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by mharris
Tue May 22, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How in the f@*& does e blent this sound to that??
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: How in the f@*& does e blent this sound to that??

Doesn't sound to me like there is any "morphing" going on. One sound fades in while the other fades out. As the new sound comes in, it is low pass filtered and this filter gradually opens.
by mharris
Fri May 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: My latest mixing problem - peak at -6db.
Replies: 21
Views: 3248

Re: My latest mixing problem - peak at -6db.

No. If after you've balanced all the tracks with each other the Master is peaking too high then select all tracks and lower them until Master is peaking at -6db. Don't touch the Master fader. Simples :). This gets said fairly frequently, but I have yet to see anyone give an acceptable explanation a...
by mharris
Wed May 09, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Clipping Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4889

Re: Clipping Question

-Some mention was made a "floating point" math, but that's irrelevant. Floating point just means that a number can be represented with different scales and precisions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_point) This isn't irrelevant. In fact, it is the entire reason behind why this is possible. Y...
by mharris
Tue May 08, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: VST not showing up
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: VST not showing up

If you're using windows then try running Live as administrator and then rescanning your VST folder again.
Some plugins will require you to run Live as administrator all the time.
by mharris
Mon May 07, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton's Formant/Vowel EQ presets
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Re: Ableton's Formant/Vowel EQ presets

Sorry, cant help you with who originally came up with the Formant filter, but it certainly wasn't Ableton.
Lots of other instruments and plugins have a formant filter. Ableton just happen to have taken the shape of the Formant filters and provided them as presets for EQ8.
by mharris
Wed May 02, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live's audio engine less effective than Pro-Tools or Logic?
Replies: 27
Views: 2971

Re: Live's audio engine less effective than Pro-Tools or Logic?

Processing digital audio and in particular, summing together two or more audio signals is actually a very straight forward process. It is an operation as simple as 1+1=2. As you can see, there is very little scope to introduce errors and even less scope to improve the process in the search for a "be...
by mharris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Annoying "how can i sound like..." question.
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Annoying "how can i sound like..." question.

Mharris: Perhaps I'll look into downloading a soft synth with a square wave oscillator, although I did already say that I'd tried playing around with soft synths that I have. Maybe I'll try downloading an operator style synth, I think I got some a while ago as part of a pack from the excellent KVR ...
by mharris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Annoying "how can i sound like..." question.
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Annoying "how can i sound like..." question.

Do you want it to be recognisable as specifically that sound from that track? If so, then the only realistic way to have the effect you describe is to sample it. If you want it to be recognisable as just a standard generic sound that is pretty common in this sort of stuff.. then just get any soft sy...
by mharris
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about consolidating audio clips
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: Question about consolidating audio clips

When you consolidate clips, Live renders out the new clip with your default sample and bit rate settings from preferences. If your preferences are set to a lower rate than the original clips then you will be loosing quality. Have a read of Chapter 31 of the Live manual, specifically the section rela...
by mharris
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb

ok, I've found the solution... For some reason, CSR needs read/write access to the install location. So, if you've installed it into Program Files then you will need to run Live as an administrator. Go and find the location where Live is installed, right click on the .exe and choose properties. On t...
by mharris
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb

Hi, IK Multimedia have just announced a discount price of $49 for their Classik Studio Reverb until the and of April. I thought I'd give the demo a try to see what its like. However, I cant get this to work in Live 8.3. It doesn't recognise the plugins so they dont appear in the plugin list. Anyone ...
by mharris
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crossfader Query... Please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Crossfader Query... Please help!

Hi,

Dont use the crossfader. Mix with the channel faders instead.
Even on a hardware DJ mixer, the crossfader is only really used for scratching (if you're into that sort of thing).
by mharris
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Troubles installing Live 8.3 on Win7 x64
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Troubles installing Live 8.3 on Win7 x64

boys, The abes have explained why program data. In windows7 This is necessary due to access rights Live needs in order for the automatic update function to work properly. Don't point ableton here, they're just adapting the thing for auto-update. I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, just explaining t...
by mharris
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Troubles installing Live 8.3 on Win7 x64
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Troubles installing Live 8.3 on Win7 x64

I don't think the Live installer has ever put a shortcut on your desktop. The current 8.3 version certainly doesn't anyway.. The start menu item is no longer in a folder, it will be a single icon by itself near the top of your start menu > all programs. (this confused me for a bit) The auto-update f...
by mharris
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: T-Racks 3 Deluxe Group Buy.
Replies: 44
Views: 4860

Re: T-Racks 3 Deluxe Group Buy.

twisted-space wrote:Do you mean buy something cheap now, so you can crossgrade?
Exactly. :lol: