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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1845 on: Nov 20th, 2009, 1:04pm »

on Nov 20th, 2009, 08:26am, Todd wrote:
A FLAC and Wave file are exactly identical, there is no difference between the two except file size. It's the exact same thing as zipping or raring a folder up, exact same contents inside, one is just smaller. The bitrate does not matter.


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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1846 on: Nov 20th, 2009, 1:59pm »

on Nov 19th, 2009, 7:46pm, Mauricio wrote:
When you load an .mp3 file into Ableton it will decode the file to a .wav file inside Ableton's Decoding Cache...
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you take a 320kbps file and make it a 1411kbps file... but the extra data is essentially empty... This does not degrade the 320kpbs you already have though...

So it's perfectly okay to take the 320kbps file and encode to .wav... edit and export as .wav...

Now it's the process of RE Encoding to .mp3 that you might run into trouble. But not necessarily if done correctly. A great place for Audio quality questions encoding etc are the Hydrogen Audio Forums. Take a look there.

A second point of this whole "if you edit in Ableton" it may sound like shit myth is improper/ warping.

If you push any track past it's native BPM you will get "loss" of sound quality... again this is kinda complicated but there are options for warping... The re-pitch option in Ableton will work like turn tables do and will maintain the highest "quality" but you can use complex or complex pro to push and not lose sound quality...

So if you plan to keep the song at the native BPM load into Ableton... Warp properly.... and export... your song will sound the same as it did when you upload it...

With some proper efx on your master channel... a little bit of vintage warmer here and there it might actually sound a little better...


Interesting point on editing mp3's in ableton, I'll have to give that a shot and see how it turns out, but for now I all about the WAVs and FLAC files

RE: Warping tracks in Ableton, I usually never warp the track if I am just editing, because I want to preserve as much audio quality as possible. If you are just doing a re-edit I don't see any reason to warp a track unless you really want to alter the native BPM...
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1847 on: Nov 21st, 2009, 11:17am »

on Nov 20th, 2009, 1:59pm, boomboomboom wrote:
Interesting point on editing mp3's in ableton, I'll have to give that a shot and see how it turns out, but for now I all about the WAVs and FLAC files

RE: Warping tracks in Ableton, I usually never warp the track if I am just editing, because I want to preserve as much audio quality as possible. If you are just doing a re-edit I don't see any reason to warp a track unless you really want to alter the native BPM...


Like Don Drapper would say "You haven't thought this through..."
hahaha I mean for ease of work and for beat correction purposes. For example let's say you are editing KC & the Sunshine's Band that's the way.

Great song... awesome groove but really off kick and snare... hard to mix into... so you warp the song to correct and then boom toss it into some dancy shit

Or just for quick edits... warp a track, toss into the Arrangement view and just slap chop those verses...
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1848 on: Nov 21st, 2009, 7:59pm »

I am just wondering if anyone here is an avid ableton user?
I have a macbook pro and ableton 8 and focusing on trying to produce on it and have a few specific questions...taylor seemed to have a really similiar setup and wanted to get to him, but yea......

Would like to pm any users on here that is able to help.

thanks!
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1849 on: Nov 21st, 2009, 10:08pm »

on Nov 21st, 2009, 7:59pm, dotdotdot wrote:
I am just wondering if anyone here is an avid ableton user?
I have a macbook pro and ableton 8 and focusing on trying to produce on it and have a few specific questions...taylor seemed to have a really similiar setup and wanted to get to him, but yea......

Would like to pm any users on here that is able to help.

thanks!


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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1850 on: Nov 23rd, 2009, 10:36am »

There are lots of Ableton users on here.

I'm just started making electronic music about a year ago, so I'm still kind of a "noob" but I know how to work the program pretty well so I might be able to help.

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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1851 on: Nov 23rd, 2009, 1:10pm »

yea you can message me about anything you need, just pm me
i spend about 8 hours a day in-program and have been for the past two years, so ive gotten pretty damn used to it hah
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1852 on: Nov 24th, 2009, 06:30am »

thanks! will pm you guys soon, just have been really busy since it's right before thanksgiving break, just wanted to post this response to not leave you guys hanging.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1853 on: Nov 24th, 2009, 08:36am »

Hey, I was wondering if someone could give me some production tips. Just check out my MySpace and let me know what you think.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1854 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 3:24pm »

Im fairly new to wanting to dj and such so I have a pretty basic question for you guys. Say I want to dj live with Abelton with a laptop and want a controller so I can work with the tracks as they play. Ive been looking at the Behringer bcr2000 to mix while using Abelton. And also a M-audio mobile pre usb sound external sound card so I can cue tracks using headphones and such. Am I missing a very important factor or is this all i would need to start to dj using Abelton? Again sorry if this is a really dumb question haha.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1855 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 4:55pm »

on Nov 25th, 2009, 3:24pm, arknsauce wrote:
Im fairly new to wanting to dj and such so I have a pretty basic question for you guys. Say I want to dj live with Abelton with a laptop and want a controller so I can work with the tracks as they play. Ive been looking at the Behringer bcr2000 to mix while using Abelton. And also a M-audio mobile pre usb sound external sound card so I can cue tracks using headphones and such. Am I missing a very important factor or is this all i would need to start to dj using Abelton? Again sorry if this is a really dumb question haha.


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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1856 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 8:00pm »

on Nov 25th, 2009, 4:55pm, Todd wrote:
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Haha I take that as a yes, thank you for the help though. I know you can do some pretty cool things with Abelton and a mixer and recently got a computer to myself so I would like to start experimenting soon. I want to start off simple and add on as I learn, hope to someday get the guts to try and start making my own stuff but thats down the road when I actually have money to spend haha.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1857 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 8:05pm »

on Nov 25th, 2009, 3:24pm, arknsauce wrote:
Im fairly new to wanting to dj and such so I have a pretty basic question for you guys. Say I want to dj live with Abelton with a laptop and want a controller so I can work with the tracks as they play. Ive been looking at the Behringer bcr2000 to mix while using Abelton. And also a M-audio mobile pre usb sound external sound card so I can cue tracks using headphones and such. Am I missing a very important factor or is this all i would need to start to dj using Abelton? Again sorry if this is a really dumb question haha.


you should consider a uc-33 too. they're really cheap but i've heard that its really great with ableton.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1858 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 8:10pm »

Thank you. Im still kind of shopping around really. Im getting Abelton soon and wanted something user friendly but also in my price range. Ive read so much about programming diffrent things from Abelton into a mixer so you can manipulate whats going on without almost ever having to touch a mouse and such.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1859 on: Nov 25th, 2009, 9:03pm »

K i know this is a noob question, but i cant figure it out for the life of me. To all the ableton users: when your making a track in arrangement view, and you can adjust the automated perameters the normal colour of the graph used to represent this is pink. However, sometimes for seemingly no reason at all, the colour of the line will change colour, to like a brown, and suddenly the adjustment of the perameters is no longer capable. Has anyone had this problem happen to them before, and how do you fix it so you can adjust them again? thanks.
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