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by brucek
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: 'nvrmind doubt' Electro/Progressive House (feedback wanted)
Replies: 1
Views: 209

'nvrmind doubt' Electro/Progressive House (feedback wanted)

After being inspired by Tom Cosm's new ebook, '10 Ways to Keep the Creative Juices Flowing', I finished a track. This one is electro with a lot of feeling. Let me know what you think. Don't go easy.

http://soundcloud.com/bruce-k/nevermind-doubt
by brucek
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Manual Control of Flanger Frequency?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Manual Control of Flanger Frequency?

Is there any way to manually adjust the position of the 'jet' and map it to a macro knob? I'd like to manually bring it up and down with a knob. Does this question even make sense? :P
by brucek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: 20 Ableton Live Tips & Tricks in 8 Minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 20 Ableton Live Tips & Tricks in 8 Minutes

Thanks Terrence. Had zero knowledge of most of those tricks. Great find. Thanks for sharing.
by brucek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam

Thanks Jim! Glad you likey. Most of the moves I did on this video were high-pass frequency shifting of the white noise, glitching via the cross-fader, queueing up clips, mutes, solos, etc. Actually, I'll post an updated video shortly with some new flavor. Plenty of room for error. Since I'm going ze...
by brucek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Convert WAV to 320 MP3
Replies: 15
Views: 7073

Re: Convert WAV to 320 MP3

Sooo easy! Do the following, and you will make it so that you can easily right-click any WAV file, and instantly convert it to 320kbps MP3. By far the simplest, quickest, and moste effective solution. (I modified these instructions slightly) 1- Download lame encoder from http://www.free-codecs.com/L...
by brucek
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam

Thanks Terrence! I'm glad you like the break! Me too. I love the melodic stuff. =) I really appreciate your honest words! Let me stress, this is not a completed song. This is something I made to learn the APC's abilities. Once its complete, I'll make sure to post some high quality sound links. Curre...
by brucek
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam
Replies: 4
Views: 298

New Family Member (APC40) - Electro/Progressive House Jam

Hey guys. Its been a while since I posted anything. I've been trying to learn the ins and outs of my beloved new APC40. I'm attempting to incorporate its power into my music. I'm reducing any recorded automation to a minimal and recording raw. Anyways, I made a youtube video of a track I'm working o...
by brucek
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Rises, washes, flourishes.. How do you do them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Re: Rises, washes, flourishes.. How do you do them?

Interesting hearing these methods. I usually start with the native ableton 'distored wind machine' and tweak it to make it rise. I also like to take cymbals and reverb and stretch the hell out of it for a similar effect. On this note. I wonder if there is some sort of VST that can assist in creating...
by brucek
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How do i get a really heavy guitar/bass sound?
Replies: 14
Views: 5535

Re: How do i get a really heavy guitar/bass sound?

This is what you want. Drop these VSTs on your clean guitar tracks. Play around with the channels and drive. You will be able to achieve some heavy distortion and amp modeling. Best of all, its free. http://www.kvraudio.com/get/465.html
by brucek
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?

In case anyone is interested. The folks over at NativeKontrol work magic with stuff like this. They have some presets that will blow your mind. I advise anyone with an APC40 to see what NK has to offer.

Fell in love with my APC twice in one week. :-P
by brucek
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?

Well, the issue is that I cant 'click' the bank select in ableton when configuring maps.

For the volume control on the track control, I have not attempted it, for fear of breaking something.
by brucek
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

APC40 - Map Bank Select to Knobs?

Just got an APC40. For the most part, I'm very pleased with the functionality. However, I'm not happy with the clicky bank select buttons. Is there a way to midi-map the bank select function to one (or two for hotizontal scrolling) of the endless encoders? Has anyone done this? Another question rega...
by brucek
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Local
Topic: Washington, D.C. Ableton Users
Replies: 23
Views: 3405

Re: Washington, D.C. Ableton Users

Northern VA/DC live user here. I've never played live. Just produce electro/progressive house music that no one ever hears :P . I'm up for anything.
by brucek
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Live 8 - Pitch bending affecting all clips?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Live 8 - Pitch bending affecting all clips?

I'm using Live v8. In the session view, when I draw pitch bending automation on a clip's envelope, it seems to affect all clips in the track. It makes the notes an octave lower on all clips in that track. When I view the pitch bend enevelope on the new clip in the track, all parameters are set to th...
by brucek
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Here it is: New Electro/Progressive House - Tips/Advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Here it is: New Electro/Progressive House - Tips/Advice?

Thanks soo much! It really means the world to hear that from the experts around here. Can the sidechain compression be used as a drawable automation parameter in the session view? I'm guessing it can. Like I said before, I'm really new to the compression thing.