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by luddy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: clip envelopes (repost)
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: clip envelopes (repost)

I don't really know if this is relevant because I'm not sure I understand exactly what's going on; but one thing to keep in mind is that Live is conscious of the "last" CC value that it transmitted for a controller, and it won't re-transmit the same value if it thinks that it hasn't changed. It's a ...
by luddy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Multi Samples in Sampler
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: Multi Samples in Sampler

The root key is the 'natural' pitch of the sample. So, if the root pitch is C3 and you play the sample back at C3, then you will hear C3. The pitch you hear is determined by the difference between the pitch you play and the root pitch of the sample. If you have one sample per pitch and the root key ...
by luddy
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Click Track with many changing key signatures
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Click Track with many changing key signatures

To make a scene go to the next, you have to make a setting in each clip in the scene. in the "launch" area of the clip inspector, there is a setting for a follow action, and that should be set to 'next' for each clip. You will have to set the signature for each clip to the appropriate value (also in...
by luddy
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Question about recorded samples
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Question about recorded samples

If you save the Live set before beginning recording, then Live will put the recorded sample in the Samples directory within the project itself rather than in the global temp location. That way you can use the Manage Files thing to identify unused samples and delete them etc.

-Luddy
by luddy
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton simply not serious about correctly supporting MIDI.
Replies: 21
Views: 4329

Re: Ableton simply not serious about correctly supporting MIDI.

It's been a while since I've played around with stretching MIDI clips, but I seem to recall that if you change the tempo in the clip inspector of a MIDI clip, it will stretch or contract the whole clip including MIDI envelopes.

-Luddy
by luddy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Buy Ableton in Shanghai
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Buy Ableton in Shanghai

I've never seen a boxed copy of Ableton Live in China, anywhere. If I were looking for this, though, I'd probably start with Tom Lee music; they used to have a store or two in Shanghai, not sure if they still do. They carry a pretty wide range of pro audio stuff and at least some software I think......
by luddy
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: merging tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: merging tracks

I've never found a better way than this (in Live): consolidate each of the 11 tracks so that the MIDI clips are the same length on all tracks and start at the same point. click on clip 1 and bring up the piano roll. click on the loop bar at the top of the piano roll (selects the whole time span of t...
by luddy
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Track Freezing Conundrum!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Track Freezing Conundrum!

Well, hmm. I don't know the big picture of what you're trying to, but if you were to put a frozen sample with proper tail into sampler, then you could do a xfade on the looping portion that would smooth the loop a lot. On top of that, sampler's sustain and release envelopes apply during the looping,...
by luddy
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Track Freezing Conundrum!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Track Freezing Conundrum!

aha! gotcha. In that case, with a long tail, maybe you could pop the clips over to arrangement view and freeze them. You'll get a full-length tail which you can loop or not according to taste....

-Luddy
by luddy
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Track Freezing Conundrum!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Track Freezing Conundrum!

Now I've done a decent amount of research on this topic, so I know that when Live freezes clips it doubles their length and loops the second half so the loop will contain the tail that hangs over (this is annoying to me in that there is no reverb tail audio that is devoid of the rest of the loop, s...
by luddy
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: VIDEO CODEC
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: VIDEO CODEC

It's been a while since I played with it, but I seem to recall that I had pretty good luck with motion jpeg and surprisingly even with H.264. I think the resolution has a lot to do with how well it performs as well...

-Luddy
by luddy
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

Re: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live

My problem is that I rarely work with well educated singers - so I'm stuck with an endless cut and paste job. Sometimes down to individual words (no need to tell me how crazy that is - I know!). With Cubase I just line them up on separate tracks, select them, and make the general cuts - all tracks ...
by luddy
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

Re: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live

Any reason you wouldn't be able to do multiple takes by recording into clips in Session View, then pulling them in for the actual arrangement when you've got one you want? The problem with this method is that session clips give you no indication of where (in time) they belong on the arrangement tra...
by luddy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

Re: God what I hate hate hate comping vocals in Live

I've done lots (but LOTS) of vocal comping in Live. I used to be a Logic user and was very slow at this at first in Live. FWIW I'll describe how I do things these days; it's made things much faster for me. For a single part (e.g., lead vocal or bg vox part 1, etc.) I set up one group track. The firs...
by luddy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Voice Effects
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Voice Effects

We use a vocoder on a song or two in our live set. I set up a synth, usually Zebra with a patch with a very big bandwidth (some power across the whole spectrum). That's the carrier, and it's side-chained into the vocoder running on the live vox channel. It works quite well. Gets tired old I think, s...