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by Kent_in_CO
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A guy redesigned Live's interface
Replies: 46
Views: 4147

Re: A guy redesigned Live's interface

It looks nice, but at the end of the day, will it help me write music faster? Will it spark creativity? I'd rather see a full touchscreen-capable interface than new colors.
by Kent_in_CO
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

Re: Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast

That was a nice three page discussion on the "Surface Laptop" Op, How does the surface work with Live? Do you get any audio drop outs? At least it didn't devolve into a Mac/PC debate. Yet. Only tech bloggers have been hands-on with the device, so I can't speak to its performance. I think given the ...
by Kent_in_CO
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

Re: Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast

Hell, all three have happened : /
by Kent_in_CO
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

Surface Laptop: 1.6 pounds and real damn fast

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/6/9454051/microsoft-surface-laptop-announced-specs-price-release-date The "twice as fast as a Macbook" might be a bit of hyperbole, but either way this is an impressive bit of kit. Two USB 3.0 ports, which means it doesn't suffer from the only-one-goddamn-port problem...
by Kent_in_CO
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Beatstep Pro impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 5255

Re: Beatstep Pro impressions

I've been digging the device too after living with the Beatstep Pro for a few weeks now. Here are some brief thoughts: Rather than using it to sequence outboard gear - which is an awesome use case - I'm using it only to send MIDI into Ableton. Monophonic sequencing can be a bit limiting for certain ...
by Kent_in_CO
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Invest in Serum?
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: Invest in Serum?

+1 on beats me's Syntorial recommendation. Per his advice I've worked through most of the free lessons...it's really good shit!
by Kent_in_CO
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Syntorial now out for iPad!
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Syntorial now out for iPad!

That's a sweet concept. Have you used it much yourself?
by Kent_in_CO
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: anyone got a softstep 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: anyone got a softstep 2?

I know, right? Dammit why can't Roland just update the FCB with modern materials? It would sell like hotcakes.
by Kent_in_CO
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: anyone got a softstep 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: anyone got a softstep 2?

Bump! I also have an FCB and am considering a Sofstep 2. From what I've read it's much improved; the buttons are more user-friendly (i.e. easier to tap the one you want without inadvertent taps on other buttons), and the original nightmare of an editor has been improved - although there's still a le...
by Kent_in_CO
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Arrangement Videos
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Arrangement Videos

Tom Cosm has some nice videos where you're essentially a fly on the wall as he produces a track. He tends to work in the arrangement view rather than starting with clips, but you'll probably find some inspiration from watching how he tackles things. https://www.youtube.com/user/cosmcosm
by Kent_in_CO
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?

Interesting...thanks for the initial insights.
by Kent_in_CO
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?

Yeah, it's a shame eh? Their hardware is pretty solid. If only they took a little more time to create good scripts for the abes.
by Kent_in_CO
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

The Akai Advance. Anyone got one yet?

It's getting some good initial reviews, but I'm curious how it integrates with Live. The MPK2 series' remote script left something to be desired; for example, blue-hand macro mapping was a complete fail. The VST wrapper approach is badass, but the Advance's cool factor would be diminished somewhat i...
by Kent_in_CO
Fri May 29, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Backpack For Gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Backpack For Gear?

I've been eyeing the Tom Binh Synapse 25: http://www.tombihn.com/PROD/TB0111.html Looks like it has a lot of room, and is built like the proverbial brick shithouse - plus optional padding for a laptop and lots of extra compartments to store cables, weed, and other detritus of being a musician. Plus ...
by Kent_in_CO
Mon May 04, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So, how long have YOU been using Ableton Live?
Replies: 52
Views: 6772

Re: So, how long have YOU been using Ableton Live?

My first experience with Live was around 2006/2007. Reason was my gateway drug into production. Once I discovered Ableton I never looked back. My first DAW was an old windows program called N-track way back in the late-90's. I remember being frustrated with the learning curve in Ableton. One of the ...