ttilberg wrote:I'm truly being sincere when I say this because it seems to me like for the majority of people producing, it should be a non issue, unless your production revolves strictly around using loops...?
Obviously everyone uses the software differently, and I can see adverse affects if a) you are using a lot of pre-looped content instead of programming your own drum patterns, and B) if you are doing tempo changes.
Beyond that though, anything new that you record in Live, is recorded at the project tempo, so no warping is taking place unless you are using Complex/Pro. But this is true for all DAWs right? So how is Live different?
Like I said, I'm sincerely not trying to troll -- just trying to understand people better.
Kent's point about warping artifacts causing a lot of issues with people's perception of sound quality is spot on I think. Probably also in that: people probably see the word "PRO" in one of the warping algorithm and think "Oh that's what I should use."
In general though, the default algorithm is Beats mode, which is non destructive until you change the tempo-- which is the same case in any DAW right?
I make all my own drum patterns and definately don't use loops. I work with racks and make sure to put the velocity high enough and the volume too so that it's equal to other daw's default settings.
I figured that if I was using MIDI i.e. drum racks / sampler / simpler that Ableton wouldn't warp them by default? I'm pretty sure I have auto warp turned off anyway!
There are quite a few producers who I love that use Ableton such as Objekt, Pangaea, Andy Stott, julio bashmore etc and clearly they get great sounds out of it, but I'm not there yet. I've been making beats for about a year and have a pretty good idea about how to mix down..... but again and again while I'm trying to be unbiased I have to pick Logic over Ableton because it's so clean!
Seriously, I'm not anti-Ableton so I'm giving a non-prejudiced view here....