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by eric_c
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Video playback is super slow, massive CPU usage
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Video playback is super slow, massive CPU usage

I ripped a DVD to an m4v video and have it loaded into Live so that I can sample audio from it. It's a full-length movie so the video is long, nearly two hours and the file size is around 1.4 gigs. My system is a new MacBook Pro, 2.8 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 gigs of ram and 2 Nvidia video cards. ...
by eric_c
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: +1 for the mac side
Replies: 43
Views: 4156

Re: +1 for the mac side

In n Out is good!
by eric_c
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recommend me a nice LCD monitor for PC
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Recommend me a nice LCD monitor for PC

Depends on your budget of course, but I really like the 24" Dell UltraSharp I use at work. Thinking about getting one to replace my monitor at home though I believe there is a slightly newer model that I would go with.
by eric_c
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Hot swap preview mode
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Hot swap preview mode

It would be great if the Hot Swap function had an option to preview a sample as though it were swapped WITHOUT actually swapping it. For example, let's say I have a drum loop and I want to try out some new snares. To hear my loop with a new sample I have to use Hot Swap to apply the sample to my loo...
by eric_c
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Automating external synth's CC makes it go crazy
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Automating external synth's CC makes it go crazy

So I never did figure this out. BUT recently I switched from my PC to a MacBrook Pro and I do not have this problem. I can automate my Ion parameters with no problems. Weird!
by eric_c
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Post your set up and your sexy cat...
Replies: 5255
Views: 1325296

Re: Post your set up and your sexy cat...

Image

I added a MacBook Pro and a sub!
by eric_c
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: One complaint about this board...
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

One complaint about this board...

...and it has nothing to do with the content! ;)

I hate that when doing a search you can not specify to search only within topic titles. Makes it quite difficult to find the kind of threads you're looking for! Thanks!
by eric_c
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Buggy playback of external synth in arrangement view
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Buggy playback of external synth in arrangement view

This is a strange problem I've been having. In the past I've worked on a PC but recently switch to a MacBook Pro. The problem has been occurring in both operating systems, both running Live 8.0.4. I have an external synth (Alesis Ion) set up on an External Instrument device. When I work in the Sessi...
by eric_c
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: MIDI problems - stuck notes and random parameter changes
Replies: 0
Views: 289

MIDI problems - stuck notes and random parameter changes

I have an Alesis Ion set up as an External Instrument in Live. When its time to export my song, I randomly run into a bug where the Alesis Ion notes will stick. I have to cancel the export and retry. Whether or not the notes stick seems to happen at random. They will also stick sometimes when simply...
by eric_c
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can anyone review my potential computer setup?
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Can anyone review my potential computer setup?

So I am leaving the land of my desktop PC for the pastures of a portable Mac machine. I really want to go portable and am looking forward to starting from scratch. This is what I want to put together: - Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch, 2.66GHz, 4GB Memory - FireWire MOTU UltraLite-mk3 audio interface - Ab...
by eric_c
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Alternate VST sequencer for Live?
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Alternate VST sequencer for Live?

Is anyone familiar with some kind of VST sequencer that one could use as a replacement for Live's default sequencer? Specifically I am looking for something with decent automation options. Any time I try and automate my external synth in a Live clip the sound gets trashed (I believe its an NRPN issu...
by eric_c
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: MIDI from external synth is off by one octave?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

MIDI from external synth is off by one octave?

Any idea why hitting C5 on my keyboard would be recorded in Live as C4? I had the same problem with my Korg Nanopad and had to go into the Nanopad settings and alter each pad assignment by one octave. :? Thanks!
by eric_c
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Interfaces - USB or FireWire?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Interfaces - USB or FireWire?

Right now I tend to only record one instrument at a time, an external synth. But one of the reasons I want to move to a laptop is so I can bring my rig to a buddy's place and record with him and potentially another musician, in which case we'd probably be bringing in 3 instruments at once. But if Fi...
by eric_c
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Interfaces - USB or FireWire?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Interfaces - USB or FireWire?

I'm looking to buy a new machine, most likely a laptop, which means I'll have to get a new audio interface. I currently have an EMU 1820 which I love, but its PCI. I do hate to see it go, but could use a faster machine and something portable. There's all this talk about FireWire being dead now that ...
by eric_c
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: korg nano's
Replies: 51
Views: 6029

Re: korg nano's

I use my Nanopad as a percussion controller and that's about it. I set up the first 3 scenes to reflect Battery's on-screen pads, and used Scene 4 for Live's Drum Rack pads. I enjoy it so far but even with the velocity curve tweaked it seems like I have to hit the thing pretty hard to get a sound out.