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by owlmerlyn
Wed May 18, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Multiple live serials
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Multiple live serials

As far as I know you can't "combine" two Ableton Lite licences to get the full version. You still have to pay to upgrade one of them
by owlmerlyn
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: List of Ableton Instant Mapping CC#'s and controlled param ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4237

Re: List of Ableton Instant Mapping CC#'s and controlled param ?

Hey, I did not know there are default mappings. But I have to make a shameless self promotion: http://stc.wiffbi.com/ You can control the selected track with common MIDI-messages, that you can even define yourself. Have a look at the documentation, for what's available. P.S.: You do not need a Mac ...
by owlmerlyn
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton vs Third Party Plugin
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Re: Ableton vs Third Party Plugin

I use the grand piano in suite quite a lot, and like it for when it is part of the general accompaniment. However, if I was looking for a piano to "stand alone" I would probably look elsewhere. PianoTeq IS really good, if you have the money. Personally I have never found the sound of the Ableton syn...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

I also duplicate the track and then use editing, effects / EQ to reduce any unpleasant artefacts. But then, I'm a micromanaging control freak. So there's that. Haha, you and me both. But seriously, I have yet to find a plug-in that does this really well (not forgetting that perhaps my skills might ...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

this is about how I usualy do it. I've found, like you, that a lot of other methods don't do the vocal justice. My only significant variation to this is that I often use a separate vocal take or two in tandem. *bookmark* - to try some of the other suggestions Yes thanks for that, I do that too, nor...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

FYI. I copied the main audio track twice and created a group out of the three tracks. Why group? Because I found I needed to apply the same EQ and reverb to all three tracks, otherwise the tone wasn't quite right. So I copied the settings I had for the main voice to the group inserts. Then I tuned ...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

Hey -- check the ableton website, if you've got Max 4 Live a TON of new Pitch-shifting plugins were just released yesterday, totally free. They are made by Cycling 74 and are meant to show off new capabilities of Max 7. Looks like Live finally has some good pitch-shifting options! (well, via Max an...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

Guys, thanks for the feedback so far Ok, so some feedback.. I tried the following: - The Grain Delay - Chorus Fx - Copying the audio twice and micro-tuning I haven't upgraded to M4L 7 yet, so couldn't try the Pitch Shifter device. Its gonna have to wait a week or two. My feedback is as follows. For ...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

oddstep wrote:It's a standard device. Yeah pitch is one of the control
I did find it when I put my mind to it. Thanks for the heads up...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Free piano ...practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2158

Re: Free piano ...practice?

dhpetrescu wrote:I'm in Portland there is a university close by, good idea I'll try it out...
Cool, good luck. Hope you come right..
by owlmerlyn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

oddstep wrote:Another option is to use grain delay with 0 feedback and minimal delay time
I am trying to picture this in my head. Does grain delay have a pitching option? And btw, is grain delay an M4L device? I have never used it before
by owlmerlyn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

Ableton's Chorus is a pitch shifter as well (or at least it indirectly produces a pitch shifting effect). What it actually does is modulate the delay and when you do that it causes pitchshifts. You probably can experiment with that using a high modulation amount at 100% wet to see what it sounds li...
by owlmerlyn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Pitch shifter for vocals.
Replies: 29
Views: 5218

Re: Pitch shifter for vocals.

There's a soundtoys plugin that can do that thickening trick in realtime. Quite cpu hungry though. Cant post link due to beijing military parade internet blockade. No idea what they have against soundtoys... Edit: got it anyway. Ha! http://www.soundtoys.com/product/microshift Aah cool. Looks great....
by owlmerlyn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does streaming really help?
Replies: 75
Views: 2854

Re: Does streaming really help?

I feel multiple approaches can work, but one should not as a smaller artist count with Streaming being an investment that will pay off in direct income. Or at least in meaningful income I think artists and (smaller) labels should organize and work together to create their own solutions as alternati...