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by Machinesworking
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I never should have sold Ableton
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Why I never should have sold Ableton

As long as you didn't erase your old Live songs, nothing is lost. I've gone back and forth with many DAWs, bought sold and bought Logic, Reason, and Digital Performer. I got Live Suite off someone here for $200 so it makes no sense to ever sell it, it will be a losing proposition to buy it again, an...
by Machinesworking
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Roli + MPE-util
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Roli + MPE-util

What jonljocobi said, or you can do what I do and rewire Reaper into Live. Reaper keeps it's ability to host VSTi's while rewired and is much easier to edit MPE MIDI in. Caveat is rewire will undoubtably disappear in OSX Catalina, Reason 11 no longer supports rewire, so it's obvious that they're not...
by Machinesworking
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: High end Mac with poor CPU usage
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: High end Mac with poor CPU usage

Strangely I started a second project that runs smoothly that has at least 20 different instruments, but the current project is consistently laggy with just two tracks. The difference between the two projects is that the laggy one has only one heavily processed sample (reversed, repitched, warped wi...
by Machinesworking
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: High end Mac with poor CPU usage
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: High end Mac with poor CPU usage

I would look into all the usual suspects.
Audio interface like fishmonky mentions,
MIDI controllers, third party drivers etc.

Also, bad RAM, it's weird that you would have CPU issues with such tiny CPU using devices.
by Machinesworking
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Max out iMac pro upgrade worth it? Single core score ?’s
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Max out iMac pro upgrade worth it? Single core score ?’s

What fishmonkey wrote. Getting the most powerful computer you reasonably can always helps, but learning the limitations of computers with your work style is more important. It's the difference between knowing that a 2.8ghz 8 core machine is right or if a 3.8ghz six core machine is going to go furthe...
by Machinesworking
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How long have you been using ableton live? :D
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: How long have you been using ableton live? :D

After meeting Urs Heckman in a bar in Berlin in 2004. He brought along an Ableton emplyee and the guy was so dedicated I thought it would be worth trying even though at the time at v3 it did't have VST instrument or AU support. Urs was badgering him abut this, and two months later they announced ver...
by Machinesworking
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

I sound like a broken record saying it, but I refuse to try Reason again until they sort it out for larger and hires displays. I used to love it back in the day, but it's painfully small these days for me. Yeah I'm terrified to load it on my old Retina display macbook pro here. :x $108 to upgrade f...
by Machinesworking
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

Picked up Reason 10 with the free update to 11 when it comes out. The new instruments are all pretty good. like I mentioned I have a lot of REX files that are going to be easiest played in the Dr Octo Rex Player etc. The GUI sucks. it's weird to think that there are DAWs out there that haven't updat...
by Machinesworking
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

When I started using Logic (around 4.7) it was no prize pig either. It was downright ugly, and a confusing mess of nonstandard controls and behaviors. Apple did an initial UI cleanup for Logic Pro 7, but it took a few more versions to make it look as respectable as it does now. If you dig into the ...
by Machinesworking
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

I got a System-8 earlier this year and for the first time in many years I'm doing tons of sound design again. I think it's a combination of having immediate access to every feature with (very nice) physical controls, and just working within a simpler architecture. Even the main System-8 engine is f...
by Machinesworking
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

I’ve never heard of Plogue Bidule (until now). I’m almost certain it was Reaper, because I remember the name struck me as suspiciously similar to Reason (and the concept of the app itself was setting up a “studio” by adding devices to a rack). Can’t remember exactly when, but I downloaded and teste...
by Machinesworking
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

Looks like Reaper has gotten pretty interesting over the years. I have a vague recollection that when when it first launched, it was basically a bad imitation of Reason that required you to choose a set of devices in advance and have it build out your virtual rack; you couldn't just drag in more de...
by Machinesworking
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

I can see the value in the other scenarios you described. It's unclear whether ReWire itself is completely going away, or only being dropped from Reason. Remember it was jointly developed with Steinberg, so I don't know if it's entirely up to Propellerhead (I can't get used to "Reason Studios" yet)...
by Machinesworking
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....
Replies: 44
Views: 2849

Re: It;s a good time to be a Live & Reason user....

The version we’ve been using for the past 15 years already was ReWire 2.0 (I’ve forgotten the details by now, but according to the only official info I can still find, it added “MIDI streaming and a toolkit for communication between the applications”). At one point you had to actually download and ...
by Machinesworking
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Push 2 - How extensively do you use it?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Push 2 - How extensively do you use it?

Push 2 with Live 10 came alive for sure, I use Push 2 a lot for Reaper as well. I don't use the pads for notes that often I'm far more comfortable with my crappy keyboard playing and making up my own scales than using scales in Push with the pads etc. The Waveform integration is so cool that I've us...