Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Butterford

There's a Thor pad for Reason named that, but unfortunately its not very good. Its like a quasi-ethereal square wave with fuzz. I think I'm giving up trying to make quality dubstep and instead making cyber soundtrack pieces with fewer beats. Yeah I know, 4 posts in one day. Damn those unquality patches. What ya gonna do?

6 comments:

Mondu said...

Native Instruments Massive: its massive.

Mondu said...

Actually all the NI stuff is solid.

cyrusfx said...

I got Ableton, I should just switch to VST plugins already

Huge Larry said...

I'm pretty sure you can use VST plugins inside Ableton.

Mondu said...

I've been using Ableton Live recently until I came across a weird 'feature' that's blowing my mind:

So I have a midi track in session view which is used to get input from my midi controller (keyboard + knobs + sliders +buttons), record that data into midi clips, and then output that data to my external synth (novation nova).

I have the track setup for 'thru' use, so that I can play notes or tweaks knobs, etc. and the controllers will go through the track to the synth or they will get recorded into a clip on the track if I happen to be recording.

Ok, check this craziness: it seems that all controller data (except notes) that comes into this midi track is kept in some hidden buffer, so that whenever I record a new midi clip, the last values for any controllers coming in are automatically recorded as automation data into the clip. If I manually clear all this data from a clip, then the next clip recorded on that track will not have those values recorded. Its like erasing controller data of a certain type on a clip clears the hidden track buffer for that type. WTF? There is no way to disable this functionality as far as I can tell. The workaround is to manual create empty midi clips in the slots, though I havent messed with this possibility too much.

Mondu said...

Other than some weird design quirks like that Live is pretty creamy and smooth.