MSTRKRFT
Making Electronic Music

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Apr 30th, 2017, 07:54am




MSTRKRFT
General
GENERAL (Moderator: lgrweb)
  Making Electronic Music
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 ... 132 133 134 135 136  ...  165
   Author  Topic: Making Electronic Music  (Read 211978 times)
The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1995 on: Jan 17th, 2010, 12:13am »

on Jan 16th, 2010, 9:28pm, laserbeast wrote:
Kind of off topic, but I'm going to spend a bit of money a little later this year transforming 1/2 of my room into a mini studio/workstation. Nothing fancy, but I want it to be setup correctly and efficiently.

That said, what do you guys use for for production desks/workstations? I'm really interested in buying a quality desk (read: not particle board with a decal slapped on top). My only requirement is that it not have a raised monitor stand, since my 26" Samsung doesn't tilt down and it would be a pain in the ass.

If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

Thanks.


Do what I did, craigslist. Just look up "desk" and youll find too many desks to keep track of. For the type of desk go with your simple large/wide and flat. If anything needs to be raised you can always add to it.

Its probably a good idea just to google "home studio" to get some ideas to what people have done in their home. Here are a few examples that I found to work.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/3467529794_ccbdae75e8.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/2070713984_179bd58e0a.jpg
http://www.maketunes.com/system/files/images/2008IllusiveMind_Home_Studio_01_0.preview.jpg
« Last Edit: Jan 17th, 2010, 12:17am by The_IRA » Logged

IRA
ttime
Elite Member


member is offline



Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

AIM
Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1696
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1996 on: Jan 17th, 2010, 01:13am »

on Jan 16th, 2010, 9:28pm, laserbeast wrote:
Kind of off topic, but I'm going to spend a bit of money a little later this year transforming 1/2 of my room into a mini studio/workstation. Nothing fancy, but I want it to be setup correctly and efficiently.

That said, what do you guys use for for production desks/workstations? I'm really interested in buying a quality desk (read: not particle board with a decal slapped on top). My only requirement is that it not have a raised monitor stand, since my 26" Samsung doesn't tilt down and it would be a pain in the ass.

If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

Thanks.


lol, this is a pretty hilaribear question, i mean its pretty relevant actually, but its bearlarious.

idk what ur budget is, but i think this is pretty nice

http://www.djdeals.com/quiklokZ600.htm
Logged

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
zigzagg
New Member


member is offline





AIM
Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 22
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1997 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 10:38pm »

Ok guys, i couldn't find anything about this particuar question in the forums (Or even on the ableton forum for that matter) but my problem is that i have a bad plugin stuck in Ableton Live V7 that keeps crashing my Ableton every time i launch it. In Ableton, there isn't a way to delete plugins from the plugin bar that i know of.....so does anyone know about this? Im running Leopard on OS X 10.5
Logged

zigzagg
New Member


member is offline





AIM
Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 22
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1998 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 10:41pm »

Oh and i forgot to mention the fact that i deleted the folder the plugin was in completely off my computer and the plugin still remained in Ableton..
Logged

The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #1999 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 12:09am »

on Jan 20th, 2010, 10:41pm, zigzagg wrote:
Oh and i forgot to mention the fact that i deleted the folder the plugin was in completely off my computer and the plugin still remained in Ableton..


Are you running windows vista? I had the same problem until I selected ableton as "run as administrator" in properties (right click on desktop icon). That fixed it for me.

Also if you removed the VST folder you will also want to uninstall the plugin just in case too if the above doesnt fix it.
« Last Edit: Jan 21st, 2010, 12:13am by The_IRA » Logged

IRA
zigzagg
New Member


member is offline





AIM
Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 22
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2000 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 12:49am »

No i am running on Mac OS X Version 10.5...i dont know how to uninstall plugins either....any help?
Logged

The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2001 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 01:26am »

on Jan 21st, 2010, 12:49am, zigzagg wrote:
No i am running on Mac OS X Version 10.5...i dont know how to uninstall plugins either....any help?


Well Im not a mac guy, but i think with a mac its easy and taking the program folder and dumping into the trash for a mac. If all else fails you may need to make sure the plugin is off the computer and then reinstall Ableton. Also it may be good to search on google, or post on abletons and/or the plugin's forums about the problem.


