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by TLW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

If you've not already done so updating to OS 10.14.5 might help.
by TLW
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Control volume of an external synth
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Control volume of an external synth

It might well be possible to control the volume of the synth by using MIDI CCs. You’ll need to check the synth manual because they do vary, but volume is most often either CC7 or CC11.
by TLW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi Sequence Player
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Midi Sequence Player

Marcin7 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:59 pm
It seems that Thesys is a midi sequencer/generator, but I think it's not capable of playing sequences from files, am I right?
No, Thesys doesn't play already existing MIDI files/clips.

Your best option for that purpose is to use session view as has been suggested.
by TLW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi Sequence Player
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Midi Sequence Player

Thesys by Sugar Bytes might be the kind of thing you’re looking for. One of the best software sequencers, at least I think so.

https://sugar-bytes.de/thesys
by TLW
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton 10 + MAC: Drag & Drop problem
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Ableton 10 + MAC: Drag & Drop problem

Which audio file formats?

I've not (yet?) had a problem dragging in wav, aif, m4a or mp3 files.

Live 10.1, OS 10.14.5.
by TLW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: best mac os for 9.7.7 or 10.x, M4L, push2
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: best mac os for 9.7.7 or 10.x, M4L, push2

Live 10.1 + the latest Mojave update are working very well for me (2015 MBP Retina).

The initial Mojave release caused some problems for some USB audio on 2018 Macs with the T2 chip but Apple seem to have fixed that with OS updates.
by TLW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Adjustments for SSD Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Adjustments for SSD Drives

I keep sample libraries and Lives’ library, user library etc. on an SSD because of the fast seek times.

I use another SSD for projects. And the MacBook’s internal drive for software, plugins etc.
by TLW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Adjustments for SSD Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Adjustments for SSD Drives

Other than 128GB is maybe a bit on the small size, no adjustments of any kind are needed. They're just faster, quieter and draw less power than HDDs and that's it.
by TLW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Resources needed for understanding MIDI better.
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Resources needed for understanding MIDI better.

For something a bit less technical and more readable try this: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/midi-essential-guide/ The Wikipedia entry for MIDI is also useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI And for the deep end there's https://www.midi.org If you've any questions, don't be afraid to ask. No...
by TLW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Massive X - Massive F (Up)?
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Massive X - Massive F (Up)?

Not got Massive, but it might/should be possible to move any folder to where you want it to be using junction points (Windows) or aliases/symbolic links (Mac). These all work at the OS/file system level so the application should see the folder/file as being where it expects to be even if it's somewh...
by TLW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIDI devices lose connection
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: MIDI devices lose connection

I’ve a lot more MIDI stuff than that connected to an MBP. Two connections to my RME UFX and another 7 or 8 through a couple of hubs, one of which is powered. Your problem might be that you’ve two many devices connected that use USB power and you’ve exceeded what the USB spec says is the maximum amps...
by TLW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Send MIDI OUT from Ableton via USB
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Send MIDI OUT from Ableton via USB

You need a USB to MIDI interface. Many audio interfaces have them built in and they are also available as just MIDI interfaces as well. If you want to record audio getting an audio interface is also a very good idea, so you might as well get one with MIDI in and out as well as audio.. Some USB MIDI ...
by TLW
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Software synths for live performance latency
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Software synths for live performance latency

Its rare that a software synth adds a really large amount of latency True, but there are a few which have inbuilt latency of 64-128 samples or so. Such as Waves electric pianos and Codex synth (I’m not picking on Waves, they’re just handy examples because Waves state what the latency of their plugi...
by TLW
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Software synths for live performance latency
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Software synths for live performance latency

Could the software synths or any other plugins used be adding to the total latency? Some plugins have a minimum latency because of how long they need to process audio, sometimes the plugin-induved latency can be considerable Convolution reverbs, compressors with “look ahead” and linear eqs tend to b...