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essential tricks i've learned

Post by tricil » Thu May 26, 2005 10:32 pm

"supatrigga crossfade" :

all audio gets assigned to side A of the crossfader with send B gagged (100%) and send A on 0 on all of them

Return A: Filter Delay assigned to side A
Return B: Supatrigga assigned side B with send A on about 60%

Send B is set to "pre" so that when the xfader is on B audio still comes thru, but only the effected, glitched signal.

the supa trigga is sending to the filter delay which is on "post" so it only comes in during the crossfade.

you could have a vertical setlist (like a playlist from top to bototm) that plays itself via follow actions. hit the xfader slowly before the next song triggers so song a gets echoed and triggered out.

launch song b when the fader is on b gets supatrigga'd in then the supa trigga fades and echos out into the dry original track.

This is awesome with beats and stuff too, just assign side A to the tracks you want to do this with.

"Always in key with random velocity and note variations"

This one seems complex, but when you try it it fuckin rules

Make 2 MIDI tracks.

The first one will have operator, simpler, or your favorite VSTi with midi In from either the computer kybd or your controller with monitor ON

the second track a "controller" track and will be empty of instruments but with the following ableton effects in order: Random (on the "orange" preset), Scale (on the harmonic minor preset in what ever key your song's in... or whatever you want), Velocity (on the "add some random") preset.

MIDI in on this "controller" track from the other midi track (the one with the instrument) and MIDI Out to the instrument MIDI track with the box below it assigned to the specific instrument (it'll say like 1-Operator). Monitor ON.

Assign velocity to any perimeter you can (you gotta use your ears on this one) on the instrument.

On the controller track, make blank midi tracks with clip envelopes assigned to Out Hi of the velocity, Choices of the Random, Pitch of the scale, etc.

EQ4 trick (thx AdamJay).

This one is the simplest of them all and saves CPU.

Disable bands 2 and 3
Put bands 1 and 4 on the bottom setting (hi-pass and lo-pass filters, not Shelf or Bell)

put the Q's on 1 and 4 to .84

Freq on band 1 (your new high pass filter) minimised
Freq on band 4 (your low pass) maximised

Assign frequency of 1 and 4 to controllers and you get a very transparent low/high pass filter all in one and light on cpu!!

save this preset and add to all tracks =)


have fun.
john

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Fri May 27, 2005 10:14 am

Sounds interesting, but couldn't you just post the .als with one simple loop (to keep file size down)?

It gets a bit complicated to follow your description (when you're lazy like me)! :wink:

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Post by The Phat Conductor » Fri May 27, 2005 9:09 pm

man, i am going to devestate shit at my warehouse gig tonight with that trigga crossfader and eq thingy. thank you SO MUCH!!!!!

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Post by tricil » Fri May 27, 2005 9:22 pm


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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Fri May 27, 2005 10:04 pm

Thanks, my friend!

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Post by montrealbreaks » Sat May 28, 2005 1:43 am

The Phat Conductor wrote:man, i am going to devestate shit at my warehouse gig tonight with that trigga crossfader and eq thingy. thank you SO MUCH!!!!!
Check this. It's the same EQ filter trick, but with resonance.


http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7218

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Post by tricil » Sat May 28, 2005 3:17 am

mont: if you'll notice i actually used your settings in the .als


i like the resonance better on the sweeps.

also, the midi routing is explained wrong in my post but is correct in the temp.

-john

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Post by montrealbreaks » Sat May 28, 2005 4:17 am

tricil wrote:mont: if you'll notice i actually used your settings in the .als


i like the resonance better on the sweeps.
Kewl. Then please disregard my previous post. heh.

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Post by tricil » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:56 pm

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Post by Daim » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:14 pm

the possibility to drop regions of frozen midi tracks to audio tracks

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Post by Daim » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:16 pm

doh i thought this was that other thread :)

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:40 pm

Well, this thread is awesome
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Post by tricil » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:48 pm

rbmonosylabik wrote:Well, this thread is awesome
isn't it?
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Post by spiral » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:42 am

i dont get the midi track bit..
i've looked at the als and still computer says no..well my brain says no
anyone care to explain what is going on and why in idiot speak?

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Post by ReverendZed » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:19 am

I came a little.

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