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by TLW
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac for Abelton
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Mac for Abelton

A quad (or more) core i7 or i9 is going to be a lot better than an i5 or dual-core i7. I doubt lack of RAM is going to be causing crashes - but you can of course check how much RAM and cpu is being used in activity monitor. I used PC DAWs for nearly 20 years and have also used Macs for years. Window...
by TLW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: latency is getting bigger and smaller
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: latency is getting bigger and smaller

It might be worth trying disconnecting the Behringer interface, launching a new project with no plugins in it and seeing what happens if you use the Mac’s on-board sound. If latency is stable using that then the problem would seem to be the Behringer (or its driver). If latency using the Mac sound c...
by TLW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Waves plugins
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Waves plugins

Once in a while, when I get sufficiently irritated at searching multiple Waves shells for a plugin, I restore sanity by uninstalling all my Waves stuff then reinstalling it.
by TLW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10 Suite: Midi Keyboard and Latency
Replies: 21
Views: 936

Re: Ableton Live 10 Suite: Midi Keyboard and Latency

For whatever reason I lost track of this thread. My fault. Now, I have done an exact duplicate of the Live settings in the post that started this discussion. New project, only thing loaded in it being Keyzone Classic. Live reports that plugin has zero "built in" latency for what that's worth. Comput...
by TLW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton problems sending program change on ch 11, 13
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Ableton problems sending program change on ch 11, 13

I've just run a test sending bank and program changes from Live 10.0.6 on all 16 channels to external hardware and a vst synth and everything seems to be working as expected. MIDI CCs seem fine on all channels as well. I vaguely remember Live 8 seemed to have problems with MSB/LSB and 14 bit MIDI bu...
by TLW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Unusual Fan speed when using Kontakt
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Unusual Fan speed when using Kontakt

I've the same generation MacBook Pro (i7 Retina), mine has Intel graphics and is running Mojave and Live 10, though I don't use Kontakt. The gpu seems to take a big hit when running Live, resulting in the fan speeding up and lower audio performance. I found the suggestion here, which is basically lo...
by TLW
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Direct Monitoring with reverb with 2048 sample hardware buffer size
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Direct Monitoring with reverb with 2048 sample hardware buffer size

My 2015 2.2GHz i7 macbook and RME UFX reliably monitors 12 inputs @44.1KHz, 24 bit with a 64 sample buffer with several delays, modulation plugins and reverbs running. But I don’t use lots of demanding software synths and avoid latency increasing or resource intensive plugins until I’ve got the trac...
by TLW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to launch several clips in Session view with drum rack
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: How to launch several clips in Session view with drum rack

Can MIDI mapping the clips to the computer keyboard with all the clips mapped to trigger from the same key do the job?
by TLW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Desktop Window Manager GPU Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Desktop Window Manager GPU Problem

This might be relevant, it’s for Macs but it should be possible to create an options.txt file for Live in Windows.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=230967

Worked wonders on my MacBook Pro.
by TLW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Direct Monitoring with reverb with 2048 sample hardware buffer size
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Direct Monitoring with reverb with 2048 sample hardware buffer size

i would be thinking "hardware reverb unit"... So would I. I don’t know if the MTC has the necessary inputs and outputs to patch a hardware reverb into the vocal foldback chain, but if not feeding the MTC monitor/headphone out into a hardware reverb and setting the voice/reverb balance in the reverb...
by TLW
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware mixer for Ableton
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Hardware mixer for Ableton

The Faderfox PC12 MIDI controller might be worth a look.

http://www.faderfox.de/pc12.html
by TLW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Which DAW/peripheral
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Which DAW/peripheral

Learning sound engineering, learning a DAW, learning an instrument, learning how to create/compose/write and arrange music are different skills and each does have a steep initial learning curve. Pretty much all the DAWs on the market are capable of turning out good results, and the sonic differences...
by TLW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help connecting Korg Volca FM
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Help connecting Korg Volca FM

The FM's effects are stereo? I never realised. Which means I've learned something today which is never a bad thing. Thanks. Phase cancellation can be an issue with any kind of chorus, mono or stereo. Sometimes stereo chorus can sound quite different if the distance between the stereo speakers is cha...
by TLW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help connecting Korg Volca FM
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Help connecting Korg Volca FM

The stereo output is intended to let people use headphones (which are almost always stereo). The synth actually ouputs in mono, so left and right outputs get fed the same signal. Which means it sounds like a mono signal. Using an adaptor cable to convert the stereo socket into a mono plug means only...
by TLW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help? Using Auto Filter to make a plucky bass
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Help? Using Auto Filter to make a plucky bass

Side chaining probably not necessary. Try this. Drop an auto-filter on the track. Set the threshold (the point at which the incoming sound opens the filter) to a suitable point and adjust the filter’s peak/resonance (different names for the same thing) and decay (if it has one) till it sounds like y...