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by moodles
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: installing EIC instruments (problem)
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: installing EIC instruments (problem)

Are the files in a .zip archive? Did you extract them first?
by moodles
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: From loops to songs - help me break my mental block
Replies: 20
Views: 3049

Yeah, I think for me melodies and chords can turn into a bit of a crutch. Even though I've been a fan of techno and dance music for a long time, my background as a musician is playing in more traditional rock bands. When I try to create dance music, I have a very strong urge to play piano melodies a...
by moodles
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: From loops to songs - help me break my mental block
Replies: 20
Views: 3049

From loops to songs - help me break my mental block

I've been using Live for several weeks. I've mostly been working in Session view creating loops. I usually labor over a loop until I'm happy with it and then move on to a completely new loop in a new set. I'm having a very hard time taking these loops and turning them into full songs. For some reaso...
by moodles
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Non-Supported MIDI Controller Reassign to Selected Device
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Non-Supported MIDI Controller Reassign to Selected Device

So it looks like most supported control surfaces will reassign their controls to whatever device you've selected.

Has anyone found a workaround to get this to work with a non-supported controller?
by moodles
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Sample vs. Sampler vs. Simpler? Impulse vs. Drum Racks?
Replies: 15
Views: 6430

Thanks for all the great replies! So is it true that Simplers are more CPU intensive than Samplers? It's a bit frustrating that you can't keep your warping when you dump clips into other instruments. This would be so helpful because then I'd be able to stitch them together rhythmically in a midi edi...
by moodles
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Sample vs. Sampler vs. Simpler? Impulse vs. Drum Racks?
Replies: 15
Views: 6430

Is there a way to assign warped samples to drum rack slots or to a keyboard without losing the warping? I'd like to build an instument with a collection of short warped samples where each key triggers a different sample so that I can program and tweak it in a midi editor. But I'm finding that the sa...
by moodles
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Sample vs. Sampler vs. Simpler? Impulse vs. Drum Racks?
Replies: 15
Views: 6430

Sample vs. Sampler vs. Simpler? Impulse vs. Drum Racks?

I'm new to Ableton and the forum so these questions may be obvious or may have been addressed before. I'm trying to build up a library of small samples taken from full song mp3s and then triggering them using either drum pads or a midi keyboard. What are the pros and cons of working directly with an...