Ableton Live is still awesome

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
The Carpet Cleaner
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Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by The Carpet Cleaner » Thu May 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Just a thread to say that Live is still awesome.

The program definitely has its flaws (for me n1 is no correct comping).

But I've been around at some friend's places, and they all use different DAWs, such as Logic, reason, cubase. And every time I am astonished by how SLOW and PAINFUL it is to create a song with those DAWs !

In live with the APC, whatever my source is (audio, midi keyboard, maschine, iPad), I can record lots of different pattern without touching the mouse ! In a matter of seconds, I create macro group so I can control up to 8 effects on my chain.
I lay down an arrangement without even thinking about it, while jamming. I copy, paste, duplicate ultra quickly with awesome live grid.
I got sample loops correctly in time.
Warp makers are amazing. And it's easy to deactivate it as well.
And lots of easy stuff like those

All in all, everything is ultra fast. I'm looking forward to check Live 9 or whatever it is called to see how Ableton can perfect it.

PS : ok ableton, I've done it, now where's my money?

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by H20nly » Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 pm

i would like to add that Ableton Live always listens when i have something to say and never judges me.

Thanks Ableton!

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by beatmunga » Thu May 10, 2012 10:46 pm

I have to agree. Ableton Live is the most awesome platform for quickly getting tunes to nearly finished that exists in the market today.
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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by barryalva » Thu May 10, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by taoyoyo » Fri May 11, 2012 2:24 pm

beatmunga wrote:I have to agree. Ableton Live is the most awesome platform for quickly getting tunes to nearly finished that exists in the market today.
Is that an observation on the application or the user? :P
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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by beatmunga » Fri May 11, 2012 2:38 pm

taoyoyo wrote:
beatmunga wrote:I have to agree. Ableton Live is the most awesome platform for quickly getting tunes to nearly finished that exists in the market today.
Is that an observation on the application or the user? :P
Both
mendeldrive wrote:NOBODY designs their own sounds... There is ZERO point in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by Mervyn_Perving » Fri May 11, 2012 11:26 pm

If someone said ..ABLETON ,Your kid or a beautiful wife

I'd let the humans die

Ableton rocks

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by Darkstar2010 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:22 am

The Carpet Cleaner wrote:no correct comping.
What does no correct comping mean? I'm new to Ableton so I'm interested to understand what that is. thanks.

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by fishmonkey » Sat May 12, 2012 12:45 am

Darkstar2010 wrote:
The Carpet Cleaner wrote:no correct comping.
What does no correct comping mean? I'm new to Ableton so I'm interested to understand what that is. thanks.
comping in a DAW refers to building a composite track from a number of separate takes. e.g. it is common practice to record the same vocal or guitar line several times, and then comp together the best bits.

unlike most other DAWs, Live doesn't provide any specific tools for doing this.

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by beatmunga » Sat May 12, 2012 8:35 am

Just had my first run-in with Live's quaint little automation timing issues...

Not awesome at all.
mendeldrive wrote:NOBODY designs their own sounds... There is ZERO point in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by dna598 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:45 pm

haha,I agree totally with the op. I regularly check out the other daws just to see if i could go back.

It never works.
ctrl + left/right = select transient

ctrl + shift + left/right = select between transients

ctrl + space = play selection

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by The Philosopher King » Sat May 12, 2012 1:26 pm

F'n awesome at crashing. Never known a Host like it. F'n awesome it is. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. awesome.

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by tw1nstates » Sat May 12, 2012 3:04 pm

I have been a fan for years.

I am begining to hate it now.

It crashes all the time.

Its slow.

I can only use 2 gigs of ram.

Funny timing as I was just looking at getting Logic pro 9 - thought i'd come here and take a look to see if live 9 had been announced first....

I'll still do layouts and rhythms in Ableton but its crap for mixing big projects...
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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by Khazul » Sat May 12, 2012 4:47 pm

H20nly wrote:i would like to add that Ableton Live always listens when i have something to say and never judges me.

Thanks Ableton!
So when its had the odd crash - you didnt think it might be judging you and thinking to itself 'there is no fookin way Im playing this racket'? ;)
Nothing to see here - move along!

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Re: Ableton Live is still awesome

Post by hoffman2k » Sat May 12, 2012 5:36 pm

fishmonkey wrote:
Darkstar2010 wrote:
The Carpet Cleaner wrote:no correct comping.
What does no correct comping mean? I'm new to Ableton so I'm interested to understand what that is. thanks.
comping in a DAW refers to building a composite track from a number of separate takes. e.g. it is common practice to record the same vocal or guitar line several times, and then comp together the best bits.

unlike most other DAWs, Live doesn't provide any specific tools for doing this.
There are no tools for it yet, but the basis of the feature is already there.
If you record into a loop in Arrangement view, each pass will be a new one. It keeps writing to the same Clip, but it moves the start/end point with each new pass.
Nothing as fancy as in Logic or Pro Tools, but that is largely due to the graphics of Live.
The equivalent to Logic comping in Live as it is now, would be to make a group Track, of tracks each loaded with a different pass. That idea is using the interface we currently have. In this case we're just one feature away: Split clips into a group track.

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