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by luddy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MTC slaving Ableton to Pro Tools on separate machines
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: MTC slaving Ableton to Pro Tools on separate machines

Former Chicagoan here. Go Cubbies. :D It's been a while since I did this, but I never had much luck with Live as a slave. The best sync I ever got by far was by recording a track of SMPTE/LTC as audio and playing it out of a dedicated out on my audio interface. Into the LTC input of PT or whatever a...
by luddy
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: PLease provide a list of abletons no -latency plug ins?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: PLease provide a list of abletons no -latency plug ins?

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that unless the plug-in has an explicit lookahead parameter -- like the limiter or compressor -- then you can safely assume that it has zero samples of latency. The only exceptions I can imagine offhand would be the EQ in high-quality mode (that is, if the high-q...
by luddy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Very Bad Ableton Latency
Replies: 33
Views: 3162

Re: Very Bad Ableton Latency

What 3dot said. If you go to audio preferences and set your buffer depth, then the input and output latencies will be reported to you. Those are no different than for logic -- they are a function of the hardware audio interface. The difference with Logic is (only) this: in Logic you can load up more...
by luddy
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I give up, Ableton, I really do. PDC/timing/hardware issues,
Replies: 126
Views: 12547

Re: I give up, Ableton, I really do. PDC/timing/hardware issues,

If you want for MIDI/audio to and from external hardware synths to be properly lined up with audio "inside" Live, you must use the External plug-in, even if you don't monitor its output . That is, even if you monitor the synth directly. Insert the plug in the MIDI track, choose some random input on ...
by luddy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: FIX latency in line with other DAWs?
Replies: 37
Views: 3979

Re: FIX latency in line with other DAWs?

The OP's post at gearslutz (which goes into more detail) says that Live has a "philosophy" concerning latency that differs from other DAWs. Most of the recent responses say something like: get a better computer or interface for lower latency. How is that a philosophy of Ableton's? I still don't unde...
by luddy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question for music theory fans - chord progression analysis
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: Question for music theory fans - chord progression analysis

>> Dm7 - Bdim7 - A#maj7 - Am7 - Cdim7 couple things to notice. the first three chords are roughly speaking a Dm triad with a descending bassline: Dm - Dm/B - Dm/Bb The Cdim7 wants (strongly) to resolve to something, like Gm7. That gives the overall progression a turn like Dm7 - Am7 - Gm7, something ...
by luddy
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is NI buying Ableton?!
Replies: 42
Views: 4691

Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

3dot... wrote:
sporkles wrote:Image

We are not currently in the market for any Ableton.

NI!

NIIIII !
you guys are scaring me, knock it off. :lol:

-Luddy
by luddy
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is NI buying Ableton?!
Replies: 42
Views: 4691

Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Nightmare. The worst music software company buying the best music software company!? There's almost nothing that would make me walk away from Live at this point; Ableton being purchased by NI is an exception. Terrible interfaces; a past littered with abandoned and half-developed products; terrible c...
by luddy
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Exporting stems issue
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Exporting stems issue

some things to look for: when you're bouncing, assuming you're using the 'render' dialog, make sure that the start and end points are what you think they should be. turn warping off (by default, in preferences, if you like, but otherwise on the clips themselves when you drag them into Live). pull ou...
by luddy
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton has white noise on idle and this exports with tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Ableton has white noise on idle and this exports with tracks

Some of Live's plug-ins put out sound (noise) even when the transport isn't moving and no audio is going into them. The 'vinyl distortion' plug-in is one. There might be others, I can't recall offhand. On top of that, if you happen to compress the output of such a plug or do something similar to bri...
by luddy
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Studio One is leaving Ableton in the dust.
Replies: 55
Views: 8561

Re: Studio One is leaving Ableton in the dust.

Can't you do that with Live? I don't see the phone has anything to do with Live vs Studio One. You have a vocal melody on Soundcloud. You can import that into Live and create the Midi from it with Melodyne. I don't see the difference. Of course you can do it with Live and Melodyne. And it will work...
by luddy
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: gate type of tool needed
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: gate type of tool needed

Live's gate is a pretty straightforward gate, as far as I've seen. But in this case you need to use it with "Flip" turned on, with side-chaining. Flip mode means that it turns *off* when the (sidechain) input goes over a certain level for a certain duration, with release, etc, i.e., the opposite of ...
by luddy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sustain Pedal and OVR mode
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Sustain Pedal and OVR mode

when I do stuff like this, I insert a M4L device that converts sustain pedal (CC64) messages into note duration, i.e., longer notes rather than a CC message. Makes it much easier to edit the stuff afterward. I posted a device that does this to the Max for Live site: http://www.maxforlive.com/library...
by luddy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iOS MIDI: Folks we have GAME CHANGING NEWS
Replies: 58
Views: 6938

Re: iOS MIDI: Folks we have GAME CHANGING NEWS

The dream I have is to show up at a gig with my Stick, an iPad, an interface, my SoftStep foot controller, and a smile on my face. I use a laptop because I fucking HAVE to - not because I want to. But the laptop isn't very big compared to any of those other things. If you had a real keyboard contro...
by luddy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why would you ever want 'Vol < Vel' value to be not 100%?
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Why would you ever want 'Vol < Vel' value to be not 100%?

When you play a sound live (from a keyboard), there's often too much dynamic range if you have vel>vol set to 100%. That is, the softest notes are too soft in relation to the loudest. Think of vel>vol as a kind of compressor that is triggered by velocity.

-Luddy