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by TLW
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 150

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

There are a lot of on-line musical theory courses ranging from OK to excellent and for a wide range of knowledge levels. A good course for someone who knows little (or nothing) about the theory of music, harmony etc. would be too basic to be useful to someone who already knows that stuff and wants t...
by TLW
Sun May 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is my latency good enough or should I try to get it lower?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Is my latency good enough or should I try to get it lower?

There are three aspects to audio latency. One is the outgoing latency, which affects how long the interval is between playing a note on a controller and a software synth/sampler outputting the relevant audio. The second is the input latency. This is added to the output latency to give the round-trip...
by TLW
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ASIO Volume Help
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: ASIO Volume Help

Under Win10 if I needed to use an on-board PC sound chip which didn't have it's own custom ASIO driver I'd try WASAPI first then ASIO4ALL if WASAPI didn't work well enough. I actually got good results under Win Vista using WASAPI with an Edirol/Cakewalk interface I had at the time. It out-performed ...
by TLW
Sat May 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dropout External Instrument - Midi over USB
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Dropout External Instrument - Midi over USB

Is the USB hub powered from an adaptor or the computer’s USB socket? Strange things can happen if a hub’s available voltage is too low, so if your hub is unpowered it might be worth trying a powered one. I’ve a cheap Amazon powered USB2 hub that handles seven MIDI devices, including an iPad Pro, and...
by TLW
Wed May 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Guitar too loud through monitors
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Guitar too loud through monitors

it depends how you are monitoring your playing while tracking (recording). Absolutely. It’s also possible that while recording the guitar is being monitored “direct” through the interface and also via Live because the track monitoring if left at the default “auto” will automatically be set to “on” ...
by TLW
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: editing/listening to show file built while connected to interface external outputs... when not connected to interface
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: editing/listening to show file built while connected to interface external outputs... when not connected to interfac

This is one way to do it, at least I've just done a quick test and it seems to work for me. Still a bit messy though, maybe someone's got a better idea. The principle behind this is based on how things are done when working with a hardware mixer feeding monitoring/PA through the main outs and a tape...
by TLW
Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Arpeggiator Syncing Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Arpeggiator Syncing Issue

Just tested this by setting up an instrument track containing just the arp plugin with your setting and Operator's 101 Bass Sidechain Fuzz patch then added two more arps in tracks feeding a Moog Minitaur and MS-20mini. No problem with the arp sync at all. I'm on a Mac not PC though, running Mojave 1...
by TLW
Tue May 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MP3 files in Live
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: MP3 files in Live

Might be worth checking there's enough free space in Live's decoding cache (under preferences/file folder.

I've had Live do unexpected things if that gets full then I try and import an mp3.
by TLW
Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Change octave for external synth
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Change octave for external synth

I don't have that synth but running the pitch mIDI effect into my synths or recording its output in another MIDI channel results in only the pitch-changed notes being heard/recorded. It might be that the synth is doubling the note because it's reacting to both its own controls and the echoed MIDI be...
by TLW
Sun May 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Teaming up 2 computers
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Teaming up 2 computers

An interesting idea for those who don't need many inputs but want to connect two computers in an inexpensive way, assuming the drivers are good. Though if you're using Macs you can already send audio and MIDI from iPads/phones using a USB-lightning cable so long as you enable the i-device as an inpu...
by TLW
Sun May 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Stuck sound - OMG I'm so pissed off
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Stuck sound - OMG I'm so pissed off

Possible causes of a hanging note off the top of my head. A CC64 command as pottering has suggested. A very long sustain setting in an amplitude envelope. An envelope which triggers the note being played set to cycle continuously and never stop. A delay with high feedback. A reverb such as Eventide ...
by TLW
Fri May 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Weird audio glitches during playback/real time export
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Weird audio glitches during playback/real time export

If you’ve not already done so, running latencymon might flag up what the problem is.

https://www.resplendence.com/latencymon
by TLW
Thu May 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Teaming up 2 computers
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Teaming up 2 computers

I’ve networked MIDI by wi-fi and USB across Apple gear, but unlike PCs Macs, iPads etc. have MIDI networking built in and Core Audio can handle multiple interfaces at the same time, which ASIO usually can’t unless the interface manufacturer has written drivers allowing more than one of their product...
by TLW
Tue May 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: URGENT! How to roud MIDI via an additional application
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: URGENT! How to roud MIDI via an additional application

On a Mac the IAC bus can be used to send MIDI between applications:- https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209774225-How-to-setup-a-virtual-MIDI-bus If using 64 bit Windows the freeware loopbe application can do the same thing:- https://loopbe1.soft32.com/ For 32 bit WIndows try http://www.midi...
by TLW
Tue May 07, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Song sounds perfect in ableton but exported it sounds bad ):
Replies: 45
Views: 4443

Re: Song sounds perfect in ableton but exported it sounds bad ):

It really depends on what you’re doing at the time, I think. For the creation side of things some constrained randomness can be a very useful tool, e.g. generative electronic music. For something like a linear phase eq on the other hand, I agree consistency is important and bounces from a frozen/fla...