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by patrick.olson86
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: input level mic'ed up guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: input level mic'ed up guitar

Yeah dude, +1 to the above post. Like he said, just try and get it so the direct tone sounds good. Although I still personally try and record it hot, just out of old habits. One important thing to note, and you may already know this, when recording your parts keep your mixer at 0db and adjust the vo...
by patrick.olson86
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is Ableton for beginners?
Replies: 20
Views: 6428

Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

When I first became interested in purchasing a DAW for my own music I bought an MBOX because I needed an interface and hey, it came with protools LE. After using protools for a few months I discovered Ableton Live. In my opinion, Ableton is WAY easier to accomplish the same results as protools. (Sur...
by patrick.olson86
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: chords and progressions
Replies: 6
Views: 5361

Re: chords and progressions

From a keyboard perspective think of it like this (warning: basic chord theory comin' at ya') - 1. First, we'll think of this from the white key perspective. All white keys are in the C Major Scale (or A Minor, which is the relative minor key, you can research this further) 2. Starting on the C key,...
by patrick.olson86
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyone here do any dub production?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Anyone here do any dub production?

I'm a beginner dub person too, I've been posting the past week on dub questions - search my name to find some topics on it.
by patrick.olson86
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sampling Hits in Impulse vs Drum Racks
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Sampling Hits in Impulse vs Drum Racks

Last night I was putting together a remix of 10,000 Chariots by Jr Gong (or I should say, attempting to remix) and I ran into something new and kind of weird when trying to pull drum hits and build my own kit. My method is to go in Arrangement view and drop in the song, zoom in on a section with the...
by patrick.olson86
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Creating a loop from Arrangement - Moving to Session
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Creating a loop from Arrangement - Moving to Session

Ok, so this might be a basic question and I'm just an idiot: I've dropped an entire song into an Arrangement view track, edit my warp markers so it's good with the beats. Then, I'll narrow down a 4 bar section, split the track and move this 4 bar section into a new Arrangement track. So, this is my ...
by patrick.olson86
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 6274

Re: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques

Any ideas for fattening drums and bass? I have two tracks (Session Drum Kit - Bright Room, maybe? I forget, AND a midi electric bass that came with Ableton suite) I'm running both through Suite's EQ and compressors. I also have an echo on the drums. But, they still sound rather thin. Do you guys hav...
by patrick.olson86
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 6274

Re: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques

^ awesome tips. Love the idea of bouncing down to 4 tracks!
by patrick.olson86
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 6274

Re: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques

That's a great delay! Thanks for the link. Combined with my Line 6 delay pedal I should be able to spin some heads. Thanks for the tip on the fills too! Eventually, I'm going to want to create my own, but sampling should work for the time being. Keep the tips coming - in fact, if anyone has any tips...
by patrick.olson86
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 6274

Reggae/Dub - MIDI Drum Techniques

Hey All, I'm kind of a rookie with Ableton, as my specialty is more recording and playing live guitar, but I've recently been getting into the program more and have found a desire to produce a Dub music project (like real Dub - Scratch Perry, not dubstep). Bass, guitar, and keys are all pretty easy ...