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by gbert
Sun May 17, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: What are the most realistic guitar sounds available ?
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: What are the most realistic guitar sounds available ?

If you have a real electric guitar available then using a software amp/cab plugin will sound best. You’ll also need the an instrument (“Hi-Z”) jack to connect the guitar to on your audio interface. If your interface doesn’t have one then you can get a DI box to connect with. For the software plugin,...
by gbert
Sun May 17, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using presonus plugins in Live 10
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Using presonus plugins in Live 10

You also need to download the PreSonus Hub, I think it’s called. Even if you have Studio One 4 Professional, it doesn’t automatically install the VST plugins. You need to go into your PreSonus account and get the Hub software to install the VST plugins.
by gbert
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to normalize a recorded audio?
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Re: How to normalize a recorded audio?

In lieu of Live adding a normalize function in the future, here are two ideas. First is to use an external audio editor. Set the external editor to the program of your choice in Live’s options and open the clip in it. Then normalize it there. However, I think that is destructive. Izotope RX7 Element...
by gbert
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Throwing down the gauntlet - teaching a rookie
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Throwing down the gauntlet - teaching a rookie

The first challenge is getting the recordings from everyone. Maybe you’ve already solved this? Below is what I would do. What’s most critical is that the recordings that choir members send you are in time with each other. The way to solve this is to send everyone the accompaniment track, and have th...
by gbert
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Complete NOOB question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Complete NOOB question...

The tutorials at Groove3.com are excellent. I’d sign up for a 7 day free trial and view the Ableton Live 10 Explained videos and see if that’s enough to get you going. Tack on a 1 month subscription after if you need more time to view the training there.
by gbert
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Macbook Pro 2019 16 inch fan noise with Ableton
Replies: 71
Views: 17878

Re: Macbook Pro 2019 16 inch fan noise with Ableton

It’s definitely a concern. It means Live is taxing the system heavily. That shouldn’t be happening upon initial load of a DAW with an empty project open. I had the same issue with my MBP, although recently it seems to have stopped. Perhaps Live was doing indexing for a long period of time, which fin...
by gbert
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Upgrade Piano Roll to match FL's for a better User Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 8640

Re: Upgrade Piano Roll to match FL's for a better User Experience

Well stated. And that thread shows very consistent feedback from customers.
by gbert
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?

The XS8 has a USB port on the back that transfers MIDI. Download and install the USB MIDI driver from Yamaha and connect the piano to the computer using a USB cable. Then the piano can be used as a MIDI controller within Live.
by gbert
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: HELP - programming MIDI instruments
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: HELP - programming MIDI instruments

That should be handled by the synth instrument itself. So it’s not a global setting in Live. Look for a setting in the instrument called portamento, glide, or slide. That would turn on and off this behavior.
by gbert
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Always a 30 ms latency when audio clip is recorded (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Always a 30 ms latency when audio clip is recorded

Do you have another DAW you can try to see if it’s happening there also? That would rule out anything related to the audio interface and external hardware.

On that note, make sure there are no DSP effects running on that audio input channel on the MOTU.
by gbert
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Always a 30 ms latency when audio clip is recorded (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Always a 30 ms latency when audio clip is recorded

Do you have any plugins loaded onto any other tracks, including the master track? And this question applies even if the plugins are disabled. I’ve seen a large delay when there is any other delay-causing plugin on any track in the project. This happens even if the plugin is active. For example, do y...
by gbert
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help needed: Audio -> MIDI
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Help needed: Audio -> MIDI

When you right click the audio clip the command is “Convert Drums to New MIDI Track”. Is that the one you tried? Because you mentioned “...to New Audio Track”. I have found this command works quite well for tracks that contain only drums. If you have a track with only snare hits, then it should easi...
by gbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Can't start playback where midi edit marker is (vs. arrgmnt)
Replies: 19
Views: 16855

Re: Can't start playback where midi edit marker is (vs. arrgmnt)

I agree. You should be able to click within the clip view to set the play point. Clicking in the upper area of the clip view to get the speaker icon to appear is tedious. Same for having to go up to the arrangement view to set the play point, when all the work is being done in the clip at the time. ...
by gbert
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi note/chord detection
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Midi note/chord detection

There is also Hornet SongKey MK3.
by gbert
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Changing position in a song in session view
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Changing position in a song in session view

Sounds like you want to work out the song in session view and then create it in arrangement view. That's similar to my use case. One important setting for this is the Quantization setting. Set it to 4 or 8 bars. That makes life easier for two reasons. First is that your session view clips will end u...