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by southsounder
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Who's that down there under the bridge?
by southsounder
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sidechaining to layered kicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Sidechaining to layered kicks

there's no need to do all that things, unless You really want to have a extremely accurate attack, which is not that good idea. All You need is to set the side chain to the drum rack track and set the inner compressor filter to sort the sound w/ lowpass and freq set to ~90Hz. You'll get a full drum...
by southsounder
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sidechaining to layered kicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Sidechaining to layered kicks

Actually there is a way. Create three additional audio tracks. Set the inputs on the first two to the kick tracks from your drum rack. Set the input on the third to 'no input'. Now set the outputs of the first two to the third track. Now set your sidechain input on the synth track to the third track...
by southsounder
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live Bass processing
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Live Bass processing

most audio interfaces already have a dedicated hi-z input the only advantage i see to a di box is built in cab simulation is there something else im missing? DI's in general don't have anything to do with cab simulation, all they do is impedance match the load of the instrument to the mic inputs fo...
by southsounder
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live Bass processing
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Live Bass processing

EQ & comp can help, but as a general rule of thumb running a passive bass or guitar directly into line level mixer inputs = meh tone. Try using a direct box or mic pre with a hi-z input. I know the Onyx mixers also have 'em on channels 1&2 but I don't think the VLZ boards do. FWIW I record bass dire...
by southsounder
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mixdown
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Mixdown

Almost laughing too hard to reply, but had to offer up some props to Tarekith since he just mastered my new ambient/drone album. Do you need a professional mastering engineer to finish your work? Absolutely not. With a few basic tools, time and patience you can do a respectable job on your own. I've...
by southsounder
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: ableton does drones!
Replies: 0
Views: 172

ableton does drones!

Dark ambient/drone album created in Ableton. Really wouldn't have been possible without Ableton actually. Almost all sounds are time stretched/manipulated/effected/resampled instrument and field recordings, along with a bit of Absynth and a few hardware synths here and there. Hope you like! http://s...
by southsounder
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learn synthesis or use samples?
Replies: 26
Views: 2667

Re: Learn synthesis or use samples?

The now-discontinued Roland SH-201 had really intuitive controls for working out basic synth sounds. A nice hands-on learning keyboard IMO. Not sure what they're going for used nowadays though.
by southsounder
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: R.I.P Hardware Samplers and Turntables
Replies: 33
Views: 4108

Re: R.I.P Hardware Samplers and Turntables

Ensoniq FTW!!

Every time I think that maybe I should finally sell the ol' ASR-10 rack since it doesn't see much use I fire it up "one last time" and am promptly reminded why I never sell it - because it's simply a fantastic sounding piece of kit.
by southsounder
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: How do you use Live with other DAWs to arrange & mix ?

I mix in Logic since I use tons of automation and it's just so much easier to work with in Logic. Plus I prefer some of Logic's stock effects for mixing. I tried using rewire early on but had some funny sync and stability issues so I scrapped that idea. Instead I simply create extra audio tracks, on...
by southsounder
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: RIP Pete Namlook
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: RIP Pete Namlook

The original Psychonavigation was my formal introduction to ambient music. It has remained one of my all-time favorite albums, and over time has proven to be one of my biggest influences as well. What an amazing and prolific composer, and a master collaborator to boot. We've truly lost one of the gr...
by southsounder
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....

I certainly don't pretend to even come close to understanding the intricacies surrounding host program and device driver interaction. I'm a bass player, this stuff is all voodoo to me! :) I've been using the base 2 settings out of habit for a long time and have never really had problems - except wit...
by southsounder
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....

Utter hearsay, but I was told by someone at some point that in general the buffer size likes base 2 numbers e.g. 64, 128, 256, 512, etc. I have no scientific evidence or knowledge that there is anything to this theory, but I always use them - just in case... FWIW I run 128 on my two AF12's at 24/48 ...
by southsounder
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....

Sorry to hear that man, what a royal PITA. At least Echo is trying to help - read the Mackie forums sometime about their drivers support for the 1200F... 8O If my sporadic problems get any worse I'm going to try a dedicated TI chipped FW card. Not an option for laptop users I know, but for those of ...
by southsounder
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Mac, Audiofire 12, Ableton Input crackles.....

I've never been convinced that OSX aggregate devices are completely stable. At least, I've never had a setup where they were - regardless of the brand of interfaces involved. I debated between two AF12 and a MOTU 24i/o for a long time, and decided to go with the AF12's based upon positive experience...