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by Vios
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recording audio in a small file size - how?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Recording audio in a small file size - how?

Recorded audio uses up tons of space, I don't think there's much that can be done to get around that. I assume you're recording at 32 bit, 44100Hz? If you're just recording jam sessions, than my advice is to take an honest look at the jam sessions. If you know that the take isn't good enough for an ...
by Vios
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Creative Block.
Replies: 21
Views: 1445

Re: Creative Block.

Making music is like a lot of other arts - to be/get really good at it you have to do it every day. I think a good comparison is writers. They may have days where they only write 5 pages over a few hours of staring at computer screen. Then they'll have days where they could do 100 pages in a day. Th...
by Vios
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: getting started tuts
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: getting started tuts

On the Ableton website? They are also posted to youtube if you want to look at them there.

I also have many free introductory tutorials on my website here:

Introductions
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: High Passing with live's 12db eq
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: High Passing with live's 12db eq

I always use the high quality setting on Ableton's EQs. It's not rare for me to have things go through 3 EQs before they reach the master channel in my final mix (Original/Effect EQ -> Effects -> Final Production EQ -> Bus Effects -> Bus EQ), and I notice a large difference in quality if I don't hav...
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIXING question. What do you do?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: MIXING question. What do you do?

If it sounds good, do it. Most of my mixes in Live do not mess the mids/highs when crossfading between tracks, and as a DJ I would rarely use the mid/high knobs during mixing. Using really properly warped tracks combined with harmonic mixing (see this link!) , it's often not necessary to touch the b...
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Amplitude vs Time: any VSTs or 3rd party programs?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Amplitude vs Time: any VSTs or 3rd party programs?

Yes, the waveform in an audio clip expresses this exactly. Up-Down is the amplitude, and Left-Right is time. Otherwise the word you're looking for is an oscilloscope.
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: on export, weak bass and tinny highs
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: on export, weak bass and tinny highs

Are you exporting a different sample rate than you're producing at? My mixes sound terrible if I export at 48000 when I've been working at 44100.
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: CPU usage

I'm guessing it has more to do with the number of samples. Live can only be so smart, so if you have a MIDI clip that's spliced to 128 samples in a drum rack, Live at times has to sum all of the values for the amplitude of all of those samples, even though most of them are 0. So the math it's doing ...
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Vocals sound metallic
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: Vocals sound metallic

Im not sure you guys understand. I placed a JJS vocal plug-in on return track A. I then took seperate recorded vocal tracks and turned up the A channel on both. One of the vocals sounds awesome the other sounds metallic. Both vocal tracks are using the same settings since its coming from the same p...
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample Question
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Sample Question

You can use sampler, with an appropriate note length in your MIDI loop (a bit shorter than the length of the clip) and adjusted attack and release times you should be able to make it sound like one continuous noise. However running water sounds aren't hard to find on the internet. I'd find a longer ...
by Vios
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: gate and side chains
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: gate and side chains

I'll add some more tutorials. See these if you're interested in learning more: Tutorials explaining the fundamentals and how to use gates: Gate Effect Tutorials Tutorials explaining the fundamentals of and how to use sidechain compression: Sidechain Compression Tutorials See the bottom sidechain com...
by Vios
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Three questions from a novice user
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Three questions from a novice user

1. Changing sets during live performance is bad practice IMHO. Put everything in one set. Do as much freezing/flattening as you can, and optimization to keep your CPU use low. This is a good guide of how to do this, though it may not be exactly what you want to do: Moving From The Studio to Live Per...
by Vios
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recording vocals with a reflection filter?
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Recording vocals with a reflection filter?

I don't know your room/building, but you could also look at reinforcing your walls, or changing out some of the material inside. Drywall isn't terribly expensive, so you might be able to take off one wall, add material/reinforce, and then rebuild the drywall of the one wall when done. Sometimes the ...
by Vios
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to make backround track noise?
Replies: 13
Views: 3359

Re: How to make backround track noise?

Here are some ideas for atmospheric effects: Atmospheric Effects Quick Ideas Also one idea is to take some background noise, cut out the bass, and then do very sharp boosts at the fundamental frequencies of a note that's in key with your track. For example If my track was in the key of C, I'd try bo...
by Vios
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can you copy LFO rates to use for 2 different sounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Can you copy LFO rates to use for 2 different sounds?

I copy LFO automation rates from one Live instrument to another all of the time in Live. This is just a matter of select, ctrl+C, select where I want to past, ctrl+V. This even works for unlikely things like copying the LFO rate automation from an operator to the rate on an arpeggiator. However it's...