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There are a few misconceptions here. Normalization, in the most basic sense, raises the gain of the ENTIRE track to a nominal level. What you are trying to do with normalization is maximize signal. The relative dynamics of the track are not changed. There are actually two types of normalization, but the most common is peak normalization, where the loudest ...


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You have happened upon one of the edge cases where the sampling frequency above what humans can hear actually does matter. That edge case is FM synthesis. There is plenty of anecdotal discussion on forums all over the internet that boils down to people arguing about the original Yamaha DX series of FM gear vs softsynths like FM8. These discussions typically ...


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Universal Quantization is your friend Clip recording in Ableton Live's Session View is quantized to the Universal Quantization setting and the project's bars/beats position. This works for both starting and stopping clips, which includes recording into them. You do not need to press "stop" precisely, only within the quantization amount before the next unit ...


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If you have a particular sound that is embedded into a wave file containing other sounds, the only mechanism anyone has for isolating that sound and excluding all other sounds is through filtering BUT this probably won't work in a general sense because.... A particular sound may be (say) a flute and its characteristic timbre is produced by a series of ...


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Okay, how about this- not for LONG silences, but it kinda works. When you want to insert silence, first set the "end" time so that the loop is now longer by the amount of time you wish to insert. For a 2 measure loop (1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4, 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4) if you want to insert 2/4 of a measure you would change the End value from 3.1.1 to 3.3.1. If it won't let ...


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Well, you gotta be on the envelope tab, then the option is available.


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Komplete includes a lot of samples, but it also includes several great synths and some effects. Some specifics: FM8 is a six-operator FM synth with arbitrary routings (including feedback) for all operators. Much more powerful than Operator, but also more complicated to get your head around. Massive and Absynth are powerful subtractive synths that go well ...


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Whether a track is frozen or unfrozen in Ableton shouldn't make a difference in terms of audio quality but might make a difference in terms of audio content. The reason for this is that you might have modulations in your track that are complex enough that each time you play the track, the result is slightly different. When you freeze a track, you capture a ...


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To move the whole automation, you have to select the entire area of the automation first, then move it. BUT.. This is a common problem, that pretty much everyone solves the same way. Do not under any circumstances automate the final volume of a track...EVER. In Ableton you drop a utility effect on the track and use it to do volume automation. This way ...


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What you describe sounds like Buss/Master/Group Compression gone wrong. This effect sometimes appears when you have a compressor set to affect both the bass and the lead (via any of the Buss/Master/Group) When the bass hits the compressor the really lows(which consume a lot of space) instantly bring the threshold down and lower the volume of each other ...


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I'm not a FL Studio user, but I'd be surprised to find that there are no active forums full of FL Studio users. That said, the other DAWs you suggest break down as follows: ProTools is said to be great at audio and weak at MIDI. It seems to be the go-to choice for full-serivce professional studios. As far as I know, you can't run VSTs natively in ProTools, ...


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In Live, the spacebar plays from the start marker position. However, fn + left arrow (OSX) or Home (Win) should move the playhead to the beginning. If you're using a MIDI controller for transport control, you can double-tap the "Stop" button which will return the marker to the beginning as well.


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What you experience might be true indeed - in terms of different, not better quality. The reason this difference occurs is very simple: There are some effects in Live that have their default 'quality' settings set to normal instead of best (i.e. Reverb - the rendering difference between the different quality modes is pretty obvious here). It is like this in ...


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Had the same problem (Ableton Live 6, pc version). When re-installation was the only solution every time it happened, I chose to update to a newer version (8.34). This seemed to resolve the Library issue.


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Try using "Gate" to eliminate unwanted frequencies Try splitting (ctrl + E) the audio sample in arrangement view, to isolate tiny bits.


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I would say your hardware or software can't keep up with that sample rate. You really shouldn't need to go that high, but if you do then you really need a pro sound card. Double the top frequency you can hear is ample, so anything over 40k should do.


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This is not the most suited answer but it's what I got from Reddit. From Reddit user valiantism: Ok I think I got fairly close. I made a thor with 3 wavetable oscs. OSC1: PPG 8 HP VCF @ position 44. Turn the octave down to 3. OSC2: PPG 8 HP VCF @ position 34. Turn the semi up to 7. OSC3: PPG 27 Formant @ position 2. Route all 3 oscs ...


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DAWs are not intrinsically harder to use than NLEs. The thing is that most people really don't know their NLE either. Most consumers and beginners don't use many advanced features of their NLE. Since video is visual, people are inherently better at separating out and visualizing what is happening with multiple layers and accomplish what they want without ...


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Go to Preferences and make sure your audio interface is selected for input. You can select a different interface for input and output, so being able to hear VSTs coming out your interface doesn't ensure that Ableton is configured correctly. Also note that if you start Ableton up with the audio interface unplugged, Ableton will forget about it, and you will ...


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In short: when you "crop your samples in a Drum Rack," you aren't editing the samples - you're editing the Drum Rack (or the devices inside it). Yes, this can be confusing at first. Live doesn't copy audio files, it references them In general there are two ways to load an audio file into Live and mess with it. Let's assume you're working with a .wav file: ...


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The generic term for this is vibrato, though it wouldn't usually move 'between octaves' but rather in smaller increments like semitones. Applying a low-frequency oscillator to the pitch pin on a tone oscillator would achieve the effect. The amplitude of the LFO would control the degree of pitch shift over time, and its frequency would affect how rapidly it ...


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If master is 120 it seems to automatically adjust to song after it finishes loading in arrangement To purely determine the bpm of your track: Put the song in session view, otherwise the song will skip around Turn off warping and Play from a chosen loop start point Tap tempo to get a rough estimate of song's average tempo Usually if you just align the song ...


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