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by dylandigits
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: External instrument track (RD-8) track volume very low
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: External instrument track (RD-8) track volume very low

i recently had an issue like this and i resolved it once i realized i had mistakenly mixed up my TRS and TS cables when plugging in a synth. if the RD-8 is like most drum machines you should use a TS/mono cable from the outputs to your audio interface.
by dylandigits
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help me search for an iMac
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Help me search for an iMac

FWIW with that budget, and the fact that you already have a second display, have you considered a mac mini instead? a mac mini could offer a more recent option with better specs. aim for better RAM and speed; supplement with an external drive to make up for shortcomings in hard drive space.
by dylandigits
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Simpler - preview sliced breakbeats? Alternative method?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Simpler - preview sliced breakbeats? Alternative method?

Thanks for the comments so far. I agree that while the Simpler slicing feature was a good idea, the implementation leaves a bit to be desired. I'd still rather go with Simpler than slicing to MIDI, however. For now it seems like the best way to deal is to put all of the wavs into a "Breaks" folder a...
by dylandigits
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Simpler - preview sliced breakbeats? Alternative method?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Simpler - preview sliced breakbeats? Alternative method?

After years of slicing and re-slicing my collection of breakbeats from scratch (usually via "slice to drum rack") I thought I'd take advantage of the slicing and warping of Simpler to streamline my workflow. So, now I have a folder full of Simpler presets with sliced breaks, but they're all saved as...
by dylandigits
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Applying Grooves from the Pool via Push??
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Applying Grooves from the Pool via Push??

This is one of the main reasons I have held off on Push. I was really hoping to see it implemented with L10.
by dylandigits
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: about to experiment with DnB...
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: about to experiment with DnB...

Here's how I do it; this is for chopping breaks rather than programming a beat from individual hits. 1. Start with a breakbeat you like. You can find all the classic breaks online with a minimal amount of googling, or you can sample whatever break you'd like from a song you have. 2. Put it in an Aud...
by dylandigits
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Four Tet deconstruction thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4197

Re: Four Tet deconstruction thread

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by dylandigits
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Four Tet deconstruction thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4197

Re: Four Tet deconstruction thread

I make beats like this pretty frequently. My approach is grabbing multiple percussion breaks from old records and then layering until the various bits bounce and shuffle against each other in very "human" sorts of ways. You can achieve a similar effect with beats you've created that are more perfect...
by dylandigits
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton! Will Live 9 be released before year 2015?
Replies: 550
Views: 109684

Re: Ableton! Will Live 9 be released before year 2015?

icanseeclearlynowtherainhasgone wrote:what is live 9's minimum requirements likely to be?
My understanding from inside sources is that it will only run on Apple's OS X versions 10.4 and later, and must be used on your mom's computer.
by dylandigits
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Lifetime Free Upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: Lifetime Free Upgrade?

You might want to take a look at this as well: http://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/
by dylandigits
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launchpad Step Sequencer
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Launchpad Step Sequencer

OS X has had .zip compatibility built in since 10.3. If it still isn't working for whatever reason...

http://www.google.com/search?client=saf ... 8&oe=UTF-8

http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander.html

Go forth and sequence.
by dylandigits
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I must be missing something....recreating a synth sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: I must be missing something....recreating a synth sound

The synth at the beginning of that Bon Iver tune is a slightly brassy-sounding pad with a low pass filter on it. The key is going to be using more than one voice and then detuning the voices slightly in opposite directions, which will give it a sense of width and wavery pitch. (You could boost that ...
by dylandigits
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What is this synth??
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: What is this synth??

It's a synth patch made using (i think) a combo of square and saw waves, one with a quick, percussive envelope and the others with a shortish decay but long sustain, each detuned slightly, and filtered using a low pass filter with a steep decay, probably no sustain. As the filter frequency knob is t...
by dylandigits
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: :: Is a mix this good, possible in Ableton? :::
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: :: Is a mix this good, possible in Ableton? :::

The secret to making a good mix in Live is to unlock the "Heavy Mix" weapon by completing level 3-2 a second time through the cloud passage and defeating the secret Lizard Boss with the Zamfir wand. The key combo to make it happen is tricky but you can find it using google or in the latest issue of ...