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by Sly One
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Importing Return tracks and master track from a project
Replies: 13
Views: 6042

Re: Importing Return tracks and master track from a project

+1000 Live not supporting this is a pain. I often need to merge two projects and at the moment it's just a nightmare if both of them use sends, or automation on the master track. I could avoid this by doing all master automation on a bus track instead, and using some Max silliness instead of proper ...
by Sly One
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Omnisphere, Live and Dropbox = corruption?
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Omnisphere, Live and Dropbox = corruption?

Just scoping out if anyone else has encountered this issue. I'm not certain it's this combination yet, and have no wish to encounter the issue again so have not replicated it a final time to confirm. I always increment a number at the end of my .als file names every few minutes so that I have a vers...
by Sly One
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: iTunes deleting .asd files
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: iTunes deleting .asd files

Not necessarily disagreeing ;)
by Sly One
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: iTunes deleting .asd files
Replies: 2
Views: 525

iTunes deleting .asd files

Has anyone else encountered a problem where if iTunes is running when you're working with tracks in Live which live in the iTunes library, the .asd files get deleted from time to time?

Causes havoc with live - re-analysis occurring at random times, cutting off the music.
by Sly One
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: help with track delay
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: help with track delay

A few thoughts here. If you're resampling audio from a track and the resampled result is delayed, then that implies that there is a plugin in the signal path that is delaying the audio output. If you're playing live, then that plugin is going to be a pain and you should eliminate it (perhaps by free...
by Sly One
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Sharpen an acapella
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Sharpen an acapella

Won't be anything to do with the bitrate. 160kbit isn't exactly hi-fi but you shouldn't have problems with legibility. If top producers can get great results sampling old scratchy 78"s then you should be able to do an infinitely better job with a clearly recorded 160kbit MP3. This sounds more like a...
by Sly One
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: APC40 as DJ MIXER
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: APC40 as DJ MIXER

Hoffman2k posted a rack on the hints & tips forum here: http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=54296 which does a beautiful job. I use this all the time (although I mapped my APC40 knobs so that they peak at 0db, since without a centre marker on the knobs it was impossible to know when when th...
by Sly One
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Can you save groups as presets?
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Re: Can you save groups as presets?

Icon on the top right of the group device - looks like a disk. That'll save the device, but not the MIDI data. To save a clip AND the group device, drag the clip to the library.
by Sly One
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi-controlled VCA and/or VCF plugins?
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Midi-controlled VCA and/or VCF plugins?

I have a feeling someone's going to just say "max for live" or "reaktor" here, but does anyone out there know of VSTs that provide ADSR volume or filter frequency envelopes in response to incoming MIDI? I'd like to stack up synths in racks and then have them affected by exactly the same envelopes, a...
by Sly One
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learning curve for Logic and Ableton
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Learning curve for Logic and Ableton

Bear in mind that many consider the raw tones of Logic's built-in plugins to be sweeter, and I can vouch for the built-in instruments being much cleaner and authentic-sounding. However, that doesn't mean "better". I love Live's instruments for a bit of grit and as said above, racks and Live's crazie...
by Sly One
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live's reverb sounds like an indoor swimming pool
Replies: 16
Views: 3679

Re: Live's reverb sounds like an indoor swimming pool

Only vaguely relevant, but interesting: A friend of mine who worked as an engineer in studios in the 70s, before decent hardware reverbs were commonplace (beyond springs) told me about one studio where there was an entire (huge!) room that they used for reverb. There were speakers and a mic in there...
by Sly One
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Compared to Reaper Live feels SO bloated!
Replies: 53
Views: 10117

Re: Compared to Reaper Live feels SO bloated!

Reaper beats the shit out of Live for tracking and mixing. Live beats the shit out of Reaper for creative experimentation, sound mangling, and performance (of course). Reaper is a tape deck and mixer; Live is a sampler/sequencer/instrument. Simples. Yep, agreed. I've been playing around with Reaper...
by Sly One
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tips for converting finished tunes for live performance
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Tips for converting finished tunes for live performance

That helped loads actually! Tom Cosm's technique is actually pretty close to what I was doing, but it's the little refinements that turned what I was doing into something properly workable. Great stuff, thanks for that.

Now to start getting more ambitious.
by Sly One
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tips for converting finished tunes for live performance
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Tips for converting finished tunes for live performance

Most people on here (at least the real live performance types) seem to compose specifically with live performance in mind, but I imagine there a lot of people that have the recorded music already and would relish the opportunity to break it down and play with it live. This is something at the forefr...