How to get the best sound quality out of Live

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How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by DJVespers » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:46 pm

Free HD video tutorial on how to get the best possible sound quality from Live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-cqYeiOpP8
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by Neon Breath » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:57 pm

Cool video, very straight to the point and efficient. Didn't know about that Default SR & Pitch Conversion thing. Nice to know!

Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by DJVespers » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Neon Breath wrote:Cool video, very straight to the point and efficient. Didn't know about that Default SR & Pitch Conversion thing. Nice to know!

Thanks for sharing this.
You're welcome. Cheers!
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by n8tron » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:21 am

been checking out a couple of your other vids in addition to this one. Picking up a few tricks here and there. Thanks for sharing this link!

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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by DJVespers » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:08 am

n8tron wrote:been checking out a couple of your other vids in addition to this one. Picking up a few tricks here and there. Thanks for sharing this link!
You're welcome mate. Glad you enjoyed the vids.
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by carpekd » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:17 am

Nice vid! I didn't know about the quality settings on the instruments / effects .....

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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by john gordon » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:40 am

nice. the dubstep tutorials are kind of weak though,if i were at a club and heard those soft wobbles i would be out the door...i would practice a bit on those before i put them up on youtube....just saying. :?

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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by Jekblad » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:17 am

oh john... lolsome
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by DJVespers » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:20 pm

john gordon wrote:nice. the dubstep tutorials are kind of weak though,if i were at a club and heard those soft wobbles i would be out the door...i would practice a bit on those before i put them up on youtube....just saying. :?
Thanks for the feedback, I invite you to post one yourself and show us all how it's done. I always like to see how other producers design their sounds. Cheers mate.
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by kev herb » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:32 pm

Bon tut!
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by john gordon » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

DJVespers wrote:
john gordon wrote:nice. the dubstep tutorials are kind of weak though,if i were at a club and heard those soft wobbles i would be out the door...i would practice a bit on those before i put them up on youtube....just saying. :?
Thanks for the feedback, I invite you to post one yourself and show us all how it's done. I always like to see how other producers design their sounds. Cheers mate.
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by Destro » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

Great video! Learnt so much from this.

One important tip was left out though: choosing the right warp mode for your clip to get the best sound quality.

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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by DJVespers » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Destro wrote:Great video! Learnt so much from this.

One important tip was left out though: choosing the right warp mode for your clip to get the best sound quality.
Yep, for sure. I also forgot to mention upping the project sample rate. I'll make a note of these ones for next time. Cheers!
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by 3phase » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:31 pm

DJVespers wrote:
Destro wrote:Great video! Learnt so much from this.

One important tip was left out though: choosing the right warp mode for your clip to get the best sound quality.
Yep, for sure. I also forgot to mention upping the project sample rate. I'll make a note of these ones for next time. Cheers!

so you just missed the 2 most important aspects.. not bad for a start..

however you also should overthink the advice to upsampling to 48 k before passing to a mastering studio that downsamples it back to 44,1 k.
That dont really makes much sense or do you really think that an upsamplig by 4 k will justify the additional samplerate coversion that has to follow?

correct advice would be to render in 88,2 k... however..live is not bugfree in that department and some eq freq and sidechains will operate on the wrong frequencys than..so you actually shouldnt render in rates you have´nt monitored before hand with your audio interface..

however not a big problem since allmost all interfaces can run doublerates by now..

You might use your vip communications channels to make ableton fix the samplerate related bugs they fail to recognize..

see what happens with side chained filterings when doubling the samplerate... maybe the listen to a rainer..and you show some insights in the program this way
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Re: How to get the best sound quality out of Live

Post by shant » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:23 am

Tnx for sharing

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