Is Live for me?

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
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kselbee
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Is Live for me?

Post by kselbee » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:51 am

I have a MacBook with 1 gig RAM and want a DAW for mostly audio recording (guitars and vocals). I know Live is more for electronica type music, but will it work well for just multi-tracking audio? Also, I know I'll need an interface, so how is the Edirol firewire FA-66? Feefback appreciated.

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Post by bug nasty » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:58 am

Live is For everyone :P Just Kidding. I dont make electronica very much with Live. I use it mostly to record my drums
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Re: Is Live for me?

Post by DJ VAKIS » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:16 am

kselbee wrote:I have a MacBook with 1 gig RAM and want a DAW for mostly audio recording (guitars and vocals). I know Live is more for electronica type music, but will it work well for just multi-tracking audio? Also, I know I'll need an interface, so how is the Edirol firewire FA-66? Feefback appreciated.

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Post by Pasha » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:46 am

I'm a guitarist. Live is perfect for me. You'll enjoy it.

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Post by Cryptic UK » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:21 am

Go on give it a try because you're worth it.

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Post by formatk » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:36 pm

Live can do basic, but is easy to learn other software skills like sound design and arranging/mixing.
If you literally just want to multitrack like a four track, you can use garage band. I personally don't like it and find Ableton much more logical and have less surprises with it. Ableton's good for quickly sketching out ideas and can take those ideas and turn them into a finished track. Garage band is really just for capturing ideas in a simple way. I know a lot of bands that use garage band to write their demos replacing their tape 4 tracks. it's dumb simple to use as it's dumb simple.
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Post by MONKHOUSE » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:50 pm

I'm ostensibly a 'guitarist' at heart so i say yes definitely but you need to shift the way you think about making music - if you are a linear thinker it may be a headswim initially but you will get used to it and give you a brand new way of writing.

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Post by kselbee » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:00 pm

Thanks for all the feedback! After playing with the demo a bit and going through the tutorials, it looks like it could definately work for me. So as far as an interface goes, how is the Edirol FA-66? Any better options with similar features/price?

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Post by gezabelle » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:05 pm

because 'your worth it' hehehe oh god bless the ginola!

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