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by TLW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Keith McMillen Sticky?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Keith McMillen Sticky?

It’s a problem that some plastics suffer from because over time they react with the air or release as a gas some of whatever constituent chemical makes them not be sticky. There’s a lot of suggested ways to deal with the problem, including trying to wipe it off with isopropanol alcohol. Though once ...
by TLW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10 Lite not rendering all notes
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Ableton Live 10 Lite not rendering all notes

Firstly, the audio interface and driver used have no effect on rendering for export. Live, like most/all DAWs, does the necessary maths without using either, other than letting you hear playback.

Your second post might well correctly identify the problem and its solution.
by TLW
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: A way to reliably keep Date log of “.als lastly opened”
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: A way to reliably keep Date log of “.als lastly opened”

Jesus how can i bee so stupid? Well, if you’re stupid so am I. My first thought was it’s the kind of thing often easiest done from a terminal shell, so I did a quick search and found the method I suggested. I’d simply forgotten about adding columns to the finder displays. As for Terminal methods, t...
by TLW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: A way to reliably keep Date log of “.als lastly opened”
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: A way to reliably keep Date log of “.als lastly opened”

There are several ways to find when a file was last opened. If you open a finder window and right-click in the bar at the top of the list that says "title" etc. one of the options that appears is "date last opened". Activate that and it will add a new column to the finder header giving the date a fi...
by TLW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Use tempo control from volca to ableton
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Use tempo control from volca to ableton

I believe Live's CV tools can be used to sync Live to an analogue clocked system, but you need Live Suite to run the tools. Clocking a Volca from Live using the Volca's non-MIDI clock input is certainly possible with any version of Live. The Korg clock is a pulse wave audio signal which can be recor...
by TLW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Iphone recorded sound to ableton in Windows PC
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Iphone recorded sound to ableton in Windows PC

Even simpler:

Install iTunes on PC.
Connect iPhone to PC using lightning cable.
Copy over the audio file(s) into iTunes then proceed as you suggest. Or burn the audio to an audio CD then import the track into the DAW software.
by TLW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support
Replies: 74
Views: 13622

Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Most reports from various benchmark tests put the 13" M1 MBP at the same processor speed and power as the i9 16", but with no heat, fan noise or other issues. One concern I’ve seen raised is how well the M1 Air in particular will be able to sustain intensive operations before thermal throttling set...
by TLW
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton keeps crashing on Catalina
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: Ableton keeps crashing on Catalina

Also, does Live 10 works well with Mojave? I have an iMac from 2013 btw :) There were a few issues with the initial release version of Live 10 but that all got fixed ages ago. Mojave itself initially did strange things to USB audio on some systems, but again that was sorted out ages ago. As for Cat...
by TLW
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Plugins sound different with Ableton Live 10
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Plugins sound different with Ableton Live 10

Glad you got it sorted.
by TLW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is there any way to change the adsr envelope of a guitar track?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Is there any way to change the adsr envelope of a guitar track?

But a compressor, to my understanding, just boosts the soft sound and weakens the too-loud sound. A compressor set with a slow attack can be used to soften the “attack” of a sound. Though that’s not applicable to what you want to do of course. What I want is actually to shorten a long resonant soun...
by TLW
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Just getting back into ableton
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Just getting back into ableton

This might be worth trying: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=230967#p1743486
by TLW
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Plugins sound different with Ableton Live 10
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Plugins sound different with Ableton Live 10

Live does not add distortion by itself, so there has to be something in your gain structure or plugin settings that's creating the distortion. It could be that the signal entering the plugin is too "hot" - try putting a Utility effect in front of the amp plugin and use that to reduce the gain reachi...
by TLW
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is it safe to move my projects from "Macintosh HD" to "iCloud Drive"?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Is it safe to move my projects from "Macintosh HD" to "iCloud Drive"?

Time Machine is the built-in Mac tool for automated backups. Though it can be rather enthusiastic and you probably don't want it frantically trying to back up projects every hour while you're working on them. The free tool Time Machine Editor can be used to schedule Time Machine to e.g. run once per...
by TLW
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Vibrato in Ableton Live Lite
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Vibrato in Ableton Live Lite

Melda Productions MVibrato is both a decent vibrato plugin and free:
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MVibrato
by TLW
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: No sound when exporting - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: No sound when exporting - help!

This is an educated guess rather than a definitive solution. What may have happened is that the USB mic is seen by both Windows and Live as an audio interface. Which means for some reason outgoing audio is being sent to the mic, not to wherever you expect it to go. So when you play back the exported...