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by 2pauluzz2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: snapper vs. audiofinder?
Replies: 42
Views: 8468

Re: snapper vs. audiofinder?

Apparently there is a bug in finder's quicklook when it comes to previewing audio. The preview will sound good the first time around, but it will be faded in from the second time onwards. I hit space bar to preview audio samples and I need to hear those first transients. I ran into this with my new ...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Routing digital > external fx > back - motu ultralite mk3
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Routing digital > external fx > back - motu ultralite mk3

Hi all, I've been working with a TC Electronics Desktop Konnekt 6 for some years. The unit has served me well but now that I have two analog synths and a bunch of external FX, I would like to start routing my digital signals through them. I'm looking at the Motu ultralite mk3 because of its many in-...
by 2pauluzz2
Fri May 09, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Work-life and making music.
Replies: 27
Views: 2960

Re: Work-life and making music.

Great to see so many lengthy replies already :) (Excuse my typo's in the following post- it's a long one and I'm writing this at work). I have been fairly successful as an academic & hold down a fairly demanding but still rewarding job - but it means that time for making music is constrained. Th...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu May 08, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Finishing tracks: Something that helped me
Replies: 33
Views: 4896

Re: Finishing tracks: Something that helped me

Some more thoughts on this issue that seems to be a common hurdle for anyone involved with creativity: Quote: I love this line from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” Solid article: http://skinnyartist.com/the-paralysis-of-perfectionism/ Two ...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu May 08, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Work-life and making music.
Replies: 27
Views: 2960

Work-life and making music.

I’m wondering what kind of jobs you guys have, and how you balance your life in a way that gives enough room for being creative. The reason I’m interested is the following (and I think many can relate): -- I’ve been producing electronic music since I was about 16. I’m approaching 28 now. Most of my ...
by 2pauluzz2
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

I've ordered a Mini i7 2.6 ghz Quadcore with 8 GB RAM which will arrive in about a week - thanks again for helping me towards that decision. I have an additional question for those already using a Mini / iMac that supports Live in 64 bit: I'm now wondering if I should install live in 32 or 64 bit. ...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Almost liquid Hi"hat" like Seven Ark
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Almost liquid Hi"hat" like Seven Ark

Thanks for your input guys. I'll set some time aside this weekend to experiment with filtering, equalizing and saturation. I guess this is one of those things that come through trial and error rather than a step-by-step guideline, as it's quite specific.
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

Thanks but it's already shipping. I was aware of the rumors but also noticed that "it's coming within a few weeks" has been on Macrumors since October last year. So I went ahead and placed my order with the risk of purchasing a 'not-so-brand-new' machine in mind. I've checked what the expe...
by 2pauluzz2
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

I've ordered a Mini i7 2.6 ghz Quadcore with 8 GB RAM which will arrive in about a week - thanks again for helping me towards that decision. I have an additional question for those already using a Mini / iMac that supports Live in 64 bit: I'm now wondering if I should install live in 32 or 64 bit. I...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Almost liquid Hi"hat" like Seven Ark
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Almost liquid Hi"hat" like Seven Ark

I'm wondering what the main idea behind the 4/4 hihat that comes in around 0:12 is in this beautiful track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QTETVe61MY It sounds silky, almost liquid - a quality that I've been hearing throughout electronic music a lot and it really intrigues me. Is this simply a matt...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Glue Compressor Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Re: Glue Compressor Issue

I think this is not a "strange thing" but normal compressor behavior. Changing the kickdrum would be defeating the purpose in my opinion -- a different kickdrum will likely give you comparable results as this issue comes from the very nature of compression, rather than from the kickdrum. M...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

i'm not trying to confuse your decision making but i thought you might appreciate hearing a little more from someone who owns one. I certainly do appreciate that - thanks very much for your insights :) It can also be helpful for others browsing the forum with similar questions. I've decided to stay...
by 2pauluzz2
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

Thanks a lot for your elaborate reply Khazul, much appreciated! I noticed someone on YouTube who was comparing two different East-West-sized libraries using a Quadcore and 6 gigs of ram; he's never had an issue with his ram so far either while I believe his business is film scoring. If there was any...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dissapointed by Sampler
Replies: 18
Views: 3417

Re: Dissapointed by Sampler

Sampler is great if you look at it as more of a synth in which you can throw whatever samples/waveforms/recordings you want in there to use as your source sound. I love it because it is so fast and intuitive yet pretty damn flexible/powerful. yes, i know that but... " Sampler is a sampling ins...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

I'm still wondering whether choosing for 8 GB over 16 GB RAM will not end up to bite me in the end. I do use Kontakt and although I do not run the huge EastWest-type libraries I still run libraries that kill my current Macbook Pro dual core. Am I being overly worried, or is 8 GB RAM instead of 16 a ...