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by alexjholland
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Akai APC Key 25 vs APC Mini for live use?
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Akai APC Key 25 vs APC Mini for live use?

Hey, I'm deciding between the APC Key25 and APC Mini for potential live use. I'm a digital nomad and have an MPK Mini and APC40 at my home studio. Obviously the MPK Mini is a good travel companion for composition, but I'd like to start playing live in Bali and want Ableton controls. If I buy the APC...
by alexjholland
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do I stick the Loop Start Marker to the Loop Start?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

How do I stick the Loop Start Marker to the Loop Start?

Why is the Loop Start Marker free to wander around - and how do I stick/staple/nail it to the Loop Start? https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAQK-NjhEvZkOgs_uavkaAVDlHGdh4vLNmAQtf1bPJ6xRXtURojQpD4y45hnxOdZVn26zZiFAbcSFV5rSn8L_w-_u2RemWMJrPXfl2l3tBVKafjVvn3vm0n0K-ERCNM6tz3T7dZzPWcCQPQOMUGH5uvMaVU6G...
by alexjholland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?

Akai AMX looks PERFECT.

Except... it's for Serato.

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by alexjholland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?

How do mixing wheels work in Ableton?

Could I make use of those, as someone firing up breaks and guitar loops?
by alexjholland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?

Hello Alex, there are loads of controllers like this from several brands, you can use as X-fader controller..... https://www.musicstore.de/en_GB/GBP/Numark-DJ2Go2/art-DJE0006566-000 I have it's predecessor, and it works. Not glorious, but it works. Ah cool idea... maybe I'll grab one of these for n...
by alexjholland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?

You can reasign any fader/button on the APC mini , HOWEVER, it does not give LED feedback on the buttons (There are work arounds like using a MIDI translator). The faders feel okay for fast chops but not amazing as it is rather lite and small, I would say it's just usable. The APC mini is just good...
by alexjholland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Crossfader options for a portable setup? APC Mini?

Hey, I've got an Akai APC40 Mk.1 which I love. However, I need a setup I can easily fit into a bag and fly with. I've already got an MPK Mini and the APC Mini looks like the perfect companion... almost. It's got no crossfader (I slice beats between A/B). Literally the only function missing, but I ne...
by alexjholland
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?

And yes, I think it might be arrangement where they bother me more.
by alexjholland
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?

What's with the secondary, lower set of loop triangles when setting loop length? In 10 years of using Ableton, they have done nothing but irritate me. When I'm programming an 8 bar loop I will use the main arrows to select 2 or 4 bars at a time to work on. The secondary set of arrows underneath see...
by alexjholland
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

What's with the horrible secondary loop length arrows?

What's with the secondary, lower set of loop triangles when setting loop length? In 10 years of using Ableton, they have done nothing but irritate me. When I'm programming an 8 bar loop I will use the main arrows to select 2 or 4 bars at a time to work on. The secondary set of arrows underneath seem...
by alexjholland
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Floor-based MIDI controller for Live?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Floor-based MIDI controller for Live?

Hey, I'm a guitarist and play over beats/bass in Live. I'd like to control them live, which would obviously be done best with my feet. Launching rows would be the main thing I'd want to do. Crossfader's asking a bit much! I've got an APC40, but putting my feet on pads I press with my finger seems gr...
by alexjholland
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Should I upgrade my 2011 MBP's bluetooth module for LE?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Should I upgrade my 2011 MBP's bluetooth module for LE?

i did it a few months ago using this card (ali express too): ***link*** no adapter needed - it just replaces the old card. if you've already changed the optical drive yourself, you'll have no problems with fitting this. handoff & continuity features need to be enabled - they won't work by default. ...
by alexjholland
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Should I upgrade my 2011 MBP's bluetooth module for LE?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Should I upgrade my 2011 MBP's bluetooth module for LE?

Hey, I'm using an early-2011 MacBook Pro i5, with: - 1TB SSD for boot - 1TB spinner for storing (replaced the optical drive) - 16GB RAM This loyal workhorse is used for writing, music/video production and editing photos as I travel and work remotely. Given a new MBP with 2TB of onboard storage is a ...
by alexjholland
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best iOS app for controlling Ableton Live in 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Best iOS app for controlling Ableton Live in 2017

Hey, I've picked up a Satechi R1 iPad stand, which is so sturdy that it's reinvigorated my interest in using my iPad as a controller. TouchOSC was what I used years ago, which seems to have been blown away by Touchable. However, it sounds like Touchable users feel this iOS app is on its way down, du...
by alexjholland
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rendered track is just junk noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Rendered track is just junk noise?

Well if it only happens when you use that plug in, I would guess it's the plug in at fault since Live works fine otherwise. Try contacting the developer who made the plug in and see if that can reproduce or point you to a new version of it. Thing is, Live has been badly-behaved without TSE installe...