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by Piplodocus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Session Drums - Limitations?
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: Session Drums - Limitations?

Not wanting to Hijack the thread but any good tips to get the most out of session drums, especially the Multimic ones? I'm after a punchy alternative rock/funk crossover sound that'll do somewhere from Live dance (a la Faithless type thing) merging through James Brown to more of a Incubus/Tool/Hard ...
by Piplodocus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Session Drums - Limitations?
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: Session Drums - Limitations?

The Multimic kits default to having a Hi-Hat openness macro knob. You can assign this to a MIDI CC if you Hi-Hat pedal sends CCs. I bought myself an electronic Alesis kit (which doesn't send variable Footpedal openness so never tried it myself though). I figured it's be a long time til I can play it...
by Piplodocus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio effect on/off behaviours
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Audio effect on/off behaviours

My original "kill the send" with a retun track obviously wouldn't work id the reverb's mid-chain, but yes, parallel chains in a rack with a smaller amount going to the reverb (which is 100% wet). Then kill the send to that part of the parallel chain (and use a macro knob if you fancy to gradually or...
by Piplodocus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio effect on/off behaviours
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Audio effect on/off behaviours

Dunno, I'm at work too, but if it does cut off run the reverb as a send/return, and kill the send signal instead?
by Piplodocus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: head spinnin!.... new to ableton.
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: head spinnin!.... new to ableton.

Do the built in tutorials and watch a few online videos (on the Abe site, and any simpler Youtube ones).

It won't be long 'til you find Live's more fun than any Playstation/XBox! :)
by Piplodocus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Looking For Analog Waveforms
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Looking For Analog Waveforms

I take it you don't have Suite and can use an unmodulated Analog/Operator sine wave, bounce it stuff it in sampler and cut it up? Dunno if you can get a pure sine out of them though.
by Piplodocus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hackintosh
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Hackintosh

Mine's Leopard, didn't have much luck going to SL. :( I'm buying an i7 Macbook Pro next week though. That'll save some trouble and will probably fix my 8.1.4 & 8.1.5 problem. 8.1.5 never worked, 8.1.4 used to work, and 8.1.3 still does! :lol: Then when I've got a new main computer (the MBP) and don'...
by Piplodocus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: edited
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Should Future LIVE versions be written for one or the other?

I use a mac. People I work on projects with use both. So no, because if it was OSX only then I'd still not be happy even though I'm an OSX user. My desktop Hackintosh I always use in OSX I might just run Win7 once I get my Macbook Pro too (to save hassle).
by Piplodocus
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is Suite worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 7932

Re: Is Suite worth it?

I'd say it all depends if you have other VSTs about. If you have a load it may well not be worth it. On the other hand I didn't really have any decent ones, and needed a wide selection of general sounds, along with some half decent drums. As a result I got the boxed suite so I have a load of tools t...
by Piplodocus
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)
Replies: 22
Views: 2891

Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Or most things you click on you can then type the number. Depends what it is though.
by Piplodocus
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 8.1.5 available for download
Replies: 57
Views: 8276

Re: 8.1.5 available for download

Where are live preferences on the mac? They're shared in a library somewhere aren't they? Think I might delete them. My 8.1.5 crashed from the first time I started it and it tried to access my keychain then failed, and hasn't worked since. I deleted the Ableton things from the keychain to see if tha...
by Piplodocus
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 8.1.5 available for download
Replies: 57
Views: 8276

Re: 8.1.5 available for download

is that a picture of how you plug your gear in as your signature?? ^^ Yep, minus when I get my grubby little mitts on my woman's virus/JP/fantom, which then goes via a USB midisport. But that's once in a blue moon. The 2nd DI is currently out the rack as I haven't sorted out the tunes/band yet and ...
by Piplodocus
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 8.1.5 available for download
Replies: 57
Views: 8276

Re: 8.1.5 available for download

It crashes repeatedly just after trying to access my mac keychain on the first run. Fail. Dunno if it's some kinda corrupt thing to do with the OS, Ableton, or if it's a Hackintosh thing (but I never had this problem before on any versions). Hopefully a new MBP in the near future will sort the probl...
by Piplodocus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Use Mac File Colors in "Recent Sets"!
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Use Mac File Colors in "Recent Sets"!

On the mac you can highlight files in the Finder. If I have a different versions of the same song then I highlight different colours. If it's a bit crap but has some bits I might use I make it red. If these showed up in the "Open Recent Sets" menu and you could attribute them colours from in the "Op...
by Piplodocus
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying Core i7 macbook.
Replies: 73
Views: 9304

Re: Buying Core i7 macbook.

The HP Pavilion DV6T has a quad core i5 - 520M 2.4 processor and is available with win 7 and 6GB ram for $1100 .... I googled this in 5 seconds. There are options. Wrong. Sorry! Give me a link if it's really true! That's the turbo boost speed as far as google told me, and it's only 1.6GHz per core ...