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by porfiry
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: how often do you go back to session view?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: how often do you go back to session view?

I can't mix if I'm not in session view, got to see those vertical tracks and meters! This. I dont know why, its silly, but Im the same. I think its the visual reference of the Meters etc. Plus being able to click the reset max-peak level thing. I do stay in session for a long time generally before ...
by porfiry
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: how often do you go back to session view?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: how often do you go back to session view?

Hah! I was actually thinking of digging that up and posting it, but was too lazy. That's exactly what I meant about chopping things back up differently. Definitely useful techniques there.
by porfiry
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Zebra Patch contest (Round 2!) Voting over...
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Zebra Patch contest (Round 2!) Voting should start soon!

Kind of bummed...I got one done probably a week ago, and then never had the time/will to finish a second one. I suppose I should have submitted just the one, but it was a little ah, unorthodox. :P Wow! There are a few in here that are stupid hot. Digging through them, I guess I really should have su...
by porfiry
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: how often do you go back to session view?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: how often do you go back to session view?

I feel out and make simplified clips for the main elements of the song (very basic versions of the "verse" "chorus" and whatever other little bridge parts) in session, then hit record and play through them so they're automatically dumped into arrangement. Then I switch over to arrangement and start ...
by porfiry
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: getting best tone out of a shite guitar
Replies: 36
Views: 2703

Re: getting best tone out of a shite guitar

One thing that can really deaden the sound is having the pickup too close to the string, contrary to what a person might expect. The magnetic pull keeps the string from vibrating freely. It's pretty easy to intonate a guitar yourself...it revolves around the 12th fret versus the open note. Play the ...
by porfiry
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: getting best tone out of a shite guitar
Replies: 36
Views: 2703

Re: getting best tone out of a shite guitar

The main issues with cheap guitars is always cheap pick ups and shoddy connections generating noise and hum. That's a feature, not a bug. I always rather preferred cheap guitars and amps that had at least one thing wrong with them. The piece-of-shit silverface Pro Reverb I still have has about a do...
by porfiry
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Edirol and live 8. Is it good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Edirol and live 8. Is it good?

works fine if you put in the time to set it up properly. spend a few hours seting up your CCs and buttons, and it's a good controller. one downside for me (though no-one else seems to have noticed this, so ymmv) is that the resolution of the CC data outputted from the pcr is pretty low. the 2 knobs...
by porfiry
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...

I don't have a legit copy of any other sequencer but garageband. I think the solution might just be to patch it up as a standalone, then drag an instance of the saved patch into live to use it. Crashes mainly occur right after patching a cable somewhere. I don't have personal experience with them be...
by porfiry
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...

*I* don't even have so many problems with it when I use it as a standalone, but I didn't pay money to use it as a standalone. I agree fully, I think they focus on the titles that sell, and piss on the others. They've probably sold about 1000 MMVs and about 100,000 minimoogs. But I'm sure the update ...
by porfiry
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: So I may order Suite 8 tomorrow...

Arturia Moog Modular is a load of turd in 8. The rumor is they're going to bugfix it, and it's only taken about 7 years. Thank god I've only had it a month. Regarding the third-party plugs, I don't use tons, but I do use Zebra and the Uhbiks (and now Bazille/Berlin Modular, suddenly) constantly with...
by porfiry
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to replioate double tracking vocals Live?
Replies: 13
Views: 4542

Re: How to replioate double tracking vocals Live?

I was going to say, chorus is another option besides the obvious delay. But just having the *right* delay can thicken you up a lot too...the PSP Lexicon clones have some rather tasty doubling presets in them for instance. Amongst about a million other capabilities.
by porfiry
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: why do I dislike every lyric I write
Replies: 42
Views: 2686

Re: why do I dislike every lyric I write

Click on my soundcloud and let me demonstrate how you pad a song's content by saying the same shit over and over. I figure it's not much different than incessantly hammering out four-on-the-floor kicks.

Other than that, just remember to use a pencil.
by porfiry
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Session Drums, does anyone understand them?
Replies: 21
Views: 3406

Re: Session Drums, does anyone understand them?

It's a little telling that no Ableton people stop into this thread, unlike the generic "8 crashes all the time" ones. Don't hold your breath for a complete reformat of the preset surfing system. Don't even get me started on the possibility of dragging two instances of the same drum into a rack and h...
by porfiry
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Redoing published films' sound for reel. Quite sure it's...
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Redoing published films' sound for reel. Quite sure it's...

Why don't you just re-score some ridiculously huge movie? Re-score Star Wars or Citizen Kane or some shit, and they'll obviously know you're just doing it as a demonstration.
by porfiry
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A very sad day... gotta part with my Moog Voyager RME.
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: A very sad day... gotta part with my Moog Voyager RME.

No doubt...fuck The Man, love The Moog.