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by a1studmuffin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Free audio sample librarian/organizer/auditioner for Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

I should add, this app was pretty much designed to be used in conjunction with Ableton Live + Impulse. Just reduce the window size and stick it on "always on top" mode, browse through the samples, then drag them onto the Impulse pads. Far more efficient than Live's built in browser and you'll never ...
by a1studmuffin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Free audio sample librarian/organizer/auditioner for Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Free audio sample librarian/organizer/auditioner for Windows

Hey all... for those that don't know, I'm a programmer as well as a DJ/producer. One of the free tools I've written is here: http://auralprobe.sourceforge.net I've just added a new version so thought it might be worth sharing. Full release notes in the thread below. Enjoy! Aural Probe is a sample li...
by a1studmuffin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: stripped back Ableton Live
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

That's another reason it's good to just install one plugin at a time and get familiar with it before you move onto adding another one. Not only do you learn to use it properly, but if Live starts crashing, you know where to point the finger.
by a1studmuffin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to deal with LFOs when rendering?
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

It really depends on the synth you're working with. Some synths are quite good at letting you specify if the LFO should run free or reset on MIDI events... more often than not though, the easiest thing to do is just bounce it to audio. Same goes for any other unpredictable plugins.. they can be grea...
by a1studmuffin
Mon May 26, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Track routing leading to incorrect plugin delay compensation
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Track routing leading to incorrect plugin delay compensation

Hey everyone, I'm running Live 7. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem too: With plugin delay compensation turned on, if I create a complex plugin chain (let's call it SYNTH) and route its output to a new track BUS1, then route BUS1's output to Master, it correctly compensates for pl...
by a1studmuffin
Mon May 26, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: logic 8 and ableton live
Replies: 3
Views: 720

If you wanted to use Live for ideas and Logic for the final mixdown, I'd say the best way to work would be to build up your loops in Live then Render -> All Tracks to WAVs, then load those up in Logic and continue the session. (You can use this approach for any sequencer on any platform.) To be hone...
by a1studmuffin
Wed May 14, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Butter Party - Wriggle + Zodiac Cartel remixes
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Some more download links for this release:

DJ Download
Juno Download
Track It Down
Fine Tunes
Bubble Beat

And some online reviews:

Earworm (DJ Download)
365 Mag - 8.5/10
by a1studmuffin
Fri May 02, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How can I get this sound? (mp3 attached)
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

If you want real distortion ... I would avoid VST's Disagree completely. NI Guitar Rig + Izotope Trash can produce some absolutely amazing results, I use Trash in nearly all of my tracks now. If I had to recreate that synth sound, I'd try taking a standard sawtooth synth (fast attack + release, no ...
by a1studmuffin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Bit reduction bad for your ears?
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Sometimes redux can sound really sibilancey as well, if you give a narrow cut at one or more points between 5-9KHz it can make the sound less harsh on your ears.
by a1studmuffin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How do I get Live to stop asking me stuff?
Replies: 6
Views: 934

While we're on the topic - when I'm using Live, how do I get my girlfriend to stop asking me stuff?
by a1studmuffin
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: FFS. It's really not happening. Computers sound too clean?
Replies: 51
Views: 5025

Think of it this way - better to have a completely clean signal path to go through rather than being forced into a filthy gritty one. You can always add the filth + grit later - how you do it is up to you.
by a1studmuffin
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: audio rendering in live 7
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Don't dither at all, just save the track at (at least) 44/24 with enough headroom in it so the mastering engineers have something to work with. They'll add the dither when they bounce it to 44/16.
by a1studmuffin
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: time > gear
Replies: 62
Views: 5834

Absolutely true - the Phat Conductor tells it like it is. (Although you'll definitely need decent monitors, a decent soundcard and a decent room with good acoustics.)
by a1studmuffin
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Looking for new downtempo...
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

by a1studmuffin
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Multiple Templates
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Problem is when you forget to save as a different filename and overwrite the template. Will Live warn you if the als file it's trying to write to is read only?