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by juanlittledevil
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: The most useful tip you ever learned
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Re: The most useful tip you ever learned

Try to challenge yourself by learning something new or reviewing something old on a regular basis. This will keep your brain fresh with new ideas and will also promote creative thinking. You don't have to take a class for this, there are plenty of places to learn something new: Youtube, books, the m...
by juanlittledevil
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Help on making things glitchy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Help on making things glitchy!

+3 on the "work with samples here." it's so much quicker to remember the old command-d, c, etc then throw a frequency shifter to do these dips or rises in pitch. Working with samples will actually save you a lot of time if you get to know all your tools. My partner likes to do the chops and edits on...
by juanlittledevil
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Final Mix Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Final Mix Questions

I made this rack the other day which allows you to do some mastering using ableton devices.


bit.ly/myuocE
by juanlittledevil
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Drum replacement, Free ableton workaround!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4880

Re: Drum replacement, Free ableton workaround!!

That's a nice little trick there...

So what would you do if you also wanted to say replace snares and toms? I'm guessing the key part is isolating the individual drum part right? Still pretty cool trick.
by juanlittledevil
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Multiband Dynamic Effect- Level up your sound design
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Multiband Dynamic Effect- Level up your sound design

you can seperate the bands with eq 3 as well Yes you can and indeed that is what I'm using to create the multiband stereo imager. Here is the post as promised. bit.ly/myuocE Feel free to ping me back if you have any comments or if you can make this better. I feel that this is an are which which the...
by juanlittledevil
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Studio Drums Drum Rack - Live Pack to download
Replies: 13
Views: 3398

Re: Studio Drums Drum Rack - Live Pack to download

sweet! many thanks for your hard work and for sharing with us :)


-- Juan
by juanlittledevil
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Multiband Dynamic Effect- Level up your sound design
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Multiband Dynamic Effect- Level up your sound design

yes indeed this is a great little tool. I've actually created a device rack for mastering using only Ableton Live devices. it does a nice job at it though it does not compare to the commercial adversaries like Ozone, T-Racks, and of course waves. I'll throw it up on my blog tonight for you guys to d...
by juanlittledevil
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Final Mix Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Final Mix Questions

If you want your tracks to sound nice and loud you have to start with a clean mix. Loudness really shouldn't really happen until you maximize it later on in the mastering process. Focus on getting your idea across first. Here are some things to keep in mind when doing a mixing. 1. lo-cut anything th...
by juanlittledevil
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: When mixing, do you throw an EQ8 on the end of each track?
Replies: 15
Views: 5706

Re: When mixing, do you throw an EQ8 on the end of each track?

oh yes and I often use some form of imager to widen and soften sounds which are a little harsh by nature, a multiband is even better.
by juanlittledevil
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: When mixing, do you throw an EQ8 on the end of each track?
Replies: 15
Views: 5706

Re: When mixing, do you throw an EQ8 on the end of each track?

ditto on the hi-pass on every band but kick and bass. It's really easy to set up your eq to default to say like a 100hz soft roll off. It really does wonders in keeping your mix nice and clean. I don't really keep reverbs on every track, I think it's easy to over do it. However, I do tend to use com...
by juanlittledevil
Thu May 26, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.

yup yup! Your welcome guys. Always happy to share some with you all. Hey if you make some cool slicing presets be sure to share with us! ;)
by juanlittledevil
Mon May 16, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.

Thank you! ya I've gotten several questions from friends and colleagues on how to do this so I figured I'd post something up and share it with all you guys. My goal is to not just show you how to do it, but to actually help you understand why this works the way it does. This way you guys can incorpo...
by juanlittledevil
Mon May 16, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Building Drum Kits fast and efficiently using Slicing.

I've got a new video which illustrates how I use slicing to build custom drum rack from my hardware drum machines. In this tutorial you'll also learn how to create your own Slicing presets, as well as some time saving techniques which you can apply to your own presets. http://bit.ly/jJtZFk -- happy ...
by juanlittledevil
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tips on combining projects for live use?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Tips on combining projects for live use?

This is actually a rather common issue. There are plenty of tutorials for doing just this. The tempo issue us easily solved by renaming a scene and including the word bpm next to a tempo. For example. You do call it something like "song mane intro 90bpm". Whenever you launch the clip live will adjus...
by juanlittledevil
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: what can logic do for me that ableton can not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5096

Re: what can logic do for me that ableton can not?

live is what it is. logic is what you make of it. no matter if you are doing dance stuff, film scoring, band recording, sound design, audio drama, syncing (as master or as slave), advanced midi features (really really advanced!), mixing, multi screen setups, laptop or big screen, importing/exportin...