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by luddy
Fri May 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!

I sometimes put a compressor (more rarely a limiter, i.e., comp with very high ratio) on a synth that has wild dynamics, to keep it a bit under control when playing live. What you want to do is just listen to the sound of the synth as you're playing it -- maybe monitor at moderately high levels as w...
by luddy
Fri May 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Putting arguments in the device's name ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: Putting arguments in the device's name ?

you're welcome!
-Luddy
by luddy
Fri May 04, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Putting arguments in the device's name ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: Putting arguments in the device's name ?

Your abstractions just need to be in a file that is in your Max search path. In Max 5, I think this was under Preferences (I forget) but in Max 6 it's under Options. Anyway, there is a menu there that lists all the directories that Max searches when looking for a patcher and you can put it in any of...
by luddy
Thu May 03, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Putting arguments in the device's name ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: Putting arguments in the device's name ?

oh, sure, abstractions are no different whatever than in Max itself. All my M4L devices have dozens of abstractions. So you might create an abstraction called MySampler and invoke it as "MySampler A a" or whatever. The reason why using the device name would nice is that you wouldn't need to open the...
by luddy
Thu May 03, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Putting arguments in the device's name ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: Putting arguments in the device's name ?

If I understand correctly, he wants the patch's behavior to be sensitive to the name of the M4L device. I.e., parameters that you would usually put in the arguments to an abstraction would instead be picked out of the name of the device. I don't remember seeing anything in M4L about getting the name...
by luddy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MTC out of ableton
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: MTC out of ableton

Hi, No responses here, hmm. I responded to you at gearslutz (synthoid), about playing SMPTE/LTC as an audio track out of Live into the lighting console. Not sure whether you think that's plausible in your case. As an alternative, have you thought of rewiring Logic as a slave to Live and playing arou...
by luddy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrading equipment...what to do
Replies: 20
Views: 2196

Re: Upgrading equipment...what to do

Well, I think you (PFN78) are thinking about this stuff the right way, basically. You need some good quality sound sources above all. From my experience, an Access Virus and Zebra are the two most versatile synths out there, and Zebra is to my mind the easiest synth to program, especially for the fl...
by luddy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Controlling hardware synths with racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Controlling hardware synths with racks?

Do you mean assign MIDI controls to the macro knobs and then control the synths that way? You can of course record MIDI cc's into clips and play them back directly to the synth, like in the olden days. Works great.
-Luddy
by luddy
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrading equipment...what to do
Replies: 20
Views: 2196

Re: Upgrading equipment...what to do

If you already have Live and haven't already bought Reason, you might rethink that one. You might be able to get the sounds you need via Live or other sources that are less expensive, maybe even better sounds. You can get a long way with the built-in sound card (1) if it's decent and (2) if you don'...
by luddy
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Clicks in audio
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Clicks in audio

I've had clicks from only two things in Live, I think. One is complex pro warping mode, and the other is automation that I didn't realize was there. You might check to see if either of those things is going on. Otherwise, dunno....
-Luddy
by luddy
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Getting past the 3 minute mark/writers block
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Re: Getting past the 3 minute mark/writers block

along the lines of what jellycaster said, maybe you can start by laying out on the timeline the whole piece, just a sketch of the sections you want, the breaks and ups and downs and what-not, and then fill them in with something, say a bassline and drums, just to get an overall structure in place. t...
by luddy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!

I don't have links to any tutorials about it, offhand, but Tom Cosm certainly does a lot of stuff using chain selectors and I think Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) too, so maybe if you look up their stuff (which is wildly more complicated btw than anything I'd want to use on stage). You can also do this:...
by luddy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: How stable is Live in a live situation? Please read/respond!

my advice is to stick to Live's own (built-in) instruments if at all possible. they perform well (in terms of CPU and stability) and are much less likely to give you trouble than 3d party vsts. If you decide to go with 3d vsts anyway (gulp) be sure to choose ones that never ever give you trouble. mo...
by luddy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live set strangeness
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Live set strangeness

you either need to use "stop all clips" (at the bottom of the scene list) or else launch entire scenes and put stop buttons in the tracks that you want stopped when you launch a particular scene. what you are describing is a "feature" in the sense that you can launch clips from anywhere on any track...
by luddy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: please fix unwanted 'midi chase'
Replies: 19
Views: 4510

Re: please fix unwanted 'midi chase'

This one bites me occasionally too. Often, even. But I think it's tricky because if you launch a MIDI clip (from session view) that frobs your controls and changes the sound, do you really want for it to snap back to the original when the clip ends? Maybe an option on a clip (restore MIDI controller...