Frak me, gearlust !!! just bought another stuff... Mackie C4

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Re: Frak me, gearlust !!! just bought another stuff... Mackie C4

Post by nicogrubert » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:25 am

here is a message I've got from the mackie tech support:
The program "Commander" and its primary mission is to control External MIDI hardware but it can be setup with General MIDI to control software. Many of the feedback features of the C4 are disabled when setting the software up in General MIDI mode, as you will not see feedback to the C4 screens from the software, it's only "ONE WAY: OUT". Ableton Live has a very good "Learn" implementation for the C4 which makes programming in the software pretty easy. The question is how that would behave with three C4's. I've never tried it to see if there are conflicts. The C4 has trouble when trying to use it to control soft synths and Hardware at the same time. I don't think the third unit would be able to do that. Think of the C4 as a big "mouse". It doesn't really have any brains of its own. It's all about what you can do in Live, and with Commander for hardware.

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Re: Frak me, gearlust !!! just bought another stuff... Mackie C4

Post by supamonsta » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:21 am

Ableton doesn't say really interesting information about M4L...

so what will M4L allow with controllers like the C4?

I really don't know.

I'll pass some times in the M4L section to see if I find some answers...

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Re: Frak me, gearlust !!! just bought another stuff... Mackie C4

Post by supamonsta » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:00 pm

Hey, they give for free the Mackie Traktion 3 lite bundle in the package!!

=> Traktion 3 + lots of lite versions of plugins :

Project Bundle features
IK Multimedia SampleTank 2 SE w/ 50 sound sets
IK Multimedia Amplitube Uno w/ upgrade to Duo LE
Submersible Music DrumCore TK Diet
Garritan Personal Orchestra Tracktion 3 Lite Edition powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player
LinPlug FreeAlpha classic synth
Linplug CronoX 3 Lite sample synth
LinPlug RM IV Lite drum machine w/ 100 kits and 500 MIDI loops
Mackie Mixing and Mastering Tools
Sonic Reality Tracktion 3 Project Collection w/ 500 Apple loops, 50 Rex loops, 250MB multi-track loops
SWA Video - Tracktion 3 Quick Star

quite a good thing, even if I'm quite sure I'll stick with using live for my composition process, I'll give Traktion a try (the midi edition / clips / piano rolls seem like Live's ones, but WITH the ability to view different clips simultaneously -one thing that I really miss in live...)

Thanks Mackie!

cheers

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