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by timday
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Im a fan of ableton live and plan to buy it one day but..
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Im a fan of ableton live and plan to buy it one day but..

I've had extra unlocks due to laptop upgrades/having to reinstall OS/my own stupidity. There has *never* been a problem getting an extra unlock. Even on a Sunday on one occasion.
by timday
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launchpad Latency
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Launchpad Latency

OK, well, I was completely wrong there.....
by timday
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launchpad Latency
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Launchpad Latency

Seconded. Windows drivers, which is what the motherboard will be on, always cause latency as far as I can tell. The problem is not with the launchpad but with the time the on board soundcard takes to sort out audio playback. 1/3 second doesn't really matter when you press play on a YouTube video but...
by timday
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: how do you adjust multiple volume levels simultaneously?
Replies: 25
Views: 12906

Re: how do you adjust multiple volume levels simultaneously?

???

If you select multiple tracks (cmd/ctrl-click or shift-click to select all the tracks in a range) you can move all the faders together. You've been able to do this as far back as I remember without having to group or use busses (although those are also useful techniques).
by timday
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge
Replies: 176
Views: 69741

Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

That's because simpler defaults to a root note of C3, and it's less hassle to leave it that way for unpitched samples like drums. You can change it in the chains by opening the I/O button if you want a different note.
by timday
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Convince me to switch back to Ableton Live
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Convince me to switch back to Ableton Live

Things Live does better than Logic IMO (or Logic doesn't do at all): Fast work flow Racks Session view M4L But, I mean, that stuff's already in 9. If you prefer Logic, you prefer Logic. Stuff that is being fixed in 10 apparently: Snap automation Layered MIDI editing Proper stereo panning If you move...
by timday
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Any serious producers using Analog and Operator?
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Any serious producers using Analog and Operator?

Skrillex is on record as liking Operator. Like him or not he's a big enough name to be counted as serious. Operator is in fact insanely powerful - only 4 oscillators but each one is a 64 partial additive synth in itself with lots of modulation possibilities.

Analog I can take or leave.
by timday
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Bank and Program change sending to external gear, how?
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Bank and Program change sending to external gear, how?

With Elektron gear you can also send pattern changes using notes on channel 16 (pattern A1 = C-2 on my Analog Keys). Since patterns also determine kits this will also change the patches for all four of the tracks on an AK. I imagine it is similar for the other Elektron boxes. It's a bit weird becaus...
by timday
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: using a drum rack and playing keys simultaneously
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: using a drum rack and playing keys simultaneously

Can your keyboard separate the note signals from your drum pads from the note signals from your keyboard? As far as Ableton (or any DAW) is concerned a MIDI C1 from a drum pad is the same as a MIDI C1 from a keyboard unless you can find some way of differentiating them. e.g. Can you assign the drum ...
by timday
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Loop in Midi editor not working.
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Loop in Midi editor not working.

The loop button at the bottom left is clip looping. If you drag the clip on the right or left side with the button on, it will create a linked series of loops similar to the loop tooltips in Pro tools or Logic. It also turns a clip from a one shot to a loop in session view. If you want to loop in th...
by timday
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Updating to Live 9.7
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Updating to Live 9.7

When you open them they will open in 9.7 and when you close them again you will be prompted to save them so they are compatible with 9.7. You can overwrite the old projects or save them under a different name. I generally overwrite the old projects, it isn't as if I'm going to downgrade to an older ...
by timday
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need to open sets faster at gigs. Use a 2nd computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Need to open sets faster at gigs. Use a 2nd computer?

Yeah that makes sense. It's still cheaper than buying another MacBook though.......

I've always had an issue with changeover time. The giant set is the best option I can come up wiht but I can see it might not work for you. 20 seconds doesn't sound long but it's a lot of dead time onstage.
by timday
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need to open sets faster at gigs. Use a 2nd computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Need to open sets faster at gigs. Use a 2nd computer?

This has always been an issue for me. I have tried two solutions 1) Buy a cheapo sampler such as the AKAI MPX-80 to start the loops while Ableton is changing over. With a bit of practice it's possible to turn off the sampler and turn on Ableton reasonably seamlessly (although I never got it perfect)...