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by three
Wed May 14, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Midi Focus Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

The other option is to use 2 knobs, one for a selector chain and the other to modulate the parameter. There's no good way as far as I know for Live to announce a track selection - there no MIDI message for that. If the controller supported patch switching on MIDI Input - and Live can somehow announc...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Instrument replaces midi effect
Replies: 3
Views: 740

I'm fairly sure this is intentional. There are some other threads complaining about it, but I'm not going to search them out at the moment.. I heard that the tiny people who play the MIDI instruments are on strike. You won't see them leaving, they're too small, but when they get back they'll they'l...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Beatsmithing: MIDI-Tap or Mouse-Klick?
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Beatsmithing: MIDI-Tap or Mouse-Klick?

This is an easy question. I'm just curious how many of you write/draw your beats on the grid with a mouse, and how many of you tap/play/input them with some kind of instrument, keyboard, mouth harmonia, controller or whatever. I'll go first: though I have a drum pad available that i could tap on, it...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Building beats with Abe
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Yeah, it all depends on the track. I've been moving towards trying to automate as much of that as possible. With effect racks it's become so easy to split frequency bands ( 3 chains, 1x LP, 1x BP, 1x HP, LowCut/HighCut as macros) into separate audio routes that particularly with hats I've found you ...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: how do you tell a good compressor
Replies: 36
Views: 5920

the best compressor is the one that you like SO much, that you keep it in reserve for when you need a secret weapon. We are cyborg. We generate the music we want to hear straight from synth. Compressors were a recording engineers way of dealing with sound that our ears like but the circuitry at the ...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Learn Ableton Options Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 922

despite the fact that you ruled out the correct answer in the question, the answer is by actually using live. if you don't have a lot of time to do so, you need to focus during that time. the first relevant question is: are you a musician? (or have you made music before.) if so, then there's a lot a...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Touch screen software interface?
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

What kind of an interface exactly? Are you touching the screen or it it touching you? Touchscreens haven't been around for all that many years, and certainly not affordable. you're probably looking for this guy http://www.jazzmutant.com/lemur_overview.php ... you maybe saw a somewhat outlandish icel...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Building beats with Abe
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

*Adding pitch changes and heavy swing to hi-hats for overall looseness even though you're not touching k+s. How are you applying swing to just the Hi Hats, by ear or with quantization? the only answer to that is: how creative are you? once you've figured out where how far back in the pocket you wan...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Distorted audio and unresponsive PC: CPU usage problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 7029

longjohns wrote:Probably could play a simpler track or two, but forget even trying to use Analog etc.
reverb is a killer, as are long delay times.

you can manage the plugins to play nice, just keep an eye on what takes a lot of cpu.
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Pro Logic 8
Replies: 29
Views: 7797

Do I want to run Logic 8 or do I want to invest into something like this going into Ableton: Ok, now I am going in two different directions - but the quesiton comes down to - Will I get just as good sound quality from mic to firewire preamp direct to Ableton rather than using Logic with the chain e...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Groove Armada's Andy Cato on Ableton and Logic
Replies: 51
Views: 6731

Three, thanks for the great feedback... I never used the Live samples in Battery, there are so many possibilities shaping battery's own library that I never really imported sounds to it. I will definitely try it out since I am used to its envelopes etc... Also like drum racks a lot, specially becau...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Midi note delay issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

as i say, i would try and confirm (i.e. measure -> http://www.google.com/search?q=measure+midi+delay) the latency coming into your box. if it's getting held up somewhere you can look at a program for a long time. (i know that sonar is better, but even if you determine that it is coming into your box...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Selling my soul to the devil
Replies: 44
Views: 6053

@ starving student: I'm pretty sure there are like three people in Iowa that know the difference. It's kind of like when I try to explain the type of music I produce: to everybody around here, it's techno (even when it clearly isn't). gawd, i wish you guys would finally get a durn grip. everybody k...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Olbee Question: HOw does one detect phasing problems?
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

[words...As for the notion that it's 'voodoo' - not at all. In the right hands you can do all kinds of useful stuff ie Ye Olde Phase Trick: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct00/articles/stereomix.htm... thanks, those are good links, already in the middle of reading them. regarding the voodoo, i me...
by three
Wed May 14, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Make "Insert Genre Here" track 100% in live
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

And how about we'll keep this very samplebased and quite general? No specific non-free third-party plugins and mostly manual editing. That has already been done and will sound to much exactly like something else instead of just a bunch of tips you can use to make something original. that sounds rea...