How is he doing this?!

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kindanew
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How is he doing this?!

Post by kindanew » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kWRFwZP ... ch=ableton

I'd love to be able to do this! Any explanation would be appreciated!

DeadlyKungFu
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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:22 am

Lots of practice, check his other videos.

He has a footswitch setup to start playing, record, select new clip, watch his feet. The mpd 16 towards the end is launching clips in Live. Watch the kid beyond video on the Ableton site for more voodoo like this.

That video is dope, that's how ya do it, so simple, right? I wish.

kindanew
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Post by kindanew » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:49 am

i was more curious as to how he was taking those loops off those records and playing them in live

DeadlyKungFu
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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:59 am

Ignore the footswitch, wherever you would mouseclick in Live to get those results, hit MIDI learn and assign footswitches yourself. Do it your own way.

Set Quantise to 'n' measures. (n = 1, 2, 4, 8 )
Arm a track by hitting the track's record button.
First time you launch the clip it records.
Second time you launch the clip it stops recording after 'n' measures and keeps looping.
Send a command to move to the next clip.
Launch the clip to record, once to end recording but keep looping.

So, two buttons, one to launch a clip, one to move to the next clip down. Maybe another to hit play.

Other than that, the tape on the vinyl puts the needle in the groove, they were laid out ahead of time.

kindanew
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Post by kindanew » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:07 am

what hardware do i need to do this? help is much appreciated

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:44 am

DeadlyKungFu wrote:Other than that, the tape on the vinyl puts the needle in the groove, they were laid out ahead of time.
*is enlightened*
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The Phat Conductor
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Post by The Phat Conductor » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:13 am

that shit was hot.

very nice indeed.
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Casual Beats
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Post by Casual Beats » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:17 am

very, very cool.

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Post by stringtapper » Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:46 am

kindanew wrote:what hardware do i need to do this? help is much appreciated
From the same page you linked to:

"I made a little composition here using ableton live, 3 midi controllers and the Rodec scratchbox. The EFX inserts of the Rodec scratch mixer enables me to use ableton as an efx unit, drum machine and loop station."

From what I can see, two of the three midi controllers are probably a Berhinger FCB1010 foot controller and an M-Audio Trigger Finger.

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Post by Jaberwookie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:36 pm

what a legend!

...and I'm still trying to make my synth work properly with Live....
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prospect
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Post by prospect » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:07 pm

How did he get Live to do those "note repeats" like on the MPC ?

DeadlyKungFu
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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:51 pm

prospect wrote:How did he get Live to do those "note repeats" like on the MPC ?
The Beat Repeat plug-in that comes with Live 5.

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Post by ff4sale » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:50 am

found this on the same page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8VL1TVwjW0 8O 8O

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Post by longjohns » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:48 am

somehow ended up watching qbert videos for like an hour

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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:59 am

longjohns wrote:somehow ended up watching qbert videos for like an hour
:lol:

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