but I feel like I get better results doing both compared to just ...
by DavidStars
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tutorials: what's better, AskVideo, Groove3, Lynda.com... ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5593

Re: Tutorials: what's better, AskVideo, Groove3, Lynda.com... ?

I used lynda.com to learn ableton and I thought it was very good. Well organized, to the point, and has exercise files so that you can go along with the instructor which definitely helped.
by DavidStars
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is this a bad idea
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Is this a bad idea

I've been producing for a little under a year now. My overall focus at the moment is to get better and progress as a producer/musician/artist/whatever. I have a couple tracks that I've worked on and could say are completed if I wanted to, but at the moment, I almost feel like it's more progressive f...
by DavidStars
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Am I the only one who has this problem with drum racks
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Am I the only one who has this problem with drum racks

For some reason, whenever I drop samples from my browser into a drum rack, I feel like the sound will be "thinned" out and not played correctly. For example, I'll take a kick that has a lot of punch that I find in my browser and drag it into an empty drum rack pad. But when you play it, it sounds th...
by DavidStars
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Wobbly bass?
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Wobbly bass?

So I'm working on a track and want to get this wobbly bass effect such as the one in this song http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YN-stfOQtWg Does anyone know how to achieve this? I'm still in the process of learning about oscillators, but I'm guessing that the wobble effect on the bass in the song has to...
by DavidStars
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyone interested in learning to play the keyboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Anyone interested in learning to play the keyboard?

I would love to do this if you're still thinking about offering! My time zone is GMT -5. New York.
by DavidStars
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Is this possible?

You know you can bounce all tracks in one go, right? I'm aware. My problem is that if I bounce the tracks, I'm probably gonna wanna re-edit them with something in Ableton at some time and hoping back and forth between Logic and Ableton seems unnecessary to me. I wanted to find a way to bypass this ...
by DavidStars
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Is this possible?

Hello, I use live 9 to produce, but wanted to use logic x for recording vocals and editing/mixing my instruments after I'm done in ableton. Is there a way to do this without having to bounce every instrument track in Live? I've been looking into rewiring, but I haven't been able to find anything tha...
by DavidStars
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Programming snare rolls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Programming snare rolls?

Hi DavidStars, you can program the roll easily if you use the velocity in the midi editor. If you just program every note on the same velocity it will sound like a machine gun. E.g. start the roll with low velocity and gradually get louder until the end of the roll. Or have everything low except fo...
by DavidStars
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Uses for Bit Reduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: Uses for Bit Reduction

I agree. Redux can be pretty destructive sonically where it distorts the sound to the point where it isn't even pleasant to listen to. I've used it once in one of my beats where I used light settings on it to add a little bit of distortion to some strings I had. It helped make the strings sound a li...
by DavidStars
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Programming snare rolls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Programming snare rolls?

Hey guys. So I've been working on a new beat and wanted to incorporate a snare roll in it. Somewhat similar to this song (starts at 0:16): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rWfWDgxn4 Now I know the snare he uses is live (or at least has live snare layers), but is there a way to get something close a...