Anyone have any links on how to setup Live in for DJ'ing

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chewy
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Anyone have any links on how to setup Live in for DJ'ing

Post by chewy » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:47 am

I have a few, but does anyone know of one that will tell me in detail how to actually setup live from scratch to effectively setup a few channels + eq + crossfader + audio interface.

I am just looking for some ideas, maybe some screenshots.

Like I said, I have a few sites I have been looking at..just looking for more.

thank you kindly.

~chewy
I like trance.

Apple Macbook Pro 2010 13inch, Windows 7 64bit, no OSX, Live 7.

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Post by kabuki » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:52 am

15" PB 2.5 Ghz, 4 Gig RAM, 750 GB HD, Live 9 still no cue points or program change messages?!?. Doesn't do shit.

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Post by DrDJ » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:44 am

Thanks Kabuki!
That will be very usefull for me too! I am a real beginner.
Chewy: Maybe the book on Ableton Live from Chad carrier or the tips and tricks book from Martin Delaney can help you?

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Post by Patch » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:55 am

You literally need to click and drag an instance of EQ4 onto each track. Crossfader assign is easy - just select 'A' (fader left) on one track, and 'B' (fader right) on another. Use your mouse/midi controller to crossfade (show crossfader = View>Crossfader).

If you have an Audio interface with multiple outs, assign each track to a separate out on the interfce ("Audio to" drop-down on the track).

I'll post a srceen shot for you later, in the meantime:

Learn to "warp" tracks (warping ensures that the tracks will play in sync together - like beatmatching vinl/CD's):

http://www.ableton.com/pages/tips/2004_05

Then, read this tutorial:

http://www.ableton.com/pages/tips/2004_04

Start getting a bit creative with these techniques:

http://www.ableton.com/pages/tips/2004_12
http://www.ableton.com/pages/tips/2003_12

Finally, check this out:

http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27120

The wiki is fantastic.

Now go, young grasshoppa - master the skillz, and soon, you will be DJ'ing with the best of 'em.

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Post by stealth1 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:27 pm

Go through the tutorials as well man :wink:
ABLETON CERTIFIED TRAINER

http://www.myspace.com/stealth1sound

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