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by hat
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Producing commercial/Professional music using Ableton alone.
Replies: 39
Views: 5752

I have recorded at least a dozen tv commercial scores using only Ableton Live. Furthermore, half of them were written, mixed, mastered and sent as mp3 to the client directly from a coffee shop with internet connection, I'm not even kidding. At the time, I had 3 roommates and a tiny, stuffy bedroom w...
by hat
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Akai MPD 24 or Akai MPD 16???
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

I just got the MPD24, nice bit of kit, but I will admit that the pads aren't as sensitive as I would have liked. They're ok, but I find myself having to hit pretty hard even for a moderate velocity.
by hat
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Logic 8 elastic audio?
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

exactly, i guess 'realtime' is the key here....even reversing a sound is so quick in Live...dunno, I'm loving Logic for a lot of things, such as the sound quality (Ensemble has much to do with that), the bundled synths, samplers and other instruments, but my workflow from 3 years of Live has definit...
by hat
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Logic 8 elastic audio?
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

Logic 8 elastic audio?

I never would have thought ProTools would win this race, with 7.4 it seems they took they most fun aspect of Live and implemented into PT. Warp markers, stretching to the tempo, changing pitch, etc., all the fun and quick audio mangling Live can do. The irony is I switched to Logic days before this ...
by hat
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What artist album has inspired you?
Replies: 29
Views: 7808

in the 80's: Gary Numan - Assasins Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth Alphaville - Forever Young Echo and the Bunnymen - Songs to Learn and Sing 90's: Portishead - Dummy and the second one Tricky - Maxinquaye Massive Attack - Mezzanine Amon Tobin - Supermodified nowadays... anything sincere and hear...
by hat
Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Logic 8 finally released! NO JOKE THIS TIME!
Replies: 319
Views: 57891

I was never a Logic user, pretty faithful to Live for the past 4 years, but I must admit I'm quite tempted. I also use PT LE, mostly for mixing and other stuff, and waited for the next Logic release to see if all the rumors were true (ie: more intuitive interface, etc.) and for the most part it seem...
by hat
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can you get a DECENT mix using just Ableton live?
Replies: 22
Views: 6071

Sound on Sound also had something to say about Live's overall sound quality. Add that to the other music magazine articles, online articles, and many Live users (including myself) who brought up the issue long ago. Can all these people be wrong? It is all subjective. Those who noticed usually are on...
by hat
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 7 Beta!
Replies: 26
Views: 8329

Designed by Fritz Lang in 1925....he was so ahead of his time...
by hat
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: SSL Duende
Replies: 52
Views: 9839

I've heard many reports that that Waves SSL bundle sounds just as good, if not better, although it depends on your computer's cpu, unlike Duende. Personal taste I suppose...
by hat
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: noise reduction plugin for Mac?
Replies: 1
Views: 801

noise reduction plugin for Mac?

I checked out Version Tracker for this, hoping I would find a freeware or inexpensive solution, but alas....Sound Soap, cool, but no demo version on the BIAS site, only all their other products, but not Sound Soap, how silly. "Ray Gun", a cheaper alternative, but the URL's are dead links (Arboretum)...
by hat
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Essential Sounds, any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

m'k I just found a relevant thread after a more refined search, my bad.....I will see what they say about it, but if you want to add more comments here, by all means..... ;)
by hat
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Essential Sounds, any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Essential Sounds, any good?

Finally upgrading to LIve 6, I was wondering if the sounds (Essesntial Instruments) included in the boxed version are worth the extra $100? By the size of it, I would guess they are decent, but how do they compare to various modules and other packages we are famiiar with (ie: Reason, etc). I tried s...
by hat
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Zoom H4
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

My friend has the Edirol, I just bought the Zoom. Twice the size as the R-09? Hardly so, a wee-bit taller perhaps, but the Zoom definitely caters more to the musician/sampler enthusiast. The 4-track function is nice, but what sold me on the Zoom was the 2 extra XLR ins/DI, and the fact that it's als...
by hat
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Montréal & Toronto on Jan. 2nd-8th 2007?
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Montreal.....what a city. I grew up there, left 13 years ago and now considering moving back home. And the women, oh my are they beautiful, perhaps the highest concentration of them per capita, at least more than in New York. Have fun there!
by hat
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you think does our heroes produce their tracks ?
Replies: 47
Views: 9540

fo' real y'all. I went to a friend's house yesterday, to jam, make some noise, etc., and was amazed to see and discover how other people work. He doesn't have much but churned out some amazing beats and bits of music which left me speechless and re-affirmed that the gear/amount of it means nothing. ...