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by ciw
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trance
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Trance

Get some good tools. For starters you could try NI Massive, a good kick sample and a decent eq (waves, sonnox). Familiarize yourself with them (edit: as in, really get to know what everything does and how to make good sounds with them). Try to copy the tunes you like and learn from them. Not soundin...
by ciw
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tips for a clean bass sound? Best VSTs/Synths for bass?
Replies: 11
Views: 6338

Re: Tips for a clean bass sound? Best VSTs/Synths for bass?

Read and experiment, experiment, experiment. But if you're still not getting the results you want there is no substitute for hands on experience. Can you get someone who you know can produce the bass sound you want, to show you? Even pay for a lesson if needed? You've spent money on your equipment, ...
by ciw
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Tips for a clean bass sound? Best VSTs/Synths for bass?
Replies: 11
Views: 6338

Re: Tips for a clean bass sound? Best VSTs/Synths for bass?

For the kind of bass in your example (and most other kinds) Massive is pretty good, and also has a preset library that allows searching by tags which helps find the right thing pretty fast. To layer or not to layer, that depends on the genre. Breaks/dnb/dubstep type stuff generally yes; but some oth...
by ciw
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: using dummy clips to program change ext instruments...HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

Re: using dummy clips to program change ext instruments...HELP

Hello, I do this in my live set. But not with dummy clips: I use empty midi clips with the track output set to the external device in question. If you wanted to route midi through as well (presumably this is why you are using dummy clips) you can do that in a separate channel; the two midi streams w...
by ciw
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What feature in live 9 would be a game changer for you
Replies: 126
Views: 19870

Re: What feature in live 9 would be a game changer for you

Oh, another suggestion - per-clip as well as per-channel fx
by ciw
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Master auto-mute VST?
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Master auto-mute VST?

Oh, yeah. D'oh!
by ciw
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What feature in live 9 would be a game changer for you
Replies: 126
Views: 19870

Re: What feature in live 9 would be a game changer for you

Some good suggestions here, particularly delay compensated automation I'll add another: multitouch support. I don't even have a device that supports this myself, but it's so nice making music on the sofa/out of the studio and surely ipad type interfaces have to feature in Live's future. None of thes...
by ciw
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: On Value (or: you're valuable, your record is worthless)
Replies: 56
Views: 5309

Re: On Value (or: you're valuable, your record is worthless)

@Khazul I think this is far too in touch with reality for your suggestion to hold much weight :)

@Ryan Basically, yes. Cool, isn't it?
by ciw
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Master auto-mute VST?
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Master auto-mute VST?

on your master channel put a gate, followed by utility with phz-l and phz-r selected group the two devices into a rack add a 2nd channel to the rack with nothing on it make sure delay compensation is on voila! master will mute any signal that gets through the gate edit: set the attack fast and relea...
by ciw
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????

Freedom of choice is undisputable but please answer my question: ok... if you have worked on your live set for months and you have bought all that gear you have, wouldn't be good to have a reward of your work and time spent on the project? Yes, it would be nice (and I have worked on my live set for...
by ciw
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????

bassik wrote:but one important think is: live set should be done only if paid!!!!
Personally I'll play just because I want to. Though if the promoter happens to be making any money off the gig, then I'd say I'm entitled to my fair share of it.
by ciw
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????

I'm just trying to find out what everybody making their music available for sale is basing the value on? Hard work, skill, distraction, entertainment, Investment, authenticity, unique individuality and because it fooking rocks the shit! Hd no doubt my friend no doubt :) so you see what I'm getting ...
by ciw
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: Reasons Why You Think People Should Buy Your Music ????

Other - I don't believe people should buy my music. There's loads of good, free music out there. Some is free because people pirate it. Some is legally free, and really good. People want to create, and share their creations with others. That's cool, and with respect to music, cheap technology and in...
by ciw
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basics of mixing Progressive House?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Basics of mixing Progressive House?

pokaichiam wrote: Any guides/help to mixing progressive live?
Yes! Traktor!

And practice.
by ciw
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Basics of mixing Progressive House?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Basics of mixing Progressive House?

Oh, hang on, did you want to record the mix as a birthday present? I thought you meant you wanted to dj at his birthday. In that case Ableton isn't such a bad choice. Make a set with two tracks, one assigned either side of the crossfader. Put EQ3 on each one. Drop all the tunes straight into arrange...