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by ObtuseMoose
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Things you wish you knew when you started....
Replies: 15
Views: 2222

Re: Things you wish you knew when you started....

1. 99% of everything is crap. The sooner you get through your 99%, the sooner you'll get to the good stuff. In other words, make LOTS of tracks, and don't get discouraged because you think they're no good; the fact that you KNOW they're no good is actually a good sign. :-) If you do enough work, you...
by ObtuseMoose
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Puzzling issue - anyone know what's up?!
Replies: 55
Views: 4412

Re: Puzzling issue - anyone know what's up?!

Pretty inconsistently, ... the CPU all the sudden spikes up to insane values (22.000% and such) the audio doesn't really crackle but basically slows to a crawl. That problem only goes away again when I restart Live. So wait a second. What do you mean by "restart Live"? Do you mean when you stop and...
by ObtuseMoose
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: soundflower only captures in mono in ableton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: soundflower only captures in mono in ableton?

Make sure the input channel you have selected in the audio track (the chooser box just above the "Monitor" label) is the stereo one, i.e. the one labeled "1/2" instead of one of the ones labeled just "1" or "2"

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Moose
by ObtuseMoose
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Library Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Library Missing

Make sure you don't have anything typed in the search box at the top of the browser pane. If you have two or more letters typed in that field (that don't happen to match the first letters of anything in the library), it'll look like everything is gone.

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Moose
by ObtuseMoose
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU Going crazy since few days
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: CPU Going crazy since few days

While researching a different issue, I noticed that Live 9.2 regenerates the "sample analysis" (.asd) files for any samples used in a project created in 9.1. If you then switch back and open the project in 9.1, those .asd files get regenerated again. So each time you switch between 9.1 and 9.2, samp...
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: 10841

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: 3303

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: 3303

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: 3303

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: 351

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: 462

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: 2260

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: 20317

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: 2641

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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Moose
by ObtuseMoose
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: playing software instruments
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

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/...