Convince me to buy Live

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Convince me to buy Live

Post by scott » Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:55 pm

Here's the deal: I do my composing in Reason on a Gateway 450XL notebook, which is a smokin' laptop. I do not, however, find Reason to be an ideal performance platform. I've checked out the demo for Live, and it's got potential for me.

I have a few questions: do I need an external soundcard? The prelistening feature seems cool, but can I live without it? I've got a Oxy8 controller. Does is rock with Live? It does with Reason. I don't have a lot of money to throw around. I'd like to be able to jam onstage with just the laptop and a mouse. Anyone doing this with Live? Got sets online for me to listen to?

Thanks in advance. I want to believe.

/Scott

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Re: Convince me to buy Live

Post by Guest » Tue Aug 27, 2002 12:13 am

Try the demo.

scott wrote:Here's the deal: I do my composing in Reason on a Gateway 450XL notebook, which is a smokin' laptop. I do not, however, find Reason to be an ideal performance platform. I've checked out the demo for Live, and it's got potential for me.

I have a few questions: do I need an external soundcard? The prelistening feature seems cool, but can I live without it? I've got a Oxy8 controller. Does is rock with Live? It does with Reason. I don't have a lot of money to throw around. I'd like to be able to jam onstage with just the laptop and a mouse. Anyone doing this with Live? Got sets online for me to listen to?

Thanks in advance. I want to believe.

/Scott

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Post by Rx » Tue Aug 27, 2002 1:32 am

Live rocks beyond anything you can believe, and you can use Reason with it via ReWire - how cool is it to be able to create new loops on the fly while playing other loops?

There's way too much to re-hash - check out all the posts and try the demo.
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need convincing? ... i'd just like to add....

Post by ethereon » Tue Aug 27, 2002 5:45 pm

even if you're just into fucking up your tracks in a live setting.... the program is the absolute providence of any app that you'd ever want to think about using ...

besides maybe max/msp.



but i'll just stop right there.... 8O

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Post by Neil » Wed Aug 28, 2002 2:29 am

Live! is the BEST investment i have ever made software wise.. it's easy to use and keeps me busy playing for hours and hours...

Neil

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buy

Post by FrankH » Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:50 pm

Hi,
Convince me to buy Live
Whell, don't :wink: ... and jou'll miss many things, like...
- the best live tool ever,
- good interace,
- keeping a good overview over what you're doing,
- fastest program to work with,
- the sound, check the filter delay,
- warp is perfect,
- best reverb ever!
- there is nothing like Live.
...

Just download the demo and revolutionize your sound.

Peace,

f

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I have a few questions ...

Post by scott » Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:53 pm

Check my original post. How about needing a multi-output sound card? Does anyone have sets online made with Live that I can check out?

/S

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Post by Rx » Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:13 pm

I've got a set online at http://www.djrx.com/mix/ . It's pretty much a straight dj mix, with some filtering, except with Live I was able to resequence some of the tracks. For instance, in the Bebel Gilberto remix, I started the track with a few bars from the end, which is obvious when you listen to it. Also, I have one original track (at the 47th minute) which consisted of loops sequenced live.
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Post by FORMAT » Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:35 am

I can only echo what Guest said:

Try The Demo... You won't believe your speakers!

F.

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RX: download too large

Post by scott » Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:12 pm

Any chance you could extract the original stuff in to a smaller download?

/S

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Post by Rx » Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:47 pm

I could - not sure if I can get to it today, but I will within the next few days.
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Convince you to buy LIVE!

Post by orishasinger » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:15 pm

LIVE! Not only does what it declares, it does it beyond immediate imagination...meaning, you will probably never outgrow this software's ability to work with your musical ideas. And, even in windoze, it does not crash!

You'll not regret the purchase!

Peace.

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Post by Alex Reynolds » Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:50 pm

Plus you get cool stickers to slap on your car/laptop/S.O.s forehead/etc.!

-Alex

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Post by tjwett » Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:07 pm

Alex Reynolds wrote:Plus you get cool stickers to slap on your car/laptop/S.O.s forehead/etc.!

-Alex
Haha! very good. All I can say is BUY LIVE DAMMIT! It kicks ass and you won't regret it.

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Post by Rx » Thu Sep 19, 2002 10:36 pm

As you can see. Live has an unnatural hold on many of us. Try it if you dare.
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