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06-03-2009 11:44 PM
Very well put and I couldn't agree more. I started with Live 3 and the "software as an instrument" light bulb came on for me with version 6. Now Live is my primary instrument and DAW. I'm an Operator and Sampler fan and upgraded to Suite when I went from 7 to 8. I also use Live to host a wide variety of VSTs. I've been using a Novation Remote SL and M-Audio trigger finger to "play" live and do sequencing on-the-fly in session view for some time. To reduce mousing I started using a Wacom tablet (and I'm happy to report Live 8.0.2 added improved tablet support). For me the APC40 is a game changer - especially when used in conjunction with my other controllers. Regarding the Live 8 upgrade, there has been a lot of coverage in the magazines and on blogs about the "big" features included in Live 8 - but as time goes on I'm really appreciating the little changes and improvements in functionality and workflow. For example, I just posted a step-by-step video tutorial describing Ableton Live 8's new custom parameter mapping methodology. The video illustrates how to map select parameters from VST plug-ins into devices and then control these parameters via the Novation Remote SL and the new Akai APC40. The video also discusses how to add and access more than 8 parameters. Lastly, the video covers use of instrument racks and macro controls to map parameters from multiple devices to an 8 knob group. Click here to watch the video on Modulate This. I'm also quite excited about the upcoming Max 4 Live and the ability to take Live's real-time workflow into the realm of custom device creation. Live 8 + the APC40 + Max 4 Live = an incredible year for Live users! Mark Mosher http://www.twitter.com/markmosher http://www.markmoshermusic.com http://www.modulatethis.com
It took me a while to understand that Live is a musical instrument that just happens to look like a sequencing program. Once I realized that, I also realized that it needed to be played, not just programmed. .... And now, Akai has introduced the APC40 controller, designed in conjunction with Ableton and 3.5 years in the making.
06-04-2009 12:15 PM
What if you want to map the pan controls of the APC from the default to functions such as tempo or chain select? From what I can tell, to do this we must disengage the apc40 control surface template. And then midi-map-mode assign the controller settings. But then, the lights on the APC are mute, which is no fun.
06-04-2009 12:32 PM
06-04-2009 05:40 PM
tell about groups in live 8.
I have been a live user since version 4.
I am on 7 now, and I have decided to wait to upgrade.
The groups are the main feature I am interested in.
06-05-2009 11:04 PM
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06-07-2009 05:53 PM
Oh - I probably should have mentioned that the guitar is a Gibson Dark Fire, using only the magnetic pickups and the "Rock" Chameleon tone.
06-07-2009 10:39 PM
but, a little bit off topic but how do you feel about the guitar?
I heard that you can create "sounds" with live and save them in that guitar??? or did I misunderstood???
06-08-2009 12:18 PM
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06-08-2009 03:40 PM
I'll take a brief detour here and answer your question.
And I saw George Lewis using Live with two laptops, doing mostly musique concrete-type stuff.
06-08-2009 06:00 PM
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06-08-2009 10:28 PM
Looks very powerful, but I still do not get the full hang of it... And it is maybe because I have never worked with loopers before... Looking forward to see what you can achieve with the looper!!!
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