Experimenting with arrangements

Warwick Bassmonkey Nov 12, 2004

  1. Warwick Bassmonkey

    Warwick Bassmonkey Average Sized Member

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    OK, so I have built up a stack of parts that all run at the same tempo.

    I want to spontaneously play with building an arrangement.

    If I had a desk, maybe I could just loop them all and just play with mutes and solo buttons.

    But I don't. So I'm wondering how best I can reproduce this way of working in software. I thought about the following but not tried any of them yet.

    - putting each wav on a key in Kontakt and triggering them from MIDI keyboard
    - i have a cut down version of Ableton Live 2.12 that came bundled with my Novation. Haven't read the manual yet though.

    Any advice before I waste time trying the wrong thing? I *hate* wasting time learning things that end up being useless.

    Ta.
     
  2. Andrea

    Andrea Guesticles

    M8 u shd try anything whatever the result is, u never know otherwise. U never waste yr time, trust me. The risk to miss good things is very high with such an attitude :grandad:

    sorry if I sound too critical saying "such an attitude", my intention here is to give a good piece of advice for your own good, my english can be shit sometimes, need more vocabulary :lol:

    :peace:
     
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    Faction Proto-col

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    Ableton, I reckon, as it's easier to sync loops with each other that way.
     
  4. The Phonographist

    The Phonographist www.lucidoxford.com

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    Ai, what Colin said.

    Im no expert with it but it seems pretty user friendly from the play around I've had with it.
     
  5. Ott^

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    Ableton m8.

    Its the bollocks.

    :Grin:
     
  6. Warwick Bassmonkey

    Warwick Bassmonkey Average Sized Member

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    Thanks for advice fellas.

    Gave Ableton a whirl. Bugger me, it *is* the bollocks.

    But, just before it can get interesting:

    Arse. :mad:
     
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    I've got a full version you can have man, haven't really got my head round it yet though :crazy:

    Dawson
     
  8. ChrisCabbage

    ChrisCabbage Forum Member

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    I haven't got my head round Ableton 4 yet either. Had a few attempts and gave up.

    It's a bit too alien after using Cubase for years.

    I'd really like to get to grips with it for live use though.
     
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    psyfi Pie Fly

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    Ableton is lush and so solid but if I have it instaled on the same machien as logic the rewire stuff makes logic more unstable. I think I would have logic on my desk top for writting the tunes and then (One day) get a good laptop and have Ableton on that for live work.
    Dream dream dream.
     
  10. Warwick Bassmonkey

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    OK, I've done the sensible thing and got myself version 4. For what it does it's incredible value.

    But I've postponed plans to get under the hood of the thing and I'm using Intakt to trigger things right now... which is working out much better than I thought it would. :Smile3:

    Let's face it - anything well designed would be alien after that. Ableton's interface is the pinnacle of simplicity. You probably fired Ableton up and sat there scratching your head wondering where all the meaningless tracks and mixer channels have fecked off to.
     
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