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by ObtuseMoose
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)
Replies: 33
Views: 8547

Re: Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)

This link does not work any more, but Michael Norris now has a Spectral Dronemaker and a whole bunch of other spectral effects at http://www.michaelnorris.info/software/soundmagic-spectral A whole suite of spectral granular effects downloadable for free. Check it out. BTW the spectral dronemaker ha...
by ObtuseMoose
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Thanks, Steko for that list of links and hacktheplanet for confirming fdesetup is the relevant utility. Fishmonkey, up to now (or actually, sometime in the near future), I have been using individual encrypted disk images for storing sensitive documents. However, for a variety of reasons, that's beco...
by ObtuseMoose
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Thanks for the replies, folks. My understanding is that it's easy to turn FileVault off and have it decrypt everything if it causes problems, so I'll give it a try. It won't hurt to get comfortable with the command line in case FileVault takes a shit and you need to use the various recovery tools to...
by ObtuseMoose
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Years ago, Apple introduced FileVault on Mac OS X (10.3 IIRC), which encrypted your home folder for security in case your laptop was lost or stolen. Pretty much everyone agrees that it was an unmitigated disaster: it was slow and prone to failure, locking you out of your own files. So much so that i...
by ObtuseMoose
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: You got to show the muse you are serious
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: You got to show the muse you are serious

A lovely podcast on creativity and inspiration I agree, it's a great segment. I've (unfortunately rarely) experienced the effect of things just going so right that it's almost scary, like it's someone else taking over my playing or composing, and other times when I couldn't hit the right note to sa...
by ObtuseMoose
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Files are Gone- Ableton live 9
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Files are Gone- Ableton live 9

If you mean "gone" as in nothing shows up on the right hand side of the browser, make sure the search field (just above the browser) is empty. If there's an X in a circle on the right hand side of the search field, click that to clear it. If you (perhaps inadvertently) entered something in the searc...
by ObtuseMoose
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Changing the bank/preset on Sub37 via midi from Live
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: Changing the bank/preset on Sub37 via midi from Live

However, keep in mind that the bank and program numbers in Ableton don't match bank and program numbers on the Sub37. Ableton assumes each bank contains 128 programs, while in the Sub37, each bank contains only 16 programs. That means that bank 1, pgm 1 - 16 in Ableton correspond to bank 1, pgm 1 - ...
by ObtuseMoose
Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Making Music - the book
Replies: 161
Views: 17128

Re: Making Music - the book

I managed to snag one of the "limited stock" of the hard cover edition that became available recently, and I'm really glad I waited for the physical copy. To me, the difference between reading a physical, hard-cover book and an ebook is like the difference between playing an analog hardware synth an...
by ObtuseMoose
Sun May 10, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: free 64 bit Audio Analyzer like "s(m)exoscope"
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: free 64 bit Audio Analyzer like "s(m)exoscope"

If you have Max4Live, there are several available. Go to http://www.maxforlive.com and search for "oscilloscope". They're pretty basic and of course, only usable within Live, but they might be suitable depending on your needs.

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by ObtuseMoose
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: playing software instruments
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: playing software instruments

...i can confirm that playing software instruments while a clip is playing in the same track works as expected in session record mode BUT not when arrangement record is enabled...then you only hear the instrument when overdub is enabled (= midi is being recorded)...just tested it with keyboard and/...
by ObtuseMoose
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: playing software instruments
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: playing software instruments

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Sure there is, I do this all the time. Arm the track for recording, but just hit the Play button instead of Record. The clip plays and the notes you play on your controller (any controller) sound as well without being recorded.

Or maybe I'm not understanding the question?

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by ObtuseMoose
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Making Music - the book
Replies: 161
Views: 17128

Re: Making Music - the book

As fast as the first batch sold out, I assume (hope) they're scrambling to get another print run ready to go. This is the kind of book I want a physical copy of. Looking forward to getting my hands on one.

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by ObtuseMoose
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Loop Question
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Loop Question

A_J_W wrote: The audioclip has a slight fade-in that I want to get rid of.
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Perhaps you're thinking of the "Create Fades on Clip Edges" setting? It's in Preferences on the Record/Warp/Launch tab, last item in the Warp/Fades section. (This is all in Live 9. I assume it's similar in Live 8.)

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by ObtuseMoose
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: OSCiLLOT
Replies: 169
Views: 29900

Re: OSCiLLOT

The biggest let down for me about oscillot for me is the complete lack of automation You can only have 8 macro controls total. Also the step sequencer steps cannot be automated at all, but even if they could once you use up the 8 steps it's all over. Very disappointed :-( I can't tell if you're mak...
by ObtuseMoose
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Max for Live AutoFilter?
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Max for Live AutoFilter?

Fleshbits wrote: Where do I get "Max for Live AutoFilter?"
Make sure you have the Max for Live Building Tools pack installed.

Packs -> M4L Building Tools -> Tools -> Max Audio Effect -> Max AutoFilter

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