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by TLW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brand New MacBook Pro 16'' - Loud Fan Noise
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Brand New MacBook Pro 16'' - Loud Fan Noise

It didn’t seem like my cpu was really pushing ... had 12% - 16% in use but the fan would start moving really fast ... What can happen is that one core goes into “turbo” mode to keep up with the demands from the audio driver and buffer. That can get the fan going sometimes. Another possibility is th...
by TLW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Replicating This Sound-
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Replicating This Sound-

I think that sound is a Marimba, balafon or one of its relatives, a tuned wood or stone bar instrument similar to a xylophone that’s played with mallets. The closest thing to that sound I can think of is a Basque instrument called a txalaparta, but there’s obviously been some processing done on the ...
by TLW
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video export - suddenly - VERY limited!
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Video export - suddenly - VERY limited!

Which version of Live are you running? Your sig says 8.6.4 on a very outdated OS X version. I doubt Ableton have suddenly released an update to Live 8...

As for Quicktime, it's not that deprecated - it's still supported on Macs at least. Including on Catalina according to Apple.
by TLW
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Latency from Hardware Synth
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Latency from Hardware Synth

As well as audio latency etc. which is adjusted by the preferences audio settings (and you should be able to get low latency with an RME interface like yours) another factor can be how long it takes a MIDI synth to turn MIDI instructions into sound. That can sometimes take a few milliseconds, which ...
by TLW
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Bit depth of recorded audio
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Bit depth of recorded audio

It’s doubtful that most people can hear much if any difference in the 24 to 16 bit dithering algorithms. 32 to 24 bit even more so.

One thing to watch is that the same audio doesn’t get dithered several times because that can lead to a noise build up.
by TLW
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Plug-in suddenly not loading / disabled?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Plug-in suddenly not loading / disabled?

It’s not likely that a VST plugin has suddenly somehow changed itself to an AU. And if you had AU support activated in Live’s preferences than all AU plugins should show in the AU list all the time. It might be worth re-installing the plugin and see if that helps. Sometimes a file gets corrupted and...
by TLW
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Help with Audio Out to USB Headphones
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Help with Audio Out to USB Headphones

ASIO drivers by design only allow one audio interface to be used at a time, with the exception of a few manufacturers such as RME whose drivers are coded to allow two or more of their products to be amalgamated and appear as a single interface. You might be able to use Windows WDM drivers (if they e...
by TLW
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone using 2019 MacBookPro?
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Anyone using 2019 MacBookPro?

Intel’s power gadget can be useful for showing what the cpu is doing in real time. Power used, clock, temperature etc.
by TLW
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best mini midi keyboard???? For dance music.
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Best mini midi keyboard???? For dance music.

Is the mini lab better ? Looks like it has drum pads. Don’t know. What I do know is that Arturia keyboard actions vary a lot. I like the Keystep but I think the Microbrute has one of the worst keyboards I’ve ever come across. It’s action is slow and for want of a better word feels spongy or rubbery...
by TLW
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Same Devices -> Diffrent channels
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Same Devices -> Diffrent channels

A tricky problem. I have looked at the manufacturer’s website but they do not say if it’s even possible to change the MIDI channel on these controllers. Which makes me suspect it’s not possible, or if it is you might need to ask the manufacturer how to do it. If the channel can’t be changed on the d...
by TLW
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Seeking help connecting my Keyboard directly to ableton
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Seeking help connecting my Keyboard directly to ableton

There's no such thing as a MIDI device that's "too old to co-operate with a DAW". At least, I've not come across one and I've some stuff from the 1990s. The basic MIDI specification hasn't changed much since MIDI was first invented. Some things have been added in, but not many and the basic core MID...
by TLW
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Memory / CPU Issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Memory / CPU Issues?

Dropouts and crackling are potentially caused by several things. If using ASIO/WASAPI drivers and the audio buffer is set too low for the computer to keep it filled fast enough to stop it emptying dropouts start. Adding plugins and instruments to a project that started out OK can result in the compu...
by TLW
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best mini midi keyboard???? For dance music.
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Best mini midi keyboard???? For dance music.

The Arturia keystep is pretty good in my opinion, and has an extra half octave over the 25 key boards. Plus a built in arp and sequencer, plus click, CV and MIDI outputs.
by TLW
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to resize MIDI items?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: How to resize MIDI items?

It’s only weird until you get used to it.

All DAWs have some things that seem odd for a while if you’re used to using a different DAW. Live probably more than most because of the very different session and arrangement views and how they interact.
by TLW
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Noob Question- Decay
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Noob Question- Decay

In the case of the 909 - and lots of kick and tom drum synths - part of the characteristic of the sound is that the pitch changes over time. Usually by starting higher then descending. The amount of pitch change and how long it takes is the “pitch envelope”. Snares might have a “noise envelope” whic...