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by pearsonart.com
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Afghan Whigs (video) a band ahead of there time? yep
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

I would have put The Pixies and early REM in there but then I'd have to list another dozen bands and honestly, who has the time? I do think it's important to note that Thom Yorke and others from the newer British wave cite Michael Stipe and 80's and 90's indie and college rock from the U.S. as an in...
by pearsonart.com
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Afghan Whigs (video) a band ahead of there time? yep
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

The Afghan Whigs do hold up well. I like to think that they were one of the last wave of bands who incorporated some unique part of their local scene in their songwriting and production (Cinci in this case). However, you're all mistaken if you think the 90's were just about Seattle. As usual, the 90...
by pearsonart.com
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Performance on my MacBook
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

does changing to thousands colors does really bring any feelable difference? Yes. Screen redraws are quicker. I've always noticed a measurable imrprovement on mac laptops with screen colors reduced. This is particularly so with the macbook because of it's "pirate video". I suppose I should also men...
by pearsonart.com
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Performance on my MacBook
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

I just set up a macbook last week for a friend. What system optimizations have you done? If none, start with downloading Onyx for 10.4. http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html Use Onyx to disable widgets. A check of system processes shows that they are not running in the background after using ...
by pearsonart.com
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: who creates art in areas other than music?
Replies: 64
Views: 11275

I'm a painter.

www.pearsonart.com
by pearsonart.com
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: does live have built in limiter?
Replies: 19
Views: 5971

Any compression in live will come after the signal is recorded. not if you use two tracks. one for the audio input + effects, then set a second track to record "audio from" the first track. voila, audio input recorded post-live effects. That's right....and it's fine for using Live's compressor as a...
by pearsonart.com
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: does live have built in limiter?
Replies: 19
Views: 5971

You might not understand how your signal chain works. Any compression in live will come after the signal is recorded. If your external gear's output is too hot for your soundcard / interface, turn down the input gain first. Another option is to borrow or purchase an external compressor / limiter and...
by pearsonart.com
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live looping w/ no pedal?
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

I think the short answer is yes. Search the forum for other threads on looping. You may have to use a third party app for translating and combining midi messages. I can't recall the name of the program. I've done something very similar using just live and clip automation. Good luck and please post y...
by pearsonart.com
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Just to reiterate...
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

I don't think it's fair to brand the audiophile as the problem. Why?...because I've been using the firewire audiofile for over a year in OS X 10.3.9 with absolutely no problems at all. I'll say it again, I've had no kernel panics or shutdowns of any kind in over a year. My setup is very modest - a g...
by pearsonart.com
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: goddamn, why is the software so fuckin great
Replies: 99
Views: 18879

Individuals who use a crack are not the problem. People who host peer to peer cracks do much more damage. I agree with forge that ploy is one of those who will probably buy it. He just doesn't know it yet because his crack won't expire for another month or two. My understanding is that all of the ab...
by pearsonart.com
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [ot] I'm stuck in the past
Replies: 13
Views: 2802

Personally, I'm still loving my mini.

It makes NO noise which is great for desktop audio.

After years of laptops, I can't stand fans going constantly.
by pearsonart.com
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [ot] I'm stuck in the past
Replies: 13
Views: 2802

www.macofalltrades.com

...just checking quickly, I saw this:
G4/533 (digital audio) cdrw 256/20gb
$250.00

and for twice as much, this:
G4/1.25GHz eMac 512/80GB Superdrive Pro Keyboard/Mouse
$499.00

or this:
Intel/1.5GHz Mac Mini 512/60GB Combo BT APX (Apple Warranty until 6/11/07)
$499.00
by pearsonart.com
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: christopher willits uses ableton live...
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

I posted this same quote a week or so ago. :)

It was buried in about 12 hours!

Just goes to show how much traffic this board generates.
by pearsonart.com
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Christopher Willits, my show this Sat. in Nashville
Replies: 3
Views: 742

I don't think he's merely triggering effects. There's a free set available as mp3 download here: http://www.overlap.org/ His performances have become very dense and increasingly balance improvised and composed elements. I personally hear a lot of Allan Holdsworth's chordal work in Willits but I'm bi...
by pearsonart.com
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Christopher Willits, my show this Sat. in Nashville
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Christopher Willits, my show this Sat. in Nashville

Browsing this afternoon led me to an interview with Christopher Willits. I've been following his work for a while now and knew he had a custom MAX system. Apparently, he is now using Live running custom plugs he write in MAX. Here's an excerpt of the section referencing Live. The link is below. ----...