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by moodles
Tue May 26, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: help me wrap my mind around ableton session ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: help me wrap my mind around ableton session ?!

Sometimes, if I'm not exactly sure what I want to record, I'll just hit record and start jamming. Once I'm done, I'll reduce the clip down to just the part that I like. There are lots of ways to use Session View, but I think it is optimized for running clips as loops, which is especially effective f...
by moodles
Tue May 26, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: John Zorn
Replies: 105
Views: 6777

Re: John Zorn

I don't like everything he does, but he's got tons of great albums.

This is my personal favorite:
http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=5011-3
by moodles
Tue May 26, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Video - Apc40 - Opening the box and plugging in
Replies: 40
Views: 4875

Re: Video - Apc40 - Opening the box and plugging in

Tom,

The video is seriously great. Please, please, please post another once you've had a chance to break it in a bit. I would love to know if it has any impact on how you arrange your megaset or on your performances in general. I'd also love to know if you do any customizations with it.
by moodles
Fri May 22, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dynamic tube, Saturator, Overdrive
Replies: 17
Views: 5502

Re: Dynamic tube, Saturator, Overdrive

I've been playing around with dropping these different distortion effects on various drum machine sounds. I like the range of drum machines that come with Suite, but they sometimes sound a little thin to me. Adding just a little bit of distortion to them really makes them pop. Also combining flange ...
by moodles
Fri May 22, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Music Production Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Music Production Question

I've been using Live to produce tracks for several months now and it's been working like a charm. I don't have any experience with Cubase, so I don't really know what I might be missing, but I haven't really come across any roadblocks in my recording process so far. There isn't much I can think of t...
by moodles
Fri May 22, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: im BORED of just playing clips. . . Live Show!
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: im BORED of just playing clips. . . Live Show!

Ruso,

I'd like to hear more about the set you are working on.

I've been wanting to move from just recording tracks to live performance, but I don't want to be stuck just recreating my songs. I definitely want to have some improvised content too, but I'm not really sure how to make that happen.
by moodles
Thu May 21, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: House / Techno Bassline Tips wanted...
Replies: 10
Views: 3532

Re: House / Techno Bassline Tips wanted...

What type of bass do you want?

Are you talking about a synth bass or more of a bass guitar sound?
by moodles
Sat May 16, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: APC 40 Step Sequencer Sensation !
Replies: 57
Views: 9768

Re: APC 40 Step Sequencer Sensation !

Not a step sequencer here, but the dude in this clip is a pal of the step sequencer dude, also pretty bad ass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj3kF6dt4uo
by moodles
Fri May 15, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: APC 40 Step Sequencer Sensation !
Replies: 57
Views: 9768

Re: APC 40 Step Sequencer Sensation !

Looks really awesome, but I don't really understand what he did - can someone explain?

I'm getting the APC40 and want it to be as flexible as possible, but I don't have the programming know-how to make it happen. A lot of this stuff is over my head.
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40
Replies: 132
Views: 11692

Re: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40

Yeah, I'm not even trying to compare the two. I bought an APC and have absolutely no interest in Maschine. I'm just saying, I can see how some folks would like a powerful controller that can interact with Live in a manner similar to a groovebox or powerful drum machine. I don't think the APC was mad...
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40
Replies: 132
Views: 11692

Re: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40

it has a step sequencer mode. why do you think they're lax? you have some crystal ball so you can peer into their offices? I may be wrong, but I don't think the step sequencer mode really does what people are looking for, which is the ability to jam out patterns on the fly in a live situation, whic...
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40
Replies: 132
Views: 11692

Re: am i the only one who isn't excited about the apc40

I hate to brag, but I just pre-ordered and APC40 for $320 and I am super psyched. I don't have any viable controllers yet and I want to start moving from track creation to live performance, so this looks like it is going to be perfect. I sympathize with the folks who want more drum machine or step s...
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Engine Has Restarted!
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: The Engine Has Restarted!

Hey, absolutely no worries. It's obviously been a very difficult time for you and I'm glad to hear that things are getting better. Just make sure you keep me in the loop if you decide to start pulling this show together. I may or may not be able to perform, but I definitely want to go and participat...
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Engine Has Restarted!
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: The Engine Has Restarted!

Sweet!

I just pre-ordered the APC40 last night using that Musician's Friend gift certificate deal. I'm one step closer to being able to join in if and when an Ableton night happens in Austin.
by moodles
Thu May 07, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The Engine Has Restarted!
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: The Engine Has Restarted!

I agree with aisling, don't sweat the mixing if it isn't something you are good at. For me, Live is a music creation tool first, a performance tool second, and a mixing tool last. I try to get my mixes sounding as good as I can, but I don't labor over it because I realize I don't have the ears or te...