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by littlepig
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is using synth presets 'cheating'?
Replies: 53
Views: 16196

Re: Is using synth presets 'cheating'?

Yes, in fact using ready made synths is cheating.

You should be carving your sounds from the fundamental building blocks of 1s and 0s. That is the only way to true artistry :wink:
by littlepig
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PC Netbook/Ultrabook for Ableton Live?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: PC Netbook/Ultrabook for Ableton Live?

I am using Korg M1 and Wave Station plus NI FM8 on a netbook. Mainly I use the netbook when I am on holiday, just take a little keyboard.

I didn't install Ableton because the screen is quite small but I have Audiomulch.

It runs fine as an occasional set up, wouldn't want to use it for long periods.
by littlepig
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MOOC course on 'Critical listening for studio production'
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: MOOC course on 'Critical listening for studio production'

I did a couple of courses on Coursera. They are introductory courses and towards the end you get a 'if you want to know more sign up for our ... course' but I learned some useful stuff so I am happy.

Plus if you start and decide that it is too simple/ you are too busy it is no loss to just drop out
by littlepig
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MOOC course on 'Critical listening for studio production'
Replies: 8
Views: 804

MOOC course on 'Critical listening for studio production'

A while ago there was a thread about Coursera courses.

I have just found a course on Future Learn (a UK MOOC platform) entitled 'Critical listening for studio production' https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cri ... production

I hope this is useful
by littlepig
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Free courses - intro to production and critical listening
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Free courses - intro to production and critical listening

No financial interest in either of these.

Just like to take advantage of a freebie so let others know about these.
by littlepig
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Free courses - intro to production and critical listening
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Free courses - intro to production and critical listening

An intro to production course is coming up soon on Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/course/musicproduction I did this the last time it ran. AS the title says it is an intro but I found it quite interesting and learned quite a lot of stuff. A group of universities in the UK have now jumped on the b...
by littlepig
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Who on this Forum has done it?
Replies: 55
Views: 4319

Re: Who on this Forum has done it?

earthloop wrote How ironic: my experience is the opposite. I have resisted facebook until just a few months ago when I had to create an account because one unit I was doing at university required we have a class discussion forum on facebook. I was pissed off because I didn't want to go there but par...
by littlepig
Fri May 24, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: You can only rent Adobe software going forward
Replies: 97
Views: 8348

Re: You can only rent Adobe software going forward

Forge wrote
you need to be motivated to use GIMP.. there's a lot of headfuck involved in getting up to speed
What more than involved getting up to speed with photoshop?
by littlepig
Tue May 21, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: You can only rent Adobe software going forward
Replies: 97
Views: 8348

Re: You can only rent Adobe software going forward

If you are a hobbyist use GIMP?
by littlepig
Mon May 20, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Era of Woman is here; Our species can start surviving!
Replies: 38
Views: 4637

Re: The Era of Woman is here; Our species can start surviving!

Those of you in the UK could watch the current series of The Apprentice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071b63

To see a bunch of women who fancy themselves running things in action :lol:
by littlepig
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Korg Monotron: fudge fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Korg Monotron: fudge fingers

How about a Nintendo type stylus? cheap and simple.
by littlepig
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost efficient Live training?
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: Cost efficient Live training?

The lessons built into live...
by littlepig
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: finally... BITWIG STUDIO! beta 'soon'...
Replies: 2301
Views: 212541

Re: finally... BITWIG STUDIO! beta 'soon'...

I was in a bar a few nights ago, they had a poster on the wall saying:

'Free beer tomorrow' :lol:
by littlepig
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Who has dared to follow their Ableton passion?
Replies: 158
Views: 14643

Re: Who has dared to follow their Ableton passion?

Also, install ableton on your work laptop so you can use it given the slightest oppertunity. If any body asks tell them it is a new sort of spreadsheet :lol:
by littlepig
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What is so special about Live?
Replies: 22
Views: 1916

Re: What is so special about Live?

Its' got the best forum :D