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by Quantize
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Keys

Without the blue highlighting, if you press a key or move a slider does the midi indicator register that Ableton Live is receiving midi information? The indicator will flash in the top right of the screen.
by Quantize
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: final mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 2618

Re: final mixing

What he just said!! I totally agree. Sometimes you may be happy with just 2 types of bass, sub and low mid. This is an area you will need to devote some time to as the low frequencies of a mix are usually the hardest to get right.

Practice makes perfect.
by Quantize
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best Effects not as standard with Ableton
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Best Effects not as standard with Ableton

Audio Damage + 1 Some of their effects are totally unique.

Personally I think Live lacks a really flexible EQ, I like EQ8 but its just a little limited. At the moment i'm a/b'ing Redline EQ and Pro Q, they are both quite new and have a few little bugs but eventually I will pick one of them!
by Quantize
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Local
Topic: London users of Live - Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: London users of Live - Meeting

Hello and welcome,


We are all meeting up on the 27th for the Hidden Away evening. Check this post to catch up on the story so far http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... &start=210

Cheers

Keith
by Quantize
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: making sounds sound close or far?
Replies: 13
Views: 2510

Re: making sounds sound close or far?

To make a sound realistically "swoosh behind you" it would need to be mixed in 5.1
by Quantize
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: mixing to -12 after project already mixed to 0 ???
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: mixing to -12 after project already mixed to 0 ???

Hi, I didn't totally follow the OP's reason for wanting to reduce the track outputs to -12db but I have recently spent some time researching levelling and so far conclude that it is best to aim for -12db throughout the entire chain ie gain staging. Therefore your initial audio should be bought down ...
by Quantize
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mixdown
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Mixdown

Sounds like you have set it up just fine to me. If you have the master out on your external mixer wired into your sound card then just set up a new audio channel in live and set the 1&2 inputs of your sound card. Make sure you con't have a loop, ie this new audio channel then going striaght back out...
by Quantize
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying a new laptop - which component is the most important?
Replies: 32
Views: 3273

Re: Buying a new laptop - which component is the most important?

Most likely all of the above. I run a Sony Vaio with 2gb of RAM, 2.4ghz core duo centrino and an echo indigo cardbus. This is more than sufficient.
by Quantize
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Keys
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Keys

1. Click on the midi square in the top right of the screen, everything you can control will go blue, next click on a control you want to assign and then move the slider on your keyboard. Job done.

2. No idea, sorry.
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Fighting the Creativity Block
Replies: 21
Views: 1632

Re: Fighting the Creativity Block

Garyboozy: That can be so, so horribly true to life......
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Techno Hi hats
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Techno Hi hats

It will have a lot to do with sample selection, you could also use an EQ8 with a notch filter to boost the frequencies by a few db somewhere in the high mids say 4k to 10k. Lastly try the frequency shifter effect and set it to ring mode, have a little play to add some metallic effects to your sound.
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Techno Hi hats
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Techno Hi hats

thanks mate, i'm aiming to start putting up new videos roughly every week and techno is the style I make personally so hopefully you will find it useful!
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Techno Hi hats
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Techno Hi hats

Hi,

It sounds like tamborines to me with the attack rolled off a little. Give that a try and perhaps stick a filter delay on the top to fill the pattern out.

Cheers

Keith
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Free Videos
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Free Videos

And this is my new user account.....

Cheers

Keith
by Quantize
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Fighting the Creativity Block
Replies: 21
Views: 1632

Re: Fighting the Creativity Block

I often find analysing a piece of music I like and then trying to imitate it's structure or a few key elements works for me. It's usually enough to get my creativity flowing and fresh ideas buzzing around my head.