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by starfckr
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: -18db digital = 0db analog
Replies: 32
Views: 6724

Re: -18db digital = 0db analog

This is all about proper gain staging, especially between the analog and the digital world. Example: Route a 1khz tone signal from live out to an external preamp (or another OTB-unit), out from the preamp, and into live again through your interface. Open up the volume of the signal so the meter on t...
by starfckr
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Substractive EQ is essentially the same as additive EQ?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Substractive EQ is essentially the same as additive EQ?

you're mixing(pun) up two different steps here. 1.) production - when you're PRODUCING and SOUND designing you're allowed to boost whatever you want. 30 years ago this would be done on a guitar amp, bass amp, etc before it even hit the mixing board. This is the guitarist/producer's call on how brig...
by starfckr
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Record reverb
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Record reverb

I see it is a unanimous decision to keep it dry! Now I just need to find out the best way to use my hardware effects with Live. The forum SEARCH option is a little bugger trying to dig up an answer on routing hardware effects. This is fairly easy, and can be done in numerous ways. One of the simple...
by starfckr
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice

Would compression on the master channel not be the simplest option? Well, personally i never use compression/limiting on the master channel. Prefer to leave that for the mastering engineer. But you are right, in mastering, controlling the dynamics, this can be fixed, but i prefer to get all the lev...
by starfckr
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice

automate the utility gain knob is definitely the way to go :wink: Are there any drawbacks to doing this automation on the utility gain directly on the master? Because i do this now, on almost every instrument, or groups, but it quickly becomes very complicated when dealing with a lot of tracks and ...
by starfckr
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice

I would never automate volume. If I wanna tweak it I would use Utility or the volume of the device or something. That way you are still free to tweak the overall volumes later. I also have stuff in groups, and they all go into a submix, so I can tweak the volume of those or automate them (with a ut...
by starfckr
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Gain structure & Volume automation Best Practice

Hi Everybody, I have a question about best practice when it comes to gain structuring and volume automation. I have a song with a heavy hitting intro that for example consists of: Several synths Drums Guitar Layered bass Which, when played, gives me about -6db on the main output. Then, in the chorus...
by starfckr
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Synth out of tune when exporting tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Re: Synth out of tune when exporting tracks

Bump. Nobody has an idea?
This is really bothering me, and i am sure the solution is awesomely easy! :)
by starfckr
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Synth out of tune when exporting tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Synth out of tune when exporting tracks

Hi, I have a bit of a strange problem, which i havent been able to sort out on my own yet. In my new project, whenever i export it, one of the synths is constantly out of tune. It sound good in ableton. And if i bounce the midi down to an audio track, and then export it, everything is fine. Iam expo...
by starfckr
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Porting from a PC to MAC
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Porting from a PC to MAC

Just a little update on the PC to MAC conversion. Installed ableton, worked like a charm. Got all my VST-instruments up. Installed drivers to the sound card. Connected the sound card... wait. No firewire on my macbook. ... So, sold my macbook today. Off to get a Macbook Pro, with firewire! The funny...
by starfckr
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Porting from a PC to MAC
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Porting from a PC to MAC

Thanks for the advice guys! I am feeling more secure about the switchover already.
Just have to get a hold of the mac versions of some of the more obscure VST`s, but that should be okay.

Will be great to finally swith my music over the a MAC, which i have been hesitating for the last two years :)
by starfckr
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Porting from a PC to MAC
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Porting from a PC to MAC

Hi Guys, I am planning to converting from a PC based ableton system, to a MAC based ableton system, and i have some question i was hoping some of you could shed some light on. Are my projects which has been made on the PC based system, easy transferable to the MAC system? Is there an easy way to tra...
by starfckr
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2569

Re: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem

PHY6 wrote:Did you update the firmware ?
Yes, everything should be up to date, both drivers and firmware and windows.
by starfckr
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2569

Re: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem

Okay.. now my problems have escalated. Ive reinstalled Ableton live. Reinstalled the drivers for the Focusrite. And now my sound halts for about 2 seconds every 3 to 5 seconds. So it goes like soooooouuuunnnnd (4sec) silence (2sec) sooooouuuuunnnnd (4 sec) and so on. Anyone got a clue? This is reall...
by starfckr
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2569

Re: Focusrite 24PRO + Ableton live problem

i'm running saffire le with no problems at all. i actually really love that little interface. could you describe the distorted sound more? does it sound like all the sudden everything is heavily bit reduced... like running it through a 2 or 4 bit effect? or does it sound like an overloaded circuit?...