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by dsu
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: newbie needing help recording flute overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: newbie needing help recording flute overseas

There is a lot in your question and a once in a life time opportunity is suboptimal to be learning how to use Live. Things that I would do are: Adjust the buffer to the smallest value you can. This is to reduce the latency. The lower the latency the easier it will be for the performer to play in tim...
by dsu
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Windows screen capture recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Windows screen capture recommendations

I want to put together some tutorials and wonder what people recommend. What would be ideal would be something that could capture what is happening on the screen and on the audio in stereo. The resulting file would be something that could be edited in a standard video editor like Premier. Really rea...
by dsu
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ambient/Chillout/minimal
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Ambient/Chillout/minimal

If you have Suite, you have Operator which is a very capable software synth once you master it. One of the elements of ambient music is that the composition flows out of the behavior of a particular synth patch. Search this forum for discussion on how to work with Operator.Often very subtle adjustme...
by dsu
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So I downloaded a copy of Reaper(?) today...
Replies: 15
Views: 3837

Re: So I downloaded a copy of Reaper(?) today...

I had Reaper first and switched to Live Suite because it is so much easier to learn to use. I still want to get back to Reaper at some point but the 64 bit version of Live might delay that for a long time. With the 32 bit version of Live 8 Suite I have recorded my own stuff, a Trip hop ambient act w...
by dsu
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Lose Keyboard Once I program Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Lose Keyboard Once I program Notes

If you place the track Record and Auto, does the keyboard control the VSTi? Similarly, if you place the track on input does the keyoard control the VSTi? If these conditions are true then it seems that things are working properly and the problem might be that when you are playing back the notes you ...
by dsu
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: usb hubs
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: usb hubs

I've been using a 4 port Dlink without problems http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=DUB-H4 Apparently you need to be careful about mixing usb 1 devices on with USB 2 devices since the performance can degrade. This might be an issue for example if you plug in a USB audio interface and an old mouse toge...
by dsu
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do I clear Live out of memory after a crash?
Replies: 25
Views: 3015

Re: How do I clear Live out of memory after a crash?

Two interesting reads on the problem at http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2005/08/17/unkillable-processes.aspx http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/598fe2b4-844d-412d-b195-5fa53dc62661/ It seems this might not be a Live problem but an OS / driver probl...
by dsu
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dumb question about synthesizers...
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Dumb question about synthesizers...

I don't know about trolls but assuming your question is genuine it might be easier to think of synthesizers not as a single thing but an idea that describes certain types of instruments. If there was a common denominator it would be instruments that provide methods to manupulate electical signals th...
by dsu
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving Ableton from a Mac laptop to a Win 7 desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Moving Ableton from a Mac laptop to a Win 7 desktop

hmmm..... I wrote a post but I don't see it here. Another seniors moment. Anyways, update on the project. I did a fresh 8.2.5 install but it was not straight forward. SETUP.EXE would crash arround the Latin Instruments and report that the installer file was corrupt. Downloaded the installer twice sa...
by dsu
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving Windows 7 partition to a new SSD? problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Moving Windows 7 partition to a new SSD? problems?

That was interesting about imaging on SSD drives. I don't know about that. As for software reactivation I ended up doing a clean install of Ableton. There are issues but activation was not one of them. Activation was sweet.
by dsu
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving Windows 7 partition to a new SSD? problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Moving Windows 7 partition to a new SSD? problems?

I just did this with my new windows 7 machine using two disk imaging tools Clonezilla is free and comes with a iso image that creates a bootable CD. The only problem is that Clonezilla will not shrink a disk so if your SDD is smaller than your source disk you will need to shrink the partion to fit o...
by dsu
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Build PC mostly to be used for DAW no games or junk
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: New Build PC mostly to be used for DAW no games or junk

I'm 3/4 the way through setting up my clone DAW. Just got the firewire card in and talking to the Focusrite Saffire Luquid 54 last night and haven't had time to do any performance testing. Here is what I bought: a) Intel Core i7 2600 Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ b) MSI Z68A-GD65...
by dsu
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Moving Ableton from a Mac laptop to a Win 7 desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Moving Ableton from a Mac laptop to a Win 7 desktop

Any ideas on the optimal way to move my Live environment from the mac to windows? I have the boxed CDs of Live 8.0 Suite but the Mac has 8.2 installed. The two choices I can see are: 1. Install Suite 8.0 from the CD’s and then upgrade. 2. Down load the latest version and then install the goodies fro...
by dsu
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is there a plugin that tells you what chord you are playing?
Replies: 20
Views: 8091

Re: Is there a plugin that tells you what chord you are playing?

Melodyne Editor will tell you the notes and then you can figure out the cords. I use Melodyne Essentials which can only handle monophonic material. Very cool for figuring out what the vocalist sang when they sing between the notes.
check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6D33snB ... re=related
by dsu
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How viable? Melodyne + Text to Speech for synthetic singing
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: How viable? Melodyne + Text to Speech for synthetic singing

I am not a good singer either. My process is to 1. sing untill I get a track that I can listen to. 2. Bring it into Melodyne and start to adjust it so that it is on notes in the key of the song. 3. Transcribe the Melodyne notes into to a midi track that gives me the pitch. 4. Re-record the vocals wi...