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by uku
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video rendering - why does it look like crap?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Video rendering - why does it look like crap?

Hi, I haven't tried this yet in v8 but I assume this is the same as I've experienced with Live 7. It appears that when you render a movie from Ableton it re-compresses the video. That's it. I haven't figured out a way to get it to not do that either. My workaround: Render the audio only out of Live,...
by uku
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best bang for your buck monitors
Replies: 28
Views: 3425

Re: Best bang for your buck monitors

For about $300 you can get the KRK Rockit 5". I use them and like them a lot, money well spent in my opinion.

They kick the crap out of my old NS-10s. When I heard some bottom end for the first time from the KRKs, I was hooked.
by uku
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I need an audio editor for OS X...
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: I need an audio editor for OS X...

I like Peak LE. It's very simple to use (as any audio editor should be), and a pretty good value.
by uku
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Consolidating video clips
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Consolidating video clips

I can't speak for Live 8, but v. 7 re-renders video clips when you export. So you lose a lot of quality over the original. My favorite tool for combining video clips or marrying audio to video is Quicktime Pro. It's about $20 if you don't have it already. You simply select your in/out points, then c...
by uku
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Edirol Interfaces?
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Edirol Interfaces?

I have the FA-66 and it sounds great. The DAs are better than my Line 6 Pod X3 (I'm a guitarist primarily).
by uku
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: In-ear headphones
Replies: 26
Views: 2499

Re: In-ear headphones

I used the Etymotics ER 6 for a long while and found that they were worthy of mixing on. Better (when you factor in the comfort and portability) than any headphones I'd used prior to that, including some of the AKG and Sony behemoths.. I also used the Etymotics to commute and on airplanes, where I t...
by uku
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Copyrighting Your Music
Replies: 26
Views: 1822

Re: Copyrighting Your Music

Registering your copyright with the US Copyright Office is easy. You can do it all electronically from here: https://eco.copyright.gov/eService_enu/start.swe You don't need to pay for each song individually. You can copyright a full album as a collected work and make each song a subset of that work....
by uku
Sat May 23, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I happened upon a Gila Monster the other day.
Replies: 19
Views: 4584

Re: I happened upon a Gila Monster the other day.

Dolphins are by far the coolest thing I see here in north county San Diego. I see them quite often, more in the winter months. They ride waves, its nuts! Turtles, rabbits, lizards, crazy spiders too... no sharks (yet)...
by uku
Tue May 19, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Izotope Ozone vs T-Racks 3
Replies: 21
Views: 7086

Re: Izotope Ozone vs T-Racks 3

Another vote for Ozone. I'm a fan. The key is to not overdo it with compression and other effects. You can get great results with a little research and experimentation. Good luck.
by uku
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Quality of movie rendering - Live 7.14
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: Quality of movie rendering - Live 7.14

Sorry if I misread your original question. From what I can tell, we don't really have any control over the way that the video quality appears once its already within Live. It is possible (though I'm not sure) that Live might employ some kind of on-the-fly preview compression. Video preview windows a...
by uku
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Quality of movie rendering - Live 7.14
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: Quality of movie rendering - Live 7.14

You are recompressing the movie which was already compressed when you imported it into Live. That's why it looks bad in comparison. I don't know if there's a way to tell Live to "pass through" the video portion of the movie without recompressing. What you want Live to do is basically make a duplicat...
by uku
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Copyrighting your own tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 969

The US Copyright Office has a convenient online application now (assuming you're in the US?).. You can upload mp3s and submit electronically. Also you don't need to send $20 per song or whatever it is, you can just submit a collected work and list all of your songs as components of that work. It tak...
by uku
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Does Live 8 Have a simple Pattern/song editor ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2974

I agree that its weird that no-one seems to have implemented this yet. (Not just Ableton but all of the DAW makers). I posted about this recently in another thread, about how Opcode Studio Vision was one program that seems to have done that right. I too would love to see a step sequence (and step-au...
by uku
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What DAW's should I buy to get Ableton features in my DAW?
Replies: 24
Views: 2758

Funny how there is really nothing out there now that can compare with the Session View in Live. After all these years of DAW development, only Ableton was able to successfully advance the workflow that musicians want to follow - not simply a glorified tapedeck like Pro Tools, etc. To my (limited) kn...
by uku
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: NEVER SELL MUSIC GEAR
Replies: 84
Views: 10098

Perhaps I shouldn't mention my old 1/2" Otari 4 track and the 1/4" Scully 2 track... Those went straight to the garbage a few weeks ago! Was kind of on the fence about the Scully because the pres are pretty sweet, but again.. I don't need it and I couldn't find it a good home! And my 1970s Hiwatt ha...