My question to all:
Im watching this John Fleming production video and he gave a very important tip, "Keep your percussion in the key of the song." I totally agree with keeping things in key, but how do you keep percussion in key? I know you can set a sample percussion onto the keyboard mappings and it will change the pitch and you move up and down the keys. The only problem is the sample is usually loads onto C3 (middle C), but not all samples are middle C.
Logged

IRA
goldbluntz
New Member


member is offline






Homepage Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 7
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2002 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 08:12am »


My question to all:
Im watching this John Fleming production video and he gave a very important tip, "Keep your percussion in the key of the song." I totally agree with keeping things in key, but how do you keep percussion in key? I know you can set a sample percussion onto the keyboard mappings and it will change the pitch and you move up and down the keys. The only problem is the sample is usually loads onto C3 (middle C), but not all samples are middle C. [/quote]


while I'm sure theres some retarded chart out there, i've always just played the track and pitched whatever drum up or down until it sounded better in the mix.
Logged

zigzagg
New Member


member is offline





AIM
Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 22
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2003 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 1:09pm »

Ok thanks..Ive actually already posted in the Ableton forum but i knew i would get a quicker responce asking you guys ha...ill try locating the programs folder and deleting it....GOD I WISH THERE WAS A DELETE PLUGIN BUTTON! PLEASE HERE MY REQUEST ABLETON!!!!
Logged

Todd
Full Member


member is offline





AIM
Homepage Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 756
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2004 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 1:45pm »

on Jan 21st, 2010, 01:26am, The_IRA wrote:
My question to all:
Im watching this John Fleming production video and he gave a very important tip, "Keep your percussion in the key of the song." I totally agree with keeping things in key, but how do you keep percussion in key? I know you can set a sample percussion onto the keyboard mappings and it will change the pitch and you move up and down the keys. The only problem is the sample is usually loads onto C3 (middle C), but not all samples are middle C.


straight up the best way to do it is by ear. its more important then it sounds good TO YOU rather then being strictly in key. but most of the time you'll find that you'll pick the one that's in key without even knowing it.

i do my drumwork in ableton so this is how i do it. i load up the sample into simpler, then write the midi notes and loop it with the entire mix (no solos). then i close my eyes and hit the up/down arrows while selecting the transpose area and whichever one sounds good first i pick.

if you want to find out what note its playing then just load up a spectrum analyzer and check out the peak of the resonance bump. ableton's is really good for this cus on a mouseover it'll tell you what note it is. if not just google a frequency of musical notes chart and refer to that.

but remember remember remember always always INSTINCT over INTELLECT. this is an artistic decision, not a scientific one, so go with your gut and your ears over your eyes! i can't stress that enough!
Logged

all i wanted was a pepsi, just one pepsi
The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2005 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 2:24pm »

Thanks Todd and Gold. Great explanation Todd. I usually start things off like this going into the technical crap when in reality, like you said, its art not science!
Logged

IRA
Mauricio
Junior Member


member is offline



Found my snare


Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 309
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2006 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 5:47pm »

on Jan 21st, 2010, 1:09pm, zigzagg wrote:
Ok thanks..Ive actually already posted in the Ableton forum but i knew i would get a quicker responce asking you guys ha...ill try locating the programs folder and deleting it....GOD I WISH THERE WAS A DELETE PLUGIN BUTTON! PLEASE HERE MY REQUEST ABLETON!!!!


yeah it's really simple you just have to delete them. they are going to be in

hard drive/library/audio/plugins:

You'll find: components, Hal, mas, vst, etc depending on what you installed.
Delete the component and vst.

then go to your username/yourname/library/audio/plugins

do the same.

Logged

The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2007 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 5:55pm »

So I just installed Izotope's Alloy and Ozone. Install went well. Selected the correct folder's for the VSTs. Launched ableton 8.0.8 and they were not listed in the VST list. Checked to see if they were there in the folder, and they were.

Uninstalled and reinstalled about 3 times. Decided to see if ableton will load up the 32bit version (Im running Vista 64bit) and they worked! But I dont want the 32, I want the 64. What gives?
Logged

IRA
Todd
Full Member


member is offline





AIM
Homepage Email PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 756
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2008 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 7:17pm »

on Jan 21st, 2010, 5:55pm, The_IRA wrote:
So I just installed Izotope's Alloy and Ozone. Install went well. Selected the correct folder's for the VSTs. Launched ableton 8.0.8 and they were not listed in the VST list. Checked to see if they were there in the folder, and they were.

Uninstalled and reinstalled about 3 times. Decided to see if ableton will load up the 32bit version (Im running Vista 64bit) and they worked! But I dont want the 32, I want the 64. What gives?


maybe has something to do with the fact that ableton is a 32 bit program only at the moment. they're working on a 64 bit version though
Logged

all i wanted was a pepsi, just one pepsi
The_IRA
Full Member


member is offline






PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 613
Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #2009 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 8:04pm »

on Jan 21st, 2010, 7:17pm, Todd wrote:
maybe has something to do with the fact that ableton is a 32 bit program only at the moment. they're working on a 64 bit version though


O RLY? Didnt know that, but the weird part is that all of my other plugins that were installed 64bit versions work fine.

Edit: I have come to the conclusion of just giving up. I have 4gigs of RAM, its not like I need the 64bit versions of these plugins. I just reinstalled the plugins with their 32bit .dll's into my main folder and it works fine. Damn you ableton.
« Last Edit: Jan 22nd, 2010, 01:06am by The_IRA » Logged

IRA
Pages: 1 ... 132 133 134 135 136  ...  165
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Monthly Ad-Free Plan!

$6.99 Gets 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

This Board Hosted For FREE By SuddenLaunch
Get Your Own Free Message Board!