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by hacktheplanet
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What is the best method or to create a drum beat / groove?
Replies: 16
Views: 2836

Re: What is the best method or to create a drum beat / groove?

Do it the hard way. Get a cheap pad controller like a LPD-8 and practice.
Took me a few months of practicing before I could lay down a consistent beat, but it is sooooo much faster than programming stuff in by hand.
by hacktheplanet
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MBP replacing the optical drive w/SSD 4 samp libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: MBP replacing the optical drive w/SSD 4 samp libraries

Yup. I grabbed this kit and another drive to replace the optical. Works perfectly: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/
by hacktheplanet
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MBP replacing the optical drive w/SSD 4 samp libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: MBP replacing the optical drive w/SSD 4 samp libraries

I don't believe there is a difference between the interfaces since they are using the same bus, so you should be ok. You can also run Activity Monitor and monitor disk I/O while you're using your plugs. Then you can see how hard the bus is being worked. If it's really getting worked, you'll definite...
by hacktheplanet
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac specs for faster video render in Live
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Mac specs for faster video render in Live

For video rendering, you'll see a HUGE speed increase from c2d to an i5/i7.
by hacktheplanet
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Switching MIDI mapping
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Switching MIDI mapping

You could do this in M4L, but I think it would be easier with an Instrument Rack.
Place both instruments in a Rack and use the macro controls to map your params. Then use some other control to toggle mutes on/off for those instruments.
by hacktheplanet
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A sick PC for CPU heavy serum bangers
Replies: 16
Views: 1945

Re: A sick PC for CPU heavy serum bangers

And are you saying not to use an ssd at all? Do I need multiple hard drives like one for sounds and patches and whatever and one for live and my OS? Nah, get the SSD. Unless you're constantly reading/writing 24/7, it will easily last until you need to upgrade. SSD technology has improved dramatical...
by hacktheplanet
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: UNABLETON
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: UNABLETON

1. Install homebrew following the instructions at http://brew.sh
2. Run updates: brew doctor, brew update all
3. Install ffmpeg: brew install ffmpeg
4. Convert your file: ffmpeg -i ~/Desktop/thebounceofthemixyoujustmade.aif ~/Desktop/theoutputfile.mp3

2ez
by hacktheplanet
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is it time to buy an Ipad Pro?
Replies: 14
Views: 3575

Re: Is it time to buy an Ipad Pro?

Dear Ableton,

Please make a watered-down version of Live for the iPad Pro.

Yours truly,
hacktheplanet
by hacktheplanet
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hide your laptop on stage tips? No screen performance tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Hide your laptop on stage tips? No screen performance tips?

You're thinking about it wrong. Instead of opening different sets, merge all your stuff into one big set. Yes, it's tedious pain in the ass and will take time. However, you will be able to navigate this big ass set. Alternatively, you could use VNC or RDP on a tablet or smartphone, but that would de...
by hacktheplanet
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live works very slow with many tracks? (OS X)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Ableton Live works very slow with many tracks? (OS X)

Your system can't handle that workload. You'll either need to bounce to audio or change the way you work.
by hacktheplanet
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mini Display Port to Audio Interface 96k/24 - does it exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Mini Display Port to Audio Interface 96k/24 - does it exist?

Not that I've seen. However, you can go mDP -> HDMI -> something like this: http://www.miniinthebox.com/hd1080p-hdm ... 65452.html

That box plus the cable would be under $100, which is pretty OK.
by hacktheplanet
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Since most people call Live "Ableton" ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: Since most people call Live "Ableton" ...

I run Ableton on my Apple so I can music. When I feel the urge to do some photo or video, I use Adobe. Adobe works pretty well, but it's still a jumbled pile of shit and Adobe's support is hilariously bad, and their forums are full of self-righteous assholes. I'd like to try Apple, but I'm so used t...