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by Proof
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Control Surface and midi hardware - even possible?
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Control Surface and midi hardware - even possible?

Getting more frustrating really.. Is it possible to use a control surface - APC, Launchpad etc with Ableton? I have detailed my issue before - but looking for potential workarounds.. I have Ableton 8 running my midi sequences and also working as a digital mix environment. The mixing side of it is co...
by Proof
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions
Replies: 152
Views: 85276

Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

I would be happy if it was an oversight somewhere on my part - but been pondering/struggling with this for months..
by Proof
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions
Replies: 152
Views: 85276

Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

I have. It was described more as a limitation of the system, not as a bug. My understanding is that a huge amount of midi information is being sent out to the remote output - possibly after being generated from the control surface - this is enough to slow the other 'track' midi down enough to cause ...
by Proof
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions
Replies: 152
Views: 85276

Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

I have realised I am not going to be able to use the Launchpad as a control surface while having external midi hardware also running - so I need to run it in native as well.. Why that ? To clarify - setup is so - Ableton 8 with a LaunchPad (also have APC40 - thought the LaunchPad might solve the is...
by Proof
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions
Replies: 152
Views: 85276

Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

I mostly use my Launchpad in "native" mode with no control surface assigned in Live. The buttons then transmit and receive note commands that allow to easily determine the grid position (row=notenum div 16, col=notenum mod 16). Currently I'm trying to implement a drum grid sequencer for the Launchp...
by Proof
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc..kinda unsolved
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc

I am already syncing to external clock (MachineDrum) so don't think that will help. The issue really seems to be that each time I shirt around in the session, there is a pile of midi info sent out through the remote port and the midi notes (and I imagine clock output) is delayed/buffered up a bit.. ...
by Proof
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc..kinda unsolved
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc

It seems a little strange to me, that no-one using a launchpad, or APC40 or the like has mentioned this before. I guess most users arn't using hardware via midi anymore? I have a Dark Energy on the way - so adding more hardware, I agree - definitely nice to have something to tweak in real-time.. Its...
by Proof
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc..kinda unsolved
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc

No, I don't think it's that. My understanding is that the 'remote' output is getting pushed a pile of midi information each time something is changed inside the session inside of Ableton - enough to cause the midi side of the system to slow down.. It's a big pain for me as well - because I am essent...
by Proof
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc..kinda unsolved
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc

Oh, and Midi Ox wont help in your case..

:)
by Proof
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc..kinda unsolved
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: weird timing with syncing ext. using apc

I have been having a similar problem - according to Ableton Tech Support - the issue is likely to be the fact we are trying to run both the control surface (APC, Launchpad) and also having a remote out set up on midi - i.e. external midi hardware. Everytime you are moving around the session (I get t...
by Proof
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..

Pardon? I am going to have to go back and have another watch..

:lol:
by Proof
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..

Yeah, never really planned on putting it up with 'audio' as such - so didn't bother mic'ing it or anything.

Looking to do another simular one for the 'demo disc' sometime soon - will definitely let you know.

Subtitles? I know we Kiwis are known to talk a little fast for the rest of the world... :P
by Proof
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..

I have spent yesterday updating the website and putting up links for all the videos - some of you might find it interesting.

www.theproof.co.nz
by Proof
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Video - how I integrate Ableton & Hardware for Live shows..

Not sure where this should be - please move if need be.. Recent video of a seminar we held about/for Ableton users.. The sound is a bit dodge, mainly because we never really thought we would be filming it. Enjoy! Feel free to hit me up with questions. There will be another from the other person who ...
by Proof
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: NEW Vestax VCM 600 Midi Controller perfect for Live
Replies: 95
Views: 20164

Re: NEW Vestax VCM 600 Midi Controller perfect for Live

I have been selling audio gear for quite a while now, and it still amazes me how 'few' people now that all this stuff is customisable. While it makes the 'controlerists' stand out because they are perceived as doing something so different, I really would like to see a situation where the individuali...