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by TLW
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: recording a gig into Live
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: recording a gig into Live

Valve amp sagging is to do with the rectifier not providing enough voltage increase as the demand from the valves which do the work increases. This is mostly caused by valve rectifiers - solid state rectifiers as fitted to almost all amps since the late 60s don’t do this unless they’re very inadequa...
by TLW
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10 Intro Audio without an Audio Interface
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Ableton Live 10 Intro Audio without an Audio Interface

Since you mention using Garageband I assume you’re using a Mac. Lots of people gig with Macs using the built-in audio and a lot of finished productions have been made the same way so you should be OK. You’ll only have stereo input and output, but at least the output should be of decent quality so lo...
by TLW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: recording a gig into Live
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: recording a gig into Live

Most of the many amps that have been called Fender Champ over the years are around 5 watts, but there are exceptions. Valve life does get shortened by extended periods at high volume, but I’ve played valve amps for around 40 years and never had a valve just die on me. They usually gradually lose pow...
by TLW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: newbie
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: newbie

It’s worth having some inexpensive consumer headphones/earbuds as well. Lots of people listen to music on them and it’s useful to know how your mixes transfer to them. I’d suggest a pair of wired Apple earbuds as a start (because there’s several millions of them out there), then maybe a set of the k...
by TLW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: recording a gig into Live
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: recording a gig into Live

Micing a drum kit into a 100W PA is probably unnecessary - the drummer, assuming they use an acoustic kit, is likely to be louder than the PA quite a lot of the time. The same may apply to backline amps as well - a 100W amp is only about twice as loud as a 10W amp assuming they have speakers with si...
by TLW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: newbie
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: newbie

Closed back Sennheiser HD 280. Not the most accurate, but Sennheiser closed back usually have excellent isolation and low leakage in or out.,

Open back Beyer DT 990 Pro 250Ohm. Good sound, not too expensive and supported by both Sonarworks and Waves NX.
by TLW
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: newbie
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: newbie

I’d say to get Suite if the price isn’t a problem. The different Live versions - Intro, Standard, Suite don’t get more and more “advanced” in the sense that each version makes things more complicated, they all work the same way. Each version adds more “stuff” and that stuff can make things simpler t...
by TLW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to make horror core/phonk/lofi vocals ???!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: How to make horror core/phonk/lofi vocals ???!!!!

A couple of ideas -

Experiment with saturation and distortion plugins and eq after the saturation plugin- the ones in Live’s guitar effects for example.

Also try a bit-crusher such as Redux, and again eq it.
by TLW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: External pedal routing with Lite
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: External pedal routing with Lite

Plug guiitar into wah input. Plug wah output into an instrument level input on the focusrite. Set focusrite preamp to a level below where it goes into the red - preferably a few dB below the red, not right up next to it. That should do it. If you want to add wah to something you’ve already recorded ...
by TLW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly (UPDATE: Possible Fix)
Replies: 33
Views: 5955

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

I guess one question has to be whether the 4K screen issue is unique to Live or happens in other applications/DAWs? I could barely run Live on my MBP (i7 quad core, Intel graphics) due to glitching and dropouts until I applied the options.txt frame rate reduction. But Logic Pro X runs without any pr...
by TLW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.

An interesting module, thanks. It's £170 in my country as well :-)

I don't have a modular at the moment, just an assortment of "semi-modular" synths and a couple of sequencers and guitar fx that can use CV. I do keep getting tempted by modular stuff though.... maybe one day.
by TLW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.

I have an RME interface and don’t use it to send CV at all (it’s a UFX and they’re not DC coupled). I use 1/4” to 1/8” mono jack leads for both CV between devices and for audio. I note that according to Expert Sleeper’s website they suggest a TRS to TS cable with the ring not connected is the way to...
by TLW
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: CV Tools: Audio interface and cable adapter question.

Assuming the MOTU can use mono jacks as well as TRS (and I’ve yet to see or hear of an interface that can’t, a mono jack simply carrying an unbalanced signal) I would expect a cable with a 1/4” mono jack at one end and a 1/18” mono jack at the other should work. They’re easily found on Ebay, at leas...
by TLW
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rendering stems and clipping
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Rendering stems and clipping

Ask the mastering house/engineer what peak levels they would like to see on the master and set it accordingly. And don’t let the master get into the red under any circumstances. Channels are pretty much impossible to digitally clip even if in the red (though plugins can sometimes clip horribly), but...
by TLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: External MIDI Routing Problems - Wrong controller CC's going to hardware instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: External MIDI Routing Problems - Wrong controller CC's going to hardware instrument

The thing causing the problem might well be the external instrument plugin. Try creating two tracks, one MIDI with the Keystep set as input and the track output (on the correct channel) going to the hardware. The other track being an audio track to receive the audio from the synth.