Abelton live

Tips, hints, help, tech support, setups, systems and all things related to making phat beats. Post your latest production for all to hear & review. Or quiz the resident nerds about that tech problem you just can't figure out.
User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:24 pm

But enough about that.

Watch the posted video on YouTube.


User avatar
a1studmuffin
Posts: 1241
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:59 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by a1studmuffin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:23 pm

retzie wrote:Butterz - translating into graphics terms (to see if I understand), are you effectively wanting to vectorise a bitmap? ie. Approximate your data points with a continuous curve that can then be stretched? If so, maybe some of the algorithms they use for graphics can be adapted? Stanford seem to be onto something with Vector Magic.

It's totally not my bag maths-wise, but generating continuous approximations for discrete data sets seems like it might be fairly transferrable across media :dontknow:

Very interesting post - yep that's *exactly* what I'm describing (albeit fairly poorly)! I'd love to see some audio engineer/programmer geek try to tackle this... (who isn't me because my math ain't what it used to be). :D

User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:00 am

Max patch - APC 40 as Monome

http://vimeo.com/5138842

Will
Posts: 2044
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:22 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by Will » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:38 pm

I wanna be able to mix tunes on my lappy while I'm travelling.

What do I need to be able to do this?

User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:27 pm

What I/O does your laptop have?

ExpressCard users ought to like the Echo Indigo DJx.

Watch the posted video on YouTube.

Last edited by Lephrenic on Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Will
Posts: 2044
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:22 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by Will » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:36 pm

Got a mic/line in, a headphone/line out and USB.

Will
Posts: 2044
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:22 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by Will » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:30 pm

I've decided I need a Numark DJIO.

Anyone know where I can get a cheap one? Best I can find is about $150 from the States.

User avatar
retzie
Posts: 1328
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:46 am

Re: Abelton live

Post by retzie » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:59 am

a1studmuffin wrote:
retzie wrote:Butterz - translating into graphics terms (to see if I understand), are you effectively wanting to vectorise a bitmap? ie. Approximate your data points with a continuous curve that can then be stretched? If so, maybe some of the algorithms they use for graphics can be adapted? Stanford seem to be onto something with Vector Magic.

It's totally not my bag maths-wise, but generating continuous approximations for discrete data sets seems like it might be fairly transferrable across media :dontknow:

Very interesting post - yep that's *exactly* what I'm describing (albeit fairly poorly)! I'd love to see some audio engineer/programmer geek try to tackle this... (who isn't me because my math ain't what it used to be). :D


Hmm, I know someone who is trying to get things happening between the maths and computer music programs at UC San Diego. Will see what I can do...
deviant wrote:I'm some sort of man-machine.

User avatar
a1studmuffin
Posts: 1241
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:59 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by a1studmuffin » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:31 pm

Cool, if anyone can do it they can. :D

User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:28 am

Damn it, I'm torn. APC 40 or Maschine? :smt022

User avatar
spiral
Posts: 2622
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:07 pm
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by spiral » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:39 am

APC - more customisation = monome

User avatar
beatnick
Posts: 210
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:01 pm
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by beatnick » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:11 pm

Free Korg PadKontrol Monome Emulator...

www.trackteamaudio.com

Watch the posted video on YouTube.


User avatar
flippo
Posts: 6277
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Catnip
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by flippo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:08 pm

spiral wrote:APC - more customisation = monome



http://www.vimeo.com/10228948

some homemade APC haxing pr0n.

Music kinda shitty and not really thought out, but it was cool to explore different controlling possibilities. It's pretty sweet to be able to switch between very different control types on the one interface, also playing with the monome patterns while having full acces to scene launching, faders and knobs etc. Might use monome style stuff for maybe the odd precusive or glitchy background bit. Or learn to have pattern sequencing control over CC's, that could be really cool.

User avatar
flippo
Posts: 6277
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Catnip
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by flippo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:09 pm

Lephrenic wrote:Damn it, I'm torn. APC 40 or Maschine? :smt022


hahaha...... and how did that dilemma end, Leigh?

User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:31 pm

They're both sitting comfortably on my desk collecting dust.

User avatar
flippo
Posts: 6277
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Catnip
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by flippo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:59 pm

anyone else find live 8 quickly starts to shit itself whenever you bring in some 3rd party VST's? :(

I want convolution rewerb, dammit!

