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by mholloway
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Valhalla Room vs Vintage
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Valhalla Room vs Vintage

My vote is for Room. It's my go-to reverb, the only reverb I ever really need. I also own Vintage Verb. I like it a lot... but I don't actually use it much, because in most cases I prefer to use Room. on a silly (because I can't back it up with real, technical info) / subjective level, Room sounds m...
by mholloway
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Mono Mixing" in a stereo plugin universe...
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: "Mono Mixing" in a stereo plugin universe...

Those are all good points Tarekith... to clarify a bit though -- The "mono compatibility" thing e.g. the myth of the mono club speakers is sort of a whole other issue, wherein people say "check your mix in Mono" and all that... but I see that as a separate thing, since it's about listening to the en...
by mholloway
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Mono Mixing" in a stereo plugin universe...
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

"Mono Mixing" in a stereo plugin universe...

I'd like to discuss, at some great length, the notion that "We should be mixing more with Mono" and what that means to an Ableton user who works mostly In The Box today. I can't tell you how often I come across online articles, youtube videos, forum threads, etc in which the gist of the message is "...
by mholloway
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Are you still using your Live 8 Library with Live 9
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: Are you still using your Live 8 Library with Live 9

Preferences has a setting for locating your Live 8 library on your system; when that's been done (optionally) it shows up in the browser as you've pointed out.

Why this is worth a poll, though, is beyond me.

Use it if you need it.
by mholloway
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: sample based synths
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: sample based synths

Omnisphere 2 and be done with it ;)
by mholloway
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Re: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.

On a Mac, 2014 rMBP. Well consider me envious, then. I gave up on the software when their tech support couldn't help me at all with the constant crashes or the CPU spikes. It's possible it was caused by certain mastering plugins, but I've since been able to use the exact same plugins elsewhere (Ado...
by mholloway
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Re: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.

I use Studio One almost every single day for client work, can't even remember the last time it crashed. Actually I can't even remember it crashing even once, great app. Definitely research it a bit more, I think it's probably my favorite DAW after Live. On a Mac or a PC ? Studio One 3 crashed so of...
by mholloway
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Re: Save 50% on Presonus and 20% on Ableton products.

anyway £50 to get access to the arrangement scratchpads is probably worth it. Along with that section drawing ("blocks"?) thing. Live really doesn't offer any good arranging tools, and that Presonus Studio 3 Scratchpad feature is pretty damn intuitive. have you actually tried using it? It's a bug r...
by mholloway
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How do I stop ableton from doubling a sample after flatten
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: How do I stop ableton from doubling a sample after flatten

You don't, you just keep cropping it. But, as noted above, there are perfectly good reasons for why this behavior exists (flattening of time based effects to preserve tails in the 'intro' portion of the loop, e.g. reverb, delay, etc). Note that if you consolidate the first half and loop it, any time...
by mholloway
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hybrid 3 VST Air Music Techn. causing problems in Live 9.7
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Hybrid 3 VST Air Music Techn. causing problems in Live 9.7

The assertion that a synth you aren't using in your sessions is somehow causing your CPU increase is.... highly suspect.
by mholloway
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Panning Drum Rack Samples
Replies: 4
Views: 2637

Re: Panning Drum Rack Samples

As da hand already said, you need to make the "chains" section of the drum rack visible, then you will see a volume and panner for every pad. Change / modulate / automate that pan as wanted, it will only effect the pad/simpler in question. Or, in Simpler, tab over to the other page of controls and t...
by mholloway
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hybrid 3 VST Air Music Techn. causing problems in Live 9.7
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Hybrid 3 VST Air Music Techn. causing problems in Live 9.7

It's running fine on my iMac fwiw, so this may be a windows specific issue.
by mholloway
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Ableton Suite User. Where to put my 3rd party samples
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: New Ableton Suite User. Where to put my 3rd party samples

Put them wherever you want on your hard drive, someplace organized by you --- then in Live, go to the browser and click the + Add Location button, then select that sample library area on your HD. Live will scan it, and then it will show up in the browser as a location that you can look at and drag a...
by mholloway
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?
Replies: 224
Views: 32241

Re: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?

All of the recent-ish additions and advancements to Simpler have been nothing short of stellar... I know they are very much "Wanted" by a number of live users. The OP thinks that if he doesn't want something, that means nobody else wants it either. What a bore.
by mholloway
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Database crash + re-scan -- I am alone in this ??
Replies: 25
Views: 2557

Re: Database crash + re-scan -- I am alone in this ??

Hey Michael, ever tried deleting the Live 9 database?: For OS X the path to the database file is: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live 9.x.x/Database/files.db Quit Live before deleting. Live 9 database disk image is malformed – Ableton AG How to reset Live – Ableton AG I think...