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by ebencarlson
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Logic Pro 7 vs. Ableton Live 5
Replies: 33
Views: 6324

Hi Fastrax, I, and a bunch of others from what I've read on various boards, have experienced some audio muddyness when mixing multiple tracks in Live. Especially in the low-mids. There is much debate about this, and it is not universally believed, but to my ears I couldn't get Live to sound like I t...
by ebencarlson
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: small delay after ending a loop problem
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Fade

Check the fade button as well. Sometimes the clip fading out sounds like a delay when you loop it.
by ebencarlson
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: synth stores in chicago?
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Cool Stores

Hi Anymouse, The coolest off-beat stores I know of in Chicago are Midwest Buy and Sell at 6500 W Irving Park and occasionally the Music Store on Irving around Kedzie (?). Midwest Buy and Sell has reasonably priced stuff, but the best place, in my opinion, and where I get most of my gear (besides onl...
by ebencarlson
Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PSP VintageWarmer
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Vintage Warmest

Hi Krank.

I love the Vintage Warmer and am on a budget as well. They do have a student discount if you're in school. I seem to remember someone putting one up for sale reasonably cheap on the KVRaudio website as well.

Cheers
by ebencarlson
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio Interface Aggregation in OSX
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Aggregate Device

Hi all. I found that using the aggregate used significantly more CPU than just my Tascam FW-1884 so you may want to keep an eye on your CPU usage while you switch. All the best..
by ebencarlson
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: LIVE 5 and Powerbook/OSX :: shoddy performance...
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Try This

Hi all. I was having some CPU probs too--and found that a significant reduction was to be had by making sure that I didn't have "Aggregate Device" selected as my Input in the Live Prefs. If this is what you have, I'd suggest selecting just your input card or whatever (in my case a Tascam 1884). I al...
by ebencarlson
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: post the Monitors that you're Using and why
Replies: 42
Views: 7689

Mackie HR824s

Mackie HR 824s. I originally got a pair of used Event 20/20 bas from Guitar Center since my budget was only around 400 (I ended up dropping $460 after tax but they threw in a warranty). I liked those but they were a bit too organic sounding for my liking. I liked the bass and found them much more co...
by ebencarlson
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU hitting 60%, sound clicking, 24 hrs B4 gig, HELP!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4069

Mac CPU stuff

On my Mac I changed the input settings preferences from "Aggregate Device" to just my Tascam FW-1884 and that gave me a large CPU savings. I also just installed CPU Accelerator 2.10--a shareware program. It seems to give some advantage but may also be the reason I just crashed. Try the first one fir...
by ebencarlson
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Latency and Mac "Aggregate Device" Settings Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Latency and Mac "Aggregate Device" Settings Tip

Hi my Able brothers and sisters. I just got done setting up my latency in Live 5 and was ROFC because it was 119ms. I switched my input settings from Mac Aggregate Device to Tascam FW-1884 and it is now a highly respectable 5ms. I'm not using my powerbook's 1/8" ins, I just wanted to be cool with 20...
by ebencarlson
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Return/Sends Question
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Return/Sends Question

Hi All, Can anyone tell me if it should sound any different putting the same effects on each track individually or sending a bunch of tracks to a return track? I just started using return tracks and enjoy the CPU economy, but can't tell if it sounds as good as it did with effect on every channel. An...
by ebencarlson
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: severe performance problems using L5
Replies: 27
Views: 5403

Duh--almost

Just found 'em. Of course, why wouldn't they be someplace wierd. My brain is so full trying to get this studio up and running it's a wonder I can remember how to play guitar (or tie my shoes for that matter). Luckily it's warm here in Chic. and I;ve been wearing sandles. The easiest way to figure so...
by ebencarlson
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: severe performance problems using L5
Replies: 27
Views: 5403

Question Please Advise..

I'm gonna just be humble here--cause even after using a mac for 20 years or so and doing all kinds of crazy system stuff, I can't for the life of me find my Live Preferences. Not in the system preferences folder if that's what you're thinking. Unless they're named something wierd. Can anyone help a ...
by ebencarlson
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can't afford to upgrade right now? I have a plan!!
Replies: 344
Views: 60715

Do it baby! I don't even remember smoking but I certainly remember Live 5. Ultimately, everything you do makes it's way into your music. What you are is what you are. And what you create comes from that. :)
by ebencarlson
Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Live 5 clip offset major clicking sounds...
Replies: 14
Views: 2885

Sample offset clicks

I have, I think, the same problem. I've noticed much more clicks. Tried fade, tried RAM, tried enveloping volume, etc.. Help us Obi Won Kenobi, you're our only hope.. :?:
by ebencarlson
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: digi002
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Control Surface

I use a Tascam FW 1884--which was a bit awkward in 4. It seems to be behaving very nicely in 5, tho. My first day with it. I love the 1884 and know a lot of people swear by it.