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by monkeyboy
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is there a plugin that tells you what chord you are playing?
Replies: 20
Views: 10016

Re: Is there a plugin that tells you what chord you are playing?

Try Nutchords. Its a little standalone program where you can click the notes you're playing and it will tell you the chord. I use it all the time for that and working out scales. It does keyboard and guitar too.

http://www.brothersoft.com/nut-chords-32-6329.html
by monkeyboy
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?
Replies: 30
Views: 9087

Re: Tuning sampled kick drums, a necessity or not?

Check 'Flashback' by 2562 for a great example of tweaking the pitch of the drums to match the tune throughout. Really adds something to it IMO (admittedly its the snares and hats rather than the kick but you get the idea...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3znhUoKxC4
by monkeyboy
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: ESI u46 XL and Ableton
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: ESI u46 XL and Ableton

I've got an ESI U46XL which worked fine on my old XP laptop with the latest Live 7 versions. Had nothing but trouble with my new Win7 64bit machine to the point I ended up buying a new soundcard. Shame because I really liked that little box. Have you tried ASIO4All drivers instead? Might help?
by monkeyboy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best gear I've ever bought: Westone custom earplugs
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Best gear I've ever bought: Westone custom earplugs

Amen. Got some Etymotic ER-15s custom moulded a few years back now. Not cheap but best £150 I've ever spent. Everyone should get some.
by monkeyboy
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Virus protection for Win 64bit system??
Replies: 15
Views: 2103

Re: Virus protection for Win 64bit system??

+1 for Security Essentials. Most trouble free bit of Microsoft kit I've ever used to be honest.
by monkeyboy
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Wanted - Live 7 licence
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Wanted - Live 7 licence

Hi there, I'm still on Live 7 with no plans to upgrade - everything's working hunky dory on my new Win7 laptop and I'm not exactly swimming in cash right now. My band mate is looking to buy a copy of Live so we can both work on the same projects but this means he's going to need Live 7 so we can swa...
by monkeyboy
Thu May 27, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Local
Topic: STFU festival - Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 507

STFU festival - Glasgow

The STFU collective electronic music machine is rolling into the Captains Rest, Glasgow this weekend and I'll be playing on the Saturday as part of Mundo Mono - 3 piece Laptop/Live electronic drums/Bass act. Its a bargain £2 entry for five diverse electronic acts each night. Looks pretty good to me ...
by monkeyboy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Any cinematic orchestra fans on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: Any cinematic orchestra fans on here?

Another fan here. Funnily enough, I was just watching a great BMX video that uses 'To Build a Home'. Great use of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_p2C0l1kQ
by monkeyboy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Win7 x64 & Novation Gear...
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Win7 x64 & Novation Gear...

Just bought a Sony Vaio E-series with Win7 64 bit. Running a Remote SL (old version) and a launchpad with Automap Pro with no problems. Only slight glitch is that the MIDI port names change if I plug the Remote into a different port (or USB hub if I'm using some other bits and bobs) so I have to go ...
by monkeyboy
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video tutorial: Make your own DJ effect rack
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Video tutorial: Make your own DJ effect rack

Nice one. Especially good for us people still on v7 - I can recreate your rack now to see what its like.

Cheers!
by monkeyboy
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launchpad demo on Ableton.com : How to?
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Launchpad demo on Ableton.com : How to?

I reckon he just manually mapped the bottom buttons to clip launch and effect on/off buttons in Ableton. Not sure how that sends the info to change the colour of the LEDs though.
by monkeyboy
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Good open source/free website editor?
Replies: 28
Views: 3959

Re: Good open source/free website editor?

I've found Nvu to be quite useful. Free, simple and clean interface, easy to edit html as well as WYSIWYG editing if you need it.

http://net2.com/nvu/
by monkeyboy
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rage against the machine for christmas No. 1
Replies: 80
Views: 7660

Re: Rage against the machine for christmas No. 1

RATM appearing this morning on national BBC Radio 5 Live to promote the song. Worth listening to the end when they get cut off for swearing whilst performing the song - what did they expect?! They claimed RATM agreed to not swear. Did the producers not take ANY notice of the song title. Very very fu...
by monkeyboy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit)
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit)

Top drawer as usual. Will be straight on the d/l when I get home!
by monkeyboy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles
Replies: 573
Views: 113110

Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Ah bikes. Probably a bigger drain on my finances than music gear. If I get a ride in and make some music in a day, then that day has been a good day. Here's my big bike for winching up and flying down proper mountains although I've got a road bike, BMX, XC bike, hack bike etc... http://lh3.ggpht.com...