User avatar
RK
Posts: 576
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:24 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by RK » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:05 pm

Shit itself how?? Glitching, CPU spikeage??
On the mish.....

User avatar
unsoundbwoy
Posts: 1646
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:17 am

Re: Abelton live

Post by unsoundbwoy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:45 pm

had a lot of issues actually.
you got problems with copying and pasting and adjusting regions yet?
mine was just terminating from all basic stuff, i am on a mac, but have had issues generally and specifically with AU and VST, mostly sorted now...
if you own it contact tech support and they should sort you out, if not wait for 8.2 and stop bitching coz its free.

User avatar
mrj
Posts: 13377
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:07 am
Location: the Penski file

Re: Abelton live

Post by mrj » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:31 pm

geez thats pretty bad innit. isn't the whole point of a daw so you can run VST's? I can't imagine running the thing stock standard with no 3rd party!
He's climbing in your windows, he's snatching your people up.

User avatar
deviant
Posts: 18211
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:52 pm
Location: couch
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by deviant » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:37 pm

so, should one look at investing in Ableton 7 instead?

User avatar
unsoundbwoy
Posts: 1646
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:17 am

Re: Abelton live

Post by unsoundbwoy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:09 pm

hmmm it was specific ones that it had a problem with, one i upgraded and it sorted and there was problems with AU that required you to make a text file with a wee bit of code and it was all good, now everything seems ok, i know others have had a lot less fuck ups than i have... but yeh hurrrrry the fuck up with 8.2

User avatar
flippo
Posts: 6277
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Catnip
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by flippo » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 pm

RK - generally just crashing frequently when certain plugins are running.

Altiverb will run, it just wont let me use automation presets it seems. Kinda renders it useless for what I was using it for but i'll live. (anyone know any cheap or free convulsion verbs?)

Also certain Waves plugins seem to be a bit bad; S1-imager, for example, crashes live immediately upon loading everytime.

TBH I'm like most of lives native thingies though.

User avatar
spiral
Posts: 2622
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:07 pm
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by spiral » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:31 pm

yeah 8.11 crashes a lot with certain audio units
its really not liking any of the TAL ones
I find it can be less likley to crash if you dont add a plugin while its playing
atm i'm stopping, saving add audio unit - beach ball - fingers crossed
apparently the beta upgrade from 8.11 is more stable I just havent got around to installing it

was getting syntax errors at one point doing basic renders and things but they have seemed to have stopped

User avatar
RK
Posts: 576
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:24 pm

Re: Abelton live

Post by RK » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:56 pm

Yeah had a few problems with a few specific waves plugs but everything else seems fine, apart from Omnisphere skitzing a bit but update of that seems to have sorted it. All other AU plugs are thus far spasm free. I'm running on a spanking new iMac so trying not to install a million plugs that I will probably never use - keep it a bit leaner and bit more legal.
On the mish.....

User avatar
unsoundbwoy
Posts: 1646
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:17 am

Re: Abelton live

Post by unsoundbwoy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 pm

seems to have gone back to not copy and pasting.
do audio edits without being able to copy and paste is quite a challenge

User avatar
apophenian
Posts: 1396
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:13 pm
Location: The mitford mansions
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by apophenian » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:52 am


User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:46 pm


User avatar
flippo
Posts: 6277
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Catnip
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by flippo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:30 pm

zantho wrote:Today I woke up very early
But then a Saturday, there was much to do until the majority of my friends wake up / respond
Then I said ...
"Now that I have time, I'll start to build some basis for future productions ..."
But I found a problem ...
I too was (am) zombie yet, and I was doing wrong things
Then as the ideas did not come to me, perhaps innovate in other things
I asked myself ...
Why do I have fun with Ableton just making music?
Do not be used for anything else, and otherwise entertain?
Until I found a very productive solution:

Image

Image




Image

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Now it occurred to me that users of this forum using Ableton Live or any sequencer,
are encouraged to show their "Art" here at this Theard
Obviously the idea is to have fun
So if you are so bored one day like me
TAKE drawing with pixels! :wink:
Cheers!

( Sorry for my inglish, im from Argentina hehe :oops: )



lol, TAKE

User avatar
Lephrenic
Posts: 3494
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:57 pm
Location: monome
Contact:

Re: Abelton live

Post by Lephrenic » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:18 pm


Post Reply