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by Akshara
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why do YOU choose Ableton?!
Replies: 49
Views: 3375

Re: Why do YOU choose Ableton?!

I was helping a friend setup a ProTools HD system in his house, and we were discussing ways to pull off elaborate live productions with electronica and acoustic performers, and he gifted me an unopened boxed copy of Live 4. The Session View and the quick creative workflow really blew me away, and go...
by Akshara
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?
Replies: 939
Views: 96472

Re: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?

The tests in this thread, while well intentioned, diverted the discussion and missed the point. So from me, they got an E for effort. If they had furthered the discussion, or followed through, then I'd be applauding them and linking to them. The reason I addressed them above was because they were be...
by Akshara
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?
Replies: 939
Views: 96472

Re: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?

I think for points of discussion, people should be talking about specific examples, test cases, philosophical angles, science angles, ideas for solutions, etc. no need for arguing between each other at this stage, maybe before. Kind of feels too late for that, unfortunately. What would be the point...
by Akshara
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?
Replies: 939
Views: 96472

Re: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?

*SERIOUS PROPS TO petite nuage and theopilus (sp?) who have posted GREAT information and have been totally cool. I respect them for their work and focus on the topic. look for posts from theophilus specifically. With respect to theophilus for trying, those tests don't uncover any new information th...
by Akshara
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?
Replies: 939
Views: 96472

Re: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?

Tone Deft wrote:/rant
Oh c'mon, tell us how you really feel.
by Akshara
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?

Instead I simply create extra audio tracks, one per original track, route each of the originals to a corresponding empty track, arm the empty tracks, and record the entire song in one pass - just using internal routing. Basically it's the same thing as creating stems, except I'm usually "mixing" on...
by Akshara
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?

and when rendering out tracks from Live there are issues and awkward workflows all around. Just to add, finding a workflow which minimizes the complexity is key. That's why I create arrangement tracks of any session clips first; consolidate and/or select the entire song length using an identical ti...
by Akshara
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?

For audio, effects and printable midi tracks, I place a short clip at the front of each track, consolidate then export each track indvidually, for the entire song length, so that they all line up easily. Though a bit more time consuming on the export side, the reason for indivdually exporting each t...
by Akshara
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: General question about Mac from a new user
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: General question about Mac from a new user

Its a macbook 13.3 inch w/ an intel core 2 duo 2.16 Ghz and 2 gigs ram that I think is maxed out as its from 2007 so Im not sure if it can do mountain lion... It can't, that system isn't compatible with 10.8. Adding to your private inquiry, with those specs and that amount of memory, your best perf...
by Akshara
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: General question about Mac from a new user
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: General question about Mac from a new user

Pretty much, though not exactly. There can be issues when installing an older OS revision than the one that was preinstalled with the mac when shipped from the factory. Whatever OS was installed on the Mac from the factory is the furthest back that it can go with no problems, even if an earlier OS r...
by Akshara
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?
Replies: 939
Views: 96472

Re: LIVE 9 : PDC IMPROVED OR NOT ?

Ah... Mr. Sunshine and Rainbows strikes again. don't get shitty with me for noticing a pattern... You mean like stirring the pot? You knew full well before posting how it would wind him up again. Mildly curious how quickly you'll become the kettle and get shitty with me for noticing a pattern. sdfak...
by Akshara
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?
Replies: 66
Views: 7860

Re: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?

actually, Live has perfect audio PDC (except for a few cases where it's impossible, loops and so forth). however, they don't even attempt to compensate automation and midi. there's really no more reason for a separate 'live' and 'producer' mode at this point; all the downsides of a 'producer' mode ...
by Akshara
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?
Replies: 66
Views: 7860

Re: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?

I agree with SDFAK. The tool should have timing accuracy. Choosing to employ it, or to deviate from it, is up to the artist.. If I was making somthing that didnt require precision that would be different. I dont want Ableton to change my work unless I ask it to. If I play a jazz mp3 on my ipod, I w...
by Akshara
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?
Replies: 66
Views: 7860

Re: PDC -- what is it? why has it never bothered me?

I think all projects should have timing accuracy regardless whether they are big or small.. There is a degree to which delay is noticable, but timing should be tight regardless. Ambient, Jazz, Rock and Country can have imperfect timing as a key element of the sound, character and feel. John Cage, B...