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How to 'blast' music on speakers for mixing, living with parents

Hey music people I'm wondering if you maybe have figured out a solution to this issue I'm having. Basically I need to master/play electronic music on my studio monitor speakers, usually at a VERY LOUD level so I can hear if all the frequencies are where they should be. I'm living with the folks and they got super pissed when I was doing that in my closet. So I moved outside with the speakers facing away and they were still pissed. Keep in mind this is all in the middle of the day. [more inside]
posted by wavecal22 on Feb 27, 2014 - 22 answers

Ableton Live experts: how do you "sharpen" voices

How can I make slightly muffled voices on audio conference calls sound sharper or crisper using Ableton? Is their an audio equivalent of "unsharpen mask"? Bonus points if I can do it over a specific frequency range. [more inside]
posted by stp123 on Jan 17, 2014 - 6 answers

13 or 15 inch macbook for Ableton Live?

I want to buy a new Retina Macbook Pro for live performances with Ableton Live. For all other purposes I'd go with the 13-inch model because it is more portable, but I'm worried that 1) the screen will be too small to see all the tracks, or 2) the dual-core processor won't be fast enough compared to the quad-core in 15-inch models. Can anyone speak from experience? Was a 13" good enough?
posted by scose on Oct 28, 2013 - 12 answers

I want to start learning how to DJ digitally immediately

Pretty much what it says in the question title. I have no idea what the current state of software is- Serato? Traktor? Who uses what, and what's best for a beginner? Are skills learned in one program easily transferable to another, or do the workflows differ significantly between software packages? [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jun 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Please help me with my Ableton recording tracks.

Please help me route my Ableton tracks. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Good beginner MIDI controller?

Good beginner keyboard/MIDI controller for Ableton newbie making music in spare time? (primarily EDM, but other genres as well) [more inside]
posted by petah on Oct 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Ableton Live and Synced Video for Concert

The band uses Ableton Live for backing tracks (drummer uses a click track - metronome). From the arrangement view (Live's VSTs are used also) is there a way to place video in a track and have it stream from a Macbook while the audio streams to a soundcard? If not, what is the easiest way to play videos in sync with the backing tracks? [more inside]
posted by M83 on Jul 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me kick out the jams

Looking for a DJ controller that includes a soundcard for under $200. Ideally, it will be compatible with Traktor 2 and have bass/mid/treble controls. [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

FruityLoops->Abelton?

I need to get audio files from Fruity Loops to Ableton. Is there any way to make this process easier? [more inside]
posted by googly on Mar 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Drum sampling options?

I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jonnyalvarez on Feb 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

help computer

How much should I worry about laptop heat with a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by neuromodulator on Aug 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find the software sequencer of my dreams.

What sequencer+daw on the Mac handles clips/phrases in a song as links back to a master instance of the clip, rather than as individual copies? [more inside]
posted by txsebastien on May 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Inspiring to be DJ/Producer?

I'm inspiring to be a DJ/Music Producer. But I have no clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Sep 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Computer Recommendations for Ableton and No Money?

Minimum specs for a computer running Ableton Live? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Ableton Live in two days of piddling around?

Ableton Live for beginners: This weekend I'm going to have a couple of days where I get to play with someone's copy of Live, which looks like a very cool piece of software. I'm hoping to make the most of this chance but (a) the last time I made electronic music I programmed SID registers by hand in 6510 assembler in the 80s, and (b) don't know diddly about Live, oh yes, and (c) I don't know diddly about music, either. Is there a decent guide -- in print or online -- that would help me sit down in front of the thing and maybe plink out a couple of really awful songs? [more inside]
posted by majick on Jan 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there something like jamstudio.com for the desktop?

Is there something like jamstudio.com for the desktop? [more inside]
posted by ilike on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

complex scene triggering in Ableton Live

I'm making a sort of a jukebox using Ableton Live, and I have some fairly complex and specific needs for launching scenes. I thought I had the entire thing solved a few months ago, but now I can't figure out what I was thinking! [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Nov 27, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I create custom beats in Ableton to overlay my mashup mixes similar to Girl Talk?

I use ableton to create mashup mixes for friends as a bit of fun and would like to introduce some custom drums and beats to aid transition from track to track similar to girl talk, eclectic method, diplo etc. to take my mixes to the next level. Ideally i would like some suggestions for the following 1)Where to find the drum patterns for ableton that are similar to that Girl talk uses (these are usually very hip hop type arrangements) 2) What drum pack/drum sounds i should be using and where i can find/buy these 3) If any ableton premade packs exist that contain these sort of patterns and samples already
posted by toocan on Sep 26, 2009 - 4 answers

ableton, wifi and low latency

If you're able to run Ableton with very low ASIO latency AND have a USB wifi dongle AND can run both simultaneously AND run Windows XP, please tell me what wifi dongle you have. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Sep 13, 2009 - 8 answers

That's not logical

In Logic 8, when I try to import an audio (aif) file exported from Ableton Live, Logic slows down the audio file significantly. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Stop Leaking Loops

In Ableton Live, how do you properly render a MIDI loop that "leaks" over? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Which Macbook for Music Production?

Macbooks; I'm going to university this September to study a music technology course, all their computers are macs, I'd like to buy one so I can take my work home. For music recording and production, which macbook is most suitable for me? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Jun 10, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me create digital music.

I'd like to find some tutorials or general guides for editing and creating music on the computer. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Voice-to-Midi for ableton

I record voice tracks with Ableton Live. No problem. But now, I want my singing to create MIDI tracks of the notes, on-the-fly (more of less). Is this currently being done? What must I do? RPM 2008 awaits.
posted by Moistener on Jan 31, 2008 - 11 answers

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