what kind of music are you doing with live?

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what kind of music are you doing with live?

Post by philippe n » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:42 am

i'd like to know if live is used in differents kind of music. so if you're not only playing electro let me know it.

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Post by Sartori » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:10 pm

I play around with all sorts of things in Live - I'm from a predominantly band-based background, mostly doing rock and metal. I've been using live to sketch out ideas with my bass and guitar, filling it out with drums programmed in Battery. Effectively it's just using live as a posh multitrack recorder, not really taking advantage of any of the live performance stuff (so far, anyway).

I'm also using it to try and learn different styles of composition - with an orchestral sample library, I'm trying to do writing for string & woodwind ensembles, while learning theory and orchestration. It's hard going, but again it doesn't really push live much in the process. It doesn't get in my way as much as Cubase did though, so I'm enjoying it a lot more :)

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Post by drhicking » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:45 pm

Typically it's sample-based hip-hop, but occasionally i'll feel an urge to do a synth-based track.

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Post by philippe n » Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:05 pm

live is good for a lot of differents styles, that's why i want to know what others users do.

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Post by Comfy » Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:32 pm

Not quite sure what you would call this but here goes:



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Post by clipperer » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:29 pm

glitch funk pop?

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Post by dj_statikfire » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:50 pm

I make industrial-gabber mixes, house-electro mixes, an for tracks, i mostly work on TR-X-oh-X styles.

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Post by smutek » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:35 pm

I provided music and dialouge for an experimental play before.

We pre-recorded all of the dialouge and ran it through a lot of effects processing, for the live play the actors just kind of did pantomime while I triggered the corresponding dialouge over an ambient background.

That was cool, I'd like to do more stuff like that.

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Post by philippe n » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:58 pm

http://fr.audiofanzine.com/membres/inde ... 64393.html if someone wants to listen to wahat i'm doing with live5.

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Post by BLuE_Lu » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:06 pm

Funk, some jazz. sometimes with an hiphop vibe, sometimes more electro... whatever.

Later, Lu

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Post by elemental » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:21 pm


sometimes drum n bass

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Post by mike holiday » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:27 pm


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Post by funk313 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:30 am

ghetto style music is what im about.. mostly ghettotech, hip hop and dub

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Post by Isomer » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:26 am

I do all vocal loop based music. That's the best way to describe it. I've been doing this in some way or another since 98 or so. I used to record on cassette tapes, then I moved into ACID, and now I have found my official home with Live.

I also use Live to perform my music along with 2 mics and an Oxygen 8.

I too have used Live for Theatre Sound Design. It works brilliantly for that.
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M-Audio Duo
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