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by robbmasters
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: saound card advice needed please - macbook pro user
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Yep. And it's one of very few audio devices than can be bus-powered by the MBP. Using BootCamp and ASIO4ALL I can get as low as 1.5ms + 1.5ms latency. (It's higher with Echo's drivers and higher still under OS X.)
by robbmasters
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: best free WAV to MP3 converter ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Command line version of LAME works for me. Dunno about those gaps though...
by robbmasters
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Macbook pros don't power over firewire anymore?
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

In OS X, at 256 samples, I get 8.84ms + 8.84ms (17.68ms overall). But I can work OK at 128 samples, which gives me 5.94ms + 5.94ms (11.88ms overall). Or you could even consider BootCamp, XP, and ASIO4ALL. Using these, I can get away with 64 samples, which gives me 1.45ms + 1.45ms (2.90ms overall). :D
by robbmasters
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Macbook pros don't power over firewire anymore?
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

It's also worth noting that it makes a difference whether the MBP itself is plugged into the mains or running off battery power. And that most devices require most bus power immediately after they're turned on. On mains power, my MBP happily provides bus power to my Echo Audiofire 2 and my external ...
by robbmasters
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: did you get the ableton newsletter yet?
Replies: 42
Views: 4838

Angstrom wrote:I haven't received the last two newsletters, but I got all of the ones previous to that.
Same here, funnily enough... (No, not in my spam...)
by robbmasters
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Local
Topic: The all new london Users Group
Replies: 104
Views: 26786

Reckon I'll be up for some Beatboxing this weekend. Been talking to a mate about going to the evening gig, but wouldn't mind popping down during the day too.

Ooh, it's a London Users Group outing! ;)
by robbmasters
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Matthew Dear's HD stolen mid set
Replies: 90
Views: 26043

At the risk of getting this thread back on topic (a strange idea on these forums, I know ;)) can anyone recommend a security device for small portable hard drives that don't have a Kensington slot?
by robbmasters
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: upgrade Live 6 to 7 (Gig next week)
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Stick with what you know works.
by robbmasters
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help: Harmonic Mixing / Key recognition in Mixmeister
Replies: 1
Views: 421

A number of possibilities: Most dance music is in minor keys. So if it's dance music (or another genre that tends to be in minor keys) that's could be possible. Every minor has a relative major that is 3 semitones higher - e.g. A minor and C major. For the most part, it doesn't matter which of these...
by robbmasters
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Multi-selection Clip save
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

Thanks. That's a handy tip. I'll have to try that next time. 8)
by robbmasters
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Multi-selection Clip save
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

Seems there's not even a keyboard shortcut for this. And you can't map it to a MIDI or key command either, so you have to keep moving the mouse to the Save button, to the next clip, to the Save button, to the next clip...
by robbmasters
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Training courses
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

I went to a Live event at LSS. They seemed to know their stuff on Live. None of their course syllabuses appealed to me personally, but check them out and see if any of their courses cover what you're interested in. I wouldn't want to learn Live by a correspondence course. You might as well just read...
by robbmasters
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Live 6.0.10 - How to turn off save option when closing Set?
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

I'm on PC (edit: well, XP under Boot Camp - which amounts to the same thing) but get the opposite behaviour! Sometimes I consider that I've made a change but Live (6.0.10) doesn't. So I have to do something like copy and paste a clip over itself before it will let me save... Could it be a particular...
by robbmasters
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why Live?
Replies: 33
Views: 4307

Re: Why Live?

I want a DAW that I can master and use for almost anything. Sequencing, tracking, remixing, post production, etc. Yeah, throw "live performance" into the mix and I'd really like that too... Unfortunately Live isn't it. Not yet anyway... The biggest issue for me is the lack of a professional quality...
by robbmasters
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: sampling kick drum - illegal?
Replies: 29
Views: 4530

Copyright laws vary from country to country. Where are you? But typically this is a breach of copyright, as you've copied something that someone else created, and it would therefore be at least technically illegal. However, whether or not anyone notices, pursues you for it, or can prove it is anothe...