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by owlmerlyn
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Adding Warmth to your Synth
Replies: 25
Views: 5579

Re: Adding Warmth to your Synth

Hi 2beats, thanks for sharing your knowledge in a great article.

Do you find you can use Live's Amp effectively on a synth? I find it doesn't just add warmth, but sort of makes the sound "thin". Maybe I am not using it correctly. What settings do you use? Thanks
by owlmerlyn
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Will I survive just fine with Ableton Suite?
Replies: 61
Views: 7989

Re: Will I survive just fine with Ableton Suite?

Also don't overlook other alternatives Omnisphere, HALion sonic, and so on ... I was taking Komplete as an example because it's probably the best bang-for-the-buck out there, but there are many many VSTs :) Your question was : "Will I survive just fine with Ableton Suite?". IMHO : no and it's overp...
by owlmerlyn
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton MIDI Event Editor
Replies: 29
Views: 8098

Re: Ableton MIDI Event Editor

Hi, as far as I know, the option text "StrictDelayCompensation" has nothing to do with the placement of recorded midi notes. To give a short explanation: If PDC is on, Live is delaying every Track at a certain amount so that every track is playing in sync with each other. This means that a track wi...
by owlmerlyn
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton MIDI Event Editor
Replies: 29
Views: 8098

Re: Ableton MIDI Event Editor

dazzer wrote:Well I just gave options. txt a go and for the use I described it worked like a charm. Glory be.
Yep, it makes midi recording work as it "should" (in my humble opinion).

Angstrom, have another drink on me :)
by owlmerlyn
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton MIDI Event Editor
Replies: 29
Views: 8098

Re: Ableton MIDI Event Editor

I could write a lot on the madness of "Play Through", but it makes me angry just thinking about it. If I do write about it, it may be best to put it in its own thread, explaining in detail what it is and how to stop it, and why you might want to. The topic is possibly to large for a thread about so...
by owlmerlyn
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Will I survive just fine with Ableton Suite?
Replies: 61
Views: 7989

Re: Will I survive just fine with Ableton Suite?

I have live 8 suite boxed, and Komplete 7. I never managed to get anything I liked out of suite. Maybe it's me, but I never had this problem with komplete. This is even more true if you consider making non-electronic music !! Seriously, how can EIC, Session Drums and Amp, compare with Battery, Kont...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: For production, why is Logic better than Ableton?
Replies: 34
Views: 7339

Re: For production, why is Logic better than Ableton?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...... [groan] another one of these ridiculous threads. "some flavour-of-the-month DJ-producer says his way of doing things is best so it must be true" do you realize how stupid this all sounds? of course they're different programs with different features. as f...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

I would agree that a "simpler" midi controller is better, especially while you are still experimenting. If you ever want to take your dj'ing, re-mixing to a "pro" level then you can re-look at the matter. Getting overly complex devices in too early can have a negative effect on creativity and using ...
by owlmerlyn
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: For production, why is Logic better than Ableton?
Replies: 34
Views: 7339

Re: For production, why is Logic better than Ableton?

I've used both Live and Logic, and honestly cant make up my mind as to which is "better". They both have their unique strengths. As has been rightly pointed out there is greater depth to Logic's editing and control. In some ways though, because of Live's workflow, I think of it as more of a musician...
by owlmerlyn
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

MrJim, you are most welcome. Glad I could help out, and I hope it all made sense. You are in fact correct, you dont really need to use the arrangement view, unless you want to automate a track over more than one clip. As I mentioned,you can assign the filters (or any other parameter) to hardware mid...
by owlmerlyn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

lets try this

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I cant seem to get a pic uploaded to Picasa to appear here... will have to figure this out
by owlmerlyn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

Thanks again:-not sure I know what you mean about the low pass filter-couldn't elaborate a bit could you? Sure thing. I'll explain a very basic set-up for you to begin with. It will give you a starting point that you can then apply to all types of effects. I am not sure how to post pics, so will ty...
by owlmerlyn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

In terms of MIDI controllers you need to get advice from others who've played with bunch of them. I use the Korg NanoController for my hands-on stuff. I rate it, but can't compare it anything else cos thats all I have ever owned. Do you have a keyboard with some knobs and sliders...? Whilst assignin...
by owlmerlyn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

@ MrJim You can achieve a lot of very similar effects using Live's built in FX, specifically the filters in the eq units, and delays (and throw in some phasing etc). In terms of messing with loops hands-on, I think you'd benefit from a sampler, although recording to tracks and cutting up your materi...
by owlmerlyn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: Achieving Rave-type effect to standard loops

twisted-space wrote:2 Kaoss pads and sh*tloads of talent.
ditto that, especially on the talent