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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #825 on: Nov 23rd, 2008, 2:31pm »

on Nov 23rd, 2008, 2:27pm, Todd wrote:
I bought an external monitor for my Macbook Pro and it actually came with the adaptor to connect it (my macbook pro did). So I rock Ableton Live on one window and my sample library on the other. Works great and I could never go back to one monitor. Worth every penny.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #826 on: Nov 24th, 2008, 6:27pm »

on Nov 23rd, 2008, 10:46am, Diego De la Vega wrote:
Does anyone know if you can connect two mac laptop screens together to share em


so i could rock pro tools with two windows


you can share computing power with logic i know that much, mini dvi to vga adapter and get another monitor
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #827 on: Nov 24th, 2008, 6:39pm »

What do you guys think of the 3630 compressor as opposed to other compressors for costs, sound, etc. I don't know much about it other than the fact that everyone suggests it when talking about getting the daft punk compression. They're pretty cheap, i don't specifically want daft punk style compression, but i wouldn't complain either. Other compressors out there that are just as cheap and good?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #828 on: Nov 24th, 2008, 7:26pm »

I'm having a huge amount of trouble syncing show me love by robin s synced to my drums. Any suggestions?

does anybody know the actual bpm

cuz i'm getting anything from 121 to 130

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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #829 on: Nov 24th, 2008, 11:00pm »

on Nov 24th, 2008, 7:26pm, Djtony wrote:
I'm having a huge amount of trouble syncing show me love by robin s synced to my drums. Any suggestions?

does anybody know the actual bpm

cuz i'm getting anything from 121 to 130


use a bpm tapper
it will get you the closest estimate usually if you don't suck at tapping a beat
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« Reply #830 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 1:55pm »

dude i'm really good at finding bpm but this one is just not wanting to sync it's uber frustrating.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #831 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 2:08pm »

download the track that the acapellas from and run it through a dj software
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #832 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 2:16pm »

on Nov 25th, 2008, 1:55pm, Djtony wrote:
dude i'm really good at finding bpm but this one is just not wanting to sync it's uber frustrating.

What do you have to work with?
In Traktor your could set a beatgrid, or do something in ableton. Pro tools could be of help... What software do you have?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #833 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 2:58pm »

i'm using fl studio 8 producer edition
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« Reply #834 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 3:08pm »

I hate using FL for time based stuff. I only use it for quick inspiration and midi sequencing. I'll see if I can find it and run it through Traktor Pro...
Do you have a link to the original song?
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« Reply #835 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 4:18pm »

no but i think i have it somewhere on my computer if not i'll just sharebee it or something
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« Reply #836 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 4:29pm »

Send me it and I'll grid it in Traktor
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on Mar 13th, 2009, 05:06am, TYLER wrote:
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« Reply #837 on: Nov 25th, 2008, 8:59pm »

dude i can't find it anywhere on my computer and i can't find it on the internet. It seriously just dissapeared man! wtf!
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« Reply #838 on: Nov 26th, 2008, 10:07am »

sorry if this is the wrong place for this...but I tried reading through most of the thread and I didn't wanna create a separate thread for this so I'm posting it here.

I just got a copy of ableton live, and I'm dedicated to learning all about it. So far I've only used virtual DJ to make a few mixes that came out decent but I know that's noobish software. I'm just wondering what sort of hardware I need to go along with ableton live to be able to dj at house parties / etc.

I've read that this is a decent mixer to use with laptops...http://www.turntablelab.com/dj_equipment/41/31/15303.html

If I purchase this and use it on my laptop (macbook) along with ableton, what else do I need? I'm a little confused with the terminology on the hardware...

sound card (dual output) - I understand that this is for plugging in headphones and your speakers simultaneously, but was wondering how exactly it works

mixer - an example is the one I posted above, again just wondering how I would go about plugging this in to my computer?

MIDI controller - really confused and lost about what this all refers to

headphones - what are a good decent cheap pair for a beginner?


I'm basically just trying to paint the whole picture of how all this hardware works together / which of these (if any or all) I would need at the minimum...so if anyone can help explain some of these things to me, or at least point me in the right direction to links that explain the hardware and process for laptop djing, I would b eforever greatful
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« Reply #839 on: Nov 26th, 2008, 11:30am »

It depends on exactly what you're trying to do. A lot of people DJing with Ableton don't even need headphones cause everything's gridded for them beforehand. If you went this route you wouldn't need to buy a second soundcard with two channels, you could just plug straight into your headphone out.

The M Audio X Sesh you posted is a Midi mixer. It's a Midi controller, laid out like a mixer, meant to control the internal mixing functions of your software. It's not actually taking any audio and adjusting it. It's the equivalent of a usb keyboard. That one's suited more to traditional DJ setups with two decks. Ableton can need more controls than that. Depends on how you want to do things.
A controller I'm going to be buying in a bit is called the NanoKontrol by Korg. It's built for Ableton and it's only 60$ which is wicked. Usually if you look up "Ableton Controllers" you'll get similar results, but this one's the cheapest I've seen, and they're apparently pretty solid too.

If I were you I'd figure out what you want to do with just the software first and then buy the hardware that you need. Especially with Ableton, where you could be doing any sort of style of DJing. Just work with your mouse for a bit, learn the software and figure out how you want to do things.

And of course I'm going to tell you what I use If you're looking for Traditional style DJing with lots of advanced features, Traktor Pro is the way to go. It pretty much has anything you'd look for in a modern DJ solution, and anything you can't do (like add in your own effects) can be done in Ableton. You can route the audio output from Traktor into Ableton for more processing (This is called Smart Mixing)
You can download a demo of it (or the whole thing. Make sure you get the time bomb patch with it too) and give it a try, maybe even with ableton. There's some good tutorials on DJtechtools.com about Traktor, Ableton, and mixing the two together. They also have reviews on a lot of different controllers and stuff (including the NanoKontrol)